Sunday, September 11th
#txeduchat host is @shannonmiller
Shannon is a mom, wife, and the district teacher librarian at Van Meter Community School. She encourages her students to have a voice while learning, creating, collaborating, and connecting to others within their school and around the world.
She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources.
Shannon is the author of the award winning Van Meter Library Voice blog and enjoys writing for ISTE’s Leading & Learning journal, various blogs, and other forums. She has had the opportunity to speak and consult in Iowa and around the country on education, librarianship, technology, social media, and making a difference in education and the lives of others.
Shannon is a member of ALA, AASL, IASL, ILA, ISTE, SIGMS, ASCD, Children’s Literature Network and Board of Directors, Iowa Student Learning Institute.
Shannon serves on AASL Best Websites committee and STEM Task Force; advisory boards for Library Journal, Horn Book, and School Library Journal; School Library Monthly; Rosen Digital Library, StarWalk Kids board of advisors; EasyBib advisory board; BiblioNasium advisory board; eSchool Media advisory board; and Gale K12 Customer advisory board. She is a FableVision Learning and Scoot & Doodle Ambassador. Shannon is a Social Media WRADvocate for LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day and on the Educational Advisory Board for In This Together Media. She is part of the Bammy Awards Council of Peers. She has served as advocacy chair for IASL and Iowa Center for the Book Advisory Council.
Shannon was chosen to be part of the SLJ New Leaders Program in 2012. In March 2011, Shannon was awarded the Connecting People Shorty Award. In 2013, she was named one of the Faces of Innovation from Broadband for America; one of 50 featured in the 2013 Center for Digital Education Yearbook; and one of the featured Connected Educators with the Connected Educators projects partnered with the US Department of Education. In 2014, Shannon was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker.