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    Earn a Culturally Competent K-12 Online Pedagogy certificate from the University of South Carolina - and enhance your professional impact. There is no cost for this fully online, six-week course - find out more!

Online Ready: Designing Culturally Competent and Impactful K-12 Online Learning

What do we know  — and what can we learn — about designing and providing effective digital instruction that’s responsive to the needs of the school community?

This site is the home of the Online Ready project, funded by a grant from the Institution for Museum and Library Services.

The aim of this 3-year project is to determine what gaps exist in the design and delivery of culturally competent online K-12 instruction, and to use that knowledge to create professional development that will specifically address those gaps.

These PD offerings will be tested, assessed, and ultimately made available as free training modules. 

The Online Ready project will advance our understanding of culturally responsive school librarianship, inform school librarian preparation programs, and enhance the practice and impact of school librarians. 


Our Project Team brings an extensive background in library practice and research, while our Advisory Council is made up of prominent practicing school librarians from around the country. 


Online Ready is funded through the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program.


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