Sam Northern is a National Board Certified Teacher-Librarian at Simpson Elementary School in Franklin, Kentucky. He currently serves as President of the Kentucky Association of School Librarians. In 2014, Sam was selected for the Fulbright-Hays Summer Seminars Abroad Program where he spent four weeks in China. Since then, Sam has voyaged to Antarctica as a National Geographic Grosvenor Teacher Fellow and worked aboard a research vessel on the Atlantic Ocean as a NOAA Teacher at Sea. From January to April 2018, Sam traveled to Finland as part of the Fulbright Distinguished Awards in Teaching Program to research best practices for project-based learning. Connect with him on Twitter @Sam_Northern and Facebook @themisterlibrarian.
“By a show of hands, how many of you have visited the Parthenon in Nashville?” I asked a second-grade class one day in the library. Even though my school is 40 miles from the full-scale replica of the original Parthenon… Read More ›
My mission was clear—take a photograph that represented my three weeks in Helena, Montana, as a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar. I had three hours to complete the task. The picture was to be uploaded to a… Read More ›
For ten days of my summer break, I worked aboard a research vessel as a Teacher at Sea. The Teacher at Sea Program is a division of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), whose mission focuses on monitoring the… Read More ›
What is on your bucket list? Summiting Mount Everest? Diving the Great Barrier Reef? For most people, these are unlikely adventures. This is no longer the case with virtual reality (VR) technology. VR lets you travel to destinations all over… Read More ›