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Bringing Teachers Together.

Living Library members can add and retrieve lesson plans, resources and creative ideas for the K-12 classroom.

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The Living Library now partners with McKendree University and its online education programs to provide master degree course opportunities in teacher leadership. Visit McKendree, the first university founded in the state of Illinois.

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Member Spotlight

Look who has contributed! Anne McKenna of Evanston, IL is National Board Certified.

Watch Anne McKenna describe how participating in the Living Library makes her a more effective teacher. »

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The student and retired programs of the Illinois Education Association have been integral in the development of Library technologies and training programs since 2001. The National Education Association's retired program provided generous funding to help launch the Library in 2005. Read articles about the Living Library in the archives of the NEA Publication This Active Life from from 2007 and 2011.


Contribute your best lessons, projects, classroom management strategies and time-saving ideas to the Living Library community. Have something to share?

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Learn about the Living Library and professional learning community theory. Contribute your best Artifacts. And get graduate credits along the way!

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