Presentation on theme: "What Should a 21 st Century School Look Like? Today’s Meet – What questions do you have? Today’s Meet Visual Ranking – Which standard is easiest to integrate?"— Presentation transcript:
What Should a 21 st Century School Look Like? Today’s Meet – What questions do you have? Today’s Meet Visual Ranking – Which standard is easiest to integrate? Visual Ranking Linoit – What should a 21 st Media Center Look like? Linoit Gail Holmes EOL - NCDPI
Today …. Why are the new Information and Technology Essential Standards important for North Carolina students and teachers? What are the new Information and Technology Essential Standards and how do they relate to other areas of the curriculum? How are the new Information and Technology Essential Standards aligned with the North Carolina Professional Teaching Standards? How do North Carolina teachers prepare to teach these new Essential Standards? How will North Carolina teachers ensure that students use 21st century tools and processes in order to engage in 21st century content? How will you help prepare them?
What Should a Great 21 st Century School Library Look Like? School Library Look Like
What Does Administrators and Educators Value in their Library? “Educators believe learning is the central mission of the school library.” “Calling it a library is not accurate—it’s a learning center that has resources, When I see students there, they’re doing research, maybe teacher- directed; I see a lot of them come in just to find general information, to learn something—maybe not related to school, so it goes far beyond what we thought a library was.”
What Does Administrators and Educators Value in their Library? Not only do librarians enable learning, research but they also shape how learning takes place by helping teachers push the boundaries and innovate. “Teachers do a lot of interdisciplinary teaching.... the media specialists have enabled teachers to make that push, to be better at taking risks, and to do things that are normally outside of the box.”
What Does Administrators and Educators Value in their Library? Libraries help shape school culture—the shared beliefs, customs, and behaviors that define a school and that are seen as key factors in an institution’s success. One principal’s tongue-in-cheek: “In the center part of our school upstairs is the library and the main office is in the center downstairs, and I always say that downstairs is where we ruin school culture and upstairs is where we make it.” Educators value how the library is different from the classroom. Through the diversity and breadth of their resources, libraries offer choice. They provide access to technology—and digital resources—beyond the means of most classrooms, creating opportunities for the teaching of information and inquiry skills.
What Does Administrators and Educators Value in their Library? Through technology, the library expands the world of learning. “the library is a gateway to the outside world,” Skype and other virtual experiences connect students with their peers across the country and around the world. “The library brings people together; it is a point of connection,... colleague-to-colleague or student-to-student. The kids see that... everything is a part of the library. Kids are always eager to come to the library... they know that there is always help available.”
“One Common Goal: Student Learning” -- Rutgers University researchers Ross Todd, Carol Gordon, and Ya-Ling Lu