Presentation on theme: "Are we speaking the same language?"— Presentation transcript:
1Are we speaking the same language? Librarians, Principals, the school library,and taking the leadJoel Castro, PrincipalEast Early College High SchoolHouston ISD(with lots of assistance from Aline Baldwin, EECHS librarian)
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6Joel Castro Started as bilingual teacher 16 yrs ago. Campus technologist, district technology supervisor, asst principalNow Principal of East Early College High School
7Are we speaking the same language? Librarians, Principals, the school library,and taking the leadJoel Castro, PrincipalEast Early College High SchoolHouston ISD(with lots of assistance from Aline Baldwin, EECHS librarian)
8TLA Journal Article - A Review What libraries mean to mePrincipal’s role in the library programRole of the librarian in student achievementCommon ground between the principal and school librarian
9A Day in the Life of a Principal Manage many different areasCentral office- school budget reduced by $65,000Board member requestsPublic complaints
10How to Speak “Principal” Say “student achievement” a lot throughout the conversation!Non-verbal language- be seen working with teachers, especially core teachers (HS) or TAKS teachers (all)Text-based communication- Use data showing “we’re better than the other schools!”
11Librarians as Instructional Leaders …if the principal is the only instructional leader in the building, we are all in trouble!Library managers valueWhat are you doing to impact instruction?If you can get invited to science and math dept. meetings, you’ve done well !
12Continuing Ed for Librarians PD in school accountability 101 (feel the heat!)PD- TEKS for core subjectsCrash the party- present at a department/grade-level meeting
13Librarian Accountability Measures Is it obvious that kids are excited to be in the library?How many classes have you taught?How many times have you met w/ teacher to support lessons?Do others speak about the library’s value (and librarian’s value)?
14Librarian Accountability Measures (2nd verse) Usage stats on databases ($$$)?Circulation stats? Historical ? Comparative?How else does the librarian contribute to the betterment of school outside of the library (field trips, author visits, committees, clubs)?
1521st Century Librarians= Students with 21st Century skills (blogs, wikis, Blackboard )Teachers with 21st Century teaching strategies21st Century schoolsLibrarians as technology experts
16Questions or Comments? Please chat your questions or use the “Raise Hand” button.
17Are we speaking the same language? Librarians, Principals, the school library,and taking the leadJoel Castro, PrincipalEast Early College High SchoolHouston ISD(with lots of assistance from Aline Baldwin, EECHS librarian)
18Brought to you by… Joel Castro, firstname.lastname@example.org Texas Library AssociationNan Ellis, Registration CoordinatorGloria Meraz, Director of CommunicationBrian Knaack, Meetings AssistantIleah Salazar, Meetings & Membership AssistantPatricia Smith, Executive DirectorTed Wanner, Continuing Education SpecialistSpecial Thanks to ReadyTalk.com
19Please RememberContinuing Education Certificates may be printed tomorrow, May 13, on the TLA CE web site:Recordings will be available next Monday, May 17, at the same web site.Please complete the evaluation survey following the webinar
20The End For more information: Ted Wanner TLA Continuing Education Specialist/