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Session # 1326 LITERACY, LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES Kathy Cowan Superintendent of Education, Toronto District School Board. Tim Gauntley Program Coordinator,

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1 Session # 1326 LITERACY, LEADERSHIP AND SCHOOL LIBRARIES Kathy Cowan Superintendent of Education, Toronto District School Board. Tim Gauntley Program Coordinator, Library and Learning Resources and Interdisciplinary Studies, Toronto District School Board.

2 Agenda: All in one/one in all School Libraries Literacy Leadership

3 Agenda: School Libraries School Libraries Mission, and Goals School Library Website TDSB Administrators’ Guide Online Your School Library

4 Agenda: Literacy Literacy Ministry Initiatives Superintendent Perspective Information Literacy A Library Learning Community

5 Agenda: Leadership Leadership Collaboration Developing School Library Collections Power of Knowledge (Ontario) Tao of Leadership Equity Success Innovation

6 Agenda: School Libraries School Libraries Mission, and Goals School Library Website TDSB Administrators’ Guide Online Your School Library

7 The mission: to teach all students to read for breadth and understanding, research with purpose and process, build knowledge with insight and responsibility, and transform their knowledge into wisdom for a lifetime of learning. School Libraries: Mission and Goals The overall goal: to foster learning and improve student achievement

8 To ensure that all students meet provincial expectations and follow board policies and priorities Specific Goal #1: Policies/Priorities

9 To ensure that all students learn in a school library environment that is safe, nurturing, positive, and respectful Specific Goal #2: Environment

10 To ensure that all students develop the love of reading for learning and pleasure Specific Goal #3: Reading

11 To ensure that all students develop information literacy and research knowledge and skills Specific Goal #4: Information Literacy/ Research

12 To ensure that all students have equitable access to programs, resources, and technologies of appropriateness and quality Specific Goal #5: Equitable Access

13 To ensure that all students use information and apply knowledge with understanding, responsibility, and imagination Specific Goal #6: Use/Application

14 To ensure that all students develop an understanding of the richness and diversity of Canada and the world Specific Goal #7: Richness and Diversity

15 To ensure that all students develop an appreciation of how libraries build character and foster lifelong learning. Specific Goal #8: Character and Lifelong Learning

16 TDSB Administrator’s Guide 1. Mission Statement and Goals 2. TL Professional Role 3. Research on School Libraries 4. Program Standards 5.The Role of the Principal 6.The School Improvement Plan and the School Library 7.Staffing and Timetabling 8.Library Management and Facility 9.TDSB Procedures and Documents Relevant to School Libraries

17 Find more links for learning Get site info Read the TDSB Research Guide Get to know the library program Print the Guide to each page Special page of links for teachers Return to Library Resources page This website is created and maintained by the TDSB Library Learning and Resources department, with the help of secondary teacher-librarians. The School Library Website is your KEY to the Internet and online resources! Welcome to Your School Library Website Search your school’s library catalogue Start your search on the Home page Explore directories and search engines Find rich subject content Discover French links Learn how to research Find special links for your school Link to career sites and tools

18 School Library Website: Literacy Benefits Improves literacy by helping students and teachers to: navigate to sites quickly find quality, dependable, safe sources explore rich sites learn about the Internet use at home and school (24/7)

19 School Library Website: Learning Guide

20 Online Your School Library Online Your School Library A Community Guide Information literacy for home and school: definitions “hidden web” steps to find and use resources pictures and explanations of each database and E-book (e.g. Knowledge Ontario) FAQ’s

21 Online Your School Library

22 8 Novelist K–8 and Novelist Secondary Large database of fiction titles and reviews. School Resources, BookTalks for Children’s and Young Adult Titles, Canadian Award Lists, and Picture Book Extenders.

23 Agenda: Literacy Literacy Ministry Initiatives Superintendent Perspective Information Literacy A Library Learning Community

24 Ministry Initiatives: A Ray of Light The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 9 to 12: Program Planning and Assessment, 2000 The Road Ahead: School Improvement Planning Handbook Elementary Units and Course Profiles and The Ontario Curriculum Exemplars

25 Ministry Initiatives: Winds of Change Interdisciplinary Studies, Grades 11 and 12 The Ontario Curriculum Unit Planner The Report of the Expert Panel on Early Reading in Ontario Supporting Student Success in Literacy, Grades 7-12: Effective Practices of Ontario School Boards Me Read? No Way Literacy for Learning: The Report of the Expert Panel on Literacy in Grades 4 to 6 Think Literacy: Teacher-Librarians Grades 7-9

26 Ministry Initiatives: Towards a New Standard? Think Literacy: Library Research, Grades 7-12 The Ontario Curriculum, Grades 1-8: Language, 2006 (revised) EQAO Success Stories for Ontario Student Literacy Test Boys’ Literacy Teacher Inquiry Progress Report

27 Ministry Initiatives: Towards a New Standard? The Role of the School Library strong mission and goals success across the language curriculum reading for understanding and enjoyment development of information literacy and research skills collaboration with classroom or content-area teachers authentic information and research tasks

28 Information Literacy: Information Studies evolution of school library programs consistent overall expectations in three strands grade-by-grade expectations step-by-step research process integrated with Ontario curriculum of 1999 role of teachers teacher- librarians, parents and students Achievement Chart

29 Information Literacy: Research Success step-by-step research process based on Information Studies K to Grade 12 templates for recording work tips and advice to improve research checklists and rubrics MLA/APA Guides a new elementary Guide now available Imagine the Learning

30 Agenda: Literacy Literacy Ministry Initiatives Superintendent Perspective Information Literacy A Library Learning Community

31 Agenda: Leadership Leadership Collaboration Developing School Library Collections Power of Knowledge (Ontario) Tao of Leadership Equity Success Innovation

32 Leadership through collaboration is the key to a strong library literacy program for both teachers and students The following slides are adapted from Nicholas Boothman How To Make Someone Love You In 90 Minutes Or Less, Forever! Leadership: Collaboration

33 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTER PROMOTER

34 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTER PROMOTER More Rational than Emotional More Emotional than Rational Socially More Outgoing Socially More Reserved

35 ANALYST Perfectionist Neat and organized Detail & fact oriented Likes to plan ahead Dislikes unpredictability

36 ANALYSTCONTROLLER Perfectionist Neat and organized Detail & fact oriented Likes to plan ahead Dislikes unpredictability Enterprising Direct and self-assured Action oriented Restless Dislikes indecision

37 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTER Perfectionist Neat and organized Detail & fact oriented Likes to plan ahead Dislikes unpredictability Enterprising Direct and self-assured Action oriented Restless Dislikes indecision Reliable & good listener Sympathetic & loyal Hides deep emotions Modest & patient Dislikes sudden change

38 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTERPROMOTER Perfectionist Neat and organized Detail & fact oriented Likes to plan ahead Dislikes unpredictability Enterprising Direct and self-assured Action oriented Restless Dislikes indecision Reliable & good listener Sympathetic & loyal Hides deep emotions Modest & patient Dislikes sudden change Enthusiastic Persuasive & entertaining Spontaneous & friendly Impatient Dislikes filling in forms

39 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTERPROMOTER Perfectionist Neat and organized Detail & fact oriented Likes to plan ahead Dislikes unpredictability Enterprising Direct and self-assured Action oriented Restless Dislikes indecision Reliable & good listener Sympathetic & loyal Hides deep emotions Modest & patient Dislikes sudden change Enthusiastic Persuasive & entertaining Spontaneous & friendly Impatient Dislikes filling in forms

40 ANALYST Responds well to being right Reacts badly to being wrong

41 ANALYSTCONTROLLER Responds well to being right Reacts badly to being wrong Responds well to getting results Reacts badly to losing control

42 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTER Responds well to being right Reacts badly to being wrong Responds well to getting results Reacts badly to losing control Responds well to acceptance Reacts badly to rejection

43 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTERPROMOTER Responds well to being right Reacts badly to being wrong Responds well to getting results Reacts badly to losing control Responds well to acceptance Reacts badly to rejection Responds well to admiration Reacts badly to disapproval

44 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTERPROMOTER Responds well to being right Reacts badly to being wrong Responds well to getting results Reacts badly to losing control Responds well to acceptance Reacts badly to rejection Responds well to admiration Reacts badly to disapproval

45 ANALYST KEY FEELING Intelligent

46 ANALYSTCONTROLLER KEY FEELING Intelligent KEY FEELING Powerful

47 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTER KEY FEELING Intelligent KEY FEELING Powerful KEY FEELING Valued

48 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTERPROMOTER KEY FEELING Intelligent KEY FEELING Powerful KEY FEELING Valued KEY FEELING Important

49 ANALYSTCONTROLLER SUPPORTERPROMOTER KEY FEELING Intelligent KEY FEELING Powerful KEY FEELING Valued KEY FEELING Important

50 Nicholas Boothman The secret to collaboration/love is the principal of mutual opposites Two simple rules for meeting people: “Entertain once a week, and accept all invitations”

51 An important source of leadership for teacher- librarians is their forging strong links with their parent communities. “Out of adversity comes strength” Leadership: Developing School Library Collections

52 Situation: A school community objected to a large weeding deemed necessary by library staff. Stakes: The collection could not grow, the teacher- librarian’s position was weakened, and large-scale political action was threatened. Solution: Think big and use the opportunity to create collection standards tied to literacy and student achievement, and communicate them to the larger community. Leadership: Developing School Library Collections

53 Purpose: “to support communities in understanding how quality school library collections are developed and maintained.” Contents: 1.Library Program: Mission and Goals 2.Selection and Approval of Learning Resources 3.Criteria for Assessing and Selecting Learning Resources 4.Deselecting Material from the School Library Collection 5.FAQs about Collection Development Leadership: Developing School Library Collections

54 Implementation: 1.Writing 2.Approval 3.Printing and distribution 4.Creation of stamp 5.Professional development 6.Field feedback Leadership: Developing School Library Collections

55 1. Ask Ontario 2. Connect Ontario 3. OurOntario.ca 4. Resource Ontario 5. Teach Ontario 6. Video Ontario Leadership: Knowledge Ontario

56  Equity Of access Of opportunity and inclusion  Success For all students (esp. at risk) For all teachers (esp. new)  Innovation To extend the idea of “library” to community To bridge technologies (e.g., e-books) Leadership: Knowledge Ontario

57 Leadership: Knowledge Ontario: E-books

58 The Tao of Leadership: The Sage as Leader Three great treasures True virtue Non-action

59 The Sage as Leader I have just three things to teach: simplicity, patience, compassion. These three are your greatest treasures. Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being. Patient with both friends and enemies, you accord with the way things are. Compassionate toward yourself, you reconcile all beings in the world.

60 The Sage as Leader Encouraging people and cultivating them; Encouraging them without taking over; Working but taking no credit; Leading but taking no control; This is virtue: the mysterious Te.

61 Sound harmonizes with Silence. And those ahead dance with those behind. Knowing this, the sage embraces Non-action in her daily life. Her practice is a teaching without words. She pays attention to things As they come to her. She does not turn away.


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