Presentation on theme: "Lonely Trees… Program Advocacy Strategic Planning Professional Learning Communities Effective Teaching 21 st Century Learning Library Anita, Library Consultant,"— Presentation transcript:
Lonely Trees… Program Advocacy Strategic Planning Professional Learning Communities Effective Teaching 21 st Century Learning Library Anita, Library Consultant, who has far too active a mental life.
SMART School Libraries A Professional Learning Event for WRDSB Secondary Teacher-Librarians Wednesday November 26, 2008 WRDSB Mission & Goals Setting SMART Goals SMART School Libraries: Instructional Strategies that Support Writing Development School Libraries: From Public Good to Public Value SMART Goals in WRDSB School Library Programs (Group Activity)
Data-Driven Decision-Making Evidence-Based Practice We need teacher- librarians. We’re good for you! Students are successful because we contribute to student learning in these ways.
Ken Haycock (2005). Librarianship: Intersecting perspectives from the academy and from the field. Perspectives, insights and priorities: 17 leaders speak freely of librarianship (Ed. Horrocks). Demonstrating Our Worth With Real Evidence There is no longer a ‘public good’, only demonstrated ‘public value’. A school library needs to demonstrate how it contributes to the development of a community of learners. Measuring Outcomes, Not Outputs
Data-Driven Decision-Making Evidence-Based Practice Thank goodness!! Now let’s get on with the job.
WRDSB SMART Goals: Writing Improve written communication for all students. (Specific, measurable targets and timelines) Improve written communication for specific groups. (ELL, Boys, Special Education) Do our school library programs align with board learning goals? Could we provide the evidence?
SMART School Libraries Instructional Strategies that Support Writing Development Improving Note-Taking SSS Pat Zettel, Teacher-Librarian Blogging & GPSS Shari Nicholas, Teacher-Librarian Wikis HHSS Marybeth Snyder, Teacher-Librarian Learning Skills WCI Janet Dixon, Teacher-Librarian You betcha!
SMART School Libraries Instructional Strategies that Support Writing Development More SMART Libraries ModelingDaring to Dream
Hmmmmm…. PLC EBP Information Fluency Research Skills SMART ???
Teaching Space Teaching Space Collaborative Learning Space Collaborative Learning Space Information Space Information Space VIRTUAL SPACE PHYSICAL SPACE 21st Century School Library
We can take advantage of new tools which make all of this far easier to accomplish than ever before. There’s power in professional collaboration: central staff and teacher-librarians working together can make a dynamic virtual library space available to all students.
SMART Libraries !!! Central, Collaboratively-Built Website Common Supports for All Students Support for All Library Staff Bringing Together All Library Sites New Online Student Research Guideline: Research Central
SMART Libraries !!! WRDSB Research Central
Accept that there will be hurdles… But be prepared to persist. Delays
Build on our spectacular successes.
Kansas City Public Libraryhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/davidking/
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Clip art licensed from the Clip Art Gallery on DiscoverySchool.com WRDSB Secondary Libraries Together for Learning
Technology-Enabled District-Wide Library Learning Space WRDSB Research Central District-Wide Book Blog? Now roll up the sleeves, persist, convince, and get it done.
This presentation can be found at: Anita Brooks Kirkland, Library Consultant, ITS Waterloo Region District School Board Janet Dixon Head of Library Waterloo Collegiate Institute Waterloo Region District School Board Sarah Bowler Teacher Librarian Waterloo Collegiate Institute Waterloo Region District School Board