Sabrina CarnesiAASL Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force Learning4Life State Coordinator VEMA Regional Conference March 19, 2010~ Roanoke, VA
OverviewToday’s goalDevelop language from the “CommonBeliefs” with which to communicate withstakeholders the power and potential of theStandards.
Common BeliefsLay a strong foundationGive us language to reach out andconnect to colleaguesStart the conversation on commonground
How?• Identify keywords and vocabulary in CB• Use them to create elevator speeches for specific audiences• Back home: adapt the process, create, and share elevator speeches with colleagues and stakeholdersWhy?•To help you frame the message that SLs must reconsider their roles and programs in order to providerelevance to your position:
Developing Common Vocabulary And Messages: Elevator Speeches 1. Listen to a Common Belief read aloud. 2. When it is reread, underline keywords. 3. Repeat for all Common Beliefs.http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/stan
Process of Preparing anElevator Speech1. With your group, read aloud your standard. Start with, “Learners use skills …”2. Brainstorm ideas to complete the three-column chart.3. Draft an elevator speech between 40 to 150 words that will speak to your audience (principal, classroom teacher, media colleague, or parents).
SampleSTANDARD 4 ~ AUDIENCE: PARENTS Based on Common Belief #1 – Reading is a window to the world I know you want your child to have a successful life. And so do I. We both believe that reading is the key to learning for life and developing new understandings. I invite your support for our afterschool book club by allowing your child to participate. (46 words) N. Silcox – Arlington City Schools November 2009
Sample (revised version)STANDARD 1 ~ AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS Based on Common Belief #3 – Ethical behavior in the use of information mube taught. As (school) librarians, it is important for us to collaborate with the classroom teacher in teaching our students the ethical use of information. It is our job to show students how to seek diverse perspectives gather and use information ethically and to safely and responsibly use social tools. Will you allow me to schedule your classes in our computer lab to go over proper Internet safety skills? After the session, I can register them on my Internet Safety blog and they will be able to ask me to help them with any questions that may arise when they start their research project. (47 changed to 101 words) An. McLean – Roanoke City Schools K. Harris – Petersburg School
SampleSTANDARD 2 ~ AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS Based on Common Belief #3 – Ethical behavior in the use of information mustbe taught. I know we both want our students to be independent learners and to take responsibility to generate and answer their own questions. I would love to work with you in your next unit to engage students in their own learning experience by sharing skills to help them gain critical thinking knowledge using the library’s many resources. I can also teach them several tools of self- assessment to ensure that they can thrive in a complex information environment. (76 words) H. Overstreet – Brunswick County Scools K. Lively – Brunswick County Schools
Sharing An Elevator Speech1. Please leave a draft of your group’s elevator speech at the exit.2. After all of the speeches are written, we will compile them into a document.3. Your elevator speeches will be typed up posted on my school library website for you to adapt and share: http://cms.nn.k12.va.us/library.html
Sabrina CarnesiVirginia Learning4Life State Coordinator Crittenden Middle School 6158 Jefferson Avenue Newport News, VA 23606 firstname.lastname@example.org
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