“ If people want to see what we mean by “21st century learning” – they need only step into a vibrant school library media center to see it in action. Why? Students are engaged in project-based learning , using technology , accessing , evaluating , using information to produce a quality product . Chances are, the teacher-librarian has collaborated with one or more classroom teachers to plan this learning experience, and there is some connection “outside of the school walls” either through information gathering or authentic assessment . “
Draw Conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
Pursue personal and aesthetic growth
AASL 21st century standards http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/index.cfm
How do we ensure our students learn these skills?
C Deb Hanson 21 st Century School Libraries Physical and Virtual Focused on learning, not teaching Student-centered Socially Connected Focused on learning, not teaching
Who are our students and what do we know about them? “ The cookies on my daughter’s computer know more about her interests than her teachers do.” – Henry Kelly, President Federation of American Scientists
We serve digital natives… Photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/adubber/508531336/
Kids born 1991 – 2004
They never knew life without TV, video games, or computers
From Teacher-Librarian to “Learning Architect” http://www.flickr.com/photos/blueprinteducation/3199376871/
It starts with us… “ Forgive me if it hurts…In my mind, if you are not an expert in new information and communication tools, you are NOT a media specialist for today.” – Joyce Valenza, LMS, Springfield Township HS, April 2009