Making the Case in Idaho


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Making the Case in Idaho

  1. 1. Critical Learning Skills in the 21 st Century Collaborating for Student Success Keith Curry Lance Making the Case in Idaho What’s Next with the Idaho School Library Impact Study
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>“ A-Team” appeal, Fall 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Surveys, Spring 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis, Summer 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Report & Presentations, Fall 2009 </li></ul>
  3. 3. “A-Team” Appeal <ul><li>Need to build mailing list of potential participants </li></ul><ul><li>Asked school library folks to identify themselves, up to 3 administrators & up to 5 teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Responses so far: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>240 librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>466 administrators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>937 teachers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What Else? <ul><li>Further “A-Team” appeals? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other e-mail lists, blogs, social networks to notify? </li></ul><ul><li>Any other websites on which to post? </li></ul><ul><li>Any upcoming events at which to announce? </li></ul><ul><li>Other promotional ideas? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Surveys, Spring 2009 <ul><li>Survey “window”—March-May 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>Questionnaires designed & pre-tested w/ help of committee of ID school library experts </li></ul><ul><li>Project commissioned by ID Commission for Libraries and supported by Dept of Education </li></ul>
  6. 6. Surveys, Spring 2009 <ul><li>Questionnaires for librarians, administrators & teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Demographics: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Education level & year </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position & year </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Surveys, Spring 2009 <ul><li>Issues addressed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources of learning about libraries & librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Librarian role perceptions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What administrators value </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What librarians & teachers experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Perceived impact on teaching ICT literacy & standards </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Sources of Learning <ul><li>Personal experience </li></ul><ul><li>Undergraduate or graduate course </li></ul><ul><li>On-the-job experience </li></ul><ul><li>Professional reading </li></ul><ul><li>In-service opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Conference session/workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Online learning opportunities </li></ul>
  9. 9. Role Perceptions <ul><li>Curriculum designer </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional support </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher </li></ul><ul><li>In-service provider </li></ul><ul><li>Reading motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Tutor of at-risk students </li></ul><ul><li>Instructional resources manager </li></ul><ul><li>Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Web site manager </li></ul><ul><li>Tech instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Tech troubleshooter </li></ul><ul><li>School leader </li></ul>
  10. 10. Administrator Values for Librarians <ul><li>Flexible scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Providing in-service </li></ul><ul><li>Committee service </li></ul><ul><li>Communication with administrators </li></ul>
  11. 11. Perceived Practice <ul><li>Fixed vs flex scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers visit library & invite librarian to classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian as resource provider </li></ul><ul><li>Librarian-teacher collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching/learning new ICT skills </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who initiates? Teacher or librarian? </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. ICT Literacy Impact <ul><li>ICT literacy, independent learning & social responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>When teaching alone vs with librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of Partnership for 21 st Century document </li></ul><ul><li>Perceived impact on teaching </li></ul>
  13. 13. Questions about Surveys <ul><li>Any time frame issues? </li></ul><ul><li>How librarians will encourage administrators & teachers to respond? </li></ul><ul><li>What kinds of follow-up are appropriate? </li></ul><ul><li>Other questions about survey administration? </li></ul>
  14. 14. Analysis, Summer 2009 <ul><li>Review of survey data </li></ul><ul><li>Merger of survey & ISDE test score & poverty data </li></ul><ul><li>Tabulation of results by group </li></ul><ul><li>Comparison of group results </li></ul><ul><li>Analysis of test score impact </li></ul>
  15. 15. Analysis Ideas <ul><li>What do you think we will find? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your concerns about the findings? </li></ul><ul><li>What would you like us to look at specifically? </li></ul><ul><li>Other ideas? </li></ul>
  16. 16. Report & Presentations, Fall 2009 <ul><li>Report to be released as back-to-school news </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipate press release, report & brochure </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations to administrator & teacher audiences ASAP </li></ul><ul><li>ID library association conference session </li></ul>
  17. 17. Report & Presentation Brainstorms <ul><li>What venues (traditional & digital) should be used to share the report? </li></ul><ul><li>Which audiences need special attention? </li></ul><ul><li>Which findings will be most important to highlight? </li></ul><ul><li>Other brainstorms? </li></ul>
  18. 18. For More Information … <ul><li>Contact Frank Nelson, ID Commission for Libraries </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(208) 525-7211 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Contact Keith Curry Lance, RSL Research Group </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(303) 466-1860 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>