Professional Development - School Library Media Centers


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Professional Development - School Library Media Centers

  1. 1. Professional Development For Your Teachers. For Yourself. For Your Students.
  2. 2. <ul><li>Information Power </li></ul><ul><li>Program Administration - Principle 8. Ongoing staff development - both to maintain professional knowledge and skills and to provide instruction in information literacy for teachers, administrators, and other members of the learning community - is an essential component of the library media program. (p. 100, 111) </li></ul>
  3. 3. Professional Development <ul><li>You Should Have </li></ul><ul><li>Support of Administration </li></ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul>
  4. 4. Prof. Dev. for Teachers <ul><li>Must Be: </li></ul><ul><li>Authentic & Relevant </li></ul><ul><li>Practical </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffolded </li></ul><ul><li>Active Learning </li></ul>
  5. 5. Topics <ul><li>Make a list of your teachable talents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Special Needs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Collection Resources </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Times for Teaching <ul><li>In-Service Days </li></ul><ul><li>Faculty Meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Before or After School </li></ul><ul><li>Lunch </li></ul><ul><li>“ Teachable Moments” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Format <ul><li>Self-instructional guides </li></ul><ul><li>(handouts or computer based) </li></ul><ul><li>Webpage links </li></ul><ul><li>Professional collections </li></ul><ul><li>Workshop </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative teaching </li></ul><ul><li>“ Play time” </li></ul>
  8. 8. Format <ul><li>Online courses </li></ul><ul><li>Courses through local universities </li></ul><ul><li>Public library professional collections </li></ul><ul><li>Public library classes </li></ul>
  9. 9. When you teach a course… <ul><li>Relate content directly to classroom activities, curriculum, and standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep school-wide goals in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep activities practical. </li></ul><ul><li>Have teachers actively create a product. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep essential questions in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>Scaffold – especially with technology. </li></ul>
  10. 10. The School Librarian and Professional Development
  11. 11. PDPs <ul><li>Standard Certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Renewal PDPs Required </li></ul><ul><li>150 PDPs for primary area </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 120 points must be in the content/pedagogy of primary area and a minimum of 90 points of that 120 must be in content </li></ul><ul><li>Minimum of 10 hours in a topic </li></ul><ul><li>Each additional area must have 30 points in content </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>PDPactivityrecord.doc </li></ul><ul><li>PDPtemplate.doc </li></ul>
  12. 12. How does the library fit in?
  13. 13. <ul><li> Support literacy learning </li></ul><ul><li>Language essentials for teachers of reading and spelling (LETRS) training (K–3) </li></ul><ul><li>Early steps in writing to support reading comprehension </li></ul><ul><li>(GR K–3) </li></ul><ul><li>Looking Inside the Classroom: What administrators need to know about effective literacy instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Applying and acquiring storytelling skills in the classroom and library </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Support your local library </li></ul><ul><li>Boston Public Library: Art, Architecture and the Public Square </li></ul>
  15. 15. Learn to reach out to your school community
  16. 16. <ul><li>Sheltering Instruction in Middle School Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>An Introduction to the Education of Advanced, Talented and Creative Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Multicultural Interactions in the Classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Enriching Content for English Language Learners </li></ul><ul><li>Reading and Writing in Secondary Sheltered Content Classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Wilson Reading System Intensive Model </li></ul>
  17. 17. Technology and Professional Development Training Courses
  18. 18. <ul><li>VoyagerU </li></ul><ul><li>… professional development programs combine group interaction and online technology to produce an effective and convenient training model . </li></ul><ul><li>Intended Audience : a team of 9–10 teachers, including involvement of the literacy coach and principal </li></ul><ul><li>Training of Trainers Course for Category I SEI PD: Introduction to Second Language Learning and Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>This course will train trainers to provide teachers with basic knowledge regarding key factors affecting second language acquisition, and implications of these factors on classroom organization and instruction, as well as the implications of cultural difference for classroom organization and instruction. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Engaging Students with Interactive Technology Desktop Publishing with Microsoft Word Introduction to iMovie and Digital Video Cameras in the Classroom Intro to Web 2.0: Harness the Education Power of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, YouTube and More.
  20. 20. Professional Literature <ul><li>Review Journals </li></ul><ul><li>School library/library magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Books on school culture </li></ul><ul><li>Books on school libraries </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>PUBLISH! </li></ul>
  21. 21. Conferences and Workshops & Grants
  22. 22. Looking outside the Box <ul><li>Explore other subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Explore special needs areas </li></ul><ul><li>Explore professional development training </li></ul>
  23. 23. <ul><li>We are in an exciting position in terms of Professional Development! </li></ul><ul><li>We can be a teacher and a learner. </li></ul><ul><li>We can cross curriculum. </li></ul><ul><li>We can be creative with program development. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Some Useful Websites <ul><li>Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators. </li></ul><ul><li>Program Administration: Professional Development. http:// / administration/ profdevelop.html </li></ul><ul><li>Dept. of Education Classes http:// /pd/ </li></ul><ul><li>Massachusetts Teacher’s Association MTA.pdf </li></ul><ul><li>EDCO </li></ul>