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Portuga presentation iasl 2010

  1. 1. 2010 IASL Conference Diversity Challenge Resilience SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN ACTION Alexandra Marques National Reading Plan Ana Bela Martins School Libraries Network Programme Ç
  2. 2. Alexandra Marques National Reading Plan Ana Bela Martins School Libraries Network Programme es 2010 IASL Conference Diversity Challenge Resilience SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN ACTION
  3. 3. 2010 IASL Conference Diversity Challenge Resilience SCHOOL LIBRARIES IN ACTION
  4. 4. http://www.planonacionaldeleitura.gov.pt Alexandra.marques@dgidc.min-edu.pt http://www.rbe.min-edu.pt/ ana.martins@rbe.min-edu.pt The National Reading Plan and the School Libraries Network Programme: promoting a reading culture in school community – a close partnership Inspiring connections: learning, libraries & literacy 2010 IASL Conference World Class Learning and Literacy through School Libraries Brisbane, BCEC 27 September - 1 October 2010
  5. 5. 1. Key outcomes 2010 IASL Conference Portuguese School Library Landscape
  6. 6. 2. School Libraries Self Evaluation Model. Improving quality through a culture of evidence based practice and advocacy  Pilot testing the School Library Self Evaluation Model since 2008;  In-the-field training of teacher librarians;  Implementation of the model by all school libraries in 2010. 2010 IASL Conference Portuguese School Library Landscape
  7. 7. 3. School Libraries Network Programme External Evaluation Leadership; Team motivation; Quality and effectiveness of network development; Regional coordinators supporting school libraries in the field; School Libraries Self Evaluation Model; Guidelines. 2010 IASL Conference Portuguese School Library Landscape
  8. 8. Teacher librarian is the actor of change 2010 IASL Conference 4. Legal recognition of the teacher librarian professional position All clusters of schools have a teacher librarian
  9. 9. National Reading Plan – launched in 2006 to improve reading skills and reading habits.  It is a response to the concerns of the levels of literacy of the general population, especially youths, as this level is significantly lower than the European average. the target audience which is given priority in the first phase and which will run for five years, are children who attend Pre-School Education and children who attend Basic Education, especially during the first six years of school. NRP and SLNP work together and school libraries have an important role to place the book at the centre of the school activity, preparing innovative projects. 2010 IASL Conference
  10. 10. An action plan was conceived, involving several institutions, schools, public libraries, social institutions, private institutions, civil associations with relevant significance to educational system, namely throughout the network between School Libraries and the National Reading Plan. 2010 IASL Conference
  11. 11. Coordination of NRP Coordination of the National Reading Plan – an Agency based at the Ministry of Education Strategic partner responsible for programmes in the Education area – School Library Network Office (RBE) … 2010 IASL Conference
  12. 12. National Reading Plan (cont.) Programmes to encourage and promote reading: in school contexts - classroom - school libraries in the context of public libraries and other community spaces in the family/leisure time context in unconventional reading contexts Experimental projects for the promotion of reading the project aLeR + shows the partnership between School Libraries Network Programme and National Reading Plan 2010 IASL Conference
  13. 13. Main goal of this project: • Creation of a culture of school where the pleasure of reading and reading are central elements cross all curricula and extracurricular activities, involving all elements of the educational community. Financial and technical support by SLNP and NRP 2010 IASL Conference National Reading Plan and the School Libraries Network Programme launched aLeR+ Project, in 2008/09 in a partnership with National Literacy Trust and Reading Connects Project.
  14. 14. 2010 IASL Conference “…finding ways to engage students in reading may be one of the most effective ways to leverage social change…” Reading for Change, OECD, 2002
  15. 15. Seeking to encourage schools to set reading and the pleasure of reading in the centre of their educational project and its activities, following a set of guidelines: •To set the pleasure of reading in the centre of its efforts to raise the standards of learning for students and educational success; •To involve all the elements of the educational community in reading promotion - educators, teachers, staff, parents and librarians, local authorities, etc.; •To work in partnership with families to encourage reading at home... 2010 IASL Conference Develop an integrated culture of reading
  16. 16. 2010 IASL Conference Key areas: • All school reading strategy • Reading promotion (visible) • School library • Groups with specific interests • Reading events and groups • Integrating reading for pleasure into transition levels • Family involvement • Community involvement Each school has chosen the key areas according its reality and interests
  17. 17. The project aLeR+ 33 schools in 2008/2009 33 + 30 schools in 2009/2010 14 schools in 2010/2011 30 CIBE (Regional Coordinators of SLNP) 74 teams coordinated by teacher librarian National level All educational levels Reading practices already in the field Recognition of the importance of reading for school success and educational Reading literacy as a main goal in School Project Involvement of School Board Public library articulation Teacher librarian 2010 IASL Conference
  18. 18. Resources • Financial support • Guidelines: presentation, guidelines, family toolkit • Materials to support the development of projects ( online) •Certificate and access to the logo • Financial and technical support 2010 IASL Conference
  19. 19. Supervision  regular communication  regional meetings  visits to schools  national meeting 2010 IASL Conference
  20. 20. Communication and dissemination  moodle platform  a summary of reading activities - film  NRP portal and SLNP portal  meetings, seminars …  an annual meeting 2010 IASL Conference Annual Conference (July 2010)
  21. 21. Internal evaluation based on:  Supervision visits of the lead team “The close supervision by the lead team to all schools within the project, was considered a positive aspect and seems to became a greater responsibility and recognition by all shoos and school boards ” In, 2010 NRP Evaluation Report  Documentation produced under the project Presentation of activities in the annual conference of the project 2010 IASL Conference
  22. 22. Findings: • a real progress in different reading areas • reading promotion related to literature was the main focus in the first year • second year, 90% of the projects work with curricula and in articulation with all school • a strong impact in school community 2010 IASL Conference
  23. 23. External evaluation : Findings: • the added value of this project in the promotion of a reading culture • the teacher librarian and school library as the main actors of the change • relevance of the partnership between the two programs: SLNP and NRP 2010 IASL Conference
  24. 24.  a major sensibility to reading issues,  reading as a cross curricula activity,  reading is a daily routine either in formal or informal schooling activities, “... diverse and originality of activities developed by schools. Involving all school community, in a reading environment spread out to families and community…” Teacher librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report 2010 IASL Conference
  25. 25.  more coherent and consistent reading promotion activities  a greater interaction between school library and teachers  increasing of collaborative work between teacher librarian and teachers 2010 IASL Conference
  26. 26.  aLeR+ is developing a “reading policy in schools” “I think that now we can talk about a truly reading policy and that makes the difference... a major engagement of teachers of different subjects “ “ All teachers have the same focus, they try to achieve the same goals and not isolated activities (as it was in the beginning) “ Teacher librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report 2010 IASL Conference
  27. 27.  a greater interaction between public library, school library and school community,  parents and local community, including local authorities are much more involved “Reading club works for parents, too…and a lot of them do the recommended reading…” Teacher Librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report 2010 IASL Conference
  28. 28. the added value of teacher librarian “… a major factor of improvement, evidenced in the study cases, is the teacher librarian position and the practical results of this measure…All school recognize the central role of school library in the organization and in performing activities…” in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report 2010 IASL Conference
  29. 29. 2010 IASL Conference What schools say: “…The school library is the heart of school. School library is leading and keeps students, teachers and others moving… “ Teacher Librarian, in 2010 NRP Evaluation Report “…The project has contributed to turn reading a main focus in school community…” “… More time in classroom contexts addressed to reading in different kind of reading (scientific, poetry, literature, maths…)” “… a reading plan to each class is conceived with the support of school library …”
  30. 30. “School as a reading community is a very difficult task, but if we have three conditions: A lot of books, lot of good books for instruction and pleasure A lot of teachers as good reading models A school library which are able to put reading at the center of the school -this is the way, we are sure…” 2010 IASL Conference Lina Duarte, teacher librarian, in Noesis (2010), 82, Jul./Sept.

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