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  • 1. Leveraging the Discourse of Common Core Standards to Spur Conversations for Student Learning and School Librariespresented by Buffy J. HamiltonGeorgia Library Media AssociationSummer Institute June 2012 CC image via /
  • 2. “These are the times that try men’s souls…” Thomas Paine, The CrisisCC image via
  • 3. shifting roles of educators inthe landscape of publiceducation
  • 4. statewide budget crisis in education
  • 5. tension between the corporate driven direction ofpublic education and grass-roots reform movementsCC image via
  • 6. reality check: there are no bulletproof,fail proof advocacy measuresCC image via
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  • 9. Original photograph by Buffy Hamilton
  • 10. Hey librarian, feeling uncomfortable and stressed about CommonCore Standards? Loosen up your bun and let meunpack them for you. CC image via
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  • 12. Overview Five Action Steps You Can Take NOW Common Core Georgia Performance Standards What are Common Core Standards?
  • 13. Common Core State StandardsInitiative 101
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  • 15. Initiative led by states Not a national curriculum or curriculum Adopted by 45 statesEvidence based
  • 16. Are aligned with college and work expectations (career and college readiness) Are clear, understandable and consistent Include rigorous content and application of knowledge through high-order skills Build upon strengths and lessons of current state standards Designed to prepare all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and societySource:
  • 17. Text InformationalComplexity Text EvidenceSupported ResearchArguments
  • 18. Georgia Performance Common CoreStandards Toolkit
  • 19. Core/Pages/default.aspx
  • 20. Core/Pages/ELA.aspx
  • 21. Literacy acrosscontent areas
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  • 23. big unknown: state assessments that will match the new standardsSource: Stripling, 2007/2009, pp. 167-68
  • 24. Action Steps forNOW to Elevate Your Role as anInstructional Leader and Partner
  • 25. focus on informational text: be the resource and residentexpert for informational texts in multiple formats 1CC image via
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  • 27. ClassificationmethodsFormat CollectionAccessibility
  • 28. • Organization systems and methodsClassification • Re-envisioning possibilities for informational texts (reference, nonfiction, primary sources, • Print Format • eBook • Virtual (databases, subscriptions) • Research guidesAccessibility • Formats for a variety of learning styles and modalities
  • 29. balancing text complexity, content 2 readiness, and student reading interestsCC image via
  • 30. thoughtful questioningCC image from
  • 31. NOT arranging collections by Lexile scoresCC image via
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  • 33. 3use AASL resources to begin conversations about partnerships forlearning and embedding library instruction into content areas tosupport Georgia Performance Common Core Standards
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  • 35. crosswalk/english
  • 36. lessonplandatabase/lessonplandb
  • 37. mentor and support4 informational writing and content creation CC image via
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  • 39. rigor-web.pdf
  • 40. 5 flex your instructional design and instructional literacy muscles in the context of content based research unitsCC image via
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  • 43. 51Graphic used with permission from Dr. Barbara Stripling
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  • 45. Georgia Performance CommonCore Standards are NOTprescriptive—they are designed to allowteachers to be creative andthoughtful in how the standardsare taught
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  • 47. provide instructional leadership and co-developprofessional developmentCC image via
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  • 49. “The future of school libraries and school librarianshangs in the balance. But the final decision cannot bemade by administrators or school boards alone. It mustbe shaped and made by librarians in concert with, andfrankly, at times in opposition to those who hold powerin our schools. We must shape the future not to saveourselves, our jobs, or some sense of tradition. No, wewin this victory for our students.”Dr. R. David LankesSchool Libraries: Whats Now, Whats Next, Whats Yet to Come
  • 50. embrace the wobbles CC image via
  • 51. leave your learning siloCC image via
  • 52. embrace pivot pointsfor positive change tobuild a new visionfor librarianshipCC image via
  • 53. change andunderstanding=innovation Participatory Librarianship and Change Agents: CC image via
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  • 55. contact information Twitter: @buffyjhamilton