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  • Does this guy look worried about the future? How wonderful it must be to be so sublimely unaware! However, if this seal was a librarian he would probably look more like this…(see next slide).
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    • 1. Do We Care Enough about What the Future Holds? The truth is the world is rapidly changing and so are the essential skills we need to keep up with it!
    • 2. Technology Information Databases Research Critical thinking Global awareness communication literacy collaboration knowledge Guided Inquiry aesthetics Sharing References connecting Personal growth internet skills
    • 3. What Do We Need to Know?
      • The essential skills for the 21st Century
      • The Standards for the 21st Century Learner
      • How a dynamic media center help students achieve those standards and gain those skills
      • How teachers and librarians can work together to help students gain those skills
      • What a media center that can accommodate the 21st century looks like
    • 4. 21st Century Skills
      • 21st century content:
        • global awareness, financial, economic, business and entrepreneurial literacy, civic literacy and health and wellness awareness
      • Learning and thinking skills:
        • critical thinking and problem solving skills, communications skills, creativity and innovation skills, collaboration skills, contextual learning skills and information and media literacy skills
      • Information and communications technology literacy
              • Partnership for 21st Century Skills
    • 5. Standards for the 21st Century Learner
      • Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
      • 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.
              • American Association of School Libraries
    • 6. Plus…
      • The current NJ Core Curriculum Content Standards are in the process of being revised to include 21st skills!
      • So the future is just on the horizon!
    • 7. What does the library have to do with all of this? EVERYTHING!
    • 8. A dynamic school library starts with a dynamic school media specialist!
      • A Fully-Certified, Full-Time School Library Media Specialist will:
        • Keep up to date on the latest standards, research, and technology by being involved in professional organizations
        • Provide professional development opportunities for the staff, like workshops or tutorials ( see sample )
        • Connect with the students, teachers, administrators, and parents through accessible technology, like a website or a blog, (view this sample blog)
    • 9. A dynamic school library starts with a dynamic school media specialist!
      • A Fully-Certified, Full-Time School Library Media Specialist will:
        • Ensure that the collection is up to date and fully supports the curriculum
        • Keep in constant communication with the teachers to find out how he or she can help and collaborate
    • 10. A dynamic school library starts with a dynamic school media specialist!
      • A Fully-Certified, Full-Time School Library Media Specialist will:
        • Make sure that he or she keeps in constant contact with the administration
    • 11. A dynamic school library has an excellent collection of reading materials, multimedia and print resources
    • 12. Making Use of it All!
      • Guided Inquiry
      • Project-Based Learning
      • Resource-Based Learning
      • Understanding by Design
    • 13. Powerful Learning
      • “ Evidence shows that inquiry-based, collaborative approaches benefit students in learning important twenty-first-century skills, such as the ability to work in teams, solve complex problems, and apply knowledge from one lesson to others.” - Linda Darling-Hammond and Brigid Barron
    • 14. Powerful Learning
      • Inquiry-based instruction can help teachers deepen their repertoire for connecting with their peers and students in new and meaningful ways.- Linda Darling-Hammond and Brigid Barron
    • 15. The Dynamic Media Center
    • 16. Think About It…
      • View the brief video made by Michigan Association for Media Education and The Library of Michigan
      • Think about the various ideas I have presented and are summarized in the video
      • Then fill out the worksheet
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    • 19. See you in the future!