Using Technology to EngageLearners in the Common CoreCollaborations Between ELA Classroom and Library Carolyn Jo Starkey Alabama Education Technology Conference (AETC) 2012 Hewitt-Trussville High School, Trussville, AL June 13, 2012
Carolyn Jo Starkey Biography School Librarian, Buckhorn High School New Market, ALCarolyn Starkey has been in education for 23 years, the last 13 related to school librarymedia. She served as the library media specialist at Sloman Primary School for sevenyears, obtaining her certification by the National Board of Professional TeachingStandards in library media in 2003 while there. After a 4 ½ year stint as AssistantProfessor of Library Education Media at Alabama State University, Carolyn is currentlyserving as a school librarian alongside Wendy Stephens at Buckhorn High School andcompleting her dissertation in instructional leadership/instructional technology at theUniversity of Alabama. Her other professional commitments include positions as Chairof the Childrens and School Library Division of the Alabama Library Association, Editorof ASLA„s The Alabama School Librarian and the Alabama Library Association‟s ALLACommunicator, and Chair of ISTEs Media Specialist Special Interest Group newslettercommittee. She also serves as a member of American Association of School LibrariansPublications Committee and NCATE Coordinating Committee and has recently taken ona Co-Manager position of the AASL blog. Carolyn is a frequent conference andprofessional development presenter on a wide range of topics in school librarianship,technology, and online learning. New areas of interest include the integration of theCommon Core State Standards into school libraries and the implementation of theEDUCATEAlabama for Librarians formative performance assessment system. Carolynserved as a member of the EDUCATEAlabama for Librarians review committee and haspresented on this topic over a dozen times in 2011.
http://livebinders.com/edit?id=84777Common Core State Standards Resources
The Education Reform Movement isresponsible for a variety of standard-based initiatives.Education Reform Movement
• What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative? • What organizations are behind the development of the standards? • How do the creators envision that the standards will function in educational practice and eventually accomplish after implementation?A Condensed History: Questions
“The Common Core State Standards Initiative is a state-led effort to establish a shared set of clear educational standards for English languagehttp://www.corestandards.org/ arts and mathematics that states can voluntarily adopt.” What is the Common Core State Standards Initiative?
The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) are leading the effort to develop a common core of state standards.What organizations are behind the development of the standards?
“With Americanstudents fullyprepared for thefuture, ourcommunities will bebest positioned tocompete successfullyin the globaleconomy.” Why do we need Common Standards?
• Are aligned with college and work expectations;• 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;• Are informed by other top performing countries, so that all students are prepared to succeed in our global economy and society; and• Are evidence-based. What is expected from Common Standards?
“The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn….tohttp://www.corestandards.org/ prepare them for college and the workforce.” What is the vision of theCommon Core State Standards?
• “Common standards will help ensure that students are receiving a high quality education consistently, from school to school and state to state.• Common standards will provide a greater opportunity to share experiences and best practices within and across states that will improve our ability to best serve the needs of students.” What will Common Standards accomplish?
• What do the ELA Standards say?• What do the members of the school library profession think of the standards?• What do fellow school librarians see as our role in implementation?Common Core State Standards for Librarians: Questions
http://www.corestandards.org/the- standardsWhat do the ELA Standards include?
K-5: Determining Text Complexity for the Common Core Standards
K-5 Range of Text Types for the Common Core Standards
K-5 Sample Texts for the Common Core Standards
K-5 Sample Texts for theCommon Core Standards: Topical Progression
6-12: Determining TextComplexity for the Common Core Standards
6-12 Range of Text Types for the Common Core Standards
6-12 Sample Texts for the Common Core Standards
What do members of the schoollibrary profession think about the CCSS?
Opportunity! Opportunity for what?Implementation Collaboration
• Book Recommendations and Selection• Content Area Nonfiction Reading Instructional Strategies• Elements of Genre Instruction• Research Instruction• Technology Instruction• Professional DevelopmentImplementation Collaboration
• Do alignments or correlations of the Common Core State Standards to any other standards that I use exist? Common Core State Standards Alignments and Correlations
American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Crosswalk
http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/commoncorecrosswalk/index.cfm American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Crosswalk