Jenny Corrado Michelle Melencio Nan RopelewskiWhy you need to know yourschool librarianNovember 6, 2012
Not your 20th century school librarian“Shush." Flickr. Yahoo, 24 Sept. 2006. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/circulating/251649357/>.
The 21st Century school librarianBraun, Linda W. "Next Years Model." School Library Journal. N.p., 1 Apr. 2012. Web. 15 Oct. 2012.<http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/slj/articlesinterviews/893927-338/next_years_model_sarah_ludwig.html.csp>.
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Standards for the 21st- Century Learner offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders. They will both shape the library program and serve as a tool for school librarians to use to shape the learning of students in the school.“Standards for the 21st Century Learner” Web 22 October 2012<http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf>
AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, Inquire, think critically, apply knowledge to and gain knowledge. new situations, and create new knowledge. Share knowledge and participate ethically and Pursue personal and productively as aesthetic growth. members of our democratic society.“Standards for the 21st Century Learner” Web 22 October 2012<http://www.ala.org/aasl/sites/ala.org.aasl/files/content/guidelinesandstandards/learningstandards/AASL_Learning_Standards_2007.pdf>
The school libraryPhoto by Jenny Corrado
The school libraryThe mission of the school library program is to ensure staff and students are effective users of information and ideas.The School Library Media Specialist empowers students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers and ethical users of information.The vision of a school library program is created by the school librarian to support that particular school’s mission and vision. AASL. (2009). Empowering learners: Guidelines for school library media programs. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.
Roles of school librarian Program InformationAdministrator Specialist Instructional Teacher Partner Photo by Jenny Corrado
Resources throughout the entire school Print Non-print• books • CDs• texts • electronic• magazines databases • e-books • internet resources
Roles of school librarian – examples of services Investigating Professionalelectronic tools to development of enhance student teachers – training learning them on use of toolsProviding resources Creating (print and pathfinders for electronic) for student projects research
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Instructional partnersTeacher and school librarian jointly identify:• Student information needs• Curricular content• Resources to be used• Learning outcomesSchool librarian works with:• The entire school community• Teachers in designing authentic learning tasks and assessments• Teachers in ensuring that content and AASL standards are metAssociation for Educational Communications and Technology, and American Association of School Librarians. InformationPower: Building Partnerships for Learning. Chicago: American Library Association, 1998. Print.
STEPS TOWARDS COLLABORATION Teacher and school librarian work independently but come together for mutual Cooperation benefit. Their relationship is informal and instantaneous. Example: 3rd grade science teacher asks for books where students can identify and compile a list of materials that can be recycled. (Standard 3.0 – Life Science, Topic E – Flow of Matter and Energy, Objective A)Teacher and school librarian have a more formal working Coordinationrelationship and an understanding of shared missions.More joint planning and communication occurs.Example: 4th grade science teacher is teaching a unit on genetic traits that areinherited. She asks the school librarian to teach database search skills wherestudents can locate articles on this topic. (Standard 3.0 – Life Science, Topic C –Genetics)
Teacher and school librarian create a unit of study based on content and information literacy standards. The unit is team-designed, team-taught, and team evaluated.Example: 3rd grade science teacher asks forbooks where students can identify andcompile a list of materials that can berecycled. Librarian suggests a collaborationlesson on reducing winter waste. (Standard3.0 – Life Science, Topic E – Flow of Matterand Energy, Objective A)"Susan Lester and Buffy Hamilton." Flickr. Yahoo, 26 Feb. 2010. Web. 15 Oct. 2012. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/10557450@N04/4391134586/>.
Data-driven collaboration The teacher and school librarian take collaboration a step further. They plan comprehensively based on the results of evidence of student knowledge, skills, and learning.Example: 5th grade students have a deficitin identifying main ideas and using graphicorganizers. The 5th grade team and schoollibrarian develop a sky watching andconstellation unit focused on addressingthese deficits.
Collaboration: challenges & solutions Finding a time to Administrative Federal School culture plan support mandates/testing• Participate on • Keep • Participate in • Brainstorm lists school-based administrator in school of collaborative teams that plan the loop with leadership projects that schedules reports teams address specific• Ask your (collaboration • Enlist the trust deficits in your principal for successes, of colleagues school collaboration lessons taught) • Data-driven planning time • Invite your collaboration principal to collaborative planning meetingsBuzzeo, Toni. The Collaboration Handbook. Columbus, OH: Linworth Pub., 2008. Print.
Benefits of collaboration Teachers Librarians • Curriculum is • Chance to directly reinforced during assess school media lessons learning goals and • Partner to share the influence student task of addressing achievement student deficits • Opportunity to lighten teacher load in an age of increased expectationsBuzzeo, Toni. The Collaboration Handbook. Columbus, OH: Linworth Pub., 2008. Print.
Benefits of collaboration Administration Students• Assurance that • Content units taught with collaborative partners are seamless integration of working in service of information, textual, ensuring an effective visual, digital, and school technological literacy• Resulting increases in skills. measurable student skills • Reinforcement for skills that have proven difficult on standardized testsBuzzeo, Toni. The Collaboration Handbook. Columbus, OH: Linworth Pub., 2008. Print.
Building bridges"Perrine Bridge." Flickr. Yahoo, 11 July 2007. Web. 22 Oct. 2012. <http://www.flickr.com/photos/jstorm/933704861/>.