MAME Summer Event 2008 -- Mardis

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  • MAME Summer Event 2008 -- Mardis

    1. 1. National Standards, Interstational Perspectives Marcia A. Mardis, EdD Assistant Professor Wayne State University--Detroit Fulbright Visiting Professor, Fall 2008 University of Alberta at Edmonton
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>1. Road noise: Obama& McCain (5) </li></ul><ul><li>2. NEA+  ASCD  P21  AASL (20) </li></ul><ul><li>3. Microinteractions & Brand U. (15) </li></ul><ul><li>4. Microbreakout (10) </li></ul><ul><li>5. Michigan School Code redux (5) </li></ul>
    3. 3. Yeah, what he said. Charter schools mean innovation. Teachers should get merit pay for test scores.
    4. 4. Meet the new boss … Same as the old boss
    5. 5. Healthy • Safe • Engaged • Supported • Challenged (Inter)Personal • Digital • Intellectual • Mediated • Informal
    6. 6. <ul><li>Support the profession of teaching as a desired and complex field of study and practice. </li></ul><ul><li>Federal guarantee for the sustained funding of Title I and IDEA and for special needs populations . </li></ul><ul><li>Equal access to educational services and supports. </li></ul><ul><li>Support state-led public school transformation through authentic accountability that is publicly transparent. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish high-quality educational research and development as essential to educational improvement. </li></ul><ul><li>Support innovation and best practices to accelerate state-based improvement efforts and improve student learning based on proven teaching strategies and programs grounded in sound teaching and learning research. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, & create new knowledge Share knowledge, participate ethically & productively as members of our democratic society Pursue personal and aesthetic growth
    8. 8. 1 Adoption No Concern Access 2 Adaptation Self Skills 3 Appropriation Task Policy 4 Invention Impact Motivation Cultural/Social Influences Structural/Symbolic Influences consequences
    9. 10. We’ve got to Change or Die. IP1 IP2 IP? … Dewey Dewey McLuhan Freire
    10. 11. <ul><li>The teacher is no longer the one who teaches, but who himself is taught in dialogue with the students, who in turn while being taught also teach. </li></ul>
    11. 12. <ul><li>We live in a world where the little things really do matter. Each encounter — no matter how brief — is a micro-interaction which makes a deposit or withdrawal from our rational and emotional subconscious. The sum of these interactions and encounters adds up to how we feel about a particular product, brand, or service. Little things. Feelings. They influence our everyday behaviors more than we realize . </li></ul><ul><li>--David Armano, Critical Mass </li></ul>
    12. 13. Brand U.0
    13. 14. <ul><li>Identify your market niche. </li></ul><ul><li>Establish a (digital) identity </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in personal publishing and promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Become your own agent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start the conversation if you can’t join it. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be authentic. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microinteract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Model </li></ul></ul>Getting to U.0
    14. 15. Luck is the residue of design <ul><li>What </li></ul><ul><li>Choose one of the standards sets other than AASL’s. </li></ul><ul><li>So What </li></ul><ul><li>Specifically how do you support these standards with your program? With yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Now What </li></ul><ul><li>How will you link these standards to the library program and AASL? </li></ul>
    15. 16. As you visit today’s sessions, consider: What is the brand you are trying to promote in your media center? How can you represent that brand in a logo or image? Include that image in everything you produce.
    16. 17. <ul><li>I cannot tell you how many districts are laying off or reassigning their school library media specialists and replacing them with  parapros. These replacements, not qualified according to the discussions we've had in the past, are clearly playing instructional roles in violation of the MI School Code. When it's mentioned to superintendents that their actions violate the school code, the response is resoundingly that they will continue with the replacement  plans until MDE tells them to stop. Deterrence is not working and  enforcement is not feared. </li></ul><ul><li>So, in light on this depressing situation, I have two questions for you:1.Have any school districts ever been penalized for having parapros play instructional roles in the media center? If so, can you point me to them? 2.Is there anything your office can do to increase the enforcement of  the rules regarding media specialists? Would having a list of violating districts help? </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks--I appreciate your support. It's getting really hairy out there  for media specialists and I am more worried than I have ever been. </li></ul>
    17. 18. <ul><li>To my knowledge there aren't any districts that have had the loss of state aid funds do to the employment of paraprofessionals. However, I am sending a letter this week to the Taylor school district letting them know that they are being investigated for inappropriate use of non-certified personnel. We can only act upon our data collection (what the schools themselves tell us) and upon complaints from individuals. </li></ul><ul><li>If I receive a complaint I will follow up on it. </li></ul><ul><li>Krista D. Ried, Teacher Quality Coordinator </li></ul><ul><li>Office of Professional Preparation Services Michigan Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>517-373-0699 fax: 517-373-0542 </li></ul>
    18. 19. Life has no plot. It is far more interesting than anything you can say about it because language, by its very nature, orders things and life really has no order. --Erica Jong
    19. 20. My M.0 <ul><li>The M arcia Project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Documents, Appearances, Blog, Photos </li></ul></ul><ul><li>http://marcia.mardis.googlepages.com </li></ul>

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