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On ladder: http://bookwormlibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/10/librarian-quotes.htmlVictorian lady: http://bookwormlibrarian.blogspot.com/2008/10/librarian-quotes.htmlOlder woman: http://www.brooklynian.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=52907Reading to kids: http://www.stanne-school.org/library.htmlAt computer blue jacket: http://www2.dvc.edu/library/Research_assistance.htmAt computer with kids: http://careerplanning.about.com/od/occupations/tp/Careers-By-Field.htmWith globe: http://remarkk.com/2006/06/Female avatar: http://www.daden.co.uk/images/lillian.jpgMale virtual: http://ryanschultz.typepad.com/blog/2007/07/index.html
They did care, and here’s why …<br />Achievement Gap<br />Access to the<br />Information Age<br />Equity<br />Library Programs<br />as Basic Education<br />21st Century Skills<br />I <br />Libraries !<br />Workforce<br />Readiness<br />Literacy<br />Global<br />Preparedness<br />Democracy<br />
Coalition Vision<br />Washington Coalition for School Libraries <br />and Information Technology (WCS-Lit)<br />Full-time certified teacher-librarian in every school<br />Fully-funded <br />library materials and technology resources<br />The Washington Coalition for School Libraries and Information Technology (WCSLit) envisions a future where every public school or small district in Washington state is served by a full-time, certified teacher-librarian who manages a fully-funded library and technology resource collection. The coalition looks to a future where students from across the state have the same access to technology, the same chance for literacy, and the same opportunity to receive a world-class education. It is our hope that Washington state standards for library and information technology education become the benchmark for library and information technology instruction across the nation. <br />Equitable access to technology, literacy, and opportunity<br />WA State LIT education standards become a benchmark<br />
Coalition Success<br />✓<br />$4 MM emergency bridge funding <br />First ever line-item for school library programs<br />✓<br />Policy recommendations to codify teacher-librarians and library programs as part of Washington’s Basic Education Act.<br />QUESTIONS ?<br />
[shuh-ret] -noun<br />a gathering of people for an intense period of brainstorming and design. Faced with a problem or a challenge, the participants pool their talents to produce plans to achieve a goal.<br />The word "charrette" means cart or chariot in French, and was used to describe the cart that was wheeled through Paris to pick up the senior projects of students at the `Ecole des Beau Arts’. It came to mean “hectic work required to meet a deadline”.<br /><ul><li> Solution-oriented
“I would be puerile to argue that the world has ever been static, but it's reasonable to argue that the world has never been as uncertain as it is today.” <br />Eamonn Kelly, CEO <br /> Global Business Network <br /> (which practices a futurist sub-specialty <br /> known as scenario planning)<br />
“Look to collaborate <br />with those <br />who can do <br />what you can't.”<br /> -Paul Bennett<br />
PORTAL CHALLENGE– PROVIDE AQUA LUNGS FOR ALL<br />
LOOKOUT CHALLENGE<br />KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE HORIZON<br />
The people in charge of leading school organizations into the 21st century …<br />often are theleast knowledgeableabout the 21st century.<br />dangerouslyirrelevant.org<br />Scott McLeod<br />
The librarians who survive will be those who make themselves the social media experts of their school. Students and teachers now have endless options beyond the covers of a book to find the information that they need.<br />-Patrick Larkin, Principal<br /> Burlington High School, MA<br />
“For the past five years, the national conversation on education has focused on reading scores, math tests and closing the ‘achievement gap’ between social classes …This is a story about the big public conversation the nation is not having about education, the one that will ultimately determine not merely whether some fraction of our children get ‘left behind’ but also whether an entire generation of kids will fail to make the grade in the global economy because they can’t think their way through abstract problems, work in teams, distinguish good information from bad or speak a language other than English.” <br />Claudia Wallis, Time Magazine<br />
A great LIT program allows students to…..<br />✓<br />think through abstract problems<br />work in teams<br />✓<br />distinguish good information from bad<br />✓<br />speak a language other than English<br />(✓)<br />
“It’s not what you work on, but whom you work with that makes all the difference.” David Kelley, founder and chairman, IDEO<br />
SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS<br />1. kid-centric<br />2. showcase showcase showcase!<br />3. recruit at least 10 parent <br /> volunteers <br />4. annual library visits, at least<br /> 1 legislator<br /> 1 school board member<br /> 1 superintendent<br />5. always invite the press, blog<br /> about it, leave a virtual <br /> trail of excellence<br />
6 Foundations Checklist<br />Emerging Technologies<br />Physical Space<br />Website<br />__ train Student IT Fellows<br />__ virtual poll (what do they want)<br />__ make it a destination<br />__ create hashtag for favorite new technology or tool; solicit student submissions<br />students<br />__ showcase student work <br />__ hip, comfortable furniture<br />__ solicit content feedback<br />__ facilitate new clubs / meet-ups<br />__ start a web design club<br />__ cultivate hygge-coziness, tranquility<br />__ become peer coach of technology<br />__ Harkness tables for seminar-style teaching.<br />__ launch ‘Teacherbook’<br />teachers<br />__ offer emerg. Tech. training<br />__ parent tech. training night<br />__ facilitate parents contributing to hygge<br />__ create robust ‘Parents Tab’<br />__ create tech. wish list<br />parents<br />__ survey parent needs<br />__ ask PTA to fund Student IT Fellows’ travel to tech. conference; librarian as chaperone<br />__ PTA-sponsored foreign language station w/ Rosetta Stone software <br />__ launch Parents’ Wiki<br />__ feature on district homepage<br />__ invite to any ‘presenting’ of resources; facilitate their taking ownership and celebrating<br />__ offer emerg. tech. training<br />admin.<br />__ facilitate principal’s blog<br />__ send out Horizon Report<br />__ facilitate supdt’sblog<br />__ get them started on Twitter<br />__ send ‘Emerging Technology Tips’ to legislators and their LAs<br />__ invite every fall during offsession<br />__ create ‘Local Civics’ section<br />__ invite to dedicate new equip., upgrades, etc.<br />__ create ‘Ask your Legislator’ feature w/ librarian as intermediary<br />legislators<br />__ offer to set them up on Twitter<br />
6 Foundations Checklist<br />Connectivity<br />Lookout<br />Portal<br />__ Horizon Report w/ trends and opportunities <br />__ champion virtual portfolios<br />__ facilitate global connectivity with Skype, FlatClassroom etc.<br />students<br />__ showcase student art<br />__ spearhead assessing keyboarding mastery <br />__ leverage flip cams<br />__ annual student-designed LIT program theme <br />__ spearhead 1:1 initiative w/ city, district and community<br />__ offer to set up on Twitter to help grow their PLN<br />__ create blogs, class wikis, & pathfinders for every teacher<br />__ start in-service days with New Tools Roundup (preferably free ones)<br />teachers<br />__ showcase one project with every teacher over year<br />__ create hashtag and deliver daily nuggets on what students/classes are doing; catalyst for dinnertime conversation<br />__ Horizon Report w/ emerging tech. trends, top 10 sites for kids, summary of what kids are learning and producing that quarter <br />__ send Holiday Horizon Report w/ gift recs., hottest trends<br />parents<br />__ invite to be on Technology Leadership Team<br />__ set up Google Reader for principal, Supdt., Sch. Board<br />__ invite admin. to student shows<br />__ ongoing: send resources for Strategic Plan update<br />admin.<br />__ invite admin. to legislator visits<br />__ keep administration informed of 21st C. leadership opportunities<br />__ invite school board to student shows<br />__ form committee on social media policy<br />__ be their reference go-to person<br />__ create annual Legislators’ Report; frame as thanks; kid-centric showcasing student work and $$ investment.<br />__ digital postcards from kids<br />__ track their work and send notes of appreciation<br />legislators<br />__ facilitate mid-session briefing for interested students<br />__ host a session wrap-up<br />
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS:<br />What is the purpose of school?<br />Should school districts provide a space that students can keep and access their work from anywhere (a virtual portfolio of their time in the district)?<br />What structures need to change to support students in the quest for knowledge?<br />What policies need to evolve?<br />What does your district/school's strategic plan reflect? <br />Is it sustainable?<br />Can we do a better job evaluating what ‘literate’ means today?<br />What motivates students?<br />How can we help students get the skills needed to identify and pursue the things they love? <br />Do you have a system that allows for easy, extensive, and rapid replication of practices that are working?<br />What model of support is in place to make it scalable?<br />What do you want your children to leave school knowing?<br />How will you know your district / school is moving in the right direction? <br />
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