Making a BIG  Impact   on Student Achievement* *School Libraries Work.  Scholastic Publishing Company, 2008.
<ul><li>Strong  library media programs increase test scores  10-20%.  - School Libraries Work  2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The ...
<ul><li>Today’s school libraries offer digital information resources including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOOKS  (print, audio...
<ul><li>Expert information NOT available on Google or Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current and historical newspaper and ma...
<ul><li>Instruct students in the skills and behaviors they need to become digitally literate: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>et...
<ul><ul><li>“ Research seems to be far more difficult to conduct in the digital age than it did in previous times .”* </li...
 
<ul><ul><li>Locating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzing  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Students are  responsible for their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Portals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li><...
 
 
 
 
“ What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.” - Harold Howe, Former U.S. Commi...
 
<ul><li>Judy Linhares, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with teachers to support curriculum </li></ul...
<ul><li>Dolores Fabel, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting a life long </li></ul><ul><li>habit of reading. </li...
<ul><li>Nona Mikkelson, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting curriculum through teacher collaboration </li></ul>
<ul><li>Geri Petersen, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing a safe- haven to nurture and develop individual i...
<ul><li>Marilyn Nicholson, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting a life long </li></ul><ul><li>love of learning. ...
<ul><li>Shannon Paladini, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating with teachers to support the curriculum </li><...
<ul><li>Terrylynne Turner, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s  10 th   Califor...
<ul><li>Katie Williams, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to search the internet and use online databases...
<ul><li>Karen Mile, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting a lifelong love of reading </li></ul>
<ul><li>Susan Tu, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating critical thinkers and discerning consumers of informati...
<ul><li>Donnine Davis, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a safe-haven to develop and nurture other interests  ...
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  • Katie: Welcome. Introductions, etc. Tonight we would like to introduce you to the world of school libraries .As teacher librarians it is our goal to ensure ALL San Ramon Valley Unified students succeed ! We would like to share with you just how much libraries have changed in the 21 st century and how we work each day to impact student achievement.
  • Katie
  • Katie: In your packets we have given each of you an updated copy of School Libraries Work, which is a collection of executive summaries of 19? Studies conducted in the last 10 years which show the relationship between strong school libraries and student achievement.
  • Katie: And our district’s libraries exemplify the truths in this research. But to continue to lead we have to keep moving forward.
  • Katie: First let’s look at the resources you typically find in our libraries. We still do have books. But we also give our students access to various digital resources such as: Databases, Electronic Periodical Collections and pre-selected high quality Internet Sites. Students can access many of these resources 24 hours a day, seven days a week from home over the Internet.
  • Students are able to continue research at home that began with the help of the teacher librarian during school hours. Students are not the only ones who can benefit. Their entire families can obtain valuable information from the electronic sources. The specialized information found in the databases is professionally reviewed and not available through Google or Yahoo. These databases are evaluated, selected and taught by our teacher librarians.
  • Thus with the proliferation of information, our mission has evolved also. Our goals San Ramon schools are based on cultivating information literacy skills to attain higher levels of student achievement, in addition to preparing them for college and the workplace. AB 308
  • Contrary to what most people think, research is actually more difficult to conduct today. During the past year researchers from the University of Washington conducted a study of undergraduate college students to determine their ability to conduct quality research. We have included the front page of this study, along with the URL so that you can take a look at it if you are interested. Be assured that our high school teacher librarians are conscious of the preparation our students need to succeed in college, and design their lessons to give their students practice using college level resources.
  • We use an information literacy assessment developed by Kent State University. We have included a sample of what that assessment looks like in your packets.
  • Once we know what our students need to learn, we design our instruction. We make a great team with our teachers….they have the content expertise and we are the information gurus. When involved with classroom projects, teacher librarians are able to move students to more sophisticated resources as they progress through our district’s schools.
  • We take every opportunity to learn and use new web 2.0 tools. We attend workshops, participate in webinars, and share with each other at our monthly meetings. We collaborate with our teacher partners, in order to help them learn and implement these new tools.
  • Katie: We use blogs for a number of different reasons. At Gale Ranch, I have a blog on my library web page that has taken the place of the library newsletter. Also, during the second semester, 7 th grade students moved their writing journals online….from writing in a notebook to keeping a blog. We use a closed program, so that only the classes that are blogging have access. Students have all selected a broad area of interest for their blog. This requires a great deal of research in a number of different resources. They are required to complete 2 posts per week, and to comment on 2 of their classmates blog postings each week. We have taken the time to “indocrinate” them about cyber safety, and every student has written a pledge to be ethical and smart online. We have taught them proper netiquette for commenting on blogs, as well.
  • Donnine:
  • Judy: Talk about student book reviews…wish list…recommendations. The interactivity. Demonstrate
  • Karen live!
  • Karen: We have such support from our local school communities, and because of that we feel valued and that our administrators, teachers and parents really understand what it means to learn…as evidenced by _________comments about.Gerri Peterson who was recognized at an outstanding staff member.
  • Board presentation 2009

    1. 3. Making a BIG Impact on Student Achievement* *School Libraries Work. Scholastic Publishing Company, 2008.
    2. 4. <ul><li>Strong library media programs increase test scores 10-20%. - School Libraries Work 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>The highest achieving students come from schools with good libraries . -Lance 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>The size of the library staff & collection is the best predictor of academic achievement . –Colorado Public Schools Study </li></ul>
    3. 5. <ul><li>Today’s school libraries offer digital information resources including: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOOKS (print, audio and electronic) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DATABASES (periodical and primary source collections) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>MEDIA (including Video, DVD and Podcasts) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SELECTED Internet sites </li></ul></ul>
    4. 6. <ul><li>Expert information NOT available on Google or Yahoo! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current and historical newspaper and magazine articles from around the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up-to-date health information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Primary Documents </li></ul></ul>
    5. 7. <ul><li>Instruct students in the skills and behaviors they need to become digitally literate: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>ethical use of media and digital resources </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>website evaluation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>netiquette and internet safety </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Create curriculum with our teaching partners, by designing activities that directly impact state content standards and student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Develop critical thinkers and discerning consumers of information. </li></ul><ul><li>Promote a lifelong love of learning and reading. </li></ul>
    6. 8. <ul><ul><li>“ Research seems to be far more difficult to conduct in the digital age than it did in previous times .”* </li></ul></ul><ul><li>* A. Head and M. Eisenberg. ( 2009) Finding Context: What Today’s College Students Say about Conducting Research in the Digital Age. </li></ul>
    7. 10. <ul><ul><li>Locating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyzing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Using </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>INFORMATION EFFECTIVELY </li></ul></ul>
    8. 11. <ul><li>Students are responsible for their own learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Library Portals </li></ul><ul><li>Blogs </li></ul><ul><li>Wikis </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Online catalogs </li></ul><ul><li>Webcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Google Docs </li></ul>
    9. 16. “ What a school thinks about its library is a measure of what it thinks about education.” - Harold Howe, Former U.S. Commissioner of Education
    10. 18. <ul><li>Judy Linhares, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Collaborating with teachers to support curriculum </li></ul></ul>
    11. 19. <ul><li>Dolores Fabel, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting a life long </li></ul><ul><li>habit of reading. </li></ul>
    12. 20. <ul><li>Nona Mikkelson, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting curriculum through teacher collaboration </li></ul>
    13. 21. <ul><li>Geri Petersen, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Providing a safe- haven to nurture and develop individual interests, a sense of curiosity, inquiry and life long learning. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 22. <ul><li>Marilyn Nicholson, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting a life long </li></ul><ul><li>love of learning. </li></ul>
    15. 23. <ul><li>Shannon Paladini, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborating with teachers to support the curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a safe-haven to develop and nurture other interests </li></ul>
    16. 24. <ul><li>Terrylynne Turner, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>San Ramon Valley Unified School District’s 10 th California Distinguished School </li></ul>
    17. 25. <ul><li>Katie Williams, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Students learn to search the internet and use online databases </li></ul>
    18. 26. <ul><li>Karen Mile, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting a lifelong love of reading </li></ul>
    19. 27. <ul><li>Susan Tu, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Creating critical thinkers and discerning consumers of information </li></ul></ul>
    20. 28. <ul><li>Donnine Davis, Teacher Librarian </li></ul><ul><li>Providing a safe-haven to develop and nurture other interests </li></ul>
    21. 29. Your world is our world.

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