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  • This the 21 St Century Skills Diagram that demonstrates what skills and knowledge a student in the 21 st century needs.
  • Standards For The 21st Century Learner Modified

    1. 1. 21 st Century School Librarian and the 21 st Century Learning Standards Calhoun County Library Media Specialists Meeting September 29, 2008 ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    2. 2. A librarian’s job description in the 20 th Century: <ul><li>Order and catalog books </li></ul><ul><li>Check books in and out </li></ul><ul><li>Re-shelve books </li></ul><ul><li>Run Accelerated Reader Program </li></ul><ul><li>Tend library and/or school computers </li></ul><ul><li>Chair the book fair </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    3. 3. What has changed? ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    4. 4. School Librarians are: <ul><li>School Leaders </li></ul><ul><li>Program administrators </li></ul><ul><li>Information navigators </li></ul><ul><li>Technology facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative teacher and learner </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    5. 5. A school librarian is a school leader <ul><li>Someone who has the education, training and credentials required to be a leader in the job </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who regularly… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>meets with the principal, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>attends faculty meetings, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>serves on key committees, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>meets with other library staff </li></ul></ul>
    6. 6. A school librarian is a program administrator <ul><li>An effective manager of a school library program that is adequately staffed, stocked, and funded </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires planning, budgeting, reporting, and evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Someone who works with students and teachers on a flexible schedule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Requires support staff </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. A school librarian is an information navigator <ul><li>A selector of print, non-print, and electronic resources that support the school’s curriculum and the provincial standards </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who teaches others how to be information literate—i.e., to recognize an information need and to locate, evaluate, and apply information in critical thinking to solve a problem </li></ul>
    8. 8. A school librarian is a technology facilitator <ul><li>Someone who selects licensed databases and identifies authoritative free websites </li></ul><ul><li>Someone who bridges gaps between students and teachers, online information, and curriculum and instruction </li></ul>
    9. 9. A school librarian is a collaborative teacher and learner <ul><li>A teacher of students who collaborates with classroom teachers in design and delivery of instruction </li></ul><ul><li>A teacher of other teachers who creates more self-reliant users of information resources and technology </li></ul><ul><li>A colleague who attends local library staff meetings and provincial and national conferences regularly </li></ul>
    10. 10. School Libraries of Today <ul><li>Information rich in every format </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Centralized and decentralized simultaneously </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibly scheduled </li></ul><ul><li>Professional and technical staff </li></ul><ul><li>Busy, bustling learning laboratories </li></ul>
    11. 11. Common Questions Librarians ask about the new standards.
    12. 12. ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Question Do Standards for the 21st Century Learner replace Information Power:  Building Partnerships for Learning ?
    13. 13. <ul><li>No, Information Power (1988) and Information Power:  Building Partnerships for Learning (1998) are the two latest iterations of guidelines for the development of school library media programs.  Standards for the 21st Century Learner are learning standards . </li></ul>Answer
    14. 14. Do Standards for the 21st Century Learner replace the Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning? Question
    15. 15. <ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>No, the 1998 publication, Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning , define nine key standards and the indicators of what makes an information literate student.  Standards for the 21st Century Learner , while acknowledging the key role of information literacy in student learning, also acknowledges that school library media programs must address multiple literacies </li></ul>Answer
    16. 16. The Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning were supported by indicators, scenarios and examples of assessments.  Will AASL provide similar support for the new learning standards ? Question
    17. 17. <ul><li>Yes, a task force is currently working on indicators and assessments for the new learning standards .  These should be published by winter of 2009. </li></ul>Answer
    18. 18. Will AASL be publishing new guidelines for school library media programs? Question
    19. 19. ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling <ul><li>Yes, there is currently a task force working on new program guidelines .  These should be published sometime in 2008. </li></ul>Answer
    20. 20. The learning standards begin by defining nine foundational common beliefs: 1. Reading is a window to the world. 2. Inquiry provides a framework for learning. 3. Ethical behavior in the use of information must be taught. 4. Technology skills are crucial for future employment needs. 
    21. 21. 5. Equitable access is a key component for education. 6. The definition of information literacy has become more complex as resources and technologies have changed. 7. The continuing expansion of information demands that all individuals acquire the thinking skills that will enable them to learn on their own. 8. Learning has a social context. 9. School libraries are essential to the development of learning skills
    22. 22. The four new learning standards state that learners use skills, resources, and tools to (AASL, 2007, PDF ): <ul><li>Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, </li></ul><ul><li>apply knowledge to new situations, and create </li></ul><ul><li>new knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge and participate ethically and </li></ul><ul><li>productively as members of our democratic </li></ul><ul><li>society. </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>Skills - Key abilities needed for understanding, learning, thinking, and mastering subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Dispositions in Action - Ongoing beliefs and attitudes that guide thinking and intellectual behavior that can be measured through actions taken. </li></ul>The sub-standards are then organized into four categories:
    24. 24. <ul><li>Responsibilities - Common behaviors used by independent learners in researching, investigating, and problem solving. </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Assessment Strategies - Reflections on one's own learning to determine that the skills, dispositions, and responsibilities are effective. </li></ul>The sub-standards are then organized into four categories:
    25. 25. <ul><li>Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. 1.1 Skills 1.1.1 Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking </li></ul><ul><li> knowledge in curricular subjects, and make </li></ul><ul><li>the real-world connection for using this </li></ul><ul><li>process in own life. </li></ul>Each standard, category, and substandard is numbered.
    26. 26. Learning Standards vs. Guidelines <ul><li>Learning Standards define what we expect students to be able to do as learners </li></ul><ul><li>Guidelines define what an exemplary school library media program looks like. </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    27. 27. The Framework ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Standards
    28. 28. The Standards <ul><li>Learners use information literacy skills, resources and tools to: </li></ul><ul><li>Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. </li></ul><ul><li>Pursue personal and aesthetic growth. </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    29. 29. The Framework ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Standards Strands
    30. 30. Strands <ul><li>Four parts of each standard </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dispositions in Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Self-Assessment Strategies </li></ul></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    31. 31. Skills <ul><li>Key abilities needed for understanding, learning, thinking, and mastering subjects. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple literacies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Critical thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inquiry-based </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Content context </li></ul></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    32. 32. Dispositions in Action <ul><li>Ongoing beliefs and attitudes that guide thinking and intellectual behavior that can be measured through actions taken. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Curious </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Resilient </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Imaginative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Critical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Reflective </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-evaluative </li></ul></ul></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    33. 33. Responsibilities <ul><li>Common behaviors used by independent learners in researching, investigating, and problem solving. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Follow ethical & legal guidelines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect principals of Intellectual Freedom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue multiple perspectives & balance of viewpoints </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Practice safe behaviors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to the exchange of ideas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Respect ideas & experiences of others </li></ul></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    34. 34. Self-Assessment Strategies <ul><li>Reflections on one’s own learning to determine that the skills, dispositions, and responsibilities are effective. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Products of learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Three-directional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Summative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Formative </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Predictive </li></ul></ul></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    35. 35. The Framework ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Standards Strands Indicators
    36. 36. Indicators <ul><li>Sub-categories that describe what abilities students should demonstrate within each of the four strands of each standard. </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    37. 37. Indicators ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. Strand 1.1: Skills Indicator 1.1.1: Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life.
    38. 38. The Framework ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Standards Strands Indicators Benchmarks
    39. 39. Benchmarks <ul><li>Abilities students should demonstrate by the end of grades 2, 5, 8, 10 & 12+ for each indicator. </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    40. 40. Benchmarks ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling Standard 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge. Strand 1.1: Skills Indicator 1.1.1: Follow an inquiry-based process in seeking knowledge in curricular subjects, and make the real-world connection for using this process in own life. Grade 5 Benchmark: Follow a process whenever pursuing new information through inquiry or research.
    41. 41. “ Bridge to the 21 st Century” Use technology to access, manage, integrate and evaluate information, construct knowledge, and communicate with others Source: Partnership for 21st Century Skills http://www.21stcenturyskills.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=254&Itemid=120 Core Subjects & 21 st Century Themes Learning & Innovation Skills Life & Career Skills Information, Media, & Technology Skills Standards & Assessments Curriculum & Instruction Professional Development Learning Environments <ul><li>Information Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Media Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>ICT (Information, Communications, & Technology) Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Flexibility & Adaptability </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative & Self-Direction </li></ul><ul><li>Social & Cross-Cultural Skills </li></ul><ul><li>Productivity & Accountability </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership & Responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Creativity & Innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Critical Thinking & Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & Collaboration </li></ul>Slide provided by Nance Nassar Sherry Crow and Stevan Kalmon
    42. 43. Task Force Members <ul><li>Katherine Lowe, Chair, Massachusetts School Library Association </li></ul><ul><li>Cassandra Barnett, Fayetteville High School , AR </li></ul><ul><li>Colet Bartow, Montana Office of Public Instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Fran Glick, Baltimore County Public Schools, MD </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Violet H. Harada, University of Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Melissa P. Johnston, Vickery Creek Elementary, Cumming, GA </li></ul><ul><li>Barbara K. Stripling, New York City Department of Education </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    43. 44. Curriculum Integration <ul><li>Pick one unit currently being done in your school that would be a good opportunity for integration of a skill, disposition, a responsibility, and/or a self-assessment strategy. Break into two groups. </li></ul><ul><li>Elementary Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Middle School and High School work together. </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
    44. 45. ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling BIBLIOGRAPHY Standards for the 21st Century Learner Achterman, Douglas. “An Interpretation of the 2007 AASL Learning Standard.” Teacher Librarian April 2008: 48. Barnett, Cassandra and Barbara Stripling. “Standards for the 21 st Century Learner” Power Point Presentation at the 2008 ALA Conference in Anaheim, California. Dickinson, Gail K. “A Place to Stand.” Library Media Connection March 2008:10-12. Donham, Jean. “Standards! Standards! Standards!” Teacher Librarian April 2008: 43-46. Johns, Sara Kelly. “AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner – A Time to Reflect and Study.” California School Library Association Journal Volume 31, Number 2, Spring 2008. Lance, Keith Curry. “5 Roles for Empowering School Librarians.” . Retrieved on Sept. 28, 2008 from www.longwood.edu/staff/churchap/School%20Librarians%20Impact%20Achievement.ppt
    45. 46. <ul><li>Thank you! </li></ul><ul><li>Go forth and spread the word of the AASL National Standards for the 21 st Century Learner </li></ul>ALA Meeting 2008 by Cassandra Barnett and Barbara Stripling
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