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Evidence Based Practice

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  • The hardest part of preparing a presentation is knowing where to start. How many of you are familiar with evidence-based practice? It may seem logical to start with an explanation of what evidence-based practice is before describing why it is important. However, given our listing on the educational endangered species list, I think it is essential that all presentations we give to school boards, legislators, parents, whoever, include some elements of evidence-based practice
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    • 1. Evidence-Based Practice for School Library Media Specialists Suzie Martin, MLIS, TIS-LM Brookhaven Elementary Monongalia County [email_address]
    • 2. Why? <ul><li>Evidence-based practice is consistent with a standards-based approach to education and with the present demand for accountability. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based practice focuses on direct impact on student education on a local level. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based practice moves our arguments for continued or increased support from theoretical advocacy to hard-core proof of our effectiveness. </li></ul>
    • 3. What is evidence-based practice? <ul><li>Evidence-based practice is the merging of field-tested research with the professional wisdom gained from practicing in a profession. </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence-based practice has its roots in the medical and allied health professions, but has been adapted to many disciplines. </li></ul>
    • 4. Evidence-Based Practice for Library Media Specialists = Evidence-Based Practice in Librarianship + Evidence-Based Practice in Education
    • 5. EBP for Librarians <ul><li>A seven part conceptual frameworks asks us to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Access the evidence; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know the evidence; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question the evidence; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate evidence with your professional wisdom; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Apply evidence; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate evidence; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reinvest evidence. </li></ul></ul>
    • 6. EVP for Educators Adapted from Whitehurst, Grover J. 2001b. Evidence-Based Education (EBE), as it appears in Todd, Ross. “Evidence-Based Practice and School Libraries,” School Reform and the School Library Media Specialist. (Hughes-Hassell and Harada). Libraries Unlimited, 2007. Evidence-Based Education Empirical Evidence Professional Wisdom Scientifically-Based Research Objective Measures Practices Programs Benchmarks Local Data Personal Experience Consensus Views
    • 7. What Do We Need to Do? <ul><li>Know the Research: research informs practice, and practice informs research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sources of Research: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarly journal articles </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research reports </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conferences </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conversations with colleagues </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Professional websites and listservs </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Action research </li></ul></ul></ul>
    • 8. What Do We Need to Do? <ul><li>“Make Visible the Research Foundations of Your Practice at Your School.” 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show everyone who will listen how you are using research to improve your school library media program and to positively impact student achievement. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explicitly link outcomes of local collaborations to published research. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make library-related learning resources part of the professional collection available to all faculty and staff. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In reports to administrators and parents highlight findings of significant research that is the basis of school library initiatives. </li></ul></ul>Todd, Ross. “Evidence-Based Practice and School Libraries,” School Reform and the School Library Media Specialist. (Hughes-Hassell and Harada). Libraries Unlimited, 2007.
    • 9. What Do We Need to Do? <ul><li>Make student learning the focus of your evidence of effectiveness: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How does your program impact student learning beyond the library doors? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concentrate on school goals and curriculum standards to frame your evidence. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hint: Being information literate is not the goal; developing information literacy skills that students apply across the curriculum and in life is. </li></ul></ul>
    • 10. What Do We Need to Do? <ul><li>Integrate Evidence-Gathering Strategies that Focus on Learner Outcomes –Action Research! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop direct measures of student learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Access assessment data </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Combine local evidence of learner outcomes with other evidence to develop an improvement cycle. </li></ul><ul><li>Disseminate evidence-based outcomes and work with colleagues to build new outcomes. </li></ul>
    • 11. “ All politics is local.” Thomas Phillip “Tip” O’Neill, Jr. Former Speaker of the House

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