What is Collaboration? <ul><li>Working with others </li></ul><ul><li>Working with teachers to plan, conduct, and evaluate ...
<ul><li>“Collaborate with teachers, staff, and other members of the learning community to integrate information literacy c...
True or False? <ul><li>Research shows that  student achievement  is bolstered by strong library media programs with media ...
Perception vs. Practice I want to... Don't have time... I want to... Too overwhelming...
<ul><li>Making the time </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the expectations and needs of the other person </li></ul><ul><li>O...
Shared Coordinated Interactive Parallel Awareness Levels of Collaboration (Webb & Romberg, 1994)
Awareness Level   “I Know You Exist”   <ul><li>Aware of the overall year-long unit plan within each grade level. </li></ul...
Parallel Level  “Yes, We’re Both Professionals” <ul><li>Aware of particular unit/project </li></ul><ul><li>Attend grade le...
Coordinated/Interactive Level    “Let’s Go For It!”   <ul><li>Planning a project/piece together-equally responsible </li><...
Shared Level    Keep the Train Moving! <ul><li>Coordinated Level +Reflection/Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>On-going Collabo...
Get the ‘Conductor’s” Attention! <ul><li>Periodic  updates  via memo or brief report. </li></ul><ul><li>S.I.T Member </li>...
Promoting Your Program <ul><li>Orientation/Tour </li></ul><ul><li>New Materials List </li></ul><ul><li>Your Schedule </li>...
Making the Connection <ul><li>E-mail  </li></ul><ul><li>In-service Days </li></ul><ul><li>Notes in mailbox </li></ul><ul><...
Materials Request Form <ul><li>Teacher__________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipated Length/Dates of Unit/Project_______...
A Very ‘Special’ Kind of Collaboration Trading Cards Research Library Media Md. Vacation Slide Show Technology Lacrosse Bo...
Parents are Passengers Too! <ul><li>Library Media Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Input with PTA </li></ul><ul><li>Re...
<ul><li>a) Produces more effective planning for instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>b) Produces more effective  use of library ...
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  1. 1. What is Collaboration? <ul><li>Working with others </li></ul><ul><li>Working with teachers to plan, conduct, and evaluate learning activities. </li></ul>
  2. 2. <ul><li>“Collaborate with teachers, staff, and other members of the learning community to integrate information literacy competencies throughout the teaching and learning process.” </li></ul><ul><li>(Information Power, 1998) </li></ul>Our Mission
  3. 3. True or False? <ul><li>Research shows that student achievement is bolstered by strong library media programs with media specialists who are involved with instructional activities and collaborate with the teaching staff. ( School Library Journal , May 2000) </li></ul><ul><li>True. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Perception vs. Practice I want to... Don't have time... I want to... Too overwhelming...
  5. 5. <ul><li>Making the time </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding the expectations and needs of the other person </li></ul><ul><li>Offering productive criticism </li></ul><ul><li>Speaking the same language </li></ul><ul><li>Persistence </li></ul><ul><li>Being approachable </li></ul>The Challenge of Collaboration
  6. 6. Shared Coordinated Interactive Parallel Awareness Levels of Collaboration (Webb & Romberg, 1994)
  7. 7. Awareness Level “I Know You Exist” <ul><li>Aware of the overall year-long unit plan within each grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>Gather materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Reserve materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Order materials to support unit. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Parallel Level “Yes, We’re Both Professionals” <ul><li>Aware of particular unit/project </li></ul><ul><li>Attend grade level meetings </li></ul><ul><li>Parallel activities in own setting </li></ul>
  9. 9. Coordinated/Interactive Level “Let’s Go For It!” <ul><li>Planning a project/piece together-equally responsible </li></ul><ul><li>Identifying both sets of indicators </li></ul><ul><li>Designing/selecting assessments </li></ul><ul><li>Clear understanding of the students and needs </li></ul>
  10. 10. Shared Level Keep the Train Moving! <ul><li>Coordinated Level +Reflection/Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>On-going Collaborative Effort </li></ul><ul><li>Value of the Partnership </li></ul><ul><li>Student Achievement Impacted </li></ul>
  11. 11. Get the ‘Conductor’s” Attention! <ul><li>Periodic updates via memo or brief report. </li></ul><ul><li>S.I.T Member </li></ul><ul><li>Staff development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include instructional activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>community-linked programs </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Promoting Your Program <ul><li>Orientation/Tour </li></ul><ul><li>New Materials List </li></ul><ul><li>Your Schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Magazine/Video List </li></ul><ul><li>Library Pro Training </li></ul><ul><li>Route articles </li></ul><ul><li>Newsletter </li></ul><ul><li>Displays </li></ul><ul><li>Ordering </li></ul><ul><li>Announcements </li></ul>
  13. 13. Making the Connection <ul><li>E-mail </li></ul><ul><li>In-service Days </li></ul><ul><li>Notes in mailbox </li></ul><ul><li>Quarterly meeting with grade level (get a sub) </li></ul>
  14. 14. Materials Request Form <ul><li>Teacher__________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Anticipated Length/Dates of Unit/Project___________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum Area : Science Social Studies Language Arts Other </li></ul><ul><li>Unit/Project: __________________________________ </li></ul><ul><li>Special Request for : Books Videos Book Cart Reference </li></ul>
  15. 15. A Very ‘Special’ Kind of Collaboration Trading Cards Research Library Media Md. Vacation Slide Show Technology Lacrosse Bowling Physical Education Maryland Song and Composers Baltimore Song Music Quilts Screen Painting Art Maryland (4 th ) Baltimore (3 rd ) Area
  16. 16. Parents are Passengers Too! <ul><li>Library Media Advisory Committee </li></ul><ul><li>Input with PTA </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Incentive Programs </li></ul><ul><li>PTA Committee Member/Liaison </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>a) Produces more effective planning for instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>b) Produces more effective use of library resources. </li></ul><ul><li>c) Strengthens collection. </li></ul><ul><li>d) Student needs more effectively met/test scores up </li></ul>Benefits of Collaboration e) All of the above
  18. 18. And they said it couldn't be done!
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