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  • 1. www.FundOurFutureWashington.org Partnering  to  Shape  21st  Century  Learners   The Boise Charrette Idaho  Regional  Conferences,  2010   Lisa  Layera   Susan  McBurney  
  • 2. ESSENTIAL  QUESTIONS:   1.  What  is  the  purpose  of  school?   2.  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)?   3.  What  structures  need  to  change  to  support  students  in  the  quest  for  knowledge?   4.  What  policies  need  to  evolve?   5.  What  does  your  district/school's  strategic  plan  reflect?     6.  Is  it  sustainable?   7.  Can  we  do  a  better  job  evaluating  what  ‘literate’  means  today?   8.  What  motivates  students?   9.  How  can  your  district  and  schoolhouse    build  strong  family  &  community   engagement?    What  strategies  are  currently  employed?     10. Do  you  have  a  system  that  allows  for  easy,  extensive,  and  rapid  replication  of   practices  that  are  working?   11.  What  model  of  support  is  in  place  to  make  it  scalable?   12.  What  do  you  want  your  children  to  leave  school  knowing?   13.  How  will  you  know  your  district  /  school  is  moving  in  the  right  direction?     2  
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  • 4. y   license  to   Why  are  we  here?   equit flouris h   access   inn ovation   4  
  • 5. Rocky  Mountain  High  School   Meridian,  Idaho   Dennis  Hass,  Media  Specialist   5  
  • 6. Melba,  Idaho   Glynda  Pflieger   Teacher  Librarian   6  
  • 7. Our story - in three chapters! 7  
  • 8. Chapter 1 Spring,  2007   Elementary  libraries   would  be  closed  up   to  50%  of  the  time.   8  
  • 9. Spring   2007   Information  Literacy   Programs   9  
  • 10. Spring   2007   Technology   Training   10  
  • 11. Spring   2007   Project-­‐Based   Learning   no  longer   SUSTAINA BLE   11  
  • 12. Spring   2007   Collaboration   IM POSSIBLE   12  
  • 13. Spring   2007   Accelerated   Learning     Opportunities   CURTAIL ED   13  
  • 14. Spring   2007   One-­‐on-­‐one   Interventions   14  
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  • 16. “Swim  upstream  to  Olympia.”   16  
  • 17. Chapter 2 “Does  anyone  else  care?”   17  
  • 18. a  citizens’  army,  nearly  15,000  strong   18  
  • 19. They  did  care,  and  here’s  why  …   Access  to  the   Achievement  Gap   InformaEon  Age   Equity   21st  Century  Skills   Library  Programs   as  Basic  EducaEon   I    ♥   Workforce   Libraries  !   Literacy   Readiness   Global   Democracy   Preparedness   19  
  • 20. Washington  Coali>on  for  School  Libraries  and  Informa>on  Technology  (WCS-­‐Lit)   Full-­‐Eme  cerEfied  teacher-­‐ Fully-­‐funded     librarian  in  every  school   library  materials  and   technology  resources   The  Washington  CoaliEon  for  School  Libraries  and  InformaEon  Technology  (WCSLit)   envisions  a  future  where  every  public  school  or  small  district  in  Washington  state  is   served  by  a  full-­‐Eme,  cerEfied  teacher-­‐librarian  who  manages  a  fully-­‐funded  library   and  technology  resource  collecEon.  The  coaliEon  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  educaEon.  It  is  our  hope   that  Washington  state  standards  for  library  and  informaEon  technology  educaEon   become  the  benchmark  for  library  and  informaEon  technology  instrucEon  across  the   naEon.       Equitable  access  to   WA  State  LIT  educaEon   technology,  literacy,  and   standards  become  a   opportunity   benchmark   20  
  • 21. ✓ build o nships relati 21  
  • 22. 49-­‐0  Senate  vote  for  emergency  bridge  funding   25  
  • 23. What  is  effective  advocacy?  
  • 24. Know  your  issue.   Know  the  policy  surrounding  it.   Understand  the  political  terrain.   Build  relationships.   Stay  the  course  …  for  the  long  haul.   WA  State  Senate  Majority  Leader  Lisa  Brown  
  • 25. MAXIMS   Administrators   School  boards   Legislators   Build  relationships  and  be  a  resource.  
  • 26. MAXIMS   Don’t  show  up  only  when     things  aren’t  going  well.       Build  relationships  before  there’s  a  crisis.   Nurture  them.  
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  • 28. ! November 18, 2007 in Opinion Fight for librarians on again. Last week, Lisa Layera Brunkan watched the dawn rise in the same brown yoga pants she’d been wearing for two days straight. Night after night, she worked the mom’s “swing shift of advocacy” with her friend Susan McBurney, as they prepared to influence members of a state education task force in Olympia tomorrow about the importance of employing a full-time, certified teacher librarian in every school in the state. Brunkan and McBurney were two of the ringleaders of the group of young South Hill powerhouse moms I wrote about last summer who campaigned against cutting school library positions from the Spokane Schools annual budget. Undaunted by the odds against them, these well-educated women relied on their previous professional experience – as a headhunter, a Ph.D. linguist and a CPA among others – to drum up at least 900 signatures on a petition and make impassioned arguments in front of the school board. It was in August, at a computer in a campground in Canada during her family’s summer vacation, that Brunkan learned the heartbreaking truth. A fellow library advocate wrote Brunkan an e-mail with these searing words: “We lost.” The school board voted to reduce 10 library positions to part time for this year. For a month or so, Brunkan decided to lay low. But in September, she was walking her children home from school when a car pulled 32  
  • 29. ! Key to literacy, librarians now "highly endangered" By Lynn Thompson Times Snohomish County Bureau Wednesday, September 12, 2007 When Monroe High School librarian Lorraine Monprode took her first job, she was checking out filmstrips and cassette tape players. She knew when a class report on World War I was due because a clutch of students fought over the same volume of the encyclopedia. Flash forward about 25 years. Monprode guides students researching World War I bunkers to online resources that include video tours of actual bunkers, audio recollections of soldiers who fought in the war, and hyperlinks to other electronic sources, all at the same time a classmate on another library computer searches the same materials. In the age of information overload, librarians say their skills at finding authoritative and accurate sources and helping students think critically about what they read are more important than ever. But some districts around the state, including Darrington and Granite Falls, have cut librarian positions to balance their budgets. "The reality is that some districts and principals try to get test scores up by spending more time on test-taking and less time on open-ended projects, what we call discovery learning," said Marianne Hunter, president of the Washington Library Media Association and a high-school librarian in Lacey, Thurston County. An American Library Association task force last year called school librarians "highly endangered." The task force said laying all accountability for school success on reading and math scores denies the instructional value of libraries and the teaching role of librarians. 33  
  • 30. ! Grass-roots effort begins to save school libraries By Lynn Thompson Times Snohomish County Bureau November 20, 2007 Supporters of school librarians and library programs have launched a statewide online petition drive to try to save what they believe is an endangered school position. Two parents from the Spokane School District, where budget cuts this year reduced 10 librarian positions to half-time, want librarians and library services included in the state's definition of a basic education. "We're really, really scared libraries will fall through the cracks," said Susan McBurney, who together with Lisa Layera Brunkan is organizing the petition drive. The petition can be found at http://gopetition.com/online/15285.html. So far, more than 430 people have signed. A task force meeting today in Olympia is considering revisions to the state education-funding formula. The task force hopes to make recommendations to the Legislature in September 2008. Rep. Skip Priest, R-Federal Way, said the librarian cuts are symbolic of the state education- funding crisis. The Federal Way School District cut 20 library positions in 2006 in the face of a $4 million budget shortfall. "When we were forced to eliminate librarians, it sent a clear message that the state wasn't funding basic education," said Priest, who serves on the Joint Task Force on Basic Education Finance created by the 2007 Legislature. The petition organizers note that school districts around the state have made a variety of library-program cutbacks, including replacing teacher-librarians with aides, assigning librarians to more than one school, reducing library hours and not replacing retiring librarians. 34  
  • 31. ! In parents' book, library cuts go too far Families in Spokane launch what has grown into a statewide effort to protect schools' guardians of the shelves. December 23, 2007|Stuart Glascock, Times Staff Writer SEATTLE — As has happened in other states, cash-strapped schools in Washington are dropping librarians to save money: This year, Federal Way cut 20 librarian positions. Spokane reduced 10 librarians to half-time. Darrington cut two librarians. A school in Marysville eliminated its half-time librarian. Libraries are open less, their programs minimized, jobs combined. In many cases, part- timers with little formal library training are replacing skilled veterans. In rural Pomeroy, a school now employs a combination custodian-librarian: She opens the library after cleaning the locker rooms. One school's parents said: Enough is enough. Convinced that children and education suffers when librarians disappear, a loose-knit band of Spokane families launched what has become a statewide campaign to bring school librarians back from the brink. The parents blasted e-mails about an online petition to everyone they knew. They posted fliers at coffee shops, bookstores and public libraries. They began an e-mail newsletter and advertised the campaign on social networking websites. They gave presentations to education professionals and camped out at school board meetings. As their expenses grew, they sold T-shirts to raise money to fund trips to the state capital in Olympia, where they've become fixtures at hearings on school finances. This month, they hand-delivered 2,500 signatures to a state government committee examining Washington's arcane school-funding system. "We did it to find out if 35  
  • 32. ! Librarians essential to good schools! Letters to the Editor December 29, 2007 ! HAVING READ "Parents' group tries to stop demise of the school librarian" (Page A17, Dec. 25), I can't help but ask, Where does Massachusetts stand? Truth be told, almost half of the schools in Massachusetts don't even have a librarian, let alone a fully funded library program. Our educationally elite state, which boasts Harvard, MIT, and countless other renowned institutions of higher learning, is near or at the bottom for support of our public school libraries. Think about it. Educational research and common sense tell us that a strong school library program positively impacts student achievement. It is in the school library where children learn how to access, evaluate, and synthesize information, to learn how to learn. It is there where they can catch the enthusiasm for reading they will carry with them throughout their lives and pass on to their children. At the heart of the best library programs are credentialed school librarians, and a library program should be at the heart of our children's education. Do the parents of Washington state love their children more or know something we don't about the value of library programs? It is way past due for parents, lawmakers, and a governor here in Massachusetts to show the country that we value education just as much as the fine folks of South Carolina and Arkansas. HELEN GARRETT, Wenham 36  
  • 33. Three Spokane Moms Save Their School Libraries How three women from Spokane saved their school libraries and created an advocacy model for the rest of us By Debra Lau Whelan -- School Library Journal, 9/1/2008 One of the most successful campaigns in the history of libraries actually happened by chance, over an order of tofu pad thai. In May 2007, Lisa Layera Brunkan stopped by a Thai restaurant for lunch on her way back from teaching a yoga class at a nearby Air Force base in Spokane, WA. It was there that she picked up a copy of the weekly Inlander and saw a photograph of Ginny Pounds, the school librarian at Roosevelt Elementary, where Brunkan’s daughter Isabel was a second grader. The accompanying story reported that Pounds, a 17-year teaching veteran, was about to have her hours slashed by the cash-strapped school district. The news hit Brunkan hard. As a volunteer in the media center, she saw firsthand the difference Pounds made in students’ lives. “The library is one place in the school that’s dedicated to providing the skills that are so central to the modern age,” says Brunkan. And without certified librarians heading them “our children were going to be riding an apple cart on the information highway.” Ten days later, Brunkan found herself testifying to the board of directors of the Spokane Public Schools. “I am here representing concerned citizens of Spokane who oppose any further cuts to librarians,” she told them. “We cannot afford to cut our information specialist.” But her words had no impact. From that day on, Brunkan went from a concerned citizen to a grassroots activist. “It was a cause I couldn’t ethically turn away from,” explains Brunkan. But she had to act fast. In three months, the board would decide whether or not to halve the hours of 10 elementary school librarians to offset a $10.8 million budget shortfall. While the savings amounted to a measly $350,000, a drop in the bucket compared to the district’s $293 million budget, it would be the third significant cut to Spokane’s hard-pressed media centers over the span of four years. 37  
  • 34. EDUCATION WEEK Campaigns Spreading to Reverse Downturn in Library Financing By Kathleen Kennedy Manzo February 13, 2008 Some school libraries in Spokane, Wash., are as likely to be dark and empty these days as they are filled with children. Like many of their counterparts in school districts around the state and the country, Spokane officials have scaled back school library services and staffing in response to budget deficits, a problem highlighted in a new survey by the American Association of School Librarians. A grassroots campaign to salvage those programs in Washington state is taking hold and spreading to other states, however. After collecting more than 5,000 signatures in an online petition, a group of mothers from the 28,000-student Spokane district made some headway in the state capital, Olympia, this month in convincing lawmakers that school libraries need new funding. “It made me sick that [the library] was being relegated to a kind of supermarket” where students just check out books, said Lisa Layera Brunkan, who founded Fund Our Future Washington with two other mothers, Susan McBurney and Denette Hill, to champion... 38  
  • 35. THE FUTURE OF READING In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update By MOTOKO RICH Published: February 15, 2009 It was the “aha!” moment that Stephanie Rosalia was hoping for. A group of fifth graders huddled around laptop computers in the school library overseen by Ms. Rosalia and scanned allaboutexplorers.com, a Web site that, unbeknownst to the children, was intentionally peppered with false facts. Ms. Rosalia, the school librarian at Public School 225, a combined elementary and middle school in Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, urged caution. “Don’t answer your questions with the first piece of information that you find,” she warned. Most of the students ignored her, as she knew they would. But Nozimakon Omonullaeva, 11, noticed something odd on a page about Christopher Columbus. “It says the Indians enjoyed the cellphones and computers brought by Columbus!” Nozimakon exclaimed, pointing at the screen. “That’s wrong.” It was an essential discovery in a lesson about the reliability — or lack thereof — of information on the Internet, one of many Ms. Rosalia teaches in her role as a new kind of school librarian. 39  
  • 36. The  Mom’s  Choice  Awards®  Magazine   E010_revA.pdf 5/25/09 12:29:09 PM S p e c i a l F e a t u r e ree Moms Make History Susan, “I was watching the vote take place, and just broke into tears.” That’s understandable; this success had come at They’ve been championed in newspapers from New York to Los Angeles and by great cost. The moms had acquired consider- able credit card debt, turned a blind eye to dirty the American Library Association. Féted in the Washington State capital of Olympia, they have turned school librarians into valuable, visible members of the public school system. dishes and laundry, and seen how stressful their long working hours and separations were on their marriages and children. These hardworking advocates are Lisa Layera posting fliers and writing letters to the editor. Brunkan, Susan McBurney, and Denette Hill, They created an online petition and gathered Although the Senate bill failed in the House, a three Spokane moms. signatures at bookstores and supermarkets. compromise was soon worked out, and the final budget included a $4 million line item for Because of their efforts, the Washington state Word spread fast; more than 900 Spokane library programs for the next school year. legislature recently passed an education reform residents signed the women’s petition. Letters bill that includes a permanent line item for from prominent business leaders appeared in The women aren’t resting on their laurels, school library funding—an achievement School the local papers. Parents, teachers and however; they want to see a solution at the Library Journal calls “one of the most successful librarians supported the trio before the federal level. And they are delighted that their campaigns in the history of libraries.” Spokane school board. work has inspired grassroots campaigns in other states; Oregon currently has legislation The enterprise began with Lisa, who was Yet, despite these efforts, the school board regarding school libraries in the pipeline. devastated to learn that, due to district budget voted in favor of the cuts. The trio was shortfalls, librarian hours would be cut in half devastated, but Lisa called losing the local fight Thanks to their efforts, future generations of at many Spokane elementary schools, including “the best thing that ever happened—they told children will be able to walk into public school her children’s neighborhood school. She us to ‘swim upstream’ to Olympia.” libraries, because the doors are still open and quickly teamed up with Susan and Denette, and the lights are still on. the three worked to raise community awareness Having learned in the process that library and engage the school board. funding was a statewide problem, the moms formed a coalition, partnering with the Washington Library Media Association and other groups. They launched a statewide petition and developed a comprehensive Web Lisa Layera Brunkan was born in Chile, site, FundOurFutureWashington.org, complete raised in the U.S., and did graduate work in Costa Rica with a blog, research, testimonials and resources for taking action. as a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar. She is married to Rick Brunkan and worked as an executive recruiter The women traveled back and forth to Olympia to meet with legislators, and galvanized hundreds before staying home with her three children. With Susan of educators, parents and librarians. The petition McBurney and Denette Hill, Lisa co-founded the they took to Olympia had 1400 signatures. Washington Coalition for School Libraries and Lisa Layera Brunkan, Susan McBurney and Denette Hill They were blessed by perfect timing at the state Information Technology (WCS-Lit) to advocate for school capital: a recently created task force was The moms knew their own children would be working to redefine basic education and library funding in Washington State. Lisa, her husband fine in the long run, but were concerned that develop a new funding structure for K-12 Rick, and their daughter Isabel are judges for the Mom’s less-privileged children would be left behind — education. Looking for a long-term solution to Choice Awards®. children without home access to computers and the problem, the women reached out to other skills they’d need in the 21st century. members of the task force, hoping to have Quite simply, these moms wanted to level the playing field. school library programs included in basic education. Addressing the short-term crisis, Susan McBurney received a Ph.D. in they drafted and submitted a supplemental Linguistics from the University of Washington and has As a volunteer in the media center at her budget request for $54 million. worked as a teacher of the deaf, a sign language daughter’s school, Lisa knew what a difference a teacher-librarian makes in students’ lives. “A The trio connected with three key members of interpreter, and a university instructor and researcher. teacher-librarian is the only person in the the Senate—Majority Leader Lisa Brown, She is married to Michael Gadd and has two young schoolhouse dedicated to imparting the crucial Senator Rosemary McAuliffe and Senator 21st-century skill of information literacy,” she Tracey Eide—all moms. Bills were introduced children. She continues her work as a sign language explained. “As the digital divide grows wider, in both houses, and in February 2008, the linguist, researching and publishing. the school library remains the one place that Senate voted 49-0 in favor of emergency bridge provides equal access to technology.” Thus, the funding for school libraries—an event that trio went straight to work, blasting emails, filled the Spokane advocates with joy. Recalled Denette Hill is a CPA. “As the digital divide grows wider, the school library remains the one place that provides equal access to technology.” 10 Entro | 2009 40  
  • 37. 40+  ar>cles       41  
  • 38. The  cuts  continue  …   42  
  • 39. The  cuts  continue  …   WA School Libraries: The Hemorrhaging of Our Knowledge Capital 2008-2009 2003: Only 56.9% of school libraries are staffed by a full-time certified Washington State Legislature teacher-librarian. funded one-time per student 2008: Funding crisis: Title V funds have been eliminated and library media emergency bridge funding at $4 programs remain outside basic ed. funding. per student while the average 2009: Cuts to school library programs continue (some listed below). price of a hard cover book was $21. Darrington and Bellevue removed all certified teacher librarians from Sedro-Wooely 50% cut in elementary Bellingham dissolved Dept. of Granite Falls have cut secondary schools and reassigned them to classrooms. librarians so two cover seven schools. Instructional Tech & Libraries. East Wenatchee proposed cut to all or do not have any Snoqualmie eliminated secondary librarians. Lynden – High school librarian cut. certified librarians except at 1 high school. certified librarians. Edmonds ! time librarians at Pt. Angeles SD has Colville reduced certified librarians by 25%. 4 elementary schools and a no certified librarians Ephrata has eliminated all K – 8 certified alternative high school (50% in elementary or Northshore librarians. cut) District Library and middle schools. Spokane reduces 15 elem.. schools to.5 certified librarian, Information Services eliminated with a one year solution to restore most programs to .80 with Coordinator was eliminated. Director of $4 allocation fund. Technology. Spokane returned to .5 staffing at half the 34 elementary school with libraries closed half the week. Wishkah Valley – no library services. Bremerton has no elementary librarians. Medical Lake reduced certified library staff by 60%. “Multi-media specialists” teach ! time at Cheney reduced TL time at high school and elementary two schools with no library duties. level. Tahoma cut all elementary librarians and reduced middle Federal Way SD cut 20 certified librarians. All school library program. middle school and high schools reduced to Kent replaced ! of elementary librarians with services of a certified library to one day a week. aides. Shelton replaced middle and jr high librarians Soap Lake and Mattawa have no certified librarians. with Instructional Assistants as library techs. High School librarian cut to .8. Enumclaw middle school and five elementary schools staffed only half time. Gig Harbor has para-professionals running the middle and elementary school libraries. Puyallup 1 Teacher Librarian to serve three Mount Vernon and Ferndale SD has reduced Longview and Kelso – No K – high schools, 1 Teacher Librarian for seven library programs by 50%. 8th librarians. Wahkiakum re- middle schools and eleven Teacher Librarians Centralia middle school places TL with paraprofessional. for 22 elementaries. Goldendale and Mabron have no teacher librarians in librarian replaced with aide. Finley cut para any of their schools 2009 -2010. Walla Walla cut support and elementary libraries by 50% and high school aide cut. Centralia SD has 2 certified librarians Ocean Beach SD has reduced Elma SD has a .5 certified librarian reduced library serving all 3,500 students. certified librarians by 75%. serving all 1,800 students. staffing at elementaries & middle school. References: For specific information about these statistics and program cuts contact www.fundourfuturewashington.org Washington Coalition for School Libraries and Information Technology (WCS-Lit) and Washington Library Media Association Advocacy Task Force http://www.wlma.org/libraryadvocacy Original Version September 2009 Updated May 2009 http://www.fundourfuturewashington.org/resources/Map+of+cuts+to+libraries+5-20-09.pdf Current Version October 2009 43  
  • 40. Why  did  we  still  care?   44  
  • 41. Informa>on  Overload   Accelerated  Rate  of  Change   45  
  • 42. Informa>on  Monarchy   Informa>on  Democracy   INFORMATION ANARCHY! "I  think  we're  all  walking  around  in  a  big  Saharan  data  sandstorm."   A.J.  Jacobs,  author  of  The  Know-­‐It-­‐All   46  
  • 43. Chapter 3 incon  gruity   47  
  • 44. Technology Trends •  Data visualization •  Cloud computing •  Advanced analytics •  Virtualization •  Notebook/netbook adoption •  Mobile applications •  Open source software •  Online social networking 48  
  • 45. A  sampling  of  tools  that  had  come  out  over  last  three  years  ….  
  • 46. “College-­‐ready”  had  changed   Human-Comput er Interaction Data Visualization Forensic Sciences Health Infomatics Service Science Green Majors 50  
  • 47. “Career-­‐ready”  had  changed   Emerging  Industries   •  nanotechnology   •  visual  representaEon  of   •  digital  forensics   complex  data   •  strategic  intelligence   •  human-­‐computer   interacEon   •  genomics   •  loud  compuEng   •  opEcs   •  video  gaming   •  pharmacogenomics   •  forensic  accounEng   •  renewable  energy   •  health  informaEon   •  cleantech   management   •  emerging  media   •  IT  networking  /  systems   •  image  semanEcs   management   •  Essue  engineering   •  data  mining   •  biotechnology   •  digital  mapping     51  
  • 48. Did  You  Know  4.0   Did  You  Know?  4.0:  The  Economist  Media  Convergence  Remix  (from  Karl  Fisch  and  Sco_  McLeod)   52  
  • 49. What’s  the  problem?   53  
  • 50. Is  our  education  system   preparing  kids  for  the   future  and  the   information  landscape   they'll  reside  in?   54  
  • 51. 55  
  • 52. ✓ remain relevant ✓ stamina 100%  in  2018   December  2009   56  
  • 53. President  Obama  Proposes     Eliminating    Federal     School  Library  Funds   February  2010   57  
  • 54. A  Nation  Without  School  Librarians   Shonda  Brisco   Decisions  made  to   eliminate  posiEons   require  1  TL  to  run  two     or  more  school  library  programs  
  • 55. The  opportunity  of  the  century  has  arrived.   59  
  • 56. President  Obama   Releases     Education  Blueprint   March  2010   60  
  • 57. Learning  to  Change,  Changing  to  Learn   61  
  • 58. ?   The  world  is   changing.   What  would  the     school  library     look  like  if  it  were     invented  today?     63  
  • 59. Library  +  Laboratory  =  Libratory   “A  place  to  make  stuff,  do  stuff,  share  stuff,  not  just  get  stuff.”   Joyce  Valenza   64  
  • 60. 65  
  • 61. Periodic  Table  of  21st  Century  Resources   Website  /   Global  learning   Digital  Portal   Research  Tools   Community  Space   Global  ciEzenship   A  Place  of  Their  Own   CollaboraEon  Labs   Reading   InformaEon  Space   CommunicaEon   Digital  content   Foreign  language   CreaEon   Tools  (2.0)   producEon   learning   Financial  literacy   DATA   Avatar  Studio   ComposiEon   AnalyEcs   Storytelling   Digital  ciEzenship   Games  Corner   66  
  • 62. What’s  happening  now?   67  
  • 63. “School  library   programs  are  not   highly  valued,     they’re  not  seen  as   essential  …  they  are   dying  on  the  vine.”             Mike  Eisenberg         68  
  • 64. What  quesEon  should  be  asked?   69  
  • 65. What  do  kids  really  need  in  order  to     flourish  in  the  world  they  inhabit?   70  
  • 66. What  do  you  think  kids  need     (that  they’re  not  getting  now)?   71  
  • 67. 72  
  • 68. [shuh-­‐ret]    -­‐noun   a  gathering  of  people  for  an  intense   period  of  brainstorming  and  design.   Faced  with  a  problem  or  a  challenge,   the  parEcipants  pool  their  talents  to   produce  plans  to  achieve  a  goal.   The  word  “charre_e”  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  “hecEc  work  required  to  meet  a  deadline”.   o   Solu>on-­‐oriented     o   Collabora>ve     o   Involves  a  cross-­‐sec>on  of  community  stakeholders     o   Evokes  a  sense  of  urgency     73  
  • 69. The Boise Charrette Wikispace 74  
  • 70. Our Design Tools SURVEY   75  
  • 71. Today’s  Objectives:   reformat   •  Ensure  equitable  and  innovative  21st  century   teaching  and  learning  for  all  students.     •  Transform  community  engagement  in  your   district.   •  Create  a  blueprint  for  launching  a  21st  century   Library  Information  and  Technology  (LIT)     program  in  your  school  and  in  your  district.   •  What  else?         76  
  • 72. 6 Foundations s nship  5 rela tio   ✔        WEBSITE ✔     physical space ✔     emerging technologies ✔     portals ✔     lookout ✔     conduiT
  • 73. “Focus  on  things  kids  can’t  get   anywhere  else  in  the  school.”   Buffy  J.  Hamilton   The  Unquiet  Librarian   The  Unquiet   Librarian’s  Space   78  
  • 74.  5 relationships parents   administrators   teachers   legislators   students   79  
  • 75. 5 partners workboard ! !! What are the 3 most pressing issues relating to these partnerships? Students S t u Classroom ! d Teachers e Parents n Teacher t Librarian s Administrators Legislators 80   st ! Partnering to Shape 21 Century Learners – 2010 Idaho Workshop
  • 76. 6 foundations ✔          WEBSITE   ✔     physical space ✔     emerging technologies ✔     portals ✔     lookout ✔     conduit 81  
  • 77. Website -­‐  it’s  your  calling  card  
  • 78. Website -­‐  it’s  your  calling  card   Joyce  Valenza's  Virtual  Library  
  • 79. Physical Space
  • 80. Physical Space
  • 81. San  Antonio  Airport  
  • 82. Boise  Airport  
  • 83. Emerging Technologies
  • 84. Portals
  • 85. Portals
  • 86. Lookout
  • 87. Lookout
  • 88. The people in charge of leading school organizations into the 21st century … often are the least knowledgeable about the 21st century. dangerouslyirrelevant.org   Sco_  McLeod  
  • 89. 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.                                     Patrick  Larkin,  Principal                   Burlington  High  School,  MA   94  
  • 90. Conduit
  • 91. Conduit
  • 92. Conduit
  • 93. HOW TO BEGIN •  policies •  practices •  procedures •  systems •  structures •  strategies 98  
  • 94. Exploring a Prototype Joyce  Valenza's  Virtual  Library   99  
  • 95. More to explore Wiki  clearinghouse  of  effecEve  pracEces   100  
  • 96. 101  
  • 97. What  is  ….   paramount effective non-negotiable 102  
  • 98. 103  
  • 99. “Our  mission  is  to  ensure  that  students   are  effective  users  and  producers  of   ideas  and  information.”   Mike  Eisenberg   University  of  Washington  
  • 100. let s get down to work 105  
  • 101. 12 Elements of Effective PRactice Designing your space and program Designing Your Space and Program for for 21 st Century teaching and Learning 21st century Teaching and Learning ! WEBSPACE / ! Physical ! Technology ! Collaboration ! ! Reading ! Student VIRTUAL SPACE! Space Tools ! & Literacy ! Resources ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Community ! ! Creativity & ! Information ! Digital & Global ! Equity ! Assessment ! Communication ! literacy Citizenship ! & Access ! & Integration ! ! Sk ills & m g m t.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! st ! Partnering to Shape 21 Century Learners – 2010 Idaho Workshop Lisa Layera & Susan McBurney 106  
  • 102. 6  Founda>ons  Checklist   Website   Physical  Space   Emerging  Technologies   __  make  it  a  desEnaEon   __  virtual  poll  (what  do  they  want)   __  train  Student  IT  Fellows   __  showcase    student  work       __  hip,  comfortable  furniture   __  create  hashtag  for  favorite   __  solicit  content  feedback   new  technology  or  tool;  solicit   __  facilitate  new  clubs  /  meet-­‐ups   student  submissions   __  start  a  web  design  club   __  culEvate  hygge-­‐coziness,  tranquility   __  Harkness  tables  for  seminar-­‐ __  become  peer  coach  of   __  launch  ‘ Teacherbook’   technology   style  teaching.   __  offer  emerg.  Tech.  training   __  parent  tech.  training  night   __  create  robust  ‘Parents  Tab’   __  facilitate  parents  contribuEng  to   __  create  tech.  wish  list   __  survey  parent  needs   hygge   __  ask  PTA  to  fund  Student  IT   __  launch  Parents’  Wiki   __  PTA-­‐sponsored  foreign  language   Fellows’  travel  to  tech.  conference;   staEon  w/  Rose_a  Stone  soqware     librarian  as  chaperone   __  feature  on  district  homepage   __  invite  to  any  ‘presenEng’  of   __  offer  emerg.  tech.  training   __  facilitate  principal’s  blog   resources;  facilitate  their  taking   __  send  out  Horizon  Report   __  facilitate  supdt’s  blog   ownership  and  celebraEng   __  get  them  started  on  Twi_er   __  invite  every  fall  during  offsession   __  send  ‘Emerging  Technology  Tips’   __  create  ‘Local  Civics’  secEon   __  invite  to  dedicate  new  equip.,   to  legislators  and  their  LAs   __  create  ‘Ask  your  Legislator’   __  offer  to  set  them  up  on  Twi_er   feature  w/  librarian  as   upgrades,  etc.   intermediary   107  
  • 103. 6  Founda>ons  Checklist   Portal   Lookout   Connec>vity   __  Horizon  Report  w/  trends  and   __  champion  virtual  porsolios   opportuniEes       __  facilitate  global  connecEvity   __  showcase  student  art   __  spearhead  assessing   with  Skype,  FlatClassroom  etc.   __  leverage  flip  cams   keyboarding  mastery     __  annual  student-­‐designed  LIT   __  spearhead  1:1  iniEaEve  w/   program  theme     city,  district  and  community   __  create  blogs,  class  wikis,  &   __  offer  to  set  up  on  Twi_er  to   __  start  in-­‐service  days  with  New   help  grow  their  PLN   pathfinders  for  every  teacher   Tools  Roundup  (preferably  free  ones)   __  showcase  one  project  with   every  teacher  over  year   __  create  hashtag  and  deliver   __  Horizon  Report  w/  emerging   __  send  Holiday  Horizon  Report  w/   daily  nuggets  on  what   tech.  trends,  top  10  sites  for  kids,   giq  recs.,  ho_est  trends   students/classes  are  doing;   summary  of  what  kids  are  learning   catalyst  for  dinnerEme   __  invite  to  be  on  Technology   and  producing  that  quarter     conversaEon   Leadership  Team   __  invite  admin.  to  student  shows   __  ongoing:  send  resources  for   __  set  up  Google  Reader  for   __  invite  admin.  to  legislator  visits   Strategic  Plan  update   principal,  Supdt.,  Sch.  Board   __  invite  school  board  to  student   __  form  commi_ee  on  social  media   __  keep  administraEon  informed   shows   policy   of  21st  C.  leadership  opportuniEes   __  create  annual  Legislators’  Report;   __  be  their  reference  go-­‐to  person   __  digital  postcards  from  kids   frame  as  thanks;  kid-­‐centric   __  track  their  work  and  send  notes   __  facilitate  mid-­‐session  briefing   showcasing  student  work  and  $$   of  appreciaEon   for  interested  students   investment.   __  host  a  session  wrap-­‐up  108  
  • 104. 6  Founda>ons  Workboard   Website   Physical  Space   Emerging  Technologies   109  
  • 105. 6  Founda>ons  Workboard   Portal   Lookout   Connec>vity   110  
  • 106. Action  Plan:     Delivering  What  Students  Need   1  week   by  June   October  ILA  mtg.   111  
  • 107. Risk  Assessment:   How  Innovative  is  your  LIT  Program?   Risk Assessment: How Innovative is Your LIT Program? Stages in the development of an innovative LIT program* Underdeveloped Traditional Emerging Innovative Striving to succeed by Program is effective by Effective by standard Goes beyond standard standard measure of standard measures; measures, working to measure of success; success; unable to re- innovates to improve go beyond; innovating highly innovative, has st tool for the 21 C. within traditional model within and beyond transformed by creating information landscape. of LIT program. traditional model of LIT a new archetype for LIT program. programs. Rubric for Traditional Innovative developed Emerging Under- Library and Information Technology (LIT) Program 112   1 2 3 4 AREAS of EFFECTIVE PRACTICE
  • 108. h_p://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6wRkzCW5qI