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  • 1. Inviting Connections:Inviting Connections: School and DistrictSchool and District CollaborationCollaboration
  • 2. We as educators need to reconsider our roles in students’ lives, to think of ourselves as connectors first and content experts second. -Will Richardson
  • 3. flickr: Rick Harrison
  • 4. cfoote @ Marfa
  • 5. flickr: screen punk
  • 6. flickr: VancityAllie
  • 7. flickr: marty madrid
  • 8. flickr: gord mckenna
  • 9. photo: cfoote @ Planet Marfa
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  • 11. flickr: light brigading
  • 12. “To be of service in building knowledge means to be part of a conversation.” Atlas of New Librarianship R. David Lankes
  • 13. flickr: Escuela Whittier Chicago
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  • 15. Where is your collab space?Where is your collab space? • Wikis • Google Docs • Livebinder • Symbaloo • LibGuides • Blogs • Google Hangout • Skype • TodaysMeet
  • 16. What is the untold story?What is the untold story?
  • 17. Unlikely partnershipsUnlikely partnerships flickr rocha.michael
  • 18. Identify formal/informal/unlikely partners. Create opportunities. Be invitational. Listen to teachers (and students). Empathize. Set ego aside. Tell our collaboration stories. Ask – “Can my teachers see themselves in the library story?” Communicate w/ask your administrator. To enhance collaboration:
  • 19. Most importantly-- “Less us, more them.” (-Gary Stager)
  • 20. flickr: hans splinter
  • 21. “Social compacts evolve. They often begin simply and grow more complex over time.... This is the moment to scour the old compact for original intent, best practices, and effective services and to mix these with opportunities, current realities, and visions of a new idea future to forge a new social compact.” Atlas of New Librarianship R. David Lankes
  • 22. flickr: Texas713
  • 23. Carolyn FooteCarolyn Foote join me at:join me at: @technolibrary@technolibrary @whslibraryrocks@whslibraryrocks