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A review framework for school libraries

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Future focused library master

  1. 1. A review framework for school libraries By Leonie McIlvenny The Future-focused Library
  2. 2. http://japanese-forearm-tattoos.blogspot.com.au/2012_03_01_archive.html
  3. 3. How do we create a future focused library and what does it look like?
  4. 4. The hallmark of a school library in the 21st century is not its collections, its systems, its technology, its staffing, its building, but its actions and evidence that show that it makes a real difference to student learning, that it contributes in tangible and significant ways to the development of meaning making and constructing knowledge. Transitions for preferred futures for school libraries (Todd, 2001, 4)
  5. 5. From: Future Learning and School Libraries (ASLA) Support curriculum goals Provide expertise Advocate lifelong learning Provide intellectual agency Enable students to become information and digital literate
  6. 6. The role and impact of the teacher-librarian can be synthesized quite simply: teacher-librarians impact student learning and achievement by forming strong and positive relationships with members of the school community, especially the school principal; by collaborating with classroom colleagues to plan, develop and assess independent learning abilities in students; by fostering a recreational reading culture in the building; and by providing informal staff development opportunities. K. Haycock (personal communication, December 8, 2013)
  7. 7. Learners and Learning Teachers and Teaching Resourcing the Curriculum Facilitating Access to Information Developing the Physical Environment LEARNING FOR THE FUTURE Learning Outcomes This guide has been our major reference for library reform in Australia since 1993. It was updated in 2001 to reflect the changes brought about mainly by the impact of digital literacies / technologies that became part of the educational landscape. The question is… IS IT STILL RELEVANT TODAY?
  8. 8. Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater
  9. 9. FUTURE READY SCHOOLS
  10. 10. Space and time Curriculum, instruction & assessment Professional Learning Robust Infrastructure Budget & Resources Community Partnerships Data & Privacy Collaborative Leadership FUTURE READY LIBRARIAN Framework based on the Future Ready School Project
  11. 11. FUTURE READY LIBRARIAN Framework based on the Future Ready School Project As schools seek to become Future Ready, it is necessary to identify and cultivate leadership beyond district and building leaders. School librarians lead, teach and support the Future Ready goals of their school and district in a variety of ways through their professional practice, programs and spaces. If properly prepared and supported, school librarians are well-positioned to be at the leading edge of the digital transformation of learning.
  12. 12. Changing the conversation about librarians
  13. 13. Are librarians the key to a Future Ready School? The alliance for Excellent Education launched its Future Ready Schools (FRS) initiative in October 2014 with the aim of leveraging technology and connectivity to personalise and transform learning. In June 2016, the Alliance, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of technology expanded FRS to position school librarians as leaders in this effort. There is a growing recognition that librarians were essential to the process. The FR Librarians Framework acknowledges that librarians play a powerful role in:  Curating digital resources and tools  Empowering students as creators  Building instructional partnerships  Designing collaborative spaces http://escholnews.com/2016/12/16/librarians-key-future-ready-school
  14. 14. Collaborative Engagement Learning Community Instructional Design Fostering Literacies Learning Environments LEADING LEARNING Standards of Practice for Effective School Library Learning Commons Canadian Library Association 2014
  15. 15. LEADING LEARNING Standards of Practice for Effective School Library Learning Commons Canadian Library Association, 2014 The Standards of practice for school library learning commons in Canada are framed around the core standards of practice that put school libraries at the centre of school improvement. They are intended as a guide for the journey from the more traditional school library program to the whole-school learning commons approach of participatory learning.
  16. 16. Reading Engagement Information Literacy Technological Literacy Reading Resources Technological Infrastructure Information Resources Model of the school library as a dynamic agent of learning School Libraries Work! Research Foundation paper 20018
  17. 17. Model of the school library as a dynamic agent of learning School Libraries Work! Research Foundation paper 20018
  18. 18. Improvement agenda Data analysis Instructional Design Culture of Learning Targeted use of school resources Expert teaching team Systematic curriculum delivery Differentiated teaching and learning Effective pedagogical practice School - Community Partnerships NATIONAL SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT TOOL ACER, 2012
  19. 19. Learners Teachers Access Resources Spaces Partnerships The Future-focused Library Framework
  20. 20. Learners • Resource-based inquiry learning • Reflection and metacognition • Students as curators and creators of information and knowledge • Engaged readers • Student self-efficacy
  21. 21. Teachers • Instructional Partnerships • Personalised Professional Learning • Evidence-based practice • Differentiated learning and negotiated curriculum • Resource-based / informed curriculum development • Technology infused participatory teaching and learning
  22. 22. Access • Robust infrastructure • Participatory teaching and learning through online learning environments • Equity of access to information resources • Access, storage, organisation and circulation of resources (policies and procedures) • IMS / LMS
  23. 23. Resources • Use of space and time • Resource selection, acquisition and management • Budget • Equity of access to information resources • Access, storage, organisation and circulation of resources (policies and procedures)
  24. 24. Spaces • Physical spaces supporting participatory / collaborative learning • Virtual spaces supporting participatory / collaborative learning • Equity of access to information resources for all students • Adaptability of learning spaces
  25. 25. Partnerships • Collaborative teaching and learning • Community partnerships • Consultative partnerships • Professional Learning Networks
  26. 26. Where to from here?
  27. 27. A teacher librarian, within a 21stcentury learning environment, is an instructional leader, curriculum designer, consultant, collaborator, mediator for students and staff to achieve best practice in learning. Create your own definition……..
  28. 28. Plan of action  Establish your own review framework or choose one that closely relates to your context.  Identify the key performance indicators that will you will use for the review process  Establish your current situation for each of these KPIs  Prioritise each in the order of importance or maximal impact  Set short-term, medium-term and long-term goals  Take action on one goal  Be visible and vocal in what you are doing.  Formalise the process and document in such a way that it addresses any systemic and or school requirements.
  29. 29. AITSL Standards  Explore how this process addresses the AITSL Standards.
  30. 30. QUESTIONS? Leonie McIlvenny leoniem@westnet.com.au

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