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  1. 1. Partnering  to  Shape  21st  Century  Learners   The Boise Charrette Idaho  Regional  Conferences,  2010   Lisa  Layera   Susan  McBurney  
  2. 2. Introduce  your  group  and  your  school.   What  are  your  top  three  concerns?   What  do  you  hope  to  get  out  of  this   workshop?   New  graphic/image  needed  
  3. 3. ity   chance Why  are  we  here?   equ   succesfor   access   s   I  don’t  love  the  layout  of  this  
  4. 4. Overview  of  the  day   haven’t  crystallized  this  yet   Need  a  slide  design  idea  too.    SDll  thinking  
  5. 5. Our story - in three chapters!
  6. 6. Chapter 1 Spring,  2007   3rd  cut  in  4  years   elementary  programs     hit  hardest  
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  8. 8. “Swim  upstream  to  Olympia.”  
  9. 9. Chapter 2
  10. 10. a  ciDzens’  army,  nearly  15,000  strong  
  11. 11. They  did  care,  and  here’s  why  …   Access  to  the   Achievement  Gap   InformaDon  Age   Equity   21st  Century  Skills   Library  Programs   as  Basic  EducaDon   I    ♥   Workforce   Libraries  !   Literacy   Readiness   Global   Democracy   Preparedness  
  12. 12. Washington  CoaliHon  for  School  Libraries     and  InformaHon  Technology  (WCS-­‐Lit)   Full-­‐Dme  cerDfied  teacher-­‐ Fully-­‐funded     librarian  in  every  school   library  materials  and   technology  resources   The  Washington  CoaliDon  for  School  Libraries  and  InformaDon  Technology  (WCSLit)   envisions  a  future  where  every  public  school  or  small  district  in  Washington  state  is   served  by  a  full-­‐Dme,  cerDfied  teacher-­‐librarian  who  manages  a  fully-­‐funded  library   and  technology  resource  collecDon.  The  coaliDon  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  educaDon.  It  is  our  hope   that  Washington  state  standards  for  library  and  informaDon  technology  educaDon   become  the  benchmark  for  library  and  informaDon  technology  instrucDon  across  the   naDon.       Equitable  access  to   WA  State  LIT  educaDon   technology,  literacy,  and   standards  become  a   opportunity   benchmark  
  13. 13. ✓   Senate  vote  for  emergency  bridge  funding   49-­‐0  
  14. 14. ✓  $4  MM  emergency  bridge  funding     First  ever  line-­‐item  for  school  library  programs   Policy  recommendaHons  to  codify  teacher-­‐ ✓   librarians  and  library  programs  as  part  of   Washington’s  Basic  EducaHon  Act.  
  15. 15. •  Might  need  a  transiDon  here  
  16. 16. ADVOCACY CHECKLIST 1. create a mandate 2. establish credibility 3. mobilize 4. leverage resources 5. build relationships 6. engage ! 7. execute with style 8. provide concrete request & data 9. ? relevancy 10. ? stamina
  17. 17. ! 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
  18. 18. ! 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.
  19. 19. ! 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 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.
  20. 20. ! 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
  21. 21. ! 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
  22. 22. 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.
  23. 23. 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...
  24. 24. 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, 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.
  25. 25. 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,, 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
  26. 26. 40+  arHcles      
  27. 27. [thinking  we  might  want  a  transiDon  of  some   sort  here,  something  more?      
  28. 28. Chapter 3 incon  gruity  
  29. 29. Technology Trends •  Data visualization •  Cloud computing •  Advanced analytics •  Virtualization •  Notebook/netbook adoption •  Mobile applications •  Open source software •  Online social networking
  30. 30. A  sampling  of  tools  that  have  come  out  in  the  last  three  years  ….  
  31. 31. CuZng  Edge  College  Majors   Human-Comput er Interaction Data Visualization Forensic Sciences Health Infomatics Service Science Green Majors
  32. 32. Emerging  Industries   •  nanotechnology   •  visual  representaDon  of   •  digital  forensics   complex  data   •  strategic  intelligence   •  human-­‐computer   interacDon   •  genomics   •  loud  compuDng   •  opDcs   •  video  gaming   •  pharmacogenomics   •  forensic  accounDng   •  renewable  energy   •  health  informaDon   •  cleantech   management   •  emerging  media   •  IT  networking  /  systems   •  image  semanDcs   management   •  Dssue  engineering   •  data  mining   •  biotechnology   •  digital  mapping    
  33. 33. Did  You  know  4.0   Did  You  Know?  4.0:  The  Economist  Media  Convergence  Remix  (from  Karl  Fisch  and  Scoa  McLeod)  
  34. 34. Is  our  educaHon  system   preparing  kids  for  the   future  and  the   informaHon  landscape   they'll  reside  in?  
  35. 35. What  do  kids  really  need  in  order  to     flourish  in  the  world  they  inhabit?  
  36. 36. WA  State  -­‐  PrioriDzaDon  for  Funding  Phase-­‐in   100%  in  2018  
  37. 37. President  Obama  Proposes     EliminaHng    Federal     School  Library  Funds   February  2010  
  38. 38.  Status  quo  -­‐  no  longer  an  opHon      
  39. 39. [shuh-­‐ret]    -­‐noun   a  gathering  of  people  for  an  intense   period  of  brainstorming  and  design.   Faced  with  a  problem  or  a  challenge,   the  parDcipants  pool  their  talents  to   produce  plans  to  achieve  a  goal.   The  word  "charreae"  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  “hecDc  work  required  to  meet  a  deadline”.   o   SoluHon-­‐oriented     o   CollaboraHve     o   Involves  a  cross-­‐secHon  of  community  stakeholders     o   Evokes  a  sense  of  urgency    
  40. 40. The Boise Charrette Wikispace
  41. 41. Our Design Tools others  
  42. 42. What’s  the  problem?  
  43. 43. “School  library   programs  are  not   highly  valued,  they’re   not  seen  as  essen9al  …   they  are  dying  on  the   vine.”             Mike  Eisenberg        
  44. 44. What  consHtutes  a  modern  library  pracHce?   Joyce  Valenza  
  45. 45. What  acHons  can  you  take  to  deliver     what  people  need  and  share  it  with     the  people  who  ma_er  most?  
  46. 46. 6 Foundations ships elation  5 r        WEBSITE ✔     physical space ✔     emerging ✔   technologies   portals ✔     lookout ✔     connectedness ✔   12 Elements of Effective Practice
  47. 47. 5 Relationships MAXI M S   students   Build  a   m Cultivat andate   e  r Do  it  wi elationships   th  style •  raci g   ousn •  ervice ess   s   •  ake  a m n  impre ssion   teachers   parents   administrators   Could  use  hand  instead  of  flower   Don’t  like  the  maxims  box  look   legislators    
  48. 48. New  Title  Needed  Here   !"#$%$&'()'*(&+)&+,)('%-(&+.*(+/0 &' +1-%'2(3+4-)56$%7+)%"+8-)(%$%7+ ! !! What are the 3 most pressing issues relating to these partnerships? Students S t u Classroom ! d Teachers e Parents n LIT t Teachers s Administrators Legislators st ! Partnering to Shape 21 Century Learners – 2010 Idaho Workshop !
  49. 49. [transiDon  ?]  
  50. 50. Learning  to  Change,  Changing  to  Learn  
  51. 51. ?   The  world  is   changing.   What  would  the     school  library     look  like  if  it  were     invented  today?    
  52. 52. Library  +  Laboratory  =  Libratory   “A  place  to  make  stuff,  do  stuff,  share  stuff,  not  just  get  stuff.”   Joyce  Valenza  
  53. 53. The  Alchemy  of  Knowledge   iniDaDve  +  inquisiDveness  +  resources  =  knowledge  
  54. 54. Periodic  Table  of  21st  Century  Resources   Website  /   Global  learning   Digital  Portal   Research  Tools   Community  Space   Global  ciDzenship   A  Place  of  Their  Own   CollaboraDon  Labs   Reading   InformaDon  Space   CommunicaDon   Digital  content   Foreign  language   CreaDon   Tools  (2.0)   producDon   learning   Financial  literacy   DATA   Avatar  Studio   ComposiDon   AnalyDcs   Storytelling   Digital  ciDzenship   Games  Corner  
  55. 55. 12 Elements of Effective Practice Web  Space/       CollaboraDon  /   Student  Growth     Virtual  Space   Mentoring   Resources   InformaDon  Literacy   Skills  &  Management   Physical  Space   Technology   Tools   Equity  &  Access   Student   Digital  &  Global   Assessment  &   CreaDvity  &   CiDzenship   IntegraDon   ProducDon   Community   Reading  /   Literacy   The Boise Sketch
  56. 56. 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
  57. 57. AVENUES of CHANGE •  policies •  practices •  procedures •  systems •  structures •  strategies
  58. 58. 12 Elements of Effective Practice Web  Space/       CollaboraDon  /   Student  Growth     Virtual  Space   Mentoring   Resources   InformaDon  Literacy   Skills  &  Management   Physical  Space   Technology   Tools   Equity  &  Access   Student   Digital  &  Global   Assessment  &   CreaDvity  &   CiDzenship   IntegraDon   ProducDon   Community   Reading  /   Literacy   The Boise Sketch
  59. 59. Exploring a Prototype Joyce  Valenza's  Virtual  Library  
  60. 60. More to explore Wiki  clearinghouse  of  effecDve  pracDces  
  61. 61. Post your ideas
  62. 62. Not  sure  where  this  will  fall  
  63. 63. Effective Practices! Video Montage!
  64. 64. Eric  ConH,  Superintendent   Burlington  Public  Schools   hap://  
  65. 65. InformaHon  Overload   Accelerated  Rate  of  Change  
  66. 66. InformaHon  Monarchy   InformaHon  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  
  67. 67. The  storm  is  the     best  Dme  to  fish.   Inuit  saying  
  68. 68. What  makes  a  survivor?  
  69. 69. Survivor  Theorist  Laurence  Gonzales     A  message  for  librarians  
  70. 70. What  to  do?  
  71. 71. Whatever  you  do…   don’t  be  a     deflaHonist!  
  72. 72. “You’re  the  best  version  of   yourself  when  you  manage  to   have  fun  doing  your  work.”       Chris  Flink,  IDEO
  73. 73. What  is  ….   paramount effective non-negotiable
  74. 74. [thinking  maybe  we  should  back  off  the  ‘survivor  challenge’  language  and   streamline  the  discussion  of  the  6  foundaDons.    Use  the  language  that  is  in  the   5-­‐6-­‐12  wave.  I  think  the  survivor  thing  works,  but  is  it  too  much  here?   What  do  you  think?    I  could  go  either  way.      
  77. 77. “How  do  I  build  a  culture  of   innova9on?  Not  just  by  changing   prac9ces  but  by  changing  beliefs  and   aGtudes  as  well.”                                                 -­‐Bruce  Dixon  
  79. 79. The  Unquiet  Librarian’s  Space  
  82. 82. “I  would  be  puerile  to  argue  that  the  world   has  ever  been  sta9c,  but  it's  reasonable  to   argue  that  the  world  has  never  been  as   uncertain  as  it  is  today.”                     Eamonn  Kelly,  CEO                   Global  Business  Network                 (which  pracDces  a  futurist  sub-­‐specialty                 known  as  scenario  planning)  
  83. 83. “Look  to   collaborate     with  those     who  can  do     what  you  can't.”                         -­‐Paul  Bennea  
  86. 86. The people in charge of leading school organizations into the 21st century … often are the least knowledgeable about the 21st century.   Scoa  McLeod  
  87. 87. The  librarians  who  survive  will  be  those  who  make  themselves   the  social  media  experts  of  their  school.  Students  and  teachers   now  have  endless  opHons  beyond  the  covers  of  a  book  to  find   the  informaHon  that  they  need.                                     -­‐Patrick  Larkin,  Principal                   Burlington  High  School,  MA  
  88. 88. “For  the  past  five  years,  the  naDonal  conversaDon  on   educaDon  has  focused  on  reading  scores,  math  tests  and   closing  the  ‘achievement  gap’  between  social  classes  … This  is  a  story  about  the  big  public  conversaDon  the   naDon  is  not  having  about  educaDon,  the  one  that  will   ulDmately  determine  not  merely  whether  some  fracDon   of  our  children  get  ‘lew  behind’  but  also  whether  an   enDre  generaDon  of  kids  will  fail  to  make  the  grade  in   the  global  economy  because  they  can’t  think  their  way   through  abstract  problems,  work  in  teams,  disHnguish   good  informaHon  from  bad  or  speak  a  language  other   than  English.”       Claudia  Wallis,  Time  Magazine  
  89. 89. A  great  LIT  program  allows  students  to…..   ✓   think  through  abstract  problems   ✓   work  in  teams   ✓   disHnguish  good  informaHon   from  bad     (✓)   speak  a  language  other  than   English    
  91. 91. “It’s  not  what  you  work  on,     but  whom  you  work  with     that  makes  all  the  difference.”           David  Kelley,  founder  and  chairman,  IDEO
  92. 92. SURVIVAL ESSENTIALS 1. kid-centric 2. showcase showcase showcase! 3. recruit at least 10 parent volunteers 4. annual library visits, at least 1 legislator 1 school board member 1 superintendent 5. always invite the press, blog about it, leave a virtual trail of excellence
  93. 93. 6  FoundaHons  Checklist   Website   Physical  Space   Emerging  Technologies   __  make  it  a  desDnaDon   __  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   __  culDvate  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  contribuDng  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;   staDon  w/  Roseaa  Stone  sowware     librarian  as  chaperone   __  feature  on  district  homepage   __  invite  to  any  ‘presenDng’  of   __  offer  emerg.  tech.  training   __  facilitate  principal’s  blog   resources;  facilitate  their  taking   __  send  out  Horizon  Report   __  facilitate  supdt’s  blog   ownership  and  celebraDng   __  get  them  started  on  Twiaer   __  invite  every  fall  during  offsession   __  send  ‘Emerging  Technology  Tips’   __  create  ‘Local  Civics’  secDon   __  invite  to  dedicate  new  equip.,   to  legislators  and  their  LAs   __  create  ‘Ask  your  Legislator’   __  offer  to  set  them  up  on  Twiaer   feature  w/  librarian  as   upgrades,  etc.   intermediary  
  94. 94. 6  FoundaHons  Checklist   Portal   Lookout   ConnecHvity   __  Horizon  Report  w/  trends  and   __  champion  virtual  porzolios   opportuniDes       __  facilitate  global  connecDvity   __  showcase  student  art   __  spearhead  assessing   with  Skype,  FlatClassroom  etc.   __  leverage  flip  cams   keyboarding  mastery     __  annual  student-­‐designed  LIT   __  spearhead  1:1  iniDaDve  w/   program  theme     city,  district  and  community   __  create  blogs,  class  wikis,  &   __  offer  to  set  up  on  Twiaer  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,   giw  recs.,  hoaest  trends   students/classes  are  doing;   summary  of  what  kids  are  learning   catalyst  for  dinnerDme   __  invite  to  be  on  Technology   and  producing  that  quarter     conversaDon   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  commiaee  on  social  media   __  keep  administraDon  informed   shows   policy   of  21st  C.  leadership  opportuniDes   __  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  appreciaDon   for  interested  students   investment.   __  host  a  session  wrap-­‐up  
  95. 95. 6  FoundaHons  Work  Board   Website   Physical  Space   Emerging  Technologies  
  96. 96. 6  FoundaHons  Work  Board   Portal   Lookout   ConnecHvity  
  97. 97. Cultivating a Core Vision and Mission “ … a picture of the future that is relatively easy to communicate and appeals to customers, stockholders, and employees. A vision helps clarify the direction in which an organization needs to move.” John Kotter, Harvard Business School customers = students, parents stockholders = administration, principals, legislature employees = teachers Guiding questions: 1. What does a school Library Information & Technology (LIT) program need to deliver to students and teachers in the 21st Century? 2. What do you think is the purpose of a 21st Century school Library Information & Technology (LIT) program? 3. How does a 21st Century Library Information & Technology (LIT) program empower, prepare, and educate students? 4. What language makes clear that the transformed Library Information & Technology (LIT) program reflects the new information and technology landscape? Mission: “… to ensure that students are effective users and producers of ideas and information.” Mike Eisenberg, Univ. of Washington ! Two-minute elevator speech: Making the case for 21 st Century Learning In small groups, come up with a two-minute elevator speech that communicates how the Library and Information Technology program empowers, prepares, and educates students. Choose someone from the group to share the elevator speech with the larger group when we reconvene. Please incorporate the Eisenberg mission statement (above) and also highlight one part of your team’s core message that you feel can’t be left out. st ! Partnering to Shape 21 Century Learners – 2010 Idaho Workshop Lisa Layera & Susan McBurney
  98. 98. Mike  Eisenberg   University  of  Washington   “As  teacher  librarians,  our  mission  is  to   ensure  that  students  are  effecDve  users   and  producers  of  ideas  and  informaDon.”  
  99. 99. AcHon  Plan:     Delivering  What  Students  Need   1  week   by  June   October  ILA  mtg.  
  100. 100. Risk  Assessment:   How  InnovaHve  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 1 2 3 4 AREAS of EFFECTIVE PRACTICE Information Literacy / Skills & Management
  101. 101. This  didn’t  seem  to  work  at  the  beginning,  for  me.  Close  with  it?   40  InspiraHonal  Speeches  in  2  Minutes  
  102. 102. 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  porzolio  of  their  Dme  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  beaer  job  evaluaDng  what  ‘literate’  means  today?   8.  What  moDvates  students?   9.  How  can  we  help  students  get  the  skills  needed  to  idenDfy  and  pursue  the  things   they  love?     10. Do  you  have  a  system  that  allows  for  easy,  extensive,  and  rapid  replicaDon  of   pracDces  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  direcDon?