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The What, Who, Why and How of<br />Building<br />an<br />iCentre<br />Part 1<br />Lyn HaySchool of Information Studies,Cha...
Preparation<br /><ul><li>My commentary in Access, November 2010
My recent conference presentations provide background</li></li></ul><li>iCentre<br /><ul><li>information-technology-learni...
high-end multimedia production facility
technology engine of a networked school
large, flexible learning space based on fluid design principles
layout will look different on a daily basis</li></li></ul><li>iCentre<br /><ul><li>technical-admin aspects of technology a...
information, technology, curriculum & e-learning staff are ‘blended’
convergence allows strategic conversations</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> WHY build an iCentre?
 WHAT would our iCentre look like?</li></li></ul><li>WHY build an iCentre?       <br /><ul><li>Vision
Perceptions
Motivations
Problems
Agendas
Silos
Territory
Convergence</li></li></ul><li>Do you want...<br /><ul><li>pedagogy to fuse the work of information, technology & learning ...
key information, technology & learning leaders within a school combine to consolidate their efforts?
strengthen the connection between home and school, and harness mobile connectivity?</li></ul>iCentre @ Broulee Primary Sch...
Do you want...<br /><ul><li>to build capacity inyour staff to use information andlearning technologiesto differentiate lea...
Do you want...<br /><ul><li>to build capacity inyour staff to use information andlearning technologiesto differentiate lea...
Guided Inquiry<br /><ul><li>Inquiry that is guided by an instructional team using scaffolds to enable students to gain a d...
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The What, Who, Why and How of Building an iCentre: Part 1

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Part 1 of the schoollibrarymanagement.com webinar series on "The what, who, why and how of building an iCentre". Presented Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:00 - 9:00 PM AEST.

This webinar takes participants through the design and planning phases of building an iCentre in schools. It outlines the range of programs and services provided by an iCentre (the WHAT); presents a range of configurations for an iCentre team including staffing formulas and role statements (the WHO); provides a rationale for establishing an iCentre (the WHY); and presents a blueprint for developing an iCentre (the HOW).

This webinar series assists participants in putting the iCentre concept into practice. It assumes participants already have a basic understanding of the iCentre concept (essential pre-reading is Lyn Hay’s Access commentary on the iCentre concept for those who have not). This is your opportunity to gain an insight into the practicalities of building an iCentre.

Further details can be found at http://www.kb.com.au/presentations/building-an-icentre.htm

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  • Part 1 of the schoollibrarymanagement.com webinar series on 'The what, who, why and how of building an iCentre'. Presented Wednesday, June 29, 2011 8:00 - 9:00 PM AEST.

    This webinar takes participants through the design and planning phases of building an iCentre in schools. It outlines the range of programs and services provided by an iCentre (the WHAT); presents a range of configurations for an iCentre team including staffing formulas and role statements (the WHO); provides a rationale for establishing an iCentre (the WHY); and presents a blueprint for developing an iCentre (the HOW).

    This webinar series assists participants in putting the iCentre concept into practice. It assumes participants already have a basic understanding of the iCentre concept (essential pre-reading is Lyn Hay’s Access commentary on the iCentre concept for those who have not). This is your opportunity to gain an insight into the practicalities of building an iCentre.

    Further details can be found at http://www.kb.com.au/presentations/building-an-icentre.htm
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The What, Who, Why and How of Building an iCentre: Part 1

  1. 1. The What, Who, Why and How of<br />Building<br />an<br />iCentre<br />Part 1<br />Lyn HaySchool of Information Studies,Charles Sturt University<br />schoollibrarymanagement.com webinar29 June 2011<br />http://edu.blogs.com/.a/6a00d83451f00f69e20133f4d06221970b-popup<br />
  2. 2. Preparation<br /><ul><li>My commentary in Access, November 2010
  3. 3. My recent conference presentations provide background</li></li></ul><li>iCentre<br /><ul><li>information-technology-learning hub
  4. 4. high-end multimedia production facility
  5. 5. technology engine of a networked school
  6. 6. large, flexible learning space based on fluid design principles
  7. 7. layout will look different on a daily basis</li></li></ul><li>iCentre<br /><ul><li>technical-admin aspects of technology are secondary to learning agenda
  8. 8. information, technology, curriculum & e-learning staff are ‘blended’
  9. 9. convergence allows strategic conversations</li></li></ul><li><ul><li> WHY build an iCentre?
  10. 10. WHAT would our iCentre look like?</li></li></ul><li>WHY build an iCentre? <br /><ul><li>Vision
  11. 11. Perceptions
  12. 12. Motivations
  13. 13. Problems
  14. 14. Agendas
  15. 15. Silos
  16. 16. Territory
  17. 17. Convergence</li></li></ul><li>Do you want...<br /><ul><li>pedagogy to fuse the work of information, technology & learning specialists across the curriculum?
  18. 18. key information, technology & learning leaders within a school combine to consolidate their efforts?
  19. 19. strengthen the connection between home and school, and harness mobile connectivity?</li></ul>iCentre @ Broulee Primary Schoolhttp://www.broulee-p.schools.nsw.edu.au/iCentre.html<br />
  20. 20. Do you want...<br /><ul><li>to build capacity inyour staff to use information andlearning technologiesto differentiate learning?</li></ul>A differentiated curriculum is a program of activities that offers a variety of entry points for students who differ in abilities, knowledge and skills. In a differentiated curriculum teachers offer different approaches to what students learn (content), how students learn (process) and how students demonstrate what they have learned (product).<br />http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/policies/gats/programs/differentiate/index.htm<br />
  21. 21. Do you want...<br /><ul><li>to build capacity inyour staff to use information andlearning technologiesto differentiate learning?</li></ul>INQUIRY-BASED LEARNING<br />
  22. 22. Guided Inquiry<br /><ul><li>Inquiry that is guided by an instructional team using scaffolds to enable students to gain a depth of understanding and a personal perspective through a wide range of sources of information
  23. 23. Research shows that inquiry sparks learning in students and that inquiry learning calls on the collaborative expertise of teachers & TLs...+ other specialist teachers</li></ul>Kuhlthau, 2010<br />
  24. 24. Do you want...<br /><ul><li>to support teachers in effectively leading learning using 1:1 computing?
  25. 25. to provide timely, responsive information, technological & technical support to staff & students?
  26. 26. to support the development of personal learning environments?</li></li></ul><li>Personal learning environments<br />PLEs refer to student-designed learning approaches that encompass different types of content — videos, apps, games, social media tools, and more — chosen by a student to match his or her personal learning style and pace... The goal is for students to have more control over how they learn, and for teachers to set expectations that their students will be more engaged in understanding and applying their learning strategies. Personal learning environments are currently more of a theoretical construct, as they have not been widely put into practice. The notion is of intense interest to many educators who see PLEs as having considerable potential to engage students in ways that best suit their individual learning needs. (p. 8)<br />http://www.nmc.org/pdf/2011-Horizon-Report-K12.pdf<br />
  27. 27. WHAT would our iCentre look like?<br />
  28. 28. iCentre is more than a label<br /><ul><li>iCentre requires a re-engineering of ‘whatwe do’ – it’s more than libraries & labs
  29. 29. iCentre brand = a dynamic, responsive, fluid ‘instructional zone’ within & beyond the school
  30. 30. a learning centre of information, inquiry, innovation, immersion & instructional intervention
  31. 31. supports connectivity & collaboration, critical engagement & creativity, construction & consolidation</li></li></ul><li>'Chiara<br />iCentre: <br /> more <br /> than <br /> just a <br /> library'<br />Maureen Twomey, iCentre Coordinator, Assisi Catholic College, Upper Coomera, QLD<br />PLC’s 1 degree bar. Permission to use photo by Gary Green <br />
  32. 32. iCentreincludes<br /><ul><li>a qualified team of information, technology and learning experts
  33. 33. strategic and operational functionality driven by an integrated team approach
  34. 34. provides programs and services to support 21st century learners
  35. 35. relevant, flexible, 24/7, customised services in school, at home, ‘learning on the run’
  36. 36. pedagogy is central to all decision-making, policy and practice
  37. 37. customised support for students, teachers, administrators, parents </li></li></ul><li>iCentre team<br /><ul><li>resourcing of the curriculum reflects multi-format nature of our world
  38. 38. supports inquiry learning, immersive learning experiences , knowledge construction
  39. 39. works with teachers to design curriculum units that reconcile multiple literacies
  40. 40. supports transfer and consolidation of literacies across the curriculum
  41. 41. supports teachers to take risks as learning and technology innovators
  42. 42. provides ‘nuts & bolts’ technical support </li></li></ul><li>Learning21@ISB<br />International School of Beijing http://www.isb.bj.edu.cn/learning-21.aspx<br />
  43. 43. Think global<br />Global Competence is the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to understand and act creatively and innovatively on issues of global significance:<br /><ul><li>Investigate the World
  44. 44. Recognise Perspectives
  45. 45. Communicate Ideas
  46. 46. Take Action</li></ul>http://www.edsteps.org/ccsso/SampleWorks/matrix.pdf<br />
  47. 47. iCentre team<br /><ul><li>provides learning design to support change in pedagogical practice
  48. 48. leads in the development, implementation & evaluation of a cross-curricula digital citizenship program
  49. 49. provides information leadership in terms of informed policy development that supports technology access and instruction, rather than a ‘banning before thinking’ approach
  50. 50. manages the school’s research program through evidence-based practice, action research, data-driven policy, sustainability</li></li></ul><li>Photo: ‘Best Interior Design Schools for Library Online ’ August 25, 2010http://www.tktdw.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Interior-design-schools.jpg/<br />What do you want your iCentre to look like?<br />What do you want your iCentre to do?<br />
  51. 51. References<br />Hamilton, B. J. (2010). Reading and writing the world: School libraries as sponsors of transliteracy. Information Fluency: Literacy for Life, Computers in Libraries 2010 Conference, Arlington, VA, April 12-14. Retrieved from http://www.slideshare.net/buffyjhamilton/reading-and-writing-the-world-school-libraries-as-sponsors-of-transliteracy<br />Hay, L. (2010). Chapter 9: Developing an information paradigm approach to build and support the home-school nexus. In M. Lee & G. Finger (Eds.), Developing a networked school community: A guide to realising the vision (pp. 143-158). Camberwell, Vic.: ACER Press.<br />Hay, L. (2010). Shift happens. It’s time to rethink, rebuild and rebrand. [Commentary]. Access, 24(4), 5-10.<br />Hay, L., & Todd, R. (2010b). School libraries 21C: School library futures project. Report for New South Wales Department of Education & Training, Curriculum K–12 Directorate, School Libraries & Information Literacy Unit. Sydney: Curriculum K–12 Directorate, NSWDET. Retrieved from http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/assets/pdf/21c_report.pdf<br />Hay, L., & Foley, C. (2009). School libraries building capacity for student learning in 21C. [Refereed]. Scan, 28(2), 17-26. Retrieved from http://www.curriculumsupport.education.nsw.gov.au/schoollibraries/assets/pdf/Schoollibraries21C.pdf<br />Loertscher, D. V., Koechlin, C., & Zwaan, S. (2008). The new learning commons where learners win: Reinventing school libraries and computer labs. Salt Lake City, UT: Hi Willow.<br />

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