Getting Out From Behind the Scenes

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Flexible Scheduling and Working with Administration

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Getting Out From Behind the Scenes

  1. 1. Collaboration with Teachers and Administrators Through Flexible Scheduling
  2. 2.  You are a teacher! Information Literacy and Inquiry in the Media Center Standards Based Instruction Being Proactive Flexible Scheduling
  3. 3. The media center (and the media specialist) should be available at the time of need
  4. 4. To manage ALL kinds of resources (including people)
  5. 5.  Use the resources at the time of need Focus on collaboration Flexibility Learner-centered approach
  6. 6.  Resources Attitudes
  7. 7. Student achievementInformation literacyActivities/strengths we bringHelping others develop their strengthsHighlighting successes
  8. 8.  Cooperation Coordination True Collaboration
  9. 9.  Communication ◦ Informal ◦ Formal Building Trust Being Reliable Stepping Up to the Plate
  10. 10.  What instructional role does the principal play? Who are the school leaders? Early adopters? WIIFM? How can I start small and think BIG? How can I share successes and not dwell on problems?
  11. 11.  Over 40% reported that the m.s. did not share research about the role of the m.p. in instruction or research about reading Over 50% reported that the m.s. sees him/herself as a “caretaker” Only 22% use a special form for evaluation; 97% reported that casual visits to the m.c. were an important component of evaluation What does your boss think about you? SLJ, Sept., 2002, by Debra Whelan
  12. 12. Written district philosophySchool library media fundingDistribution of special fundsMedia center staffingMedia center facilitiesDistrict support staff
  13. 13. Written philosophySchedulingAttitudesCollection

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