... education material for schools and teachers, found that “over the past 20 years, numerous studies have shown that elementary schools with at least one full-time certified teacher-librarian performed better on state tests.
empower - give (someone) the authority or power to do something – Oxford Dictionary of American English Someone whom I greatly admire recently set me thinking about the mission of librarians. David Lankes has that effect on many of us. In a talk late last year at the Digital Library Fall Forum, Lankes recast the usual …
A new Follett-sponsored initiative aims to raise awareness of how important school librarians are to the success of digital learning.
School librarians are critical to the success of digital learning initiatives, and they deserve a place at the table in discussions about digital learning: That’s the message behind a new awareness campaign that targets K-12 superintendents and other senior school district leaders.
“ Libraries and City Schools Need a Closer Partnership City Limits The author suggests that underutilized hours at branch libraries overlap with times when neighborhood schools could use more and better-equipped space.”
Via Karen Bonanno
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
I don't think suggesting that schools use public libraries to replace school libraries is a good idea. All schools should have a school library with a qualified librarian. The idea that schools create better links with the public library is a good one. Bringing classes in to use the resources in the public library is a great idea but not at the expense of the school library. We are planning to build on our links with our public library this year.
“Selfies are so 2013. Sweden's Social Democratic Youth League is bumping noggins for #wefie2014, a campaign aimed at bringing a sense of 'we' to Swedish society. Read this article by Leslie Katz on CNET.”
Via Gust MEES
Elizabeth Hutchinson's insight:
I'm going to suggest we do this at work on Monday. I will share it once it's done :)
"Sharing knowledge is not about giving people something, or getting something from them. That is only valid for information sharing. Sharing knowledge occurs when people are genuinely interested in helping one another develop new capacities for action; it is about creating learning processes.” - Peter Senge
This paper explains the key role that school librarians and libraries should play in state- and districtwide efforts to transition to digital learning, or the effective use of technology to improve teaching and learning.
It is hugely important that school libraries and librarians keep pointing out what our role in education is. I recently had a conversation that allowed someone in education to see the important connection of librarians and ICT to help teach information literacy and good research skills. Conversations must keep happening.
As the school year starts, many teachers are wanting to implement flipped learning into their classes. Before you begin, I encourage you to answer each of the questions below. The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.
I am a teacher. Apparently hardly anyone sees school librarians as teachers anymore, which is ridiculous in my opinion. Aside from the fact that I have a teaching license in teaching English to secondary grade levels, I still see ...