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School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts!
“Stories and examples that demonstrate the vital and irreplaceable role that school librarians play in teaching and learning. ”
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Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores

Something to Shout About: New research shows that more librarians means higher reading scores | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

For the first time, we’ve conducted a groundbreaking study using data from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) to document the impact of librarian layoffs on fourth-grade reading scores between 2004 to 2009.

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How school libraries have changed over the past 25 years! Doug Johnson's Blue Skunk Blog | Transforming our practice - school libraries

"Here are my top 10 game changers for school libraries from the past 25 years and why I chose them". - Doug Johnson

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National Library Week: Why We NEED To Save Our School Libraries

National Library Week: Why We NEED To Save Our School Libraries | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

"we as a nation must voice our support and advocate for funding, so that all children have access to 21st century school library programs.  We are a world starving for heroes. If you want to find them, support our school libraries."

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Library Research Service| School Library Impact Studies

Library Research Service| School Library Impact Studies | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

Need data? Library Research Services (LRS) has a wealth of reports, presentations and fast facts about the impact of school libraries on student achievement.

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Highly Effective School Librarians Are Instructional Leaders

Illustrates competency #13 of Colorado Highly Effective School Library Programs: School Leadership http://tinyurl.com/COHighlyEffective...
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Full-Time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores

Full-Time School Librarians Linked to Higher Student Reading Scores | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

Want to see students get higher reading scores? Then make sure their schools have a media specialist.

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Colorado’s “Survive and Thrive” Campaign — Make Some Noise!

Colorado’s “Survive and Thrive” Campaign — Make Some Noise! | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

CASL's Advocacy Initiative featured in SLJ's Make Some Noise blog!

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Thunder Ridge High School

Thunder Ridge High School | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

Paula Busey, Teacher Librarian at Thunder Ridge High School in Highlands Ranch, CO, showcases the amazing projects and programs taking place in her library.  This presentation was developed as part of her application for CDE's Highly Effective School Libraries Program. 

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School Librarians Teach Collaboration

School Librarians teach students to use technologies that allow in-depth learning with teamwork, which is an essential 21st century job skill.

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DC Parents Demand School Librarians Be Restored | School Library Journal

DC Parents Demand School Librarians Be Restored | School Library Journal | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

Parents in Washington, DC, are taking to the streets, advocating for more funding for their school libraries and librarians.

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100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School

100 Things Kids Will Miss if they don't have a School Librarian in their School | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

1.Books that are professionally selected to meet school and personal needs.

2.Equitable access to computers and other forms of technology. 3.Someone to talk to and someone who listens – the school librarian. 4.A place to get help when they need it. A place to assemble with their friends openly..........


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Maria Jose Vitorino's comment, February 23, 2013 1:07 PM
Let's use it (our unique skill set) :)
Lucy Beaton's comment, February 24, 2013 2:53 PM
Use it or lose it!
Alejandro Tortolini's curator insight, February 27, 2013 10:22 AM

Cosas que los niños extrañarán si su escuela no tiene un Bibliotecario.

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CO School Libraries Infographic

CO School Libraries Infographic | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

Check out this excellent Infographic from CDE and the Colorado State Library! Share, print or post! Spread the word!

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» ALA Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success AASL Blog

» ALA Resolution that School Libraries and Librarians are Critical to Educational Success AASL Blog | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

ALA Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution during its annual meeting in Anaheim, CA, that reiterates the importance of certified media specialists to academic achievement and calls on all ALA divisions to support our nation's beleaguered school librarians.

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Web 2.0 - A Celebration of Student Work - LiveBinder

Web 2.0 - A Celebration of Student Work - LiveBinder | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

From East Middle School Library in Grand Junction, Colorado...a showcase of student projects and products created with a variety of Web 2.0 Tools.

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Full-Time Teacher-Librarians Critical Contributors to a Jeffco Distinguished Education — Support School Libraries

Full-Time Teacher-Librarians Critical Contributors to a Jeffco Distinguished Education — Support School Libraries | School Librarians: 21st Century Skills Experts! | Scoop.it

A great teacher testimonial on behalf of Rebecca Warner, teacher/librarian at Shaffer Elementary School.

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Sierra Elementary Library, Arvada, CO

Christy Yacano, Teacher Librarian at Sierra Elementary in Arvada is a true 21st Century Teacher-Librarian.

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GSHS Highly Effectively School Library Program by Jenna Cook

This multimedia presentation was shown to CDE last month as an example of how highly effective school librarians can help teachers design meaningful, relevant 21st century skills units and projects for their students.

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