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Chapter 1. Online Learning in K–12 and Higher Education and the Library Professional. Lucy Santos Green Every once in a while, my colleagues across the fields of library and information science and instructional technology debate the growth and application of online (or, as it is sometimes referred to, distance) education.

Chapter 1. Online Learning in K–12 and Higher Education and the Library Professional

For those of us who are passionate about high-quality online learning, it often comes as a surprise that anyone might still be hesitant or against the creation of a fully online course. Dr. Marshall Jones, director of Graduate Studies in the College of Education at Winthrop University, South Carolina, explained his perception of this continued hesitation: One of the reasons online learning has a bad reputation is that early iterations of it could be pretty crummy.

Back to School with Future Ready Librarians®! Tips and Tricks from Experts. Future Ready Schools® Invites You to Participate in a Webinar Panelists Bill Bass, Innovation Coordinator for Instructional Technology, Information and Library Media, Parkway School District (MO), and Board President, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) (@billbass) Elissa Malespina, Verona High School Teacher Librarian, Verona School District (NJ), Future Ready Librarians® Instructor, ISTE U, and Chairperson, New Jersey Future Ready Librarians (@elissamalespina)Nikki D Robertson, Project Coordinator of Digital Learning, Education Service Center Region 13 (TX), and Social Media Manager, Future Ready Librarians® (@NikkiDRobertson)

Back to School with Future Ready Librarians®! Tips and Tricks from Experts

Once a Librarian, Always a Librarian? I recently posted to Facebook Dear ALA, Library Journal, and others: I have an MLS.

Once a Librarian, Always a Librarian?

I paid good money for it. I earned it. I am a librarian. Forever. Then I made this Then someone at ALA sent me a message saying they completely agreed with me and asked me what this meant to me. Let me start with why I made the post in the first place. Top 20 Free Online Logo Maker Tools in 2018. Free Logo Design, Maker, Generator. Free Logo Maker - Create your own logo in minutes! Top 20 Free Online Logo Maker Tools in 2018. Teach Through Action - WalkMe™ - Digital Adoption Platform. Managing Standards Overload: Your Educational Compass Meets the National School Library Standards.

By Kate Lechtenberg, AASL Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force Member Whenever I hear that new educational standards are coming out, I go through a roller coaster of emotions and a lot of frantic self-talk.

Managing Standards Overload: Your Educational Compass Meets the National School Library Standards

Click here to download the one-page “Managing Standards Overload” resource on the AASL Standards portal. Step one: Panic. “The standards are coming, the standards are coming! What will this mean for me? Ditching the emotional roller coaster Sound familiar? As we all know, when a shiny new educational initiative or set of standards gets “rolled out,” it often means that the most innovative, human elements get flattened. AASL’s reflection-centered approach to standards Every time AASL rearticulates our standards, we create an opportunity to reflect on and renew our work. Maintaining your educational compass So what does it look like to expand our educational compass? Thinking about your internal educational compass may feel like a throwback to your undergrad days. The Job Outlook: In 2030, Librarians Will Be in Demand. A fascinating new report takes a fresh look at what the workforce is going to look like in the future and which skills will be highly sought after.

The Job Outlook: In 2030, Librarians Will Be in Demand

According to “The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030”, there will be an increased call for librarians, curators, and archivists, among other occupations. That’s just the start of the finds in this exploration of where humans will fit in the future, complementing rather than being completely supplanted by automation. The report—released on September 28 by Pearson, Nesta, and Oxford University—asks how work will be impacted by the intersection of seven “megatrends.”

Change driven by new technology, including the rise of automation, is right up top. How to respond to learning-style believers. “What do you mean, I shouldn’t accommodate people’s learning styles?

Dr. Hodges would like this source. – drsajones

You can’t tell me people don’t learn differently!

How to respond to learning-style believers

I see it in the classroom all the time!” Maybe you’ve heard that from a classroom presenter (I have). Or maybe you’ve heard this from a client: “Be sure to include narration for the audio learners! Learning styles have been popularized by well-intentioned people, including possibly your professor of instructional design. Then why do people cling to the belief? First, the research These resources link to or summarize research that debunks learning styles: My post Learning styles: Worth our time? Debunk carefully — morals are at stake! The myths that put people into special categories, such “visual learners” or “digital natives,” have a powerful emotional appeal. In Urban Myths about Learning and Education, the authors suggest that these myths could be a type of moral panic. Emotions can run high thanks to the believer’s moral commitment.

I’ve never heard that before. Makerspace PTA presentation. Bridging the Divide between School Librarians and School Administrators. As a classroom teacher of 8 years, 3 years as a high school assistant principal, and 6 years as a head high school principal, I have had the opportunity to learn from many colleagues.

Bridging the Divide between School Librarians and School Administrators

In no area has this colleague-driven growth been more pronounced than in my conceptualization of the role that school libraries and school librarians play in deep learning and conceptual understanding for students. By and large, what principals know about libraries we learn from the librarians that we work with. This concept is of the utmost importance as we begin to talk about how to bridge the divide between school librarians and the school administrators who have the power to unlock the library’s true potential in schools.

Pinterest. Let's Share Our Future Ready Librarian 2017-18 Goals With Each Other! Digital Learning Glossary of Terms. Digital Learning Glossary of Terms Printable Version (PDF) 21st Century skills—Skills necessary for all children to succeed as citizens and workers in this century.

Digital Learning Glossary of Terms

Changing the Conversation About Librarians.