27 Things Your Teacher Librarian Does. The Shift: Media Specialists and the Common Core. After participating in an exciting webinar on Libraries, Technology, and Implementing Common Core provided by AASL, I began to think about how the role of the school-based media specialist is evolving.
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and rapid integration of technology in schools around the country has created a shift in instructional design and practice. I have found the most valuable school-based resource for brainstorming, discussing, planning and implementing anything to do with technology has been my school's media specialist. Following are a few ways that your media specialist could help you, and how the CCSS has impacted their roles.
Tech Talks Effectively incorporating technology in the classroom can be extremely rewarding. I remember going to the media center to make copies one morning, and our media specialist asked how things were going with BYOD. Media Specialist = CCSS Instructional Leader Moving Forward. Docs/pdf/nsdcstudy2009.pdf. Leading In and Beyond the Library.
2013 SLJ Technology Survey. Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google.