Future Ready Librarians - Future Ready Schools We are super excited that you are registering to join us at the Denver Future Ready School Institute. Complete the registration below to make it official! The Future Ready Librarians (FRL) strand of the Institute will provide opportunities to explore how librarians can support FRS via the FRL framework;learn how to develop teacher librarians as educational and instructional leaders;create conversations about the role of librarians supporting strategic work of schools; anddevelop networks and cross-functional teams to support and sustain FRL in districts. Since you are registering as a Future Ready Librarian, don’t forget to check to make sure your superintendent has taken the pledge and become familiar with the FRS Framework as well the FRL program.
Banned Websites Awareness Day To raise awareness of the overly restrictive blocking of legitimate, educational websites and academically useful social networking tools in schools and school libraries, AASL has designated one day during Banned Books Week as Banned Websites Awareness Day. On Wednesday, September 26, AASL asks school librarians and other educators to promote an awareness of how overly restrictive filtering affects student learning. Background | Complimentary Webinars | Resources & Activities Logo Use | Promotional Partners Background Usually the public thinks of censorship in relation to books, however there is a growing censorship issue in schools and school libraries – overly restrictive filtering of educational websites reaching far beyond the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). Filtering websites does the next generation of digital citizens a disservice. Resources Intellectual Freedom related posts on Knowledge Quest AASL White Paper on Educational Technology in Schools
Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians | Teacher Librarian Editor’s Note: This article was originally published as a Tag Team Tech column on www.voyamagazine.com. It has been reprinted and reproduced numerous times and in many places. We are making it available here to ensure that all of our readers have seen it. Manifesto for 21st Century Teacher Librarians By Joyce Kasman Valenza October 2010 A couple of summers back a young school librarian, fresh out of library school, asked a very honest question at one of our state retreats: We’re all doing different stuff. Well into the 21st century, it is clear that the concept of modern teacher librarian practice is not clear. What I know for sure is that if the Joyce who graduated from library school in 1976 (and again with a school specialty in 1988), heck, if the Joyce from the 2007/2008 school year, were to visit my library today, she would be stunned by the differences in my/our practice. And in my humble opinion some aspects of emerging practice are nonnegotiable. Reading Information Landscape 1. 2. 1.
Flipgrid ISTE 2017 Preregistration and additional fee required. Michelle Luhtala Jacquelyn Whiting Effective librarians strive to empower learners with innovative programming. We'll help you develop strategies for curating digital collections, creating makerspaces, implementing mobile learning initiatives (BYOD and 1:1), repurposing library spaces, blending learning and promoting independent reading. Purpose & objective Participants in this workshop will broaden their vision for innovative library services and programing. Many of the elements of a successful library program are in flux - digital content licensing, the explosion of open education resources, makerspaces, flexible learning spaces, and virtual learning platforms are perpetually evolving. Outline 30 mn.TransitionsInteractive slide show about what is in flux in library world. 30 mn.TransformationPoll audience about the aspects of library programs that demand transformation, categorize and define responses. 60 mn. Supporting research
Cookies Required Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Pre-registration is not required for Emerging Tech community members. Join the webinar at the scheduled time with this link: You'll be automatically emailed a CE certificate for attending a live session. Be sure to join the Emerging Tech community: Hear what educators have to say about online PD! About Follett’s K-12 Business
Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia edWeb.net Emerging Tech Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, June 18, 2014 - 5PM Eastern Time Tuesday, July 15th - 11AM Eastern Time Wednesday, August 13th – 5PM Eastern Time with Elisabeth LeBris, Director of Library Technology Services at Kenilworth Public Schools in Illinois Wednesday, September 17th – 5PM Eastern Time Pre-registration is not required for Emerging Tech community members. Join the webinar at the scheduled time with this link: You'll be automatically emailed a CE certificate for attending a live session. About Follett’s K-12 Business
ISTE 2017 [Participate and share : Poster] Monday, June 26, 11:00 am–1:00 pm (specific location available in May) Shannon Holden Rachel Langenhorst Michelle Luhtala Lisa Schmucki edWeb.net has hosted over 1,000 professional learning webinars with over 500 educators, innovators in their practice. During this session, edWeb presenters (webinators) attending ISTE will participate so teachers and all educators can meet these leading educators who are so willing to share their knowledge with their peers. Digital tote resources Proposal summary Purpose & objective Educational or infrastructure challenge/situation: edWeb.net helps educators connect and collaborate, share ideas and practices, and participate in free online professional learning/webinars - anytime, anywhere. edWeb provides teachers with choice and personalization so they get the learning and support they need. Technology intervention. Models employed. Lesson plans or instructional activities/strategies employed. Outline Supporting research
Don’t Be a B.L.O.B. – Support Responsible Use of Technology with BYOT! What is a BLOB? Think of the 1958 horror/science-fiction film, The Blob, that portrayed two young teenagers struggling to battle a giant mass of an alien that attempted to swallow up their small town in Pennsylvania. The movie poster described the Blob as “Indescribable…Indestructible! Nothing Can Stop It!” Without hesitation, this amoeba-like creature indiscriminately consumed everything in its path until the teenage heroes managed to utilize their available resources to render it useless. In today’s schools, a BLOB acquires a completely new meaning – a Banner – Locker – Or – Blocker. A BLOB may also be guilty of indiscriminately interpreting the requirements of the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA) to over filter websites and social media throughout the school day, even to the detriment of learning opportunities of students. What Is Responsible Use? What Can I Do to Avoid Becoming a BLOB? Resources Barseghian, T. (2011, September 20). Wikipedia. (28/0). Like this: Like Loading...
Follett Community : Blogs : Webinar follow-up materials: Destiny Resource Manager 8/25 What's New with Destiny Resource Manager? Everything! It's a Whole New Ballgame To be useful, any resource management solution must be designed to manage all educational, administrative and facility resource categories; from physical items and print materials, to digital resources and even services. In developing Follett Destiny® Resource Manager™, we’ve taken all of this into account. Destiny Resource Manager is built to maintain a centralized inventory to identify all district resources and services. With Destiny Resource Manager you are able to deploy resources automatically to teachers and students via their class schedules. In short, Destiny Resource Manager helps districts in three distinct ways: Strategically: Superintendents can now see how much they have invested in educational, administrative and facility resources. Destiny Resource Manager is a part of an integrated software platform that also includes textbook, library materials, and media management systems.