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 30, 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
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
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...
edWeb: A professional online community for educators The Fake-News Fad: Let it Fade | Opinion Have you heard the news? We have a new four-letter word featuring an “F” and a “K” in our lexicon: It is F-A-K-E. The 2016 Presidential election campaign made fake news one of the hottest topics in—ahem—the news. Shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, “alternative facts” stole the limelight for a brief period, but the fascination with fake news persists. Our focus on fake news, “alternative facts,” and general media mendacity distracts us from a very real educational challenge: teaching students the skills and dispositions that make them careful and thorough researchers. This is hard work, and there are no easy recipes to facilitate the process. For those who are not in education, the interest in fake news exploded during the 2016 presidential election campaign. As a consequence of its findings, SHEG offered the following recommendations to educators: UNESCO’s Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy. evidence-based learning isn’t new Research and the CCSS. Collinson, Stephen.
BWAD: How to be a Ninja Warrior Filter Fighter Life is not filtered. But the Internet is - at my school. What are we teaching the kids? How can we teach knowledge, discernment, and ethics without giving them a chance to make good choices and yes, sometimes mistakes? Celebrate: Banned Websites Awareness Day "AASL has designated October 3 as the second annual Banned Websites Awareness Day. Complimentary BWAD (Banned Websites Awareness Day) Webinar Join us! Here are the slides from my preso on Slideshare! Resources: AASL BWAD main site with background and resources Michelle Luhtala's Blog postings: danah boyd article on Huffington Post:Kids And Social Media: danah boyd Asks Parents To Name Their 'Biggest Fear'