Sheena Kelly, Teacher Librarian at Ascend International School in Mumbai, India, gives us an update on her role at Ascend and life in India. Sheena faces many of the same challenges & obstacles all TLs encounter but w/an international twist. Great discussion about how she’s approached building a PLN & tapping local expertise to help her quickly come up to speed & find resources for her patrons. She also discusses cultural differences and how she’s been navigating those waters.
Jonathan Hunt, Coord. of Library Services for San Deigo County Office of Education & VP of Professional Development for California School Library Assoc. discusses how to “reframe” library advocacy talking points to better illustrate how traditional priorities associated w/K-12 library services, programming, & librarianship DO in fact contribute to and support larger district and system goals, and are uniquely positioned to do so.
A chat w/Kristina Holzweiss about the book she co authored w/Stony Evans, Hacking School Libraries: 10 Ways to Incorporate Library Media Centers into Your Learning Community & what she considers the most important library hack.
Mark Ray, Dir. of Innovation & Library Services Vancouver Washington Public Schools, discusses changes, trends, & obstacles impacting teacher librarians as we re position ourselves as teachers and school leaders. What’s changed since his 2016 TedTalk?
E21 | Creating an Attitude of Skepticism- Jennifer LaGarde & Daren Hudgins, authors of Fact vs Fiction: Teaching Critical Thinking Skills in the Age of Fake News, talk about information/media literacy & the need for teachers, parents, and students to become skeptical consumers of information.
Dynamic Duo - Kelly Sain & Andrew Moore discuss the changes they are seeing in BVSD library spaces, programming, & the positive impact of staffing the collaborative hearts of our schools w/licensed & endorsed teacher librarians.
Ginger Ramsey & Jane Schissel from Broomfield High School discuss their vision for the library as a student-centered, multipurpose space that is dynamic & continually evolving to meet the needs of patrons.
Jenn B. & Tracy H. Superior Elem. reflect on how they are repositioning the teacher librarian as a co-teacher & library as an extension of the classroom to help staff & students continue learning explorations.