Year started: 2008
Audience(s): improving school librarians' capacity to intgrate innovation in teaching and learning across disciplines
Who Started It: Lisa Schmucki, edWeb.net's Founder and CEO
# Members: 3,600 as of August 2012
As a member of this edWeb community, you'll be invited to a monthly webinar on using emerging technology to advance your library program.
Explore the correlation between social media and 21st century learning, and consider the value of open access in your district. If you are advocating for change in your district, you will leave with a solid body of evidence to support your case.
We will focus on student needs and pedagogical initiatives like responsive teaching and differentiation, and how social media in your library program can favorably influence professional development in your school and district. You will see examples of library assessment in all forms of social media, and how student responses have informed library instruction and program delivery.
See how “social libraries” also raise community awareness about your program, and help increase your budget. We will see examples of how the use of social media improves collaboration with community and state libraries. Important studies and literature in the field of adolescent use of information and social media will be highlighted.
Be prepared for an information-packed and lively program that challenges participants to wrestle with the challenges schools face in “a future that is beyond our ability to visualize.”
Added on Oct 14, 2011