01/20/2011 Leave a comment
Thanks to listeners who tuned in to EduTalk Radio on January 20th, 2011 to hear about the impact school libraries that use social media can have on student learning. Many links were referenced during the interview so I am providing them below.
I am running for the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) Region 1 (CT, AM, ME, NH, RI, VT) Director Elect. My statement to the AASL membership is available online at http://bit.ly/aasl2011R1. The election is open to the AASL membership. Polls open on March 16 and close on April 22.
I talked about a facebook survey during the interview. Here is a link to the New Canaan results. And here is a link to the survey. We are trying to get as many students as possible to take it. Please distribute http://bit.ly/yfilter to students as widely as you can. We also have a companion survey for teachers that my colleague Cathy Swan put together last year http://tinyurl.com/yfilter. Feel free to take and share that one too! You can learn more about the survey on my blog, Bibliotech.me.
Here is my contact information. We just changed a few things, so don’t be alarmed if this is different from what you heard on the broadcast.
My email: email@example.com
New Canaan High School Library: nchslibrary.info
THE ANNEX@ New Canaan High School Library (a blog, kind of): nchslibraryannex.blogspot.com
My blog: bibliotech.me
Emerging Tech community on edWeb.net: edweb.net/emergingtech
I will be speaking at several upcoming conferences, my professional activity calendar is open to the public. It also includes the schedule for the Emerging Tech community on edWeb.net.
A couple of things I didn’t mention:
I added a vignette to a David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin article about our hybrid instructional delivery model that will appear in the February issue of Teacher Librarian, a journal for school library professionals
The Taft Education Center (TEC) will run a week-long workshop during the last week of July that will help educators learn how to use emerging technology to facilitate compliance with now federally mandate Response to Intervention (RTI). I will facilitate that. Here is the blurb:
11E15 Send in the Clouds: Technologies for Tier 1 and 2 Response to Intervention (RTI)
Dates: July 25 – July 29, 2011
Location: The Taft School, Watertown, CT
The pressure is on. The new federal mandate for RTI requires educators to ensure that all students are demonstrating measurable growth, and to provide documented interventions when they aren’t. It’s a daunting task, but there is a plethora of free Web 2.0 and 3.0 technologies that can help engage learners, develop their 21st century learning skills, and help teachers build top-notch assessments and interventions into their instruction. In this workshop, teachers, librarians and administrators will explore practical, and arguably necessary K-12 applications for social and collaborative technologies. Related topics will include district filtering, instructional use of portable electronic devices, and online professional development. In this hands-on workshop, participants will build universal screenings and set up an inventory of interventions that address their own instructional objectives. Time will be divided between presentation, discussion, and collaborative and independent work.
Instructor: Michelle Luhtala, New Canaan High School, New Canaan, CT