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Title: Leveraging Your Library Program to Create 21st Century Learners


1
Leveraging Your Library Program to Create 21st
Century Learners
  • CITE
  • Chesterfields Informational Technology Expo
  • August 14, 2008

Dr. Audrey ChurchLongwood University, Farmville,
VA
2
Quotes from Two CCPS Elementary School Web Pages
  • children are challenged academically to reach
    their full potential as we prepare them to be
    successful 21st century citizens and lifelong,
    self-directed learners. Principals Welcome,
    Crenshaw Elementary
  • Welcome to Ettrick ElementaryHome of the
    Trojans21st Century Learning Center --from
    Ettrick Elementary home page

3
What do we mean by 21st Century Learners?
  • And what contributions can we expect from the
    library media program?

4
21st Century Learners
5
Beloit College Mindset List 2009
  • They dont remember when cut and paste involved
    scissors.
  • Heart-lung transplants have always been possible.
  • Researchers have always been looking for stem
    cells.
  • Pay-per-view television has always been an
    option.
  • Jimmy Carter has always been an elder statesmen.
  • Digital cameras have always existed.
  • They learned to count with Lotus 1-2-3.
  • They may have fallen asleep playing with their
    Gameboys in the crib.

Beloit College Mindset List 2009
http//www.beloit.edu/publicaffairs/mindset/2009.p
hp
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Beloit College Mindset List 2010
  1. They are wireless, yet always connected.
  2. A coffee has always taken longer to make than a
    milkshake.
  3. DNA fingerprinting has always been admissible
    evidence in court.
  4. They grew up with and have outgrown faxing as a
    means of communication.
  5. "Google" has always been a verb.
  6. Text messaging is their email.
  7. Bar codes have always been on everything, from
    library cards and snail mail to retail items.
  8. They have rarely mailed anything using a stamp.

Beloit College Mindset List 2010
http//www.beloit.edu/publicaffairs/mindset/2010.p
hp
7
Students of Today
8
According to the Workforce Readiness Report
Cardmust have skills
  • A combination of basic knowledge and applied
    skills
  • Professionalism/work ethic, teamwork/collaboration
    , and oral communications
  • Knowledge of foreign languages
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Applied skills hold greater value than basic
    skills

McLester, S., McIntire, T. (2006). The
workforce readiness crisis. Technology and
Learning 27(4) 22-24, 26, 28-29.
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Partnership for 21st Century SkillsFramework for
21st Century Learning 21st Century Outcomes and
Support Systems
Partnership for 21st Century Learning.
http//www.21stcenturyskills.org/
10
Outcomes Core Subjects and 21st Century Themes
11
Outcomes Learning and Innovation Skills
12
Outcomes Information, Media and Technology Skills
13
Outcomes Life and Career Skills
14
21st Century Support System
15
Characteristics of 21st Century Learners
  • Information literate
  • Collaborative, team players
  • Good communicators
  • Critical thinkers
  • Problem solvers

16
Leveraging Your Library Program
  • ..capitalizing on the tremendous potential that
    exists!

Leverage verb to use for gain
17
Virginia Standards of Accreditation 8 VAC
20-131-190
  • Each school shall maintain an organized library
    media center as the resource center of the school
    and provide a unified program of media services
    and activities for students and teachersto
    support the instructional program.

18
Roles of the Library Media Specialist
  • Program administrator
  • Information specialist
  • Teacher
  • Instructional partner

19
AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner
  • The Standards describe how learners use skills,
    resources, and tools to
  • inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
  • draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply
    knowledge to new situations, and create new
    knowledge
  • share knowledge and participate ethically and
    productively as members of our democratic
    society
  • pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

20
In what areas can we expect contributions from
the library media program?
  • Reading
  • Information technology
  • Information literacy
  • Collaboration

21
Reading
Thomas Dale High School Library
22
Reading
Midlothian Middle School Library
23
Reading
Hening Elementary School Library
24
Information Technology Access to the online
catalog
25
Information Technology Access to subscription
databases
26
Information Technology Access to subscription
databases
James River High School Library
27
Information Technology Access to subscription
databases
Cosby High School Library
28
Information Technology Access to subscription
databases
Midlothian Middle School Library
29
Information Technology Internet safety
  • From acceptable use and ethical use
  • To keeping personal information confidential
  • To being sensible about how we present ourselves
  • To intelligent consumerism

30
Information Technology Internet safety
  • From serving as a resource for our teachers...

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Information Technology Internet safety
  • To instructing our students

ILA Netsafe, http//www.ila.org/netsafe/ILA_Bloggi
ng_Bookmarks.pdf
32
Information Technology Internet safety
Thomas Dale High School Library
33
Information Literacy Supporting research and
inquiry
Thomas Dale High School Library
34
Information Literacy Effective searching on the
Web
  • Using search tools effectively

35
Information Literacy Effective searching on the
Web
36
Information Literacy Evaluation of Web sites
  • Accuracy
  • Authority
  • Objectivity
  • Currency
  • Content/Coverage

37
Site Used to Teach Web Evaluation
38
Another Site Used to Teach Web Evaluation
39
Information Literacy Recommended resources
Midlothian High School Library
40
Information Literacy Recommended resources
Swift Creek Middle School Library
41
Information Literacy Recommended resources
Swift Creek Elementary School Library
42
Information Literacy Pathfinders
Manchester High School Library
43
Information Literacy Pathfinders
Thomas Dale High School Library
44
Information Literacy Citation of sources
L.C. Bird High School Library
45
Information Literacy Citation of sources
Robious Middle School Library
46
Information Literacy Citation of sources
Nauset Public Schools Research and Style Manual,
http//nausetschools.org/research/works2.htm
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Information Literacy Citation of sources
48
Collaboration
Thomas Dale High School Library
49
Collaboration
L.C. Bird High School Library
50
Your Library Media Specialist as an Instructional
Partner
  • Facilitating 21st Century Learning

51
SOL Which Beg for Collaboration
  • Elementary
  • Middle
  • High

52
  • C/T 3-5.6 The student will use technology to
    locate, evaluate, and collect information from a
    variety of sources.
  • a) Collect information from a variety of
    sources.
  • b) Evaluate the accuracy of electronic
    information sources.

53
  • Math 3.7 The student will read and write decimals
    expressed as tenths and hundredths, using
    concrete materials and models.
  • Math 3.21 The student, given grid paper, will
  • a) collect and organize data on a given topic of
    his/her choice, using observations, measurements,
    surveys, or experiments and
  • b) construct a line plot, a picture graph, or a
    bar graph to represent the results. Each graph
    will include an appropriate title and key.

54
  • Science 5.6 The student will investigate and
    understand characteristics of the ocean
    environment. Key concepts include
  • a) geological characteristics (continental shelf,
    slope, rise)
  • b) physical characteristics (depth, salinity,
    major currents) and
  • c) biological characteristics (ecosystems).

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  • CE.1 The student will develop the social studies
    skills citizenship requires, including the
    ability to
  • a) examine and interpret primary and secondary
    source documents
  • b) create and explain maps, diagrams, tables,
    charts, graphs, and spreadsheets
  • c) analyze political cartoons, political
    advertisements, pictures, and other graphic
    media
  • d) distinguish between relevant and irrelevant
    information
  • e)  review information for accuracy, separating
    fact from opinion
  • f)  identify a problem and recommend solutions
  • g) select and defend positions in writing,
    discussion, and debate.

56
  • English 9.8 The student will credit the sources
    of both quoted and paraphrased ideas.
  • a)      Define the meaning and consequences of
    plagiarism.
  • b)      Distinguish ones own ideas from
    information created or discovered by others.
  • c) Use a style sheet, such as that of the
    Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American
    Psychological Association (APA), for citing
    sources

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  • English 9.9 The student will use print,
    electronic databases, and online resources to
    access information.
  • a)      Identify key terms specific to research
    tools and processes.
  • b)      Narrow the focus of a search.
  • c)      Scan and select resources.
  • d) Distinguish between reliable and
    questionable Internet sources and apply
    responsible use of technology.

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  • BIO.2 The student will investigate and understand
    the history of biological concepts. Key concepts
    include
  • a)      evidence supporting the cell theory
  • b)      scientific explanations of the
    development of organisms through time (biological
    evolution)
  • c)      evidence supporting the germ theory of
    infectious disease
  • d)      development of the structural model of
    DNA and
  • e)      the collaborative efforts of scientists,
    past and present.
  •  

59
The Library as a Focal Point to Achieve Student
Success
Dr. David V. Loertscher
  • Reading
  • Information Technology
  • Information Literacy
  • Collaboration

60
19 Statewide Studies 1993 to Present
  • Summarized for you in
  • School Libraries Work!
  • Key findings from the research

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Student learning is greater when
  • A professionally trained, full-time, certified
    library media specialist leads the program.
  • Adequate support staff is present.
  • School library media collections are strong in
    quantity, quality, and variety.
  • Students use the library media center and its
    resources.

62
Student learning is greater when
  • Students have access to resources beyond the
    library media center.
  • Library media specialists teach information
    literacy skills to students.
  • Technology is available.
  • Library media specialists provide information
    technology in-service for teachers.

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Student learning is greater when
  • Library media specialists collaboratively plan,
    teach, and evaluate with classroom teachers.
  • Library media specialists collaborate with
    classroom teachers to integrate information
    literacy instruction into the content areas.
  • Library media specialists take a leadership role
    in the teaching and learning that occurs in the
    school.

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Summary of Common Findings
  • Library media programs and library media
    specialists impact student achievement!

School Libraries Work! Updated 2008 edition
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POSTTESTMy library media specialist
  1. Is knowledgeable about content area curriculum
    standards.
  2. Actively participates in curriculum development.
  3. Promotes reading.
  4. Meets, plans, and collaborates with classroom
    teachers.
  5. Teaches students how to access, evaluate, and use
    information.

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  • Trains teachers in the use of information
    technology.
  • Promotes ethical and responsible use of
    information.
  • Takes an active role in the instructional program
    of the school.
  • Effectively manages the library collection and
    library program to make it an integral part of
    the school.
  • Positively impacts student achievement, helping
    students become 21st century learners.

67
Student achievement increases as library media
specialists take an active role in the
instructional program of the school!
68
Quotes from Two CCPS Elementary School Web Pages
  • children are challenged academically to reach
    their full potential as we prepare them to be
    successful 21st century citizens and lifelong,
    self-directed learners. Principals Welcome,
    Crenshaw Elementary
  • Welcome to Ettrick ElementaryHome of the
    Trojans21st Century Learning Center --from
    Ettrick Elementary home page

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Libraries are places of 21st century learning
L.C. Bird High School Library
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Libraries are places of 21st century learning
Providence Middle School Library
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Libraries are places of 21st century learning
Wells Elementary School Library
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In CCPS,
  • Library media specialists facilitate student
    learning
  • essential questions
  • inquiry-based learning
  • expeditionary learning
  • Students become information literate and use
    information technology to become 21st century
    learners.

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Dr. Audrey ChurchCoordinator, School Library
Media ProgramLongwood UniversityFarmville, VA
23909Phone 434-395-2682Email
churchap_at_longwood.eduHome page
http//www.longwood.edu/staff/churchap
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