Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Get CONNECTED! during Connected Educator Month

Today we have a great line-up of Library 2.013 pre-conference sessions, all free (of course!), all dedicated to "connected librarians," and all part of the spectacular Connected Educator Month. The schedule overview is below, with more information and how to join the sessions at http://www.connectedlibrarians.com.

11:00am US-Eastern Daylight Time

"Leading the Charge to Connect the Library, Classroom, and Curriculum: A View from Library Leadership" - Panel Discussion

12:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time

"The Library as Makerspace"- Kristin Fontichiaro

1:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time

"Virtual Library Instruction:Tools & Tips" - Stacy Creel
"Teaching the Teachers: Integrating Technology into Library Instruction" - Amanda Nichols Hess

2:00pm US-Eastern Daylight Time

"[Re]Envisioning the Role of Librarian as Educator in the Digital Information Age" - John Shank

Continuing this week are the nightly "cafe" conversations with online "heroes." If you haven't joined us for one of these yet, they are turning out to be some of the most enjoyable online sessions I've ever held, as we get a chance to spend some more personal time with these folks and you get a chance to connect with them. Join me from 7:30 - 8:30pm US-Eastern Daylight Time each weeknight by going to http://bit.ly/connected_cafe.

Here is our schedule for this week:

Monday, October 14 Connection to Collaboration:
Howard Rheingold and Shelly Terrell

Tuesday, October 15 Innovating STEM and Literacy:
Sylvia Martinez and Jackie Gerstein

Wednesday, October 16 Making Informal PD Count:
Peggy George

Thursday, October 17 Personalized Learning:
Gwyneth Jones and Joyce Valenza

Friday, October 18 21st Century Classroom Management:
Audrey Watters

Here's the schedule for the rest of the month:

October 21 Connected Leadership:
Milton Chen, Sam Chaltain
October 22 Connection to Collaboration:
Julie Lindsay, Kathy Schrock, Shannon Miller, Esther Wojcicki
October 23 Innovating STEM and Literacy:
Yovel Badash and Jim Vanides
October 24 Making Informal PD Count:
Lucy Gray, Steven Anderson
October 25 Personalized Learning:
TBD (hopefully, connected students!)
October 28 21st Century Classroom Management:
Suzie Boss, Jane Nelsen
October 29 Connected Leadership:
Keith Krueger, Scott McLeod
October 30 Connection to Collaboration:
Richard Byrne, Adam Bellow
October 31 Innovating STEM and Literacy:

Recordings of the previous cafe sessions are all at here.

October 3 Connected Leadership
Dean Shareski, Vicki Davis

October 4 Connection to Collaboration
Larry Ferlazzo, Angela Maiers

October 7 Innovating STEM and Literacy
Michelle Cordy

October 8 Making Informal PD Count:
Ira Socol, Kathleen Cushman

October 9 Personalized Learning:
Karl Fisch, Lee Kolbert, Will Richardson

October 10 21st Century Classroom Management:
Alice Keeler, Anne Mirtschin

October 11 Connected Leadership:
David Loertscher, Bill Brennan
Visit Classroom 2.0 at: http://www.classroom20.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Do you have many questions about cataloguing digital resources that you can't answer yet?

"There is a lot to discover and learn about. If you are a teacher librarian, please make this part of your professional learning agenda for 2013. We are on the web and of the web, and our opportunities to improve the information and knowledge matrix in schools is fantastic – if we know how!" 

  • Please visit the link above to read all of Judy's post. I have selected a small, but important selection to hopefully encourage you to delve deeper into these issues. 

Maybe you could consider viewing and discussing some of the presentations at your next TL network meeting.
 "These very issues were highlighted at the recent SCIS ASKS Forum held in Melbourne recently.How will education libraries best serve their communities in 2015? Support for the new Australian curriculum makes it imperative that we include emerging technologies and global understanding of information organization in the knowledge matrix that we support. It’s no longer about organizing those container of information that’s important – it’s the connections and access pathways and interpersonal learning experiences that a good school library can facilitate. It is a teacher librarian’s job to empower students and teachers information access needs, and to manage systems that support this. We are very lucky in Australia that Education Services Australia, and the Schools Catalogue Information Service have their eye on this for us."    from    Strategic Directions for School Libraries
Strategic Directions for School Libraries from Judy O'Connell
I found the presentations below helpful: 
In 2011 SCIS produced this presentation:

Managing e-books in libraries from SCIS

You may wish to complete their Resourcing the curriculum survey 
 It does not take very long.