Labs w/Librarians: Professional Development BY and FOR NHCS School Library Media Coordinators!
Unless otherwise noted, all Labs w/Librarians will be held from 4-5pm in the Windows Lab at CBRC.
We Need You!
Labs w/Librarians are an opportunity for you to both learn from your colleagues AND for other librarians in our district to learn from YOU! But these sessions only work if enough NHCS SLMCs agree to share! By sharing something special that you're doing with students in your library you can potentially:
Impact the teaching and learning that goes on in other NHCS libraries.
Strengthen the quality of instruction happening across our district.
Please use this google form to sign up to lead one of these sessions for your colleagues. Individually each one of us is great. But together, we are AMAZING. Please do your part to make this our best year ever!
October 21, 2014
Topic: Annual Reports w/Jennifer Description: Thinking about doing an annual report? Now is the time to start collecting data for this important document. In this session we will explore resources for collecting, connecting and sharing data that proves how the library impacts student learning! Regster in Schoollink Related documents: Session link: http://tinyurl.com/NHCSdata2share
September 30, 2014
Topic: Our Digital Footprint: Creating AWESOME Library Webpages w/Nikki D Roberston. Description: With the spotlight on public education and local/state decision makers looking for places to trim the budget, the digital face of our library programs is more important than ever. We cannot afford for our library webpages to be little more than lifeless landing pages that not only reinforce negative library stereotypes but that also provide little/no resources for our learning community. In this session, Alabama educator and library guru, Nikki Robertson will connect with us via Google Hangout and provide NHCS librarians with some guidance and inspiration for creating a positive and impact digital footprint for our library programs. Space for this session is limited! Sign up today! Register in Schoollink Related documents:
Topic: Digital Age Collection Development w/Kathy Parker from NCDPI Description: Beginning in 2017, the state of NC will no longer be providing funds for print textbooks. This coupled with the knowledge that today's students are digitally connected all of the time, means that School Library Media Coordinators must begin developing strategies for curating collections that reflect these realities. Join NC's School Library Media Consultant, Kathy Parker, for an hour of exploring resources to help you prepare for collection development of the future, today! Regster in Schoollink Related documents: Kathy's wikipage: http://bit.ly/collectionnhcs
Topic: Rethinking the Library through Maker Spaces w/Andy Plemmons Description: Today's libraries aren't just changing instructionally, they are also evolving physically to meet the needs of today's digitally connected learners. Join library innovator Andy Plemmons as he shares the changes that took place in his library after implementing a maker philosophy. Regster in Schoollink Related documents:
Topic: Best Websites & Apps for Teaching and Learning w/Dr. Heather Moorefield-Lang! Description: The American Association of School Librarians Best Websites committee has been given the charge of producing a list of 25 winning websites in the area of teaching and learning. Committee member and library rock star, Heather Moorefield-Lang will join us to review the latest list of sites and apps along with helpful tips for using them as teaching tools in your library! Regster in Schoollink Related documents:
Topic: MacGyver Librarianship w/Jennifer and Mark Samberg Description: No budget? No problem! This session is all about finding creative ways to use free (and really cheap!) resources for creating exceptional spaces, warm and engaging environments and outstanding instruction. Join Jennifer and Mark Samberg (from the NC Friday Institute) for this fun, fast paced session and learn how to channel your inner MacGyver to become a master of making the most of what you have while still advocating for the best possible resources for your kids! Regster in Schoollink Related documents:
Topic: Social Media Curation w/Joyce Valenza Description: Social Media Curation should be part of your school’s search toolkit, part of your professional development plan, and a real-life workflow strategy we model for kids! Joyce will define curation and discuss--what might be curated, the best new tools for curating, students as curators, the role of student work in curation, and using curation as an effective strategy for scaling our practice. Along the way, we'll discuss the need for dashboards and launchpads, the importance of the PLE, and the role of curation might play in app smashing. Register in Schoollink Related documents:
Topic: Bringing Data to Life Using Infographics w/Jennifer Northrup Description: Infographics bring data to life by telling numeric stories with fun, dynamic visuals. Whether you are thinking of using infographics to share library data with key stakeholders or you want to use them as an instructional tool with students, this session will have lots of information you ca use. Join library-tech educator Jennifer Northrup as she shares the ins and outs of different infographic creators as well as some stories of success she's had putting these tools into practice. Regster in Schoollink Related documents: