Notes for Class
The Life of a Literacy Coach
Hanson, Liz. “The Life Of A Literacy Coach.” Educational Leadership 69.2 (2011): 78. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.
- Allows for year long PD
- Demonstrate a lesson
- Bounce Ideas off of
- Progress monitoring and Using data
- Work 1:1 or small/large group of teachers
Five Components of Coaching:
- Walk-Throughs—stop 10 minutes not evaluative but for trends. Allow for teacher support.
- Literacy Team Meetings—2x/month for 45-60 minutes—review last topic and try a new one
- Formal Coaching—work along teachers, plan, teach
- Professional Learning Communities—literacy or math focus
- Weekly Meetings with Principal—to better communicate needs of teachers and of principal
The Virtual Library by Joyce Valenza
Valenza, Joyce Kasman. “The Virtual Library.” Educational Leadership 63.4 (2005): 54. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.
Physical and virtual space are important, it must offer 24/7 access, instruction and guidance that support f2f interactions of teachers and students.
- Students have trouble navigating the web
- Not able to get high-quality information
- Quickly—want it fast
- Need help finding and using information
- Need user friendly interface
- Home page—research, media use and leisure reading
- Search Options
*”Google-reliant students are not prepared for academic research and often make poor information and research decisions.”
- Have a question—click a link
- Pathfinders—intervene not take over the research process
- Information Ethics
- Invisible Web
- Use EBSCO and GaleNet
- Subject directories and metasearch tools
- Need to create a window into learning
- User access search engines
- General library and school info
Check out New Trier High School Library in Illinois and Springfield Township Library in PA
21st Century librarian:
Connect student with tools at school and at home
Loan out cameras, computers, flash sticks
Be able to locate streaming resources
Can tame information!!
Examples of School Virtual Libraries
- Greece Athena Media Center: www.greece.k12.ny.us/ath/library
- Hunterdon Central Library: http://central.hcrhs.k12.nj.us/imc
- New Trier High School Virtual Library: www.newtrier.k12.il.us/library
- Springfield Township High School Virtual Library: http://mciu.org/~spjvweb
- University Laboratory High School Library: www.uni.uiuc.edu/library
- Whippany Park High School Library Media Center: www.whippanypark.org/library
Resources for School Librarians: www.sldirectory.com
A Habitat for 21st Century Learning
Helm, Judy HarrisTurckes, StevenHinton, Ken. “A Habitat For 21St Century Learning.” Educational Leadership 67.7 (2010): 66. Middle Search Plus. Web. 10 Mar. 2013.
A Meaningful Shift Article
I like the part where it said in @0th C classroom the teacher had to differentiate but with 21st C teacher who uses digital, social and collaborative tools the students differentiate learning for themselves.
The 21st Century Educator
- · Being Networked
- · Global Conferencing—RSS
- · Personal connections
- · Joining Communities
- · Constantly Connecting
- · Express Yourself Blog
Quote: Technology will never replace teachers. However, teachers who know how touse technology effectively to help their students connect and collaborate together online will replace those who do not. J
A Day in the Life of a Connected Educator-Using social media in the 21st century classrooms
- · Social media and web tools=change classroom into a learning environment.
- · The infographic showed how this teacher stayed connected all day long—planning ahead and then adding some connections as she went along
- · It is about the teacher becoming connected first!!
Notes from articles that I have read–got a little distracted with 21st Librarian articles as well. 🙂