“Texas school libraries are essential interactive collaborative learning environments, ever-evolving to provide equitable physical and virtual access to ideas, information, and learning tools for the entire school community.” –TSL
Comfort is the enemy of growth – PT Barnum
Below are examples of my work to address the Texas Library Standards. Links within each strand.
Strand 1: Information Literacy: School library programs offer information literacy instruction that enables students to efficiently locate, accurately evaluate, ethically use, and clearly communicate information in various formats.
- Brainpop Certification- working with patrons to improve instruction with this district digital learning tool
- PBL planning and coteaching for engaging products to communicate learning (journals & apps example, choice boards)
- Professional Development for Staff on PBL, digital resources for staff and students to communicate information and learning
Strand 2: Inquiry: School library programs provide access to information for inquiry learning, which includes the pursuit, creation, and sharing of knowledge, as well as support for both student and professional learning.
- Coteaching research and inquiry through library lessons, mini-lessons, prepared resources (choiceboards, virtual reading rooms)
- Google Trainer- yearly PD delivered to my campus and international PLN through Google networking (blogs, keep, slides, jamboard, hyperdocs)
- Development of reading programs and ideas to track goals and personal growth
- Poem in Your Pocket schoolwide reading and writing event annually, including art integration
- Celebrations of reading through events, special holidays, and promoting book choice for home reading (book swap/home libraries/comic conventions)
- Coteaching and library lessons on all genres and connections to grade level curriculum
Strand 4: Digital Learning – Effective school libraries are a vital hub with equitable access to emerging technologies that provide curated and open access to a variety of print and digital resources. They support best instructional practices and curriculum standards through the integration of resources while assessing the impact on student learning.
Strand 6: Leadership – School library program activities show evidence of best practices when modeled by a full-time, certified school librarian in every school supported by trained paraprofessionals.