Sunday, October 26, 2008

Schools@Internet Librarian - Advocacy in Action

Advocacy in Action: Offering Classroom Learning 2.0 was a program presented at Internet @ SchoolsWest at during the 2008 Internet Librarian conference.

Connie Williams, California School Library Association 08/09 President and her CSLA 2.0 Team Co-Leader and Project Manager (yours truely) sought to address Teacher Librarians who earlier completed the California School Library Association’s School Library Learning 2.0 tutorial. The goal was to urge web-savvy teacher librarians to become coach/mentors and lead classroom colleagues in learning Web 2.0. In this session, Connie and I demonstrated how to re-brand by creating a “cover blog” for a school or district, and walk librarians through the steps necessary for offering their own brand of Classroom Learning 2.0. We presented a practical way for teacher librarians to become more visible as technology and curriculum leaders, and how to advocate for teacher librarians overall.

After about 2 years, the CSLA 2.0 Team has a good number of 2.0 Partners (schools, school districts, other states and state organizations). We keep in touch with them as they work through implementation, and have been collecting challenges, solutions, tricks & tips. More later, once other members of the CSLA 2.0 team update and present this program at the California School Library Association conference in Sacramento.

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