Professional Standards Collaboration Connections: Why Collaborate?


The roles of school library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators have evolved over the past decade to reflect the needs of today's teachers and students. Educating modern day students requires mastery of 21st Century themes such as collaboration. Research shows that collaboration positively impacts student test scores. Let's observe how collaboration is reflected in the NC Professional Standards and pilot rubric for school library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators.

Think Pair Share Activity (15 mins.)


Participants choose a partner. In pairs:

1.One person review the SLMC Professional Standards
or the ITF Professional Standards
2.One person review the SLMC Piloted Rubric
or the ITF Piloted Rubric
3.While reading, identify collaboration threads in the text
4.Share your findings with your partner
5.Discuss implications for school library media coordinators and instructional technology facilitators
6.Share out with the group



How do you collaborate in your school? (5 mins.)


Reflect on your collaboration efforts in your work. What is a collaboration tool or strategy that facilitates your collaboration efforts?
Post it in this form:



Collaboration Responses




Additional Collaboration Resources to Consult


Be the Change: Raise the Bar with Effective Collaborations
Highly Effective School Librarians Create Collaborative Culture
A Matrix for School Librarians



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