What characteristics describe a modern school library media program? (5 mins.)

21st Century Education?

Turn and Talk (30 mins.)

  • Think about your vision of a modern media program. Discuss it with a partner.
  • How do our professional standards inform us about 21st century learning environments? With your partner, examine and discuss the SLMC evaluation rubric references to 21st century learning environments.
  • In the form below, list words that describe a modern school library media program.

Results Wordle

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20th or 21st Century? (10 mins.)

Take a moment to reflect on your school's library media program. Where would it fall on a continuum between the 20th and 21st century? Keep in mind that this is a judgement free zone! In order to progress, we have to understand where we currently are and examine why. Turn and talk about where you would position your program on this continuum. Share out with the group.


Connection to Student Achievement (30 mins.)

LRS Infographic

Using Data

Link to Responses

  • Six Step Pair Share Reflection
    • What characteristics mentioned in these resources describes your library program?
    • What is one characteristic mentioned in these resources that does not describe your library program? What steps can you take to change this?

Jigsaw Activity (45 mins.)

Why Do I Still Need a Library When I Have One in My Pocket? is a recent article by Doug Johnson and Jennifer Lagarde that addresses how school library media programs can thrive in a modern BYOD environment. (Accessing the article requires NCWiseowl login.)

  • In groups, read your group's portion of the article.
  • Consider and discuss: How does the content of this article reflect our SLMC professional standards? How does the SLMC practice discussed in this article compare to your practice?
  • Pair up with someone who did not read your portion of the article and share your takeaways w/each other.
  • Share out.

Group 1
How Physical Spaces Must Adapt...

Group 2
How the Work of the Teacher Librarian Must Adapt....

Group 3
More Teaching/Coaching.....

Personalization Time! (20 mins.)

Reflecting on your practice, choose an area below in which you or your library media program needs support. Explore the resource(s) listed for that topic. Discuss how you can strengthen your SLM program in this area.

21st Century Skills
Collection Development
Creation Spaces
Overcoming Challenges
Using and Sharing Data

Evaluation Instrument (45 mins)

Back to the agenda

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