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  • 1.Re-inventing School Libraries For 21 stCentury Learners Deb Hanson, MLIS School District of Lee County Media Specialist Summer Cadre Training June 22, 2009

2. Well explore

  • Future trends
  • Definition of 21 stcentury skills/learning
  • Characteristics of the students we serve
  • How media specialists can become learning architects for the 21 stcentury

3. Whatwasyour schoollibrary like in 19--? Photo by: 4. Photo by: 5. Did You Know? 6. 21C Skills Students Need

  • Information, media literacy and communication skills
  • Thinking and problem-solving
  • Interpersonal, collaborative and self-direction skills
  • Global awareness
  • Financial, economic and business literacy, and developing entrepreneurial skills
  • Civic literacy

7. 21 stcentury learning

  • If people want to see what we mean by 21st century learning they need only step into a vibrant school library media center to see it in action. Why? Students are engaged inproject-based learning ,using technology ,accessing ,evaluating ,using informationtoproduce a quality product . Chances are, the teacher-librarian hascollaboratedwith one or more classroom teachers to plan this learning experience, and there is someconnection outside of the school wallseither through information gathering orauthentic assessment .
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  • Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
  • Draw Conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
  • Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.
  • Pursue personal and aesthetic growth

AASL 21st century standards 10. How do we ensure our students learn these skills? 11. C Deb Hanson 21 stCentury School Libraries Physical and Virtual Focused on learning, not teaching Student-centered Socially Connected Focused on learning, not teaching 12. Who are our students and what do we know about them? The cookies on my daughters computer know more about her interests than her teachers do. Henry Kelly, PresidentFederation of American Scientists 13. We serve digital natives Photo:

  • Kids born 1991 2004
  • They never knew life without TV, video games, or computers
  • They are The Net Generation and Generation Next

14. And they demand*

  • Freedom
  • Customization
  • Scrutiny
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Entertainment
  • Speed
  • Innovation

*The 8 Norms of NetGeners - From Grown Up Digital 2009 by Don Tapscott 15. With an eye towardnew literacies

  • Digital
  • Visual
  • Textual
  • Technological 16. "The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and re-learn."- Alvin Toffler 17. Focus on learning 18. From Teacher-Librarian toLearning Architect 19. It starts with us Forgive me if it hurtsIn my mind, if you are notan expertin new information and communication tools, you are NOT a media specialist for today.Joyce Valenza, LMS, Springfield Township HS, April 2009 20. Photo by: Welcome toWeb 3.0 But what happened to Web 2.0? 21. Karl Fisch: I certainly dont have all the answers here, but I would strongly suggest that if you want to supportreading , then you have to be doing it in thesocial media spaceas well. 22. robinellis: our librarians need to begin to broaden their thinking outside of books, reference databases - many not ready Are we ready? 23. We have to be learners ourselves 24. 21 stCentury social media tools 25. Photo by: Photo: 26. Do you have a PLN? 27. 28. How are you keeping up? 29. How are you sharing? 30. What are you reading? 31. Students, like teachers, need Personal Learning Networks

  • To make sense of their learning
  • To provide motivation and meaningful context
  • To connect to the global community
  • To get & give feedback

32. So, as we learn and plan

  • Information literacy lessons that support ECP
  • Examples of Perfect Practice
  • Info Lit strategies/lessons to improve FAIR assessment results

33. Consider using these emerging technologies for learning and scholarship

  • Blogs, microblogging
  • podcasts
  • Social bookmarks
  • video production
  • wikis for collaboration
  • social bookmarking (tagging and organizing info for learning)

34. in addition to traditional learning strategies and tools. 35. 5 steps to becoming a 21 stcentury librarian

  • Be a learner first establish your PLN
  • Get comfortable with one new strategy or tool at a time
  • Friend your tech specialist
  • Start with one teacher one class
  • Share your successes with the world

36. http:// 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. You can do it, too http:// / 42. No future left behind 43. We are the architects of their learning lets design well. 44. Questions? Twitter: @DebH2U [email_address] 45.