Are you tired of attending “one size fits all” professional development? I can’t count how many PD workshops I attended that were for my entire school, but didn’t help me learn and grow as a teacher librarian. That’s why I love online PD for school librarians, and I think you’re going to love it too! It’s always nice to be able to do some professional
School Librarian Professional Development Just for YOU!
How many times have you found yourself sitting in the middle of a school professional development aimed at classroom teachers? I know I’ve been there. We doodle in our notebooks and daydream of school librarian professional development just for us. We need PD that addresses the many facets of our roles within our schools. Our professional development must prepare us to meet the needs of
Specialists Collaborate for School Wide Engagement
As school librarians, we are constantly working to collaborate with the other educators within our schools. We know that these efforts result in stronger and deeper learning experiences for our students. School specialist collaboration takes traditional collaboration up a notch by uniting the entire school community around an engaging learning theme. If you need more convincing, read my previous post: Energize Your School Community With
How to Energize Your School Community with Specialist Collaborations
We know that students benefit from collaboration between classroom or content area teachers and the school librarian. You can read my previous posts for more information: Students benefit from Collaboration in the School Library and More Ideas for Collaboration in the School Library. I’d like to invite you to consider school specialist collaborations to energize and unite your school community around a common theme. I
More Ideas for Collaboration in the School Library
As school librarians, we are constantly striving to form collaborative relationships with classroom teachers and content area teachers. We know that school library collaboration strengthens and deepens learning for our students. When we work with teachers to support and augment classroom instruction, our students benefit greatly. In my last post, Students Benefit from Collaboration in the School Library, I shared some ideas for collaborating with
How to Effectively Advocate for your School Library
School library advocacy is more important now than ever. Get tips for how to effectively advocate for your school library.
Why You Should Advocate for your School Library
Education in the midst of a pandemic brought a great deal of uncertainty. School districts had to cut back on budgets and eliminate positions as they reorganized for the 2020 – 2021 school year. As librarians we had to refresh our advocacy skills and learn how to effectively advocate for our school library programs. Since we never know when future budget cuts may threaten our
Snapguides made simple by Simple K12!
Thanks to some colleagues who are lifetime learners, I got a great deal on a membership to Simple K12 and it has been a wonderful resource for me to use for professional growth. I love the concept: “PD in your PJs!” Just the kind of class I always wanted to take in college! Recently I viewed the on-demand webinar: Stop Repeating Yourself: Create Easy Student