Cooperating School Districts’ Library Media Specialist (LMS) Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. Today’s LMS must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. By participating in the annual academy, you will network with colleagues working in school libraries across the area and globally, understand the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills, and learn about digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for students. The academy will assist you in teaching and connecting the new standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS. Registration is open for all library media specialists to attend. Participants will also examine problem based activities & lessons pertaining to digital, web & media literacy, research best practices for Copyright & Fair Use, and explore digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources.
The Library Media Specialist Academy meets September 27, October 11, November 8, December 6, January 17, in February at the Midwest Education Technology Conference, and April 25. Times for sessions are 4-7 p.m. each day, except for attendance at METC, which is 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. CSD members pay $395 for the academy, which includes a book plus METC conference fees; non-members pay $495.