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.
Join us during the 2012-13 school year for several ongoing, short-term book study workshops. These workshops will each focus on one book, and participants will have the opportunity to participate in a blended learning environment. More details will come forth soon; contact Martha Bogart at 314.692.1258 for questions. Selected titles for our first year include:
Digital Citizenship: It’s Common Sense based on the book, Digital Citizenship for Schools by Mike Ribble & Gerald Bailey. The nine elements of digital citizenship will be discussed and strategies for teaching digital citizenship will be explored.
Learning & Collaborating with Google Tools based on the book, Retool Your School: The Educator’s Essential Guide to Google’s Free Power Apps by James Lerman & Ronique Hicks. Learn how to use all the Google services that are targeted for use in schools with students and teachers and how to become a Google savvy educator.
Free Cool Tools for Educators based on the book, Web 2.0 How to for Educators by Gwen Solomon & Lynne Schrum. Learn how to enhance your 21st century classroom using the latest Internet-based digital tools for communication, collaboration, and creativity.
Tech Tools & Research-Based Strategies based on the book, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, Matt Kuhn, & Kim Malenoski. Focusing on incorporating technology tools with McRel’s nine instructional strategies that help increase student achievement.
Have you heard that the Midwest Education Technology Conference is next week? We certainly hope so! One returning high light of METC this year is the book store- check out what merchandise will be in stock by clicking here. Books will be sold at various prices; METC T-shirts are $10. (The store will accept cash, check and cards).
Book Store Hours (located by the escalators on the lower level)
Monday: 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Also, mark your planner – Tuesday’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. David Thornburg, will be having a book signing for STEM Education: From Sputnick to the 22nd Century in the store on February 14th at noon.
METC is a program of Cooperating School Districts’ Virtual Learning Center.
In this 50-minute webinar on January 18, Virtual Learning Center Director Nancy George talked about some of the ways to be safe in the digital world – especially for children and teens who are online. Do you know what type of digital footprint you are creating? Anyone using the web or a mobile device leaves a digital footprint. Being a Digital Citizen means learning how to properly use the Internet and other technology resources.
Listen to the archive of this webinar by clicking on the photo! Our next free webinar is January 25th- on the Midwest Education Technology Conference!
“Library media specialists empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.” (AASL)
The Virtual Learning Center’s new LMS Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education today. 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. The academy will assist LMS personnel 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:
- Learn how to develop lessons that support the AASL, ISTE & NETS Standards
- Understand the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills
- Network with colleagues working in school libraries across the area and globally
- Learn digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for K12 students
- Examine problem based activities, plus web & media literacy lessons
- Examine best practices for Copyright & Fair Use
- Explore digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources
- Contribute in an online learning community, such as Moodle or SchoolTown
- Research books by LMS experts such as Joyce Valenza & Kathy Schrock (one of the featured speakers at this year’s METC)
- Participate in 40 hours of blended learning professional development
- Attend one day of the Midwest Education Technology Conference
Participants will have an option to earn 3.0 credits through Lindenwood University for an additional cost of $60 per credit hour.
Dates and times of participation:
face-to-face classes at CSD
- October 27 ~ 4- 7 pm LMS Academy Kickoff
- November 7 ~ 8:30- 3:30 pm ~ Media Literacy tele class
- December 8 ~ 4- 7 pm LMS academy class
- January 26 ~ 8:30-3 :30 pm ~ Digital Citizenship tele class
- March 8~ 4-7 pm LMS Academy Celebration
additional online and outreach activities
- November 2 ~ online CSDVLC webinar 4- 5 pm
- November 6-12 ~ Media Literacy Week in St. Louis ~ attend choice of event(s)
- December 7 ~ online Free Cool Tools webinar 4- 5 pm
- January 18 ~ online Digital Citizenship webinar 4- 5 pm
- February 14 ~ attend 1 day of METC
Cost: $495 CSD Members/$595 Non-members. If you have questions, contact Stephanie Madlinger at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-692-1212.