METC 2015 featured speaker Jennifer LaGarde is the lead & high school librarian for New Hanover County Schools in Wilmington, NC. Read her award-winning blog at librarygirl.net and follow her boards on Pinterest.
Today’s Library Media Specialist must play the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students and staff are efficient and effective users of information. The annual LMS Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. This eight-session long learning opportunity will assist LMS personnel in teaching and connecting the standards of AASL, ISTE and the NETS along with the Missouri Learning Standards.
Registration is open for all library media specialists and those interested in media literacy in K-12 education. Participants will:
• Understand media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills
• Network with colleagues working across the area & globally
• Learn digital tools that promote effective use of media for students
• Examine problem based activities and digital, web & media literacy lessons
• Examine best practices for Copyright & Fair Use
• Explore digital citizenship & literacy curriculum resources
• Contribute in an online learning community, Moodle
• Attend one day of the Midwest Education Technology Community Conference (METC)
All eight sessions meet at EducationPlus from 4- 7pm, except for METC. Participants have an option to earn 3.0 graduate credits for an additional cost of $100 per credit hour through Lindenwood University. Find all the dates, costs and how to register here. Participants will learn how they’ll register for METC once the academy starts.
Our Library Media Specialist Academy focuses on the changing role of the Library Media Specialist in K-12 education. Today’s LMS plays the versatile role of an instructional partner responsible for ensuring that students & staff are efficient & effective users of information. The academy assists 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 this eight-part academy on:
- September 24
- October 15
- November 12
- December 10
- January 14
- February 11 or 12 at the Midwest Education Technology Conference
- March 11
- April 8
All sessions, except for METC, are 4-7 p.m. at CSD. Just some of the topics to be covered include: understanding the meaning of media literacy as it applies to 21st century skills; learning digital tools that promote effective use of digital media for K-12 students; examining best practices for Copyright & Fair Use; and exploring digital citizenship and literacy curriculum resources.
The cost is $495 non-CSD members and $395 for members. In addition, participants have an option to earn 3.0 graduate credits for an additional cost of $60 per credit hour through Lindenwood University. Learn more by clicking here.
Today is the kick off of the 2012-2013 Library Media Specialist Academy at Cooperating School Districts. It happens to coincide with next week’s free worldwide Library 2.012 Virtual Conference. Library 2.012 starts October 3rd. This conference is being held online, in multiple time zones, over the course of two days (three actual calendar days when including all time zones). This year, there is a global schedule of 150 accepted presentations and 10 keynotes; last year there were almost 10,000 attendee logins. Martha Bogart, seen above at one of last year’s LMS sessions, and who is leading the academy this year, is encouraging her Library Media Specialists to participate.