Welcome to Adams12 Professional Development for all Teacher-Librarians, 2010-2011

Critical Connections: Libraries and Student Achievement
Sessions offered:
September 2010 - New vendors, New TLs, New Circ System, structure of class.
October 2010 - Scholastic Book Fair info. Breakouts = Google Earth, Destiny Basics, Mackin
November 2010 - Libraries and Student Achievement. Breakouts = Wiimote, digital story creation, Destiny student logins.
December 2010 - Copyright. Breakouts = Advocacy for Elem, Mentor/Mentees meet, Auto-Dialer for overdues
January 2011 - Required Accounting Procedures. Breakouts = how to do the reports
February 2011 - Copyright. Breakouts = Mackin Collection Devlpt, Flip Cameras, Author St. Joan
March 2011 - ELL one additional hour training for librarians. No breakouts.

Information about New Required Accounting Procedures for all libraries:

All reports you need to run are explained on the Library Services Wiki on the Destiny How-To Page.

Collection development handouts from Mackin (Word docs)

2010-11 Teacher-Librarian Rubric for TLs and principals

Course Syllabus:

Our Course Mission

  • Does your collaboration and instruction include teaching basic information use skills to students?
  • Do you suggest ways teachers can incorporate technology into their lesson plans to increase student engagement?
  • Do you collaborate with classroom teachers to teach engaging online end-products students can create to demonstrate learning?
  • Do you use online sites and tools to network with your constituents and promote your library resources and programs?
  • Do you help teachers create "real-world" projects and assessments that require students to think beyond the facts?

Book Study starts with December classes.