Looking @ JumpStart-ing Your Tech-xpertise!

If you feel, as I did, that you’ve fallen behind on the latest technology tools, you’ll love learning about JumpStart, an online course that will bring you up to speed with best practices for integrating technology into your School Library (or classroom). You can even be part of a wonderful professional learning community to support and sustain you through your endeavors! Read on to find out more… Continue reading

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Looking Back @ Strategic Planning for a School Library Program

Strategic planning is an effective tool for a School Library Program if it includes: defined beliefs, a broad vision, and a clear mission; significant concepts, a vision, a mission, and goals; and an action plan with specific action steps to organize time, materials, and personnel. Continue reading

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Looking Back @ 3 (more) Strategies for a New School Librarian

A month ago I offered 3 Strategies for a First-Time School Librarian: learn everything, listen to everyone, and leave things as they are. Today I want to share 3 more strategies for a New School Librarian that focus specifically on Library Lessons: use my Library Lesson Planner Template, partner with the local Public Library’s Youth Services Librarian, and follow some simple Classroom Management Tips to handle your much larger learning space (and often much larger groups of students!). Continue reading

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