Teaching 21st Century Skills in School Libraries

Session Description: Library media specialists are uniquely situated to help students as well as teachers develop a broad range of 21st century literacy skills included in the ISTE-NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) and adopted as part of Oklahoma PASS standards. In this hands-on workshop, we'll explore sample lessons in which students demonstrate mastery of 21st century literacy skills as well as a variety of specific ways media specialists can facilitate these skills alongside traditional text-based literacy. Information literacy skills are essential not only for effective research with digital sources, but also for digital citizenship. We'll explore a variety of "powerful ingredients" for blended learning which can be utilized to not only enhance student research, but also increase student engagement as well as achievement across the curriculum.

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Intro Videos:

  1. Did You Know 4.0 (September 2009)
  2. Teacher Movie (Marco Torres, Lesley Univ 2001)
  3. Administrator Movie (Wesley Fryer, UCO 2007)
  4. Librarian Movie ("When I Become a Librarian")

Case of Jessi Slaughter: A Case Study for Digital Citizenship

Framework for Digital Literacy

Two Types of Technology Integration:

  1. Accommodation-Level
  2. Transformative

Big Ideas

  1. We don't consider someone LITERATE who can read but not write, yet many people today don't write / create / publish with a computer (Mitch Resnik)
  2. Information literacy is NOT sufficient - We need to focus on COMMUNICATION, THOUGHTFULNESS and EMPATHY (Michael Wesch)
  3. Creativity is VITAL - without creation there is NO creativity (Wesley Fryer)
  4. Interactivity is not enough - kids need to become CREATORS and MAKERS (Mitch Resnik)
  5. We don't just use English in Language Arts - same should go for digital expression (Mitch Resnik)
  6. Expressive environments need to have low floors and high ceilings - AND thick walls (Mitch Resnik)
  7. We need to focus on helping students learn how to Think creatively, Reason systematically, Collaborate with others (Mitch Resnik)

ISTE NETS (National Educational Technology Standards) - Adopted as part of Oklahoma PASS

  1. ISTE NETS for Students (PDF)
  2. ISTE NETS for Teachers (PDF)

Celebrate Oklahoma Voices

  1. Lillie and John
  2. The Dirty Thirties

Video Examples and PD Presentation Recommendations

  1. The Wizard of Apps by Joyce Valenza (K12online09) - Joyce's New Tools Workshop wiki
  2. The K-12 Online Conference (140+ archived presentations, 2010 conference in October)
  3. Bob Sprankle's BLC 2010 Podcasts
  4. Dr. Michael Wesch at BLC10
  5. Dr. Mitch Resnik at BLC10

Today's Activities

  1. Tell a Story in 5 photos (Flickr Tell a Story in 5 Photos for Educators)
  2. Create a Video Together: The Library learning environment of your dreams
  3. Explore Scratch
  4. Petcha Kutcha Presentation Model

Suggestions for School Clubs:

  1. Storychasers
  2. Scratch

Geographic Literacy (GeoApps)

  1. Google Lit Trips
  2. Google Maps and GeoApps

Copyright Resources (from Storychasers)

Other Referenced Sites