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How will you dispel negative/outdated library stereotypes?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Helen Velikans Feb 24.

How will you grow your PLN?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Camilla Elliott Feb 8, 2014.

 

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Helen Velikans replied to Jen F's discussion How will you dispel negative/outdated library stereotypes?
"I find that simply making the space - and myself - fun and inviting has made a huge difference to the numbers of students 'wandering' into the space. Last year a couple of kids made up a 'tongue in cheek' poster with a play on…"
Feb 24
Jen F replied to Jen F's discussion How will you help strengthen our profession by sharing your work beyond the walls of your school.
"GV SLAV Use social media to share what you are doing beyond the walls of your school. We need to be confident to share what we are doing with our wider networks."
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Jen F's discussion How will you dispel negative/outdated library stereotypes?
"GV SLAV Model and promote new ways of working in libraries. Be a happy and friendly place. Be open to student suggestions for what we buy in the library. Be open to new technologies. Make sure we keep a space for students/staff who want to engage…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will you ensure the diverse school community sees themselves in you space (as well as in your collection)?
"GV SLAV Display work from areas of the school who don't necessarily visit. We care about what is happening outside of the community. ART WEEK in the library. Glass cabinet for 3D art displays. Wall of fame for student work. Art installations."
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will you share this data with your administrators and community?
"SLAV GV Create an annual report. Collection of graphics and visual information.  Visually document displays. Newsletters / web presence. Talk. TV with photos of school events. Attend staff/PLT meetings. Use the language of teachers rather than…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will you form connections between your work and student learning?
"SLAV GV Reflective practice: review lessons.  Personal reflection on delivery of lessons, get feedback from students and other teachers. Looking at Scope and Sequence Documents / create a topic map for school."
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will you measure success?
"GV SLAV Set short, medium and long term goals. Anecdotal data / database states - data becomes more powerful when it can be connected with a conversation/journal article/photo. Vision and Mission statements. How much are we getting used?  How…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will you use student data to make instructional and programatic decisions?
"GV SLAV Use circulation data to help with purchasing decisions (series, etc.) Top 20/40 Books report. KLA Meetings - use knowledge of circulation to suggest books/activities based on students' favourite books and borrowing data. NAPLAN data -…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will you make your work the answer to the priorities/problems that keep your principal up at night?
"GV SLAV Go to Principal with solutions rather than problems. Stay connected with what's happening in your school. Priority documents (eg. Strategic Plans) - know what is in these documents and link your work to them.  Refer to these…"
Mar 6, 2014
Jen F replied to Camilla Elliott's discussion How will your library make a difference for students?
"GV SLAV RESPONSES  We can make students feel that it is a safe, welcoming environment (a haven). Needs to be relevant to today's students - stay relevant and interesting. Engage students with new books on display - a copy of the new books…"
Mar 6, 2014
Camilla Elliott replied to Jen F's discussion How will you grow your PLN?
"Following conferences and professionals on Twitter is a valuable source of connections for me.  It's also an opportunity to expand to professionals outside my traditional area of interest."
Feb 8, 2014
Glenda Morris replied to Jen F's discussion How will you dispel negative/outdated library stereotypes?
"Visibility around the school is crucial - not confined to the library - involving oneself on committees, being home group teachers, teaching a class ..."
Feb 8, 2014
Susan La Marca replied to Jen F's discussion How will you make sure everyone who walks into the library sees the focus on the user (students and staff) instead of "stuff"?
"absolutely! Nothing beats forming a personal connection - learning opportunities grow from this."
Feb 8, 2014
Joy Whiteside replied to Jen F's discussion How will you grow your PLN?
"Keep communicating, contributing and being part of networks."
Feb 8, 2014
Christine Wilson replied to Jen F's discussion How will you grow your PLN?
"Present at conferences and network across curricular areas."
Feb 8, 2014
Susan La Marca replied to Jen F's discussion How will you grow your PLN?
"be interested. model life long learning. seek out opportunities to connect and share."
Feb 8, 2014

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