AASL 2013: Clearing the Bar

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Describes Colorado's "highly Effective School Library Program" and how to write a measurable growth plan


  • 1. Highly Effective School Library Programs Clearing the Bar for School Librarian Best Practice Month Day Year

2. Evidence Outcomes Components/concepts of the program Essentialness of leadership Evaluate/begin school-aligned growth plan 3. Leadership Is a Key Focus What is one thing you do that helps you to be recognized as a leader in your school? 4. Shift to Leadership is Essential 5. Highly Effective School Libraries (HESL) Multiple Possibilities Evaluating you and your programProfessional DevelopmentAward CDE RecognitionRaise awareness and change perceptions 6. I.Evaluation of You/Your ProgramAssess collaboratively with your principal 7. Use the Evaluation Rubric to assess your program. Select 2 or 3 areas for improvement and formulate these into schoolaligned goals. Use these goals to fill out the Growth Plan and upload on the HESLP wiki 7 8. II.Professional Development 9. Personalized professional growth in 23 rubric areas with help of your peersDevelop a school-UIP aligned Growth Plan and upload to wikiFinal product that shows measurable evidence of how you met your goalsPrincipal commits to 8 hour release time, and gets wiki link of outcomes 10. III.Recognition 11. Rigorous Process with Higher RewardsCDE Commissioner 12. Multimedia Presentation (3 minutes)Two letters of recommendation (one from principal or direct supervisor)Your school-aligned Growth PlanA link to your library website 13. Ensure Todays Students Thrive in 21 st -century Workforce 14. Key IngredientsRisk-Taking LeaderPersistent Collaborator 15. Shift in perception among TLs/Non-TLsInstructional/Digital Literacy Coach 16. Evidence Outcomes of Today Components/concepts of the program Essentialness of leadership Evaluate/begin school-aligned growth plan 17. CONTACT INFORMATIONBecky Russell, MLIS |School Library/Digital Literacy Content Specialist | Colorado Department of Education | 303.866.6772 | russell_b@cde.state.co.us | brussell@coloradostatelibrary.org |http://tinyurl.com/COSchoolLibraries | @beckyjorussell Judy Barnett| Highly Effective School Library Coordinator | Colorado Department of Education | 719.964.5352 | jbarnett@coloradostatelibrary.org |highlyeffectiveschoollibraryprogram.wikispaces.com