AASL 21st Century Learning

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This was the 21st Century Learning Presentation at the NLA/NEMA Conference by Crow, Levitov & Henning.

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<p>L4L Reconsidered and Relevant</p> <p>Learning4Life21st Century Learning and TeachingIntroductions and Context Exercise: </p> <p>Introduce yourself and explain your connection to L4L and indicate that before you begin the formal part of your presentation, you want to help create some context through a warm up exercise you will have determined in advance which exercise to you (see below) so explain how it will work and have fun!</p> <p> Select from the options in the L4L Workshop Guide - depending on the time available to you, and the number of participants, this exercise can run from 10 minutes to a half an hour.</p> <p>If you use the continuum option, we suggest using at least all of the common belief statements and then you can cherry pick the rest based on your understanding of the audience needs. </p> <p>1</p> <p>Presenters:School Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantDr. Sherry CrowUNK Assistant Professor School of Library Science/Educational MediaNebraska Library CommissionerDr. Deb LevitovEditor School Library Media MonthlyJudy HenningKPS Director of Media ServicesKHS Media SpecialistNEMA Learning4Life Coach</p> <p>Learning4Life is the conceptualization of the critical role of school library media specialists and school library media programs in ensuring that students are prepared to achieve and succeed in school and beyond.It is intended to introduce the learning standards and guidelines to internal and external audiences alike in order to first build awareness. Awareness will lead to understanding and commitment to align the standards to the curriculum and provide the resources and conditions necessary to ensure that they are fully integrated. The goal is to create a shared vision with stakeholders and constituents and widespread recognition of who we are; our purpose (in 21st-century education); and what students, teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents, and the public can count on school library media programs to deliver. </p> <p>2</p> <p>20th vs. 21st Century School LibrariansSchool Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and Relevant</p> <p>Learning4Life is the conceptualization of the critical role of school library media specialists and school library media programs in ensuring that students are prepared to achieve and succeed in school and beyond.It is intended to introduce the learning standards and guidelines to internal and external audiences alike in order to first build awareness. Awareness will lead to understanding and commitment to align the standards to the curriculum and provide the resources and conditions necessary to ensure that they are fully integrated. The goal is to create a shared vision with stakeholders and constituents and widespread recognition of who we are; our purpose (in 21st-century education); and what students, teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents, and the public can count on school library media programs to deliver. </p> <p>3</p> <p>School Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and Relevant</p> <p>Teacher Education forSchool Library Media SpecialistsEach candidate must have a teaching certificate, or complete requirements for one before completing the endorsementCoursework (30 credits) includes classes on instructional design, childrens and YA literature, and all phases of library managementEmphasis is placed on becoming an active, instructional partner working with classroom teachers to integrate 21st Century learning into the classroom curriculum</p> <p>School Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantLearning4Life is the conceptualization of the critical role of school library media specialists and school library media programs in ensuring that students are prepared to achieve and succeed in school and beyond.It is intended to introduce the learning standards and guidelines to internal and external audiences alike in order to first build awareness. Awareness will lead to understanding and commitment to align the standards to the curriculum and provide the resources and conditions necessary to ensure that they are fully integrated. The goal is to create a shared vision with stakeholders and constituents and widespread recognition of who we are; our purpose (in 21st-century education); and what students, teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents, and the public can count on school library media programs to deliver. </p> <p>4</p> <p>School Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and Relevant</p> <p>School Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and Relevant</p> <p>Teacher Education forSchool Library Media SpecialistsTechnology is infused into the fabric of every class, and candidates are advised to take 6 credits more to obtain a MSED in Instructional Technology</p> <p>The program is delivered fully online </p> <p>School Library Media ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantLearning4Life is the conceptualization of the critical role of school library media specialists and school library media programs in ensuring that students are prepared to achieve and succeed in school and beyond.It is intended to introduce the learning standards and guidelines to internal and external audiences alike in order to first build awareness. Awareness will lead to understanding and commitment to align the standards to the curriculum and provide the resources and conditions necessary to ensure that they are fully integrated. The goal is to create a shared vision with stakeholders and constituents and widespread recognition of who we are; our purpose (in 21st-century education); and what students, teachers, administrators, elected officials, parents, and the public can count on school library media programs to deliver. </p> <p>5</p> <p>21st Century SchoolsSchool Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantThe world of work is increasingly made of teams collaborating to solve problems and create something new. . .</p> <p>. . .yet why in todays schools do students mostly work alone and compete with others for teacher approval?</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>6</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantTechnology is more a part of our childrens lives each day. . .</p> <p>. . .why should they have to check their technology at the school door and compete for limited school computer time?</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>7</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantThe world is full of engaging real-world challenges, problems, and questions. . .</p> <p>. . .why spend so much time on disconnected questions at the end of a textbook chapter?</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>8</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantDoing projects on something one cares about comes naturally to all learners. . .</p> <p>. . .so why are learning projects so scarce?</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>9</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantInnovation and creativity are important to the success of our economy. . .</p> <p>. . .why do school spend so little time on developing creativity and innovation skills.</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>10</p> <p>October 2009School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantIm calling on our nations governors and state education chiefs to develop standards and assessments that dont simply measure whether students can fill in a bubble on a test, but whether they possess 21st century skills like problem-solving and critical thinking and entrepreneurship and creativity.President Barack ObamaAlthough the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>11</p> <p>Are students graduating from school really ready to work?School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantThe answer by 400 hiring executives of Fortune 500 Corporations was collectively:Not Really!Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>12</p> <p>Potential Workforce is Lacking:School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantOral and written communicationsCritical thinking and problem solvingProfessionalism and work ethicTeamwork and collaborationWorking in diverse teamsApplying technologyLeadership and project management</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>13</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and Relevanthttp://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/guidelinesandstandards.cfmLearners Use Skills, Resources &amp; Tools to:Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society.Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>14</p> <p>ISTEs National Educational Technology Standards for Studentshttp://www.iste.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=NETSSchool Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantCreativity &amp; InnovationCommunication &amp; CollaborationResearch &amp; Information FluencyCritical Thinking, Problem Solving &amp; Decision MakingDigital CitizenshipTechnology Operations &amp; Concepts</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>15</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantKen Kay &amp; Partnership for21st Century Skills</p> <p>Although the change in the learning environment has been rapid, there is still much that is tried and true in education. Students still need guidance and support from adults who care about them and who want them to succeed and guidance in the use of the ever-expanding volume of resources available to them as they learn to construct knowledge. The school library media center must be open, inviting, flexible and able to host a wide variety of user activities at any given time.</p> <p>16</p> <p>Its ProvenStudents in a traditional teacher centered classroom with a fill in the dot assessment at the end of a unit. . . </p> <p>Students in a student centered class with the teacher as the facilitator of teaching the basic skills (base knowledge) followed by a project showing how to apply the base knowledge. . .</p> <p>School Library ProgramsReconsidered and RelevantVS.Student achievement in the student centered class was higher when assessed on the same knowledge one year later. (READ THE FROM/TO Statements)Todays students need to develop information skills that will enable them to use technology as an important tool for learning, not an end in itself but a tool in the process of learning, both now and in the future.17</p> <p>21st Century Learning is a BalanceSchool Library Programs</p> <p>In addition to looking at where learning occurs, AASLs Standards for the 21st Century Learner provide an opportunity for schools to review and reexamine traditional information literacy skills in order to incorporate new literacies as well as address responsibilities, dispositions...</p>

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