Whew – MAME 37, the conference of the Michigan Association for Media in Education, has come to a close, and I need a nap!
By request, here are the presentation slides/handouts:
- ELEMENTARY ROUND-UP was a team of us presenting on different genres of books for elementary readers. Here’s my handout on graphic novels.
- REDEFINING THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN IN THE 21ST CENTURY discusses different roles librarians can play in order to discover and further define their roles.
- CURRICULUM MAKEOVER: LIBRARY EDITION looked at three factors impacting school libraries: the inquiry focus of the Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, new building-specific initiatives and priorities, and the onset of the Common Core Standards, then asked participants to brainstorm a PD plan to take to their principal on Monday morning. If you didn’t get a copy of Cassandra Barnett’s table aligning the AASL Standards with the Framework of the Partnership of 21st Century Skills and the ISTE NETS, you can get it here (it’s part of AASL’s new Building-Level Toolkit!). The BPS alignment chart is available here. You can find the general statement on the Common Core Standards for ELA here.
I was also delighted at the contributions Elizabeth and Julie, two of our school library students at SI, made to Laura’s AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning preconference. Julie was back with her SI colleague Addie for Friday’s roundtables — they had big crowds!
A big thanks to MAME for awarding me the Margaret Grazier Award for Service to the Profession. I was deeply honored.