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2019-2020 #GWAEAlibs Learning Opportunities

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We're pleased to announce several opportunities for our Grant Wood AEA Teacher Librarians to continue to learn from and with one another.


This year's workshop series will be a yearlong exploration of the connections between statewide initiatives, librarian standards (AASL) and practice.


In addition to our afternoon workshops, this year we're excited to announce that we'll also be adding two morning collaboration opportunities. These sessions, called "Library Logistics," will be an opportunity for teacher librarians to gather to talk about the logistics of daily library life. Specific topics of conversation will be crowdsourced prior to each session.


Planning to attend all the learning opportunities? We're pleased to announce the option to earn a recertification credit!


Below are the descriptions, dates and course numbers for our 2019-2020 learning opportunities! We encourage you to mark your calendars and register as soon as possible!

Collaborating & Including: Teacher Librarian’s Role in School Improvement

Date:

October 29


Times:

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Location:

6th Street

(Autumn, Revere, Stone)


Workshop Description:

Have you heard phrases like “core instruction,” “intervention system,” or “assessment and data-based decision making” in your building? Librarians are vital partners in supporting school improvement and the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Join us to learn more about the work happening across the state of Iowa, in your district and your school to support students and how librarians can support and enhance this work.


In addition to the learning and conversations in specific to ESSA, Teacher Librarians will also have an opportunity for collaborative conversations and personalized learning opportunities to surface ways in which they can work to provide opportunities for all members of their learning community.


Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180900

Curating & Engaging: Teacher Librarian’s Role in OER & Digital Learning Environments

Date:

December 10*

*Snow Date: December 17


Times:

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Location:

33rd Avenue

(Italy, Naples)

*Snow date: Same location


Workshop Description:

As schools begin leverage a digital learning environment to explore personalized learning and to address equity and access, more and more districts are turning to Openly-Licensed Educational Resources (OERs) to help support student needs. Teacher Librarians play a vital role in helping with the curation and evaluation of resources as well as increasing student engagement. Join us to learn more about the work happening across the country, the state of Iowa and in your district to support students and how librarians can enhance this work.


In addition to the learning and conversations in specific to OER, Teacher Librarians will also have an opportunity for collaborative conversations and personalized learning opportunities to surface ways in which they can work to curate resources for all members of their learning community.


Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180902

Including ALL Learners: Teacher Librarian’s Role in Accessible Educational Materials

Date:

March 3*

*Snow Date: March 10


Times:

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Location:

33rd Avneue

(Italy/Naples)

*Snow date: Same location


Workshop Description:

As schools begin to explore personalized learning and address equity and access for learners, schools are beginning to consider Accessible Education Materials (AEM) to help support student needs. Teacher Librarians have long supported access and accessibility for all students and are vital partners in helping navigate resources. Join us to learn more about the work happening nationally, across the state of Iowa and in local school districts to support students and how librarians can champion this work.


In addition to the learning and conversations in specific to AEM, Teacher Librarians will also have an opportunity for collaborative conversations and personalized learning opportunities to surface ways in which they can work to provide equity and access for all members of their learning community.


Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180904

Inquiring & Exploring: Teacher Librarian’s Role in College & Career Readiness

Date:

May 5


Times:

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.


Location:

33rd Avenue

(Italy, Naples)


Workshop Description:

Libraries have long been about helping support lifelong learning, encouraging students to explore concepts and practice the skills, especially “soft skills,” that will be useful long after their academic careers. Join us to learn more about the work happening across the state of Iowa to prepare students for the world beyond their PreK-12 academic careers and how librarians can enhance this work.


Teacher Librarians will have an opportunity for collaborative conversations and personalized learning opportunities to surface ways in which they can work to provide learning opportunities to make connections and support lifelong skills for all members of their learning community.


Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180905

Library Logistics (December 2019)

Date:

December 10*

Snow date: December 17


Times:

8:30-11:30 a.m.


Location:

33rd Avenue

(Italy, Naples)

*Snow Date: Same location


Session Description:

There are a number of logistical considerations for running libraries. This Library Logistics session is an opportunity to learn from and with fellow Grant Wood AEA librarians as we discuss topics pertinent to librarianship. Topics will be determined in part by participants prior to the session.



Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180901

Library Logistics (March 2020)

Date:

March 3*

*Snow Date: March 10


Times:

8:30-11:30 a.m.


Location:

33rd Avenue

(Italy/Naples)

*Snow Date: Same location


Session Description:

There are a number of logistical considerations for running libraries. This Library Logistics session is an opportunity to learn from and with fellow Grant Wood AEA librarians as we discuss topics pertinent to librarianship. Topics will be determined in part by participants prior to the session.



Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180903

Don't miss the chance to earn recertification credit!


For those interested in earning recertification credit, requirements include:


• Attendance at all TL Workshops (October, December, March and May) and both Library Logistics Sessions (December and March).

• Participation in workshop discussions and activities.

• Reflections and application of learning through Google Forms reflections to review their previous understandings/practices, set goals for implementation of their new learning and provide evidence of implementation into their practice and individual conversations with instructors.


Registration link: https://www.gwaea.org/educators/learning

Course number: 180906

Lynn Kleinmeyer

Lynn Kleinmeyer is a Digital Learning Consultant with Grant Wood AEA. Prior to joining the Digital Learning Team, Lynn taught 7th grade Reading before becoming a Teacher Librarian. Lynn is dedicated to supporting Teacher Librarians and the integration of technology and information literacy skills in every classroom.

Dianna Geers

Dianna Geers is the Teacher Librarian with Grant Wood AEA. Prior to joining Grant Wood AEA's Media Center, she was a middle school teacher and then a Teacher Librarian. Dianna is dedicated to supporting Teacher Librarians, educators and students by collaborating to provide resources and learning supports.

Corey Rogers

Corey Rogers is a Digital Learning Consultant at Grant Wood AEA. Prior to joining the Digital Learning team, Corey taught middle school STEM and computer science, served as a middle school media specialist, and was a school improvement and instructional technology consultant at Central Rivers AEA. She is passionate about providing resources and support for coding, STEM, and inquiry-based learning in classrooms and libraries.
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