Flexible Learning

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Flexible Access

Susan Rizzo, Director of Instructional Technology, has asked several principals and elementary media specialists to join in conversations to develop a more consistent model of flexible access library programs. This "think tank" will begin discussions next week and are tasked with identifying ways to implement flexible access libraries in the 2014-15 school year. The anticipated completion date for their recommendations is early spring. This will assure there is ample time to provide teachers and media specialists adequate professional development to prepare for the launch of the program.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

Reflections

Several of our elementary buildings have already implemented flexible access library programs in various ways. The path has not always been smooth, but they have had their share of success stories! They likely have things they would do differently and most definitely can share those stories of the impact this model has on student learning. These reflections will be valuable to you as we prepare to implement flexible access for grades three through five next school year.

Resources & Smore - Top Blogs 2 Follow

Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet - Julie Greller @cybrarian77

Tutorials, tools, resources, graphics/infographics, freebies

Free Technology for Teachers - Richard Byrne @rmbyrne

Tutorials, resources, apps, YouTube alternatives, all things tech

Never Ending Search (SLJ Blog) - Joyce Valenza @joycevalenza

Teacher-Librarians, instruction, tools, research

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Kathy Schrock @kathyschrock

All things tech, info literacy, intellectual property, primary sources, tutorials

Edudemic: Connecting Education & Technology - various authors

Tutorials, teacher's guides, trends, tech tools

Unlock Media Literacy - edWeb resource

K-12 Library Media Specialists community

Stump the Teacher - Josh Stumpenhorst @stumpteacher

IL 2012 Teacher of year - various topics

Be a change agent, build strong relationships and look at all mistakes as progress! Karen Norton @nortnik