Monday, February 23, 2015

Librarians Representing - Professional Development

A busy week at METC in St. Charles pulled together my co-librarian, Rhonda Dobbs, and myself into our Jumpstart Collaboration presentation. 

Jumpstart Collaboration


Jumpstart Collaboration


I was pleased to collaborate in the Library Grand Slam with Kelly Werthmuller, University City middle school librarian, Amy Taylor, and Megan Chambers from Lee Summit West High School on the Kansas City side of the state.

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Library Grand Slam


Finally, on Friday, we librarians, Rhonda and I, presented 3 sessions each at the district's professional development day. All of this made for really busy week - thank heavens for "snow days" during the week after!

Our local TV station KMOV, Channel 4, visited Northwest High School.  Rhonda is teaching Discovery Education Steaming Plus in the video segment.  Kim Hornkohl, the middle school librarian for the district did a super nice job during her interview. Glen House, social studies teacher, shared his Facebook project we collaborated on a few years ago. Glen's Infographic projects were the cool presentation I shared at ISTE 2013.  Check out his lessons using Easel.ly and his students' work.  During the video taping by KMOV, I'm the one just teaching away while the reporter talks! Thankfully, they taped while I was sharing how to use social media as a professional educator. *Of course, the newscast video has disappeared into the ethernet.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

AASL Fall Forum Quick Note

So many ideas, resources, and quotes stuffed into two days at the AASL Fall Forum! Here are the highlights that include the short list of videos, spreadsheets, and Twitter streams in one place. For a different way of viewing the Storify stream, click on the "View as slideshow" in the upper left corners. It will give you a whole different view - almost like watching a conference presentation.

Please scroll down past the first Storify to reach Saturday's resources.  

I still have hours ahead reviewing and reflecting...planning on how this will impact myself as a school librarian. Other librarians with the Fall Forum committee have curated in other ways.  

Friday -  Storify Twitter Stream #aasl14




Saturday - More Resources

Librarian as Innovator: Best Websites


Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2014

Flipgrid: 15 apps in 15 Minutes

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2014

Dr. David Loertscher and his team organized a Google Form where we added responses and ideas to share anytime, anywhere, anyplace. Check out the Google Response Sheet.  Follow the directions printed in red so you don't miss any resources.

At least I've managed to pull "stuff" into one place to review later! Enjoy!

Storify Twitter Stream Saturday, October 18