Monday, October 5, 2015

Leading Learning at Library 2.015 Online Conference

Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada will be featured in a session of the Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference, coming up on October 20, 2015. This is latest in a number of times that Leading Learning has been the topic of presentations and conversations beyond Canada's borders.

The presentation is based on a paper that Carol Koechlin and Anita Brooks Kirkland wrote for the International Association for School Librarianship's (IASL) 2015 conference, and is the latest is a growing list of international articles and presentations about Canada's new standards document for school library learning commons.

Library 2.015 Worldwide Virtual Conference

A Catalyst for Igniting Change: Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada 
Carol Koechlin & Anita Brooks Kirkland 
Tuesday October 20, 8:00 pm EDT

Exploring standards to transform learning in school libraries. Standards can indeed help measure Leading Learning does much more. By focusing on the needs of the learner, Leading Learning provides a framework for growth. Every school, no matter the status of its library program, can find itself in this framework and decide on tangible steps for improvement. As a catalyst for igniting the design of futures oriented learning the document positions the school library learning commons as critical to innovative pedagogical approaches for the new century. Participants will explore the potential of the new Canadian standards to drive school improvement and consider approaches to apply to their own transformations.

 Check out the free Teacher-Librarian Day pre-conference, Monday October 19, 4pm-9pm EDT.

This video introduces key concepts about Leading Learning, and is based on Carol and Anita's IASL paper.

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