School Library Practice in Blended & Online Learning
Libraries play a vital role in learner achievement. Whether schools are brick and mortar, blended, or entirely online, library services are critical. This course explores all aspects of contemporary school libraries, from collaborative digital instruction and curation to reading promotion and meaningful making to support inquiry.
Whether schools are brick and mortar, blended, or entirely online, library services and instruction are critical for learner achievement. Librarians must be prepared to meet the needs of both their professional colleagues and students regardless of setting. This course explores all aspects of contemporary school libraries, including: strategies for meeting AASL Standards through collaborative online media literacy and inquiry instruction, curating digital resources, developing engaging online library platforms, promoting reading across platforms and meaningful making for inquiry learning.
*Participants in this course will have a mandatory, synchronous, video conference session. The date and time are listed on each course registration page.
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This course gave me some new ideas on how to proceed with a virtual library presence.J.C., Librarian
What a great way to see the available technology for taking a library online! It is very specific and very informative!A.K., Librarian
Brenda Boyer's course was very well designed and all aspects of the course were useful.J.C., Librarian
GREAT COURSE taught by great instructorC.W., Tech Specialist
This was the best online course I have ever taken. Brenda Boyer was very accessible and always answered questions promptly. I enjoyed the Google Hangout as a way to personalize the class.B.Q., Librarian
It prompted me to get moving to create the online space and provided tools to use to create the resources that I need.S.K., Librarian
Excellent and relevant use of time.K.G., Librarian
Collaborative course with "can use the next day" ideas. Well worth the time.J.C., Librarian
This course was fabulous for me as a librarian! It was directly related to my current situation and allowed for hands on assignments that I immediately put to use. Brenda provided so much support...articles, websites, feedback on assignments, answers to questions, resources and options to learn from and more!S.H., Librarian
Highly beneficial and organized course.K.F., Librarian
Well organized, great resources shared. Easy to manage but I still got a out out of it.C.W., Librarian
This course was really helpful in my understanding of what a virtual library is and how to create one for my students.C.F., Librarian
This course was extremely relevant and useful!T.K., Librarian
This was a wonderfully balanced class. The readings and discussions were thoughtful and research-based, and then we created projects that we could use RIGHT AWAY in our teaching environments.E.H., Librarian
I was able to put things I was learning into practice as I was learning them. The content more than met my expectations.M.K., Librarian