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Friday, November 3

  1. page Advocacy edited ... Definition of Advocacy from AASL Order AASL Advocacy Pack for $9 shipping 8 Ways to Make Yo…
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    Definition of Advocacy from AASL
    Order AASL Advocacy Pack for $9 shipping
    8 Ways to Make Your Library More Visible Now from SLJ
    Since my goal for this year is advocacy, I thought I'd try to come up with one thing per day to promote the library. I don't think I can promise to post every day, but over the course of a full year, I might be able to come up with 180 things to do.
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Thursday, November 2

  1. page Learning Commons edited The library learning commons is a place to consume knowledge and there should be room for the crea…
    The library learning commons is a place to consume knowledge and there should be room for the creation of knowledge.
    In a think tank I am conducting next week in Phoenix AZ at AASL, one of our issues is design thinking. Building a space where kids can both consume and design is a very busy atmosphere is critical, I believe to the future of teacher librarian positions in CA and elsewhere.
    Here is a list of recommended sources about design thinking that if used by a group of TLs and other educators, could reinvent the library into a library learning commons follow. Check out the last two first...one is short, the other long and we find that design thinking is happening right in our neighborhood at Stamford U.
    IBM's Design thinking and agile thinking model: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXtN4y3O35M&t=10s
    A quick overview of design thinking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7sEoEvT8l8&t=18s
    Another short video about design thinking with kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhQWrHQwYTk
    The Umbrella Creation Model Tutorial: https://sites.google.com/s/0B0m38BPSK4PmUTRHWG5YbUJSUXc/p/0B0m38BPSK4PmRUduRVBLeDF1NWM/edit
    This one makes me fume! This movement fires all specialists in the school to pay for using the company's model and they brag that they train teachers to be their own librarians, technologists, etc. etc. Now they claim to teach teachers our to be learning engineers: http://digitalpromise.org/2017/10/19/learning-design-design-tech-high-school-uses-research/?utm_source=DP+Master+List&utm_campaign=33e38d79b0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_23&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1a73515842-33e38d79b0-349200361
    The short version of design thinking, Guided Mastery, creative confidence, and self efficacy by David Kelley: https://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence/transcript
    The long version: The head of IDEO is interviewed about design thinking...a bit long but worth it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASvd2toIA6s&feature=em-subs_digest-vrecs
    Posted to CALIBK12 by Dr. Loertscher on 11-02-17

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Monday, October 30

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    We created a sign in sheet with the maximum number of students who were allowed at the puzzle station. If students arrived to do puzzles, instead of drawing a number for a seating area, students signed in for puzzes. When the maximum number of slots was filled, no one else could work on the puzzles that day.
    3. Legos/ Little Bits/ sewing/ tinkering station/sewing area/ duct tape creation/ friendship bracelets areas- Ditto as for the puzzle area.
    Resources:
    http://ascip.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Student-Supervision-Guidelines.pdf
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    October 2017 by Yvonne Weinstein
    Do you have a contract that specifies a 30 minute duty-free lunch?
    1. Open seating area:
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  3. page Lunch Procedures edited The following were ideas posted to CALIBK12, October 2017 Do you have a contract that specifies a…
    The following were ideas posted to CALIBK12, October 2017
    Do you have a contract that specifies a 30 minute duty-free lunch?
    1. Open seating area:
    We gave each of the tables and places where students sit a number, and posted small signs with the numbers on the center of the tables. We then created "tickets" (laminated) for the number of seats at each table. For example if there were 4 places at Table 1, we created 4 tickets with the number 1 on them. Ditto for all of the tables and seating areas.
    We put all of the laminated tickets in a gift bag and each student entering the library who was there to study put their hand in the bag and drew a number. That number was the table where the student was to sit that day.
    The numbered ticket was immediately dropped into a basket to be used the next lunch period. This meant that all students. including those who arrived in a group, were randomly placed at different tables to sit and study/read. Things were immediately much quieter. The first few days there was much gnashing of teeth because students wanted to sit together to socialize, but we stuck with our procedure or the student could choose to leave "Choose a number or choose to leave" was our mantra when we began this. After the first few days, the students got used to the procedure and knew to expect this when they were going to the library.
    2. Puzzle area
    We created a sign in sheet with the maximum number of students who were allowed at the puzzle station. If students arrived to do puzzles, instead of drawing a number for a seating area, students signed in for puzzes. When the maximum number of slots was filled, no one else could work on the puzzles that day.
    3. Legos/ Little Bits/ sewing/ tinkering station/sewing area/ duct tape creation/ friendship bracelets areas- Ditto as for the puzzle area.
    http://ascip.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Student-Supervision-Guidelines.pdf

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Friday, October 27

  1. page October edited Week 5 ... change the displays Monthly Displays for October. ... and mysteries. Supernatura…
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    and mysteries. Supernatural Romance is also a popular topic for girls.
    o Horror or Scary Stories “The Horror, the Horror.”
    o “Solve a Mystery”
    o Teen Read Week: “What’s your problem?” use problem novels or "edgy fiction"
    o Halloween themes by Tommy Kovac Be Afraid…Be VERY Afraid.
    o Red Ribbon Week: “Relax, Don’t Do It!” or Red Ribbon Reads (Junior High School) Gang bios, books on drugs, addiction, and alternatives to drug use such as volunteering an community service.
    o Stranger than Fiction (UFO’s and unexplained; Ripley’s, Guinness)

    Day 22: Have a flexible schedule and post it online so that staff can check availability from their classrooms. We use Google Calendar.
    Day 23: Start a Book Club. A good way to start a book club is to start with a Summer Reading Social. See the link above for the activity description.
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Tuesday, October 17

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    the Horror.”
    Halloween Themes by

    o “Solve a Mystery”
    o Teen Read Week: “What’s your problem?” use problem novels or "edgy fiction"
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  2. page October edited Week 5 Day 21: Time to change the displays for October. I usually feature scary books and mysterie…
    Week 5
    Day 21: Time to change the displays for October. I usually feature scary books and mysteries. Supernatural Romance is also a popular topic for girls.
    o Horror or Scary Stories “The Horror, the Horror.”
    Halloween Themes
    by Tommy Kovac
    o “Solve a Mystery”
    o Teen Read Week: “What’s your problem?” use problem novels or "edgy fiction"
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Saturday, October 14

  1. page October edited ... o “Solve a Mystery” o Teen Read Week: “What’s your problem?” use problem novels or "edgy…
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    o “Solve a Mystery”
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    Tommy Kovac
    Be
    Be Afraid…Be VERY
    o Red Ribbon Week: “Relax, Don’t Do It!” or Red Ribbon Reads (Junior High School) Gang bios, books on drugs, addiction, and alternatives to drug use such as volunteering an community service.
    o Stranger than Fiction (UFO’s and unexplained; Ripley’s, Guinness)
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