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Collaboration in schools

November 2009 Faculty Meeting

kelsey root

on 25 April 2010

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What you will learn... the importance of collaborating with other professsionals in the school setting methods and strategies to use when collaborating with other professionals
Roles that speech-language pathologits play in providing intervention for students with social and behavior issues
Why collaborate? “Collaboration builds successful teams; successful teams lead to student progress; student progress leads to team success (Ridge & Vogel).” “If speech language pathologists want to provide services to children in schools, we need to be playing on a team and the team is about literacy (Schuele, 2009).”

“Collaboration with others is listed as one of the top skills needed for workers in the 21st century (Partnership for 21st century skills, 2009).” On the flip side... Barriers to Collaboration:
Limited planning time
Lack of language-based curricula that promote grade-level standards as well as the language needs of the children in the classroom
working with professionals with opposing views

Test scores increase as library media specialists spend more time: These predictors of academic achievement cannot be explained away by: The GOOD News Planning cooperatively with teachers Identifying materials for teachers Teaching information literacy skills to students Providing in-service training to teachers Reaching beyond the library walls to classrooms,
computer labs, offices, home expenditures per student teacher/student ratio teacher experience teacher salaries adult educational attainment children in poverty racial/ethnic demographics Cooperation Coordination Collaboration spontaneous gathering of resources (print or electronic) spur-of-the moment activities cursory planning (quick hallway conversation) gathering of materials/resources in advance
of a class project upon teacher request

pre-unit e-mails between teacher and librarian
formal advance planning of an activity--teacher & librarian are teaching PARTNERS! librarian involved in every step - planning through assessment content DEPENDS upon participation of librarian and library resources This is where the
advances in student
achievement happen Review 2008 and 2009 SOL data to create a baseline Moving forward, determine if those students taught by those teachers
with whom we had higher levels of collaboration, scored higher on SOLs. “We must become the change we seek in the world.” -Ghandi Book carts Links on Blackboard Teaching Web evaluation Web searching Database searching Booktalks Book Pass Plagiarism Reserving space Research
support Citing sources Research skills History stations Lance, Keith Curry, Rodney, Marcia J., and Hamilton-Pennell, Christina. "How School Librarians Help Kids Achieve Standards: The Second Colorado Study. Executive Summary." Library Research Service. April 2000. Web. Accessed 1 Oct 2009. Buzzeo, Tony. Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships 7-12. Santa Barbara: Linworth, 2002. Print. Lance, Keith Curry. "What Research Tells Us About the Importance of School Libraries." White House Conference on School Libraries, Institute of Museum and Library Services. June 2002. Web. Accessed 2009 Oct 1. Time 0 50 60 80 90 100 Our Goal: To Assess our own Library Program School Differences Community Differences We love to partner with you! Collaboration is FREE! What do teacher/librarian partnerships look like? Data analysis will be done anonymously!
We want to assess ourselves, not YOU! Collaboration in Schools 21st century information literacy skills. By Julianna Putman & Kelsey Root just remember...
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