L4L Reconsidered and Relevant

Report
Learning4Life
School Library Media Programs
& 21st Century Learners
How can School Libraries help apply 21st
Century Skills with Gifted Learners?
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What are 21st Century skills?
Partnership for 21st Century Skills
Learning 4 Life – the AASL Standards
Collaboration: School Libraries & Gifted
Learners
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Bernie Trilling on 21st Century Skills
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Focus on a child 5 years old…
• What will the world look like in 20 years?
• What skills will this child need in 20 years?
• What does the world of learning look like?
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For 21st Century Learning…
• What skills and strategies do educators need?
• What tools are important to these learners?
• What dispositions (learning traits) are
needed?
• What skills and strategies do these learners
need to have when they leave K-12
education?
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What are 21st Century Skills?
Critical thinking
Problem solving
Communication
Collaboration
Global Perspective
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What Do 21st Century Skills
Look Like?
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Partnerships for 21st Century
Learning (P21) – Main Skills:
Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
Information Literacy
Media Literacy
ICT Skills (Technology)
Communication & Collaboration
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AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners
“Learners use skills, resources and tools to…
1. Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
2. Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply
knowledge to new situations, and create new
knowledge
3.
Share knowledge and participate ethically and
productively as members of our democratic society.
4.
Pursue personal and aesthetic growth
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AASL Standards
Each is supported through further defined:
• Skills
• Dispositions
• Responsibilities
• Self-Assessment
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Key Questions to Shift
Education into 21st Century World
SKILLS = Does the student have the right proficiencies to explore
a subject further?
DISPOSITIONS = Is the student exposed to and engaged in
higher-level thinking?
RESPONSIBILITIES = Is the student aware of self-accountability
in learning?
SELF-ASSESSMENT = Can the student recognize personal
strengths and weaknesses to become more effective?
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“Reading is a window to the world. “
 Foundational skill that goes beyond decoding and
comprehension to interpretation and development of new
understandings.
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“Inquiry provides a framework for learning. “
 Students generate their own questions.
 Learn how to access and use information to help answer
their unique questions.
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“Ethical behavior in the use of
information must be taught.”
 Students recognize and appreciate and respect the
concept of intellectual property in all its forms.
 Students use social tools respectfully and safely
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“Technology skills are crucial.”
 For lifelong learning, students need to be literate in
information and technology.
 Students contribute to content creation through the
use of technology tools.
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AASL Common beliefs
“Equitable access is a key component.”
 All children deserve equality in access to resources,
information, technology.
 All children deserve safe, effective learning
environments.
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“Information literacy has become more complex as
resources and technologies have changed.”
(and will continue to change)
Students need digital, visual, textual and
technological tools as well as simply using
resources to find information.
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AASL Common beliefs
The continuing expansion of
information demands that
all students acquire the thinking
skills that will enable them to learn
on their own.
“independent learners”
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“Learning has a social context.”
Students learn collaboratively in face-to-face
situations and through technology.
Students work more frequently in teams in 21st
century learning and employment.
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AASL Common beliefs
Shift to…
“School Libraries are essential to the
development of learning skills.”
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School Librarians Provide:
Equitable access to resources
An interactive, media-rich learning
space
Collaboration for information &
technology literacy skills
A learning commons for students
Information expertise
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In the library, students:
Use digital tools
Access a variety of resources
Collaborate
Explore & Inquire
Ask questions
Create & produce
Solve problems
Learn multiple literacies
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References
American Association of School Librarians. 2007. “Standards for
the 21st-Century Learner.”
http://ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/aasl/guidelinesandstandards/learnin
gstandards/AASL_LearningStandards.pdf (accessed September
15, 2009).
———. 2009. Standards for the 21-stCentury Learner in Action:
Chicago: ALA.
———. 2009. Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School
Library Media Programs. Chicago: ALA.
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Attributions
Standards/GLE/Benchmark Alignment:
Illinois School Library Association/Becky Robinson
Londonderry School District/ Susan Ballard
Massachusetts School Library Association/Valerie Diggs
Context Exercises:
Judi Moreillon and Kristin Fontichiaro
Kathy Lowe and Susan Ballard
Shifts: Susan Ballard, Janet Roche, Maureen Snider
Job Description: Londonderry School District, Sara Kelly Johns,
Kathleen McBroom, Cassandra E. Osterloh, Jane Prestebak
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