Essay Co-Coordinator and Head Librarian
YK Pao Secondary School, Shanghai, China+Follow on Follett Community
What makes a dynamic and effective library? And who are the best partners to engage in creating it? The answers to those questions—and so much more—will be explored in this fascinating webinar, perfect for all educators, whether you follow the IB curriculum or not. Kendra Perkins discusses ways she has collaborated with both teachers and students—during what she calls “subject chats”—to inform her decisions and processes regarding her library collection. She will share best practices on creating and maintaining an inspiring IB library where both students and teachers feel engaged.
Kendra will highlight her experiences with:
Pull up a seat at the table and join our team as they discuss our Curriculum Alignment services, see how they make decisions and the impact it has on schools.
Sheila Carr shares how libraries can utilize technology to its fullest in helping students prepare for the challenges ahead.
Hear about fruitful partnerships, engaging programming, and creative strategies to get kids reading.
Shannon McClintock Miller explains the importance of learning to code and how to work it into the classroom and library.
Hear one librarian's goals, experiences, successes, and more when using a flipped library.
Get lessons to help students critically evaluate their search results – distinguishing fact, using visual clues to infer purpose, recognizing bias, and identifying what helps them learn more.
Presenters share examples of how they setup the program to help the district make the transitions from previous technologies to new ones.
Learn several ways to enrich students’ learning via a strong school librarian and how these impressive librarians keep the spotlight on their programs throughout the year.
Review what makes an excellent IB Library. You'll learn how you can effectively build your collection over time to best meet the specific needs of the IB curriculum across PYP, MYP and DP programmes.
Hear how changing standards are a great opportunity to advocate for the valuable role that school libraries play in developing 21st century learning skills.