Teacher-Librarian. Reader. Blogger. Inquiry Thinker. Co-Host on @into_read OSLA VP 2020. Nat Geo CertEducator.
Read Into This co-host Beth Lyons, Ontario School Library Association (OSLA) Vice-President, and Jenn Brown (OSLA Past President) chat with Tim Boudreau and Connie Scott about the most recent #ONLibChat that was held on July 28th. The chat still centred around the question “How might our school libraries look in the fall if/when we return to school?” but shifted to focus on ideas around advocating for the role of school libraries within a learning community and how school library professionals might use their collective voice to share the necessity of a school library with education stakeholders. The panel discussed the upswell in advocacy that resulted during the chat as participants asked if OSLA was prepared to reply to the education announcement once it was shared and Beth discussed the process of writing the letter - School Library Staff: Essential to Supporting Students Adapt and Succeed in the Unprecedented 2020-21 School Year . The panel also discussed the roles of teacher-librarians, the lack of equitable funding for school libraries across the province, the possible role of the school library as schools re-open with COVID 19 protocols in place and as always, as we can serve the students in our communities.The next chat has been scheduled for August 25th at 7:00pm- https://www.accessola.org/web/OLA/Event_Display.aspx?EventKey=EIW200825AJenn Brown @JennMacBrownTim Boudreau @TimBoo_DrowConnie Scott @LibraryScott
Alanna hosts author and educator Jennifer Casa-Todd and we talk about her journey from being a fearful and reluctant parent of teens in regards to the use of social media, to blogging and using social media with her students, and now student voices on a global scale. Jennifer gives some solid advice about setting up norms in social media for student participation and handling multiple perspectives for learning.Shoutouts to Alec Couros, George Couros, Dean Shareski, danah boyd, Henry Jenkins, Leigh Cassell, Stacey Wallwin, Tina Zita, Donna Fry, Mark Carbone, Brock Baker, Allison Fuisz, Nicole Kauffman, Michael Drezek and Dave Burgess.Jennifer’s paper for Treasure Mountain Canada 2020: https://tmcanada.blogspot.com/p/tmc6-casa-todd.htmlGet involved with #GlobalEdSsChat: https://globaledsschat.com/Want to know more? Here’s Jenn’s book Social LEADia: Moving Students from Digital Citizenship to Digital Leadershiphttps://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35444016-social-leadia
Alanna hosts author and reading advocate Eric “Momentum” Walters and chair of Canadian School Libraries Anita Brooks Kirkland as we dissect some of their year of passionate intention to increase reading engagement in K-12 students. Eric suggests that all he needed to do was a little spark to the fire that teachers and school library staff already do. He wants more passion for student choice and voice in reading choices. Anita talks about how her research and data collection convinced key stakeholders to let the books go out during the summer. We round out this conversation by talking about the needs for virtual engagement in the library learning commons, building partnerships with public libraries and how to pivot in this pandemic. The article that sparks this discussion: https://journal.canadianschoollibraries.ca/the-eric-walters-school-library-summer-lending-project/Bibliovideo YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoRQbrmtvSYMRm1emqkhP8QAnita’s Webinar series on Building your Own Virtual Library: https://www.bythebrooks.ca/build-your-own-vllc/Shoutouts to Orca Books, The Canadian Children’s Book Centre, Michael Marchenko, Debbie and Ruth Ohi, Eugenie Fernandez, TD Summer Reading Program
Beth explores how podcasting has helped educators Pav Wander and Chey Cheney find their voice and work to share it with others. Chey and Pav are the co-hosts of The Staffroom Podcast and The Drive and have found that by sharing their voice and ideas with others using these mediums they are becoming more comfortable with having courageous conversations and pushing their learning forward. During the episode Beth, Pav and Chey discuss the intertwined literacies of listening, speaking, sketchnoting and reading, curating articles and texts that connect and push pedagogy forward and the experience of curating a playlist in relation to theme each week for their live radio show hosted on VoicEd Radio. Chey and Pav reflect on their use of podcasting with students in the classroom as an organic experience that grew out of a Genius Hour project and the changes that might take place if podcasting were more intentionally embedded through the inquiry process. Books mentioned during this episode:Pav: The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. SalingerChey: Practical Wisdom: The Right Way To Do The Right Thing by Barry Schwartz
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Episode Count
20
Podcast Count
4
Total Airtime
15 hours, 24 minutes
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