Shaping the Learning Environment by Being observANT

Presented by LaDawna Harrington, School Library Media Specialist, Millburn High School in New Jersey.

Sponsored by Library Media Connection

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View the webinar Shaping the Learning Environment by Being observANT

How do we create an environment of inquiry? Perhaps by walking alongside our students as they process through their information seeking, much as a mentor would accompany an apprentice? Learn how to help students through the information search process using a research model that provides a step-by-step process for guiding the research.  A design that was developed for middle school is easily adaptable for upper elementary or extended to high school. Find out how at the high school level it has provided a framework for collaborative learning. Learn how the research model has been used to create a hybrid course where students are meeting face to face while simultaneously working completely in a collaborative digital environment. The key to guided research is building in zones of intervention through research journals where students can self-assess their learning and teachers can meet them at their point of need.

To take the CE Quiz and access the resources for this session visit the professional learning community  LMC @ The Forefront

About the Community

[email protected] the Forefront is an online collaborative community where school librarians, district librarians, and school library LMS students can collaborate on all aspects of being a K-12 library media professional. Our PLC offers school librarians a place to explore together the challenges, opportunities and resources that make school libraries vibrant, vital research and learning environments. We’ll share insight, answers and encouragement to help you transform your school library into a thriving hub for 21st century learning and teaching.

In our community’s series of free webinars, you’ll hear from education’s leading experts who will provide insights, instruction, and ideas on today’s most important librarianship topics. You will be able to actively collaborate with other school library media professionals during these live sessions though an interactive online chat.

About the Presenter

LaDawna Harrington is a School Library Media Specialist at Millburn High School in New Jersey. She also is a Part-time Lecturer at the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University, where she teaches a graduate course in management of school library programs.  LaDawna is the Past President of New Jersey Association of School Librarians (NJASL), and has been active in AASL, chairing committees and presenting webinars. She received the NJ Library Media Specialist of the Year Award in 2004 and most recently was celebrated by the NJ Center for the Book’s Miss Rumphius Award 2012, which honors librarians, school media specialists, and educators who are stellar in spreading ideas and literacy.

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