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Evidence-Based Advocacy: Using Data to Demonstrate the Impact of Library Programs on Student Learning
Wednesday, January 22, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources
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Evidence is a compelling platform for advocacy. While innovative school librarians possess sophisticated training, knowledge, expertise, and pedagogical skills, these qualities take on transformational value when substantiated by data. In this edWebinar,learn replicable strategies for generating, collecting, analyzing, synthesizing, and sharing student learning evidence resulting from inquiry instruction. Michelle shares links to valuable, ready-to-use instructional materials.
This edWebinar recorded will be of interest to K-12 librarians, teachers, and administrators.
About the Presenter
Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.
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