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OER: Issues, Possibilities and the Promise of Curation
Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor, Rutgers University, MI Program; with Brenda Boyer, Ph.D., Librarian, Kutztown Area High School
Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited and ABC-CLIO
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In K12 teaching and learning, no one is better prepared for curating digital resources and tools than the teacher librarian. Curation is a major element of Future Ready Librarians. Leadership in curation will be critical as schools scramble to vet, organize and leverage the coming flood of Open Educational Resources (OER) that represent the #GoOpen initiative.
Curation belongs in the curriculum. It should be part of your school’s searching and scouting toolkit, part of your collection development strategy, part of your professional development plan, and part of your effective Web presence. In this webinar, Joyce Kasman Valenza, Ph.D., and Brenda Boyer, Ph.D., explored:
- Possible new containers for “text” building
- The best new tools for curating
- Issues relating to OER silos
- The role of student work in curation
- Using curation as an effective strategy for scaling practice and making practice transparent.
Discuss and develop a plan for integrating OER and the #GoOpen initiative into local curation efforts. This session is designed for K12 librarians and administrators.
About the Presenters
After 25 years of joyful practice as a teacher librarian, Joyce Kasman Valenza joined the faculty of Rutgers University as an Assistant Professor of Teaching in the MI program where she prepares our future librarians. Joyce has worked in special, public, and school libraries.
Joyce is a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and an American Memory Fellow. She was selected as one of Technology and Learning’s 100@30, was honored with the 2011 Edublogs Award for Lifetime Achievement, and presented a TEDxPhillyEd talk at Wharton University.
For ten years, Joyce wrote the techlife@school column for The Philadelphia Inquirer. She has authored books on information skills for ALA Editions and Information Today, currently writes the NeverendingSearch Blog for School Library Journal and contributes to several other library and edtech publications. Joyce is active in AASL, ALA, and ISTE and considers herself one of the godmothers of #tlchat. Follow Joyce on Twitter @joycevalenza.
Brenda Boyer recently completed her PhD in Instructional Design for Online Learning through Capella University. She has been an educator for over 25 years and is the Teacher Librarian at Kutztown Senior High School in Kutztown, PA, as well as the Chair of the Information and Technology Resources Department. Brenda also has instructed graduate students at both Kutztown University and Rutgers University. Her most recent journal article appears in the Nov/Dec, 2015 issue of Knowledge Quest. She is a co-author of the October, 2014, ALA Library Technology Report: Social Media Curation, Her research interests include online learning, embedded librarianship, and inquiry/research instructional models. Follow Brenda on Twitter @bsboyer.
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