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Personalizing Instruction Through the Library
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 @ 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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Students today tend to customize their personal digital environments to suit their own interests, abilities, and desires. It is therefore increasingly difficult to engage them in “one size fits all” learning environments. This is just one of many reasons school districts and policymakers strive to address the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations, or cultural backgrounds of individual students – personalized learning. Michelle Luhtala (a 2015 Library Journal Mover & Shaker) explores how school librarians can enhance their learning communities’ capacity for personalized learning experiences through collaboration, instructional partnership, direct instruction, professional development, and leadership.
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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