How Librarians, Instructional Coaches, and Teachers Are Leading Innovation in Schools.
See this exciting collaboration in action and get ideas about how YOU can build these partnerships in your school.
Kelsey Aske, Instructional Technology Facilitator, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)
Traci Chun, Teacher Librarian, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)
Mark Ray, Future Ready Librarian Advisor, Director of Innovation and Library Service, Vancouver Public Schools (@_teacherx)
Dr. Lisa Spencer, Director of Instructional Technology & Support, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD)
Dr. Sarah Thomas, Future Ready Instructional Coaches Advisor, Regional Technology Coordinator, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) (@sarahdateechur)
Jason Amos, Vice President of Communications, Alliance for Excellent Education
On February 28, 2019, the Alliance for Excellent Education held a webinar as part of its celebration of Digital Learning Day. In school districts across the county, innovation and collaboration between librarians and instructional coaches and teachers is happening every day. During this webinar, Prince George’s County Public Schools (MD) and Vancouver Public Schools (WA) showcased their innovative partnerships.
Sarah Thomas discussed how instructional coaches facilitate learning experiences, where students and teachers “learn by doing” through creating and collaborating. Also, Lisa Spencer shared several school- and district-wide digital learning initiatives.
Mark Ray explored ways in which librarians can lead, teach, and support schools both on their own and in collaboration with instructional coaches. Traci Chun and Kelsey Aske discussed their work at Skyview High School in Vancouver, Washington.
The panelists also shared:
- Ways in which coaches and librarians collaborate with colleagues and leaders in schools and districts
- The instructional role of coaches and librarians to ensure all students are successful learners
- Why a team approach is essential to ensure equity for all students
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