This Innovative Learning journey discovers how traditional school libraries go digital to help kids collaborate, communicate, create, and think critically in a 21st Century Learning environment. But, it is not about just school libraries and librarians. It is about school leadership.
Turning the Page
How do school libraries foster digital literacy?
My vision for Calistoga Libraries...
According to Linda Darling-Hammond (2014), "A leftover of factory-model school designs of the early 1900's makes it harder for our teachers to find time to work with their colleagues on creating great curriculum and learning new methods, to mark papers, to work individually with students, and to reach out to parents. Partly because of the lack of time to observe and work with one another, U.S. teachers receive much less feedback from peers, which research shows is the most useful for improving practice. They also receive less professional development than their global counterparts. One reason for this is, according to our own schools and staffing surveys, is that, during the NCLB era, more sustained learning opportunities reverted back to the one-shot, top-down, "drive-by" workshops that are least useful for improving practice."