Thursday, May 28, 2020

My Symbaloo Webinar Recording and All Resources Are Live! You Will Find Them Here, Friends!

Yesterday,  I had so much fun presenting, Using Symbaloo for Remote Learning, Summer Reading and Beyond
I presented this webinar with Bryan Hurtado, from Symbaloo.  He did an amazing job at explaining the in's and out's of Symbaloo, while I shared the importance of curation and how Symbaloo helps me, as a teacher librarian, within our district throughout the year, especially now as we think about remote learning and summer reading.
On this page from the Symbaloo Blog, you will find the recording of our webinar and...
...additional resources we shared, including the...
 ...Google Slides presentation...
....and the special new space for Symbaloo Webspace for  Future Ready Librarians that you can follow here.

This is just a beginning for the Future Ready Librarian Webspace, as we fill it together with resources, collaboration and conversations around Future Ready Librarians and education.

After you look through the resources and watch the webinar, please let me know what questions you have and how I can help you.  I love Symbaloo and the difference it has made for my community. 

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Join me on June 4th for the NEW Future Ready Librarian Webinar....Building Strong Partnerships With School and District Leaders!

I am excited to share a new Future Ready Librarian webinar coming up on June 4, 2020....Future Ready Librarians®: Building Strong Partnerships With School and District Leaders. 
Future Ready Librarians® lead beyond the library, collaborating not only with teacher colleagues, but with building and district leaders to prepare future ready learners. Creating exciting and dynamic opportunities for future ready learners requires shared leadership among librarians, instructional coaches, principals, technology leaders, and district administrators.
During this unprecedented time when students are learning from home, one of the most important partnerships is the one between librarians and administrators. 
On June 4, 2020 at 4:00pm EST, 

Traci Chun, Teacher Librarian, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)
Jeremy Tortora, Associate Principal and Athletic Director, Vancouver Public Schools (WA)
Mark Ray, Future Ready Librarians® Lead
Deron Durflinger, Superintendent, Van Meter Community School District (IA) 
and myself, Shannon McClintock Miller, Future Ready Librarians® Spokesperson and K–12 District Teacher Librarian, Van Meter Community School District (IA),

will explain how librarians and administrators can work together to benefit students and teachers and ensure continuity of learning.
We will discuss...
  • current and future needs of students and schools during the pandemic;
  • opportunities for new or sustained collaboration between librarians and administrators;
  • stories and examples of partnership and collaboration; and
    strategies for effectively engaging and partnering with teachers and administrators.
Collaborative leadership is the key to success. Join us to learn how you can foster a relationship with your administrators.
You can register for the free webinar here.  It will be recorded and shared, along with the resources, afterwards too. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Week 1 of Virtual Camp Adventure! Let's See Where Imagination Will Take Them!

It's time to kick off our Virtual Camp Adventure!  

This week, we are focusing on the topic of Imagination. When you go to the special website
you will find the choice board for Week 1.  You can also find it here.  

On this special choice board, you will find places for your students and families to explore as they read, draw, play, cook, create music, stay healthy and more.
On the website, I also created a Collection by Destiny for the Virtual Camp Adventure that you will find....
 ...here.  I will add each weeks choice board and other resources including the Google Site, bookmark, flyer and more.
In the Week 1 choice board, they will find the Week 1 of Virtual Camp Adventure Buncee filled with Capstone Interactive eBooks that everyone has free access to at home.
I shared this with my students and families in a variety of places including email, our library Facebook and other social media, the library website and I even changed the header on our Destiny Discover.  I will do that each week. 

I hope you share this with your students and families for a fun first week of Virtual Camp Adventure. Let's see where their imaginations will take them! 

And if you'd like to make changes to the choice board, you will find an editable copy here.