Future Ready Use of Space and Time

Use of Space and Time Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Designs Collaborative Spaces

 

 

Designs Collaborative Spaces

OUTCOME: Provides flexible spaces that promote inquiry, creativity, collaboration and community.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians

~Reevaluate Makerspace design areas
~Replace old bookcases with shorter, mobile bookcases
~Purchase flexible seating options (floor chairs, exercise balls, bean bag chairs)
~Add new signage to all areas of library to help students more easily locate information
~Create a functional classroom area and presentation center for co-teaching

 

 

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Future Ready Budget and Resources

Budget and Resources Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Invests Strategically in Digital Resources

 

 

Invests Strategically in Digital Resources

OUTCOME: Leverages an understanding of school and community needs to identify and invest in digital resources to support student learning.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Invest in maker studio items for video editing and creation
~Find ways to raise funds for library materials; Titlewish donations, Amazon wish list,  First Book
~Augmented Reality Books/Apps to use as a station in the library

 

 

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Future Ready Robust Infrastructure

Robust Infrastructure Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of the work in this area

Ensures Equitable Digital Access

 

 

Ensures Equitable Digital Access

OUTCOME: Provides and advocates for equitable access to connectivity, digital devices, information, resources, programming, and services in support of the district’s strategic vision.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians

~Promoting the use of Open Educational Resources among students and staff
~COW for library in order to simultaneously serve classes and walk-ins for more access.
~Employ Mobile Hotspots and make available to staff for field trips or other outside of school use
~Flex Media Center hours for more availability to students & parents

 

 

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Future Ready Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Cultivates Community Partnerships

 

 

Cultivates Community Partnerships

OUTCOME: Cultivates partnerships within the school and local community (families and caregivers, non-profit organizations, government agencies, public and higher education libraries, businesses, etc.) to promote engagement and a lifelong learning process.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Plan and host a digital literacy night for community and parents
~Collaborate and create partnership with art department to showcase student artwork.
~Present at a school board meeting
~Social media sharing

 

 

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Future Ready Personalized Professional Development

Personalized Professional Development Gear

 

1 Tagline which describes the focus of work in this area

Facilitates Professional Learning

 

 

Facilitates Professional Learning

OUTCOME: Leads professional learning to cultivate broader understanding of the skills that comprise success in a digital age (e.g., critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, technology competencies, etc.)

Sample Strategies

~Teach professional development courses for the district, present at conferences
~Hold parent sessions to help familiarize them with the devices their students are using
~Begin “You are not alone” campaign for GAFE implementation.
~Serve on a planning committee, seek opportunity to present at an upcoming event

 

 

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Future Ready Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Curriculum Instruction And Assessment Gear

3 Taglines which describe focus of work in this area

Builds Instructional Partnerships

Empowers Students as Creators

Curates Digital Resources and Tools

 

Builds Instructional Partnerships

OUTCOME: Partners with educators to design and implement evidence-based curricula and assessments that integrate elements of deeper learning, critical thinking, information literacy, digital citizenship, creativity, innovation and the active use of technology.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Collaborative Skypes with classes/libraries in other schools
~Plan with teachers ways to integrate technology and information literacy skills into course units
~Design Digital Citizenship lessons with teachers
~Meet with teams of teachers to plan lessons/units matched to maker spaces in library


Empowers Students as Creators

OUTCOME: Encourages and facilitates students to become increasingly self-directed as they create digital products of their learning that engage them in critical thinking, collaboration and authentic, real-world problem solving.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Developing a more focused maker program around curriculum standards
~Integrate STE(A)M activities, inquiry, and public displays of learning with any/all content areas.
~Student created book trailers/other digital book promotions.
~Create Video Booktalks or Digital Portfolios with upper level students


Curates Digital Resources and Tools

OUTCOME: Leads in the selection, integration, organization, and sharing of digital resources and tools to support transformational teaching and learning and develop the digital curation skills of others.

Sample Strategies for Future Ready Librarians:

~Create/maintain Symbaloos of resources on topics such as coding, making, digital citizenship, etc.
~Create a blog with curated resources
~Build a collection of Virtual Field Trips
~Create a YouTube channel with different playlists for Students, Teachers and Parents.

 

 

 

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Nebraska Future Ready Librarians

Nebraska has adopted the Future Ready framework and convened it’s own Future Ready Nebraska Council to assist in guiding the Future Ready Nebraska plan forward. The Council is  committed to using their expertise and knowledge to shape and communicate the vision, strategic objectives, and actions intended to transform the digital education and education systems of Nebraska schools. To learn more about the Future Ready Nebraska Council and its work you can visit the Future Ready Nebraska website.

Future Ready Schools has also created a Future Ready Librarians group that is working to provide Library Media professionals with information and resources to assist in guiding them through the Future Ready process. One of the main components of this work is the Future Ready Librarians Framework. You can learn more about each piece of the framework by clicking the links on the left. You can also find more information and resources at the Future Ready Librarians website on the Future Ready.org website.

Future Ready Librarians Framework

Future Ready Librarians Framework

Other Future Ready Librarian Information & Resources

Future Ready Librarians Twitter Feed

Future Ready Librarians Facebook Page

Future Ready Librarians Pinterest Resources

 

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Library Media Services

The New Library Media Services web resources are being curated all throughout November. Be sure to keep checking back for new and updated information. 

Here are the topics and pages coming in the weeks to come:

Future Ready Librarians
Copyright and Fair Use Guidelines
Maker Spaces
Important Dates & Upcoming Events
AASL standards
Digital Citizenship
Information Privacy & Digital Security
Research & Inquiry Resources and Strategies


November’s Featured Video:
School Libraries Matter: The Changing Role of the School Librarian

Capstone Publishers 10/22/2014

Articles of Interest:

Teaching and Learning in a Post-Truth World by Renee Hobbs
It’s time for schools to upgrade and reinvest in media literacy training.

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