My Learning Journey

Name: Anne P
Campus: LP Elementary and Middle/High
Grade Level(s): K-12
Discipline: Library (Information & Tech Literacy)

Nov. 13, 2014 Destination Postcard

Next Step: Develop a Learning Lab in the m/h library.
Comfort level: survey teachers, get list of possible students
Learning level: collaboration with teachers, working/training students
Panic level: time needed, space issues, lack of confidence
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My Destination Postcard:
A plan for consistent communication with all stakeholders in the K-12 library program. Websites (LibGuides)--->FB pages--->Twitter--->Library signage

Challange: Learning Twitter, LibGuides, AR, and being brave enough to post my own ideas, suggestions, insights.


"If we're not challenging, we're not changing."
  • What take-away from our first session has challenged you the most?
  • In what way(s) does that connect to or potentially support your selected focus?
  • How have you allowed that challenge to manifest itself in your practice? In students practice?


Drive, Dan Pink
external image Audacity-icon.pngThe reason for doing action research is to improve future action.

–Richard Sagor, Guiding School Improvement with Action Research, (ASCD professional development program)


The element of my practice I'd like to tinker with is how to more effectively and efficiently integrate active inquiry research skills into student work in all grades, throughout the entire K-12 curriculum. This includes direct instruction as well as creating a library program that is mobile, available 24/7, and which promotes collaborative and active learning (physically and virtually).


  • Goal - The goal of my effort is to collect examples of teacher librarians who have transformed their library programs to the learning commons model.

  • Question - The fundamental question I will be exploring is how to transform our libraries (K-5 and 6-12) into Learning Commons, to promote .


The most appropriate type of data for me to collect as evidence of growth...

  • anecdotal records
  • student reflections
  • teacher reflections
  • observations
  • peer/colleague feedback
  • assessment data
    • rubrics
    • other formative pieces...

  • surveys
  • counts
  • student work samples
  • more...


My learning network will include (books, articles, websites, people, other):

November Learning resources
Teacher Librarian mentors

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Twitter: #lpcsd