Thursday, March 12, 2015

You Feel Me? - #SOLC 12

One thing I'm loving about independent schools is the belief in professional development. Today I attended the winter meeting at Roycemore, a PK-12 school in Evanston, Il. Our division heads and our tech person also attended. We drove in together (about 2.5 hrs) and had some great conversations including a fun stop at Starbucks. After a general session, the meeting broke into affinity groups. I had the opportunity to meet with other independent school librarians.

We started with a session with Veronda Pictchford from RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) who described their partnership with Baker and Taylor and other library groups to create a fantastic, affordable ebook program (eRead Illinois) that's responsive to its members' needs. I was completely jealous. If your school is in Illinois and you are looking for an inexpensive way to bring ebooks to your school, check them out. I'm jealous!

We also talked about collaboration, design thinking, and makerspaces. Is anyone out there using design thinking? If so, how?

Usually meetings are a waste of time but this one really had me thinking!

I'm participating in Two Writing Teachers Slice of Life Challenge for the month of March!

1 comment:

  1. This does sound like a great meeting! I love the idea of the makerspaces - we are really trying to build this notion of creating with our own children. In fact, we might be looking into tinker crates for birthday/holiday gift ideas.

    Best of luck with future meetings!

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