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Future Ready Librarians Lead With Literacy

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Tuesday, June 25, 3:15–4:15 pm
Location: 105AB

Shannon Miller   Mark Ray  
Reading? Writing? Math? Future Ready graduates need these skills and more to succeed in our digital age. Explore existing and emerging literacies including media, computational, and global literacy. Use the Future Ready Librarians Framework and student ISTE standards to re-focus library instruction and leadership.

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Library/media
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Social studies
ISTE Standards: For Students:
Computational Thinker
  • Students formulate problem definitions suited for technology-assisted methods such as data analysis, abstract models and algorithmic thinking in exploring and finding solutions.
Global Collaborator
  • Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.
Knowledge Constructor
  • Students evaluate the accuracy, perspective, credibility and relevance of information, media, data or other resources.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Using an interactive format including discussion and sharing tools (ex. Padlet, Slido, etc.) participants will be examine emerging literacies by seeing and making connections to traditional literacies such as reading and numeracy. Using both ISTE and Future Ready Frameworks, participants will ground this work in instructional, program, and leadership objectives which they will identify. Participants will specifically:

Explore and expand understanding of the Future Ready Librarians Framework through connections to teaching and leading diverse literacies
Make connections between identified literacies and ISTE student standards
Identify areas for instructional focus on one or more literacies.
Identify areas for professional leadership focused on one or more literacies.


Introductions and connect to resources and backchannel - 5
Physical engagement activity - setting growth mindset (Yes, And/Yes, But) - 5
Overview of FRL Framework including examination of literacy strand - 5
Collective identification of digital age literacies (digital brainstorm) - 5-8
Turn/talk to build shared thinking around different literacies - 10
What’s in your wheelhouse?
What’s a stretch?
Direct presentation on student standards (ISTE, AASL see note below) - 10
Pair/table activity : What does a literacy toolkit look like to a digital age learner? - adjustable
Translating student needs to teaching and leadership - adjustable
Resources and more information - 5 mins

Supporting research

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Shannon Miller, Van Meter Community School
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Mark Ray, Amalgamated Futures

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