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Librarians Support Customized Learning in Your School

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Participate and share : Poster

Tuesday, June 25, 4:00–6:00 pm
Location: Posters: Level 4, Terrace Ballroom Lobby, Table 45

Julie Erickson  
Librarians can support a customized learning environment by creating learning opportunities that meet students at their readiness level and learning style, engage them with content of their interest and motivate them with intrinsically rewarding education. Learn about available resources and tools for customized learning.

Audience: Teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, Windows
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Personalized learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
  • Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings.
  • Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
Related exhibitors: Sora, by OverDrive Education

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to identify characteristics of customized learning and how to move from a teacher driven practice to a learner driven practice
Participants will practice the skills needed to introduce staff to OER resources and evaluating OER resources
Participants will develop an understanding of computational thinking and problem solving activities to incorporate into their library or classroom


0:00-0:05 Introductions/Overview
0:05-0:15 Customized Learning 101 (participants will share their customized learning questions via Padlet)
0:15-0:25 Reader's Advisory and Beyond (participants will explore ebook resources and processes to help learners locate books)
0:25-0:40 Makerspaces, Coding & More (participants will explore various coding / makerspaces options)
0:40-0:55 Open Educational Resources (participants will share resources they use via Padlet; discussion about incorporating resources and needs to be successful in district)
0:55-0:60 Wrap-up and Questions

Supporting research

Kallick, B., & Zmuda, A. (2017). Students At The Center: Personalized Learning With Habits Of Mind. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

ZMUDA, A., & LUHTALA, M. (2017). Turn up the Volume in the Library through Personalization. Teacher Librarian, 45(1), 21–25. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=keh&AN=126080401&site=ehost-live

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