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Outside The Box Collaborations

Participate and share

Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Wednesday, June 26, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: 122B

Jacqueline Liesch   Heather Lister   Elissa Malespina   Nikki D Robertson   Kathy Schmidt   Andrew Wallace  
People's Choice winner. One of the main tenets of being a librarian is collaborating with others, but let’s admit it; we all get stuck in a rut and end up collaborating with the same few educators from the same disciplines over and over again. Learn from a panel of librarians their favorite collaborations.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, 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
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
  • Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Collaboration is so important but often times is hard to find time to do it well. Being a Future Ready Librarian means breaking out of the silo of the library and collaborating with others.
This presentation will provide attendees with the following:
Participants will learn new ideas for collaboration with specific examples.
1. During this presentation, librarians will gain a better understanding of how to put the ISTE Standards For Educators specifically the collaboration standards into effect.
2. Participants will learn how the ISTE Standards for Educators meld with the Future Ready Framework.
3. Participants will walk away with a collaborative resource filled with different examples of collaborations which they can bring back to their schools.


Time: Introduction 5 minutes, panel sharing and audience interaction,45 minutes; Q & A 10 minutes,

1. Participates will help build a padlet filled with examples of collaboration that they have done with educators this will than be available for all to use and refer back. Perfect for the #notatiste folks who are following along and want to be a part of the iste experience.
2. We will be doing a contest where we will have the audience vote on their favorite collaboration from the document created and we will give away a subscription to a collaboration tool.

Supporting research

Here are some of the many article talking about the importance of collaboration:

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Jacqueline Liesch, Department of Defense Education Activity
Heather Lister, Construct Learning
Elissa Malespina, Verona High School
Nikki D Robertson, ESC Region 13

Nikki is a veteran educator, school librarian, Instructional Technology Facilitator and ISTE Librarians Network President. Nikki is passionate about 1:1 Digital Initiatives, collaboration with other education professionals, and assisting students in becoming well informed, critically thinking digital citizens. Nikki’s new book, Connected Librarians: Tap Social Media to Enhance Professional Development and Student Learning, is now available for purchase through the ISTE Store and/or Amazon.

Kathy Schmidt, Coleman Middle School
Andrew Wallace, South Portland Schools

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