By Gail K. Dickinson
To accomplish the excellence of nationwide Board Certification, tuition library media experts face daunting demanding situations requiring exertions, instructing wisdom, collaborative talents, organizational skill, and braveness. placed a pleasant mentor on your nook! This research advisor coaches institution library media experts via examination specifics. writer, librarian and educator Gail Dickinson has been at the entrance strains because the nationwide Board for pro educating criteria (NBPTS) brought library media criteria in 2000. Her paintings has helped deliver the rigorous certification technique into standpoint, solution questions, and allay matters of these going for certification or contemplating it. even if you're contemplating nationwide Board certification, within the means of reaching certification, or are looking to remain present at the top practices in instructing, this e-book is for you. during this hands-on source, Dickinson breaks down a posh and intimidating procedure into pleasant, bite-sized items, and: indicates how one can start, be geared up, and remain heading in the right direction with checklists, advice, and workouts; outlines confirmed techniques to collaborative guide, literature appreciation, and integrating expertise; and highlights sensible how you can record accomplishments, a serious requirement. no matter if used as a workshop consultant, for reference or self-study, this obtainable consultant prepares present applicants (and these within the approach) to stand the Board evaluate event. it really is full of inspiring examples and suggestion from those who were via it and will cheer you directly to good fortune.
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The purpose of your checklists will be to establish a professional reading list. From the “Food for Thought” box in chapter 1 you have started your professional reading. Now you can begin to research and target your reading. How many school library media NBCTs are in your state? Search the NBCT directory to find out who they are and where they are. Begin a contact list. Did your state AASL affiliate send a team to the AASL Fall Forum? If so, have you attended any follow-up workshops conducted at the state or regional level?
The successful library media NBCT must also be able to demonstrate application of the best principles of education and library or information studies. Standards four to six, which are listed below, outline the skills required for designation as a library media NBCT. Standard Four: Integrating Instruction Standard Five: Leading Innovation through the Library Media Program Standard Six: Administering the Library Media Program Standard Four: Integrating Instruction Chapter 5 will review the best practices of collaborative information skills instruction; however, a brief review of the precepts in this standard is needed here.
2 As you read each standard, highlight the Information Power principles in a specific color. Then read the Information Power chapter that corresponds to each principle. The reflection goal is to merge your thinking about the NBPTS standards and Information Power principles with your reading of best practices in the library and education fields. What is a school library media specialist supposed to know, do, and be like? What does it look like when that is happening? WHAT LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALISTS KNOW The content knowledge that library media specialists possess comes from three areas: knowledge of students, knowledge of the field of education, and knowledge of library or information science.