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									      Seeing the Big Picture:
Technology Coordinators and Librarians
         Working Together


   Dr. Odin Jurkowski

MOREnet Instructional Technology (MITC) Conference
     Session 5 ∙ 10.16.07 ∙ 8:45 – 9:45 am

http://faculty.ucmo.edu/jurkowski/MITC2007
                                             Last updated 10.12.07
What this Presentation is all About
Awareness
Promotion
Making connections




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Agenda
   Introduction
   Information Power
   Technology Coordinators
   Commonalities
   Working Together and Making those
    Connections


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Introduction
   We compliment each other
   Need to know what others are doing
   Varies greatly from school to school
   Impacts student learning




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School Librarians




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Gayla Parks – LMS
My day doesn’t just consist of checking out books to kids – I
am constantly meeting the needs of teachers by making sure one
has the overhead projector she needs, another has a video
projector and the coaxial cable necessary to reach from her
computer, that the laptop cart is ready to be wheeled to a
classroom, that a math teacher knows where to find a video clip
on estimation on United Streaming, and that another math teacher
has access to the library computer lab to do a drill-and-practice
multiplication exercise. (I did all of this today, by the way).



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Information Power:
Collaboration – Leadership – Technology




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Technology Coordinators




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The technology coordinator/facilitator, as partner:
The district/building technology coordinator and library media specialist
must coordinate to provide support and expertise to teachers, students, and
administrators in an effort to seamlessly integrate technology skills into the
curriculum.
    collaborates with the LMS in planning long- and short-range technology
     goals, including budgets for networking, equipment, and resources;
    acts as a consultant and facilitator for the LMS to incorporate the use of
     technology to enhance teaching and learning;
    supports and facilitates the inservice and professional development
     activities in the area of technology;
    promotes the effective and efficient use of information retrieval skills and
     media production as tools for learning; and
    keeps the equipment and network in operation.
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School Administration – School Library
Media – Instructional Technology
Academically in the same College, often the same Department, but separate
programs
                               Marian the Librarian
Tech Nerd




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LMS and Technology Coordinators
   Versatility in serving students and staff
   Familiarity with the curriculum
   Public relation skills
   Creatively work with reluctant faculty
   Interact closely with the school administrator
   Provide leadership
   Heavy users of technology
   Provide professional development
   Jacks-of-all trades

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Administrators – Librarians – Technology
Coordinators
What do we have in common?
 Graduate school courses

 Leadership and management skills

 A commitment to our student’s welfare and
  progress
 Total grasp of the curriculum

 A view of the big picture

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Working Together
   Equipment
   Informal teacher support (educational peer)
   Formal professional development
   Collaboration
   Technology planning



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Continued…
   One Laptop Per Child Project
    http://www.xogiving.org
   Grants
   Building a community of learners




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Continued…
   Accidental Technology Steward
    (ATS): You know you might be
    an ATS when everyone asks you
    about the latest social
    networking tool they hear kids
    talking about, or how to
    download the latest thing from
    the Web that they want to use.


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Make Those Connections
   Serve on committees together
   Meet over lunch
   Find time to collaborate
   Go to a conference together
   Work on a grant together



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References
American Association of School Librarians [and] Association for Educational
    Communications and Technology. (1998). Information power: Building
    partnerships for learning. Chicago: American Library Association.
Anderson, M. (2002). The value of staff development: Librarians should play a
    leading role in technology training. School Library Journal, 48(11), 34-5.
Joiner, S. (2005). Birds of a feather? School Library Journal, 51(5), 42-4.
Snyder, T. (2000). Getting lead-bottomed administrators excited about school
    library media centers. Englewood, CO: Libraries Unlimited.
White, N. (2007). The accidental technology steward: Or, how you can gamble
    very little and gain a lot. Knowledge Quest, 35(4), 32-5.
Wilson, P., & Lyders, J. (2001). Leadership for today’s school library: A
    handbook for the library media specialist and the school principal.
    Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing.

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Contact Information
Dr. Odin Jurkowski, Associate Professor &
 Program Coordinator, Educational Technology
Department of Educational Leadership & Human Development
College of Education
University of Central Missouri
Lovinger 4200B
Warrensburg MO 64093

phone 660.543.8387
jurkowski@ucmo.edu
http://faculty.ucmo.edu/jurkowski



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