By Gail K. Dickinson

To accomplish the excellence of nationwide Board Certification, tuition library media experts face daunting demanding situations requiring labor, educating wisdom, collaborative talents, organizational skill, and braveness. positioned a pleasant mentor on your nook! This examine consultant coaches college library media experts via examination specifics. writer, librarian and educator Gail Dickinson has been at the entrance traces because the nationwide Board for pro educating criteria (NBPTS) brought library media criteria in 2000. Her paintings has helped deliver the rigorous certification approach into viewpoint, resolution questions, and allay matters of these going for certification or contemplating it. even if you're contemplating nationwide Board certification, within the means of attaining certification, or are looking to remain present at the top practices in educating, this booklet is for you. during this hands-on source, Dickinson breaks down a fancy and intimidating technique into pleasant, bite-sized items, and: exhibits the right way to start, be prepared, and remain heading in the right direction with checklists, counsel, and routines; outlines confirmed methods to collaborative guide, literature appreciation, and integrating expertise; and highlights useful how one can rfile 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 technique) to stand the Board evaluation event. it truly is jam-packed with inspiring examples and recommendation from those who were via it and will cheer you directly to good fortune.

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Although books are still prevalent and encouraging children to read remains one of the most powerful reasons why school library media specialists enter the field, there is no doubt that innovative uses of technology also prove to be a career draw. Technology must be defined as more than just computer hardware and software. School library media specialists should be experienced in the areas of assistive and adaptive technology, and be aware of the instructional uses of technology not commonly used in school, such as the iPod or gaming simulations.

4 (New York, 1910). 7. Carnegie Task Force, A Nation Prepared, 55. 8. org. 9. cfm. In addition, the NBCT directory can be searched by certificate and by year. 10. The NBPTS website has overviews of each certificate, plus the full text of the standards, portfolio instructions, and other helpful information. 11. html. 12. Laura L. Onafowora, “Measurement Consequences Reconsidered: African American Performance and Communication Styles in the Assessment for National Teacher Certification” (PhD dissertation, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 1998).

But while school library media specialists are usually technophiles, they are not strict technologists, attracted to the gimmickry and gadgetry of electronic toys. Standard five uses the phrase visionary leadership. School library media specialists use technology as a tool. They use technology to create more access to more resources by more members of the library community. School library media specialists teach the efficient use of technology. They do this not just, for example, by teaching PowerPoint as a skill, but by teaching how PowerPoint can be used to enhance and extend the learning process.

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