A Leadership Challenge. Using web search tools in the 21 st century learning environment. Group 1: Jenna Abercrombie, Katharine Mathews, Leanne Richards, Leanne Sharpe, Angela Urquhart. Purpose of the Article. This article will demonstrate to principals the
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A Leadership Challenge
Using web search tools in the 21st century learning environment
Group 1: Jenna Abercrombie, Katharine Mathews, Leanne Richards, Leanne Sharpe, Angela Urquhart
This article will demonstrate to principals the
potential leadership role theteacher librarian can
undertake in enhancing web searching skills for all
stakeholders in a 21st century learning environment.
What is Leadership?
(Lambert, 1998; Belisle, 2005)
A New Vision for Leadership
“The concept of the great hero as a leader, with others as subservient followers is no longer an appropriate model for organizations.”
School-based leadership is essential to ensure technology is integrated into teaching and learning experiences. (Everhart, Mardis, Johnston, 2010)
Team based leaders wield influence and power to achieve improved student outcomes. (Winzenried, 2010)
Guide staff through collective and collaborative knowledge creation. (Lambert, 1998.)
“Locating, recognizing and effectively using information are critical life skills”
Research shows that by improving students’ ability to access 21st century information sources, students engage in meaningful learning.
(Todd & Kuhlthau, 2005)
Schools assume all staff and students will be effective web users. (Herring, 2011)
Classroom teachers are unaware that they have a knowledgeable partner in theteacher librarian.
Teacherlibrarians lead through the planning, implementationand assessment of information-based activities to promote meaningful learning.
Teacher librarians have:
Students will only transfer what they learn in the library if it is reinforced in the classroom. (Herring, 2011)
Collaboration with teachers will give students web skills to gain deeper knowledge.
(Todd and Kuhlthau, 2005)
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Lambert, L. (1998). What is Leadership capacity? In Building leadership capacity in schools (pp.1-19). Alexandria, Va.: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
Todd, R. & Kuhlthau, C. (2005). Student learning through Ohio school libraries, part 1: How effective school libraries help students. School Libraries Worldwide, 11(1), 63-88
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