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Innovations: School Librarian and Parent Relations. September 28, 2010 3:30 pm (CST) Texas Library Association Strategic Initiative Series. Innovations in Librarian & Parent Relations Sept. 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm (CST) Webinar Instructions.

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innovations school librarian and parent relations

Innovations: School Librarian and Parent Relations

September 28, 2010

3:30 pm (CST)

Texas Library Association

Strategic Initiative Series

innovations in librarian parent relations sept 28 2010 at 3 30 pm cst webinar instructions
Innovations in Librarian & Parent Relations Sept. 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm (CST)Webinar Instructions
  • To HEAR THE AUDIO part of the webinar, be sure to dial our conference CALL at

1-866-740-1260 (toll free). When asked, key in your access code:4146650

  • For technical help, contact the ReadyTalk support line at 800-843-9166.
  • Today’s webinar will begin at 2pm Central Time.
innovations in librarian parent relations sept 28 2010 at 3 30 pm cst information for later
Innovations in Librarian & Parent Relations Sept. 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm (CST)Information for later…
  • Everyone will receive an evaluation survey after the webinar.
  • CE Certificates will be available in two business days on the TLA CE web site: www.txla.org/ce.
innovations in librarian parent relations sept 28 2010 at 3 30 pm cst helpful tips
Innovations in Librarian & Parent Relations Sept. 28, 2010 at 3:30 pm (CST)Helpful tips…
  • To minimize background noise, please mute your phone line by pressing *6. You may “unmute” your line by pressing *7.
  • Twitter hash tag will be #TLAweb.
  • Please note the “Raise Hand” button on your screen – or you can type questions via the chat box.
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Innovations: School Librarian and Parent Relations

September 28, 2010

3:30 pm (CST)

Texas Library Association

Strategic Initiative Series

innovations in librarian and parent relations what we will cover
Innovations in Librarian and Parent Relations: What we will cover…
  • A Partnership in Heaven
  • Librarians and Parents: A PTA Perspective
  • Working with Parents (Section I of resource handout)
  • Working with PTA (Section II of the resource handout)
  • Parents advocating for school libraries
  • Presentations on School Libraries (Section III of the resource handout)
  • Resources, questions
our merry band of presenters
Our Merry Band of Presenters…

Jennifer LaBoon

Susan Geye

Naomi Bates

Leah Filzow-Perez

Chris Salerno

Gloria Meraz

school librarians parents
School Librarians + Parents =

A Partnership in Education Heaven…

librarians texas pta
Librarians & Texas PTA
  • Committed to our children & our schools
  • Building a partnership
  • Providing tools to help librarians and parents collaborate
from a pta perspective
From a PTA perspective…
  • Parents & School Libraries
      • What Parents Know
        • School libraries encourage reading
        • Safe and secure
        • Library is a place where librarians, teachers, and students can work together
      • What Parents Don’t Know
        • Involvement in classroom learning and school technology
        • Access to resources vital to 21st Century Schools
        • Effects Achievement Gap
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From a PTA perspective…
  • What Parents Want
    • Quality School Library Programs
    • Enhance their child’s educational experience
    • Supported sufficiently to prepare students for academic challenges
  • School libraries that welcome and are open to parents
  • Collaborate
  • College and Career Ready
working with parents they are a powerful ally
Working with Parents: They are a POWERFUL ALLY
  • Reaching out to them
  • Letting them know what

librarians do most

– literacy information skills

– assisting teachers

– planning instructional units w/ teachers

– reading incentive activities

working with parents
Working with Parents

About the K-12 Databases

Resources: articles in English and Spanish

why reading resources matter why we have to reach out to parents
Why reading resources matter & why we have to reach out to parents…

44% of the 4th graders are not able to read at or above the basic, or partial mastery, level on the National Assessment of Education Progress test.

Children with poor reading skills often:

  • Receive poor grades
  • Are easily frustrated
  • Have difficulty completing assignments
  • Have low self-esteem
  • Have behavior problems
  • Have more physical illnesses due to stress
  • Don\'t like school
  • Grow up to be shy in front of groups
  • Fail to develop to their full potential

Improving Reading For Children and Teens

http://www.childdevelopmentinfo.com/learning/improving_reading.shtml

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Working with Parents

LIBRARIANS CAN HELP!!!

All about READING

  • Reading to kids
  • Reading lists
  • Reading activities

Resources

letters and information (English & Spanish)

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Working with Parents
  • Help them know what a

school library can do

  • Help them know what a

school librarian can do

  • Resources:

Information and PPT presentations (to be covered later in the webinar)

working with your local pta together we re paving the road
Working with your local PTA: Together, we’re paving the road!
  • Review of current activities (TASL/PTA)
    • Shirley Igo Award for PTA/School Library Collaboration
    • Presenting/Display at PTA Conferences
    • Publications
working with your local pta
Working with your local PTA
  • The Potential
  • Get to know your local PTA
  • Present/promote school library resources
working with your local pta involving parents
Working with your local PTA: Involving Parents
  • Plan Collaborative Programs
    • Healthy Lifestyles
    • Technology Fair
    • Literacy Nights
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Working with your local PTA: Involving Parents
  • Diverse Volunteer Opportunities
  • Find/Educate Library Advocates
advocating for strong school libraries
Advocating for strong school libraries
  • 2010 Texas PTA Legislative Resolution
    • Strong libraries have strong impact on student achievement
    • Schools with strong library programs and strong parental support have higher scores
    • Higher per pupil book count=higher test scores
    • Schools with increased library use=higher test scores
    • At the elementary and high school levels, students who are served by a full time librarian have higher tests scores than those without a full-time librarian.
    • At the elementary level, students score higher on tests when the librarian is aligned with the state curriculum frameworks.
    • PTA advocacy project
    • Educating the whole child
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Advocating for strong school libraries

Build Support and Encourage Collaboration

  • Students-Elementary, Secondary
    • Technology

– Social Networking

    • Safety
    • Skills needed for life after H.S.
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Advocating for strong school libraries
  • Parents
    • Impact YOU play in reading progression
    • Impact you CAN play in other areas as well

healthy lifestyles, cyberbullying, college prep/Chamber of Commerce DADs, gifted/talented, military families,

  • Faculty/Administration

– Data-driven educational climate

– Provide data

Human resources make

lasting impressions!

talking up the school library
Talking UP the SCHOOL LIBRARY
  • Aim materials for parents
  • Give them a chance to know you and the school library program
  • Unlock the mystery!
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Talking UP the SCHOOL LIBRARY

Two Resources:

“Short Introduction to our School Library” – a 10-minute PPT

“It’s not just books and stories! A Look at School Library Standards” – a 20 to 30 - minute PPT

so where are all of these resource
So where are all of these resource???

Resource Guide for

School Librarians

www.txla.org/tasl/parent-resources

Public webpage for Parents

www.txla.org/parents-kids-school-libraries

what comes next
What comes next?
  • More resources, more partnering
  • It’s all about sharing the…
    • good work
    • good news AND
    • goodies!
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Q & A
  • Questions?
  • Answers?
  • Comments?
  • Ideas?
  • Wish lists?
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Innovations: School Librarian and Parent Relations

September 28, 2010

3:30 pm (CST)

Texas Library Association

Strategic Initiative Series

brought to you by
Brought to you by…
  • Naomi Bates, Leah Filzow-Perez, Susan Geye, Jennifer LaBoon, Chris Salerno with Cindy Buchanan
  • Texas Library Association

Nan Ellis, Registration Coordinator

Mary Ann Emerson, Webmaster

Ileah Hirshey, Membership & Meetings Assistant

Gloria Meraz, Director of Communications

Julie Serafini, Membership & Meetings Assistant Ted Wanner, CE Specialist

please remember
Please remember…
  • Continuing Education Certificates may be printed in two business days on the TLA CE website: www.txla.org/ce
  • Recordings will be available next week at the same web site.
  • Please complete the evaluation survey following the webinar.
the end thank you for participating
The End. Thank you for participating!

For more information:

Ted Wanner

TLA Continuing Education Specialist

[email protected]

512-328-1518 / 800-580-2852

A CE Event by the Texas Library Association.

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