ALIA Schools Online Forum ‘Teams in School libraries’:
Day 1 – Introduction
Welcome to the first day of the ALIA Schools Online Forum: Teams In School Libraries.
Everyone is welcome to participate and there are no registration requirements. If you do post a comment/s during the next week, you will be entitled to a certificate of participation for your records which you can request on the final day of the forum. We are trying a new format this year and have adjusted the dates to hold this online forum within a single work week. Feedback on this new format is welcome.
A note about posting comments: if you have participated before your response will be automatically visible. If not, a member of the ALIA Schools group will be checking in throughout the day to approve your comments, so there may be a few hours before your comment becomes visible.
During this week we encourage our participants to take a small amount of time each day to think about our focus question and consider the ways in which they participate in teams both in the school library and throughout the school. We suggest that you also post a response here on our blog to share your thoughts and understandings with other participants.
Today we ask participants to consider the following three quotes:
- “Form, Storm, Norm, Perform” — Daniel Blattner
- “Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success” — Henry Ford
- “Co-planning allows co-teachers to find ways to remove the barriers to effective teaching practices while keeping the rigor of the coursework intact” — Gloria Lodato Wilson (ASCD)
Which of these quotes resonates with you and why?
We look forward to engaging with you all here on our blog during the next week.