Saturday, May 10, 2014

End of "Year" Resolution + A New Position

I don't typically make a New Year's resolution, but seeing as I have yet again lapsed in posting, when so many other teachers I follow are so good about keeping their blog posts current, I am making an end-of-the-school-year resolution to update my blog at least once every two weeks.  This should help me to read professional articles I've bookmarked in a more timely fashion.

On a completely different note, I am shifting teaching gears a bit next year, as I will serve as part of a team in the media center!  I am SUPER excited about this new position.  Some are now calling a media specialist a teacher librarian, but whatever the name, I am SO happy that it is me!  Our school is very fortunate in having an Instructional Technology Specialist and a Paraprofessional in the media center too.  We will work together as a team to teach and support students next year, obviously integrating technology into our lessons. My position is a specials, or a fixed schedule of 7, 40-minute lesson blocks a day, and our ITS and Paraprofessional will have a part fixed, part flexible schedule.  I'm very excited about having a chance to learn from and plan with both guru ITS, Susan Brandon, and sage Para, Wendy Kunich!  We've got a recipe for a great year! 

If you're a school librarian and/or ITS and have any cool ideas for a new school librarian, please comment and let me know.  I already follow lots of great SLMs on Twitter, but I'm always looking for other ideas!