the future of libraries in the digital age
Your Name and Title:
National Board Certified Teacher Librarian
Library, School, or Organization Name:
California School Library Association 2.0 Team
Area of the World from Which You Will Present:
Language in Which You Will Present:
Librarians, School Librarians, Classroom Teachers, Administrators
Short Session Description (one line):
You can become a confident user of web 2.0 tools and then teach those tools to your colleagues and students with these free, on-line [in your jammies] tutorials created by the California School Library Association 2.0 Team.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like):
School librarians and their colleagues, classroom teachers, are embracing the CSLA 2.0 tutorials, a series of discovery learning tutorials for educators to explore YouTube, podcasts, image generators, wikis, mashups and other web 2.0 tools. Educators work through the 9-week course while colleagues cheer one another along. CSLA 2.0 tutorials are free, fun, and a fabulous way to learn together and strengthen a group's collective educational technology savvy. Once you’ve completed your own course, you are invited to teach your students to become safe and savvy digital citizens by using Teen Learning 2.0 or Tools2Create as a part of your classroom or after school activities.
CSLA is "on a mission" to introduce and energize educators about the web 2.0 tools for 21st century teaching and learning. We have offered our free, online courses for the past 5 years and now also offer versions for students. We are committed to offering all teachers and students an introduction to digital citizenship. School Library teams have state and national library/digital literacy standards, yet are up against difficult budget decisions and could use advocacy from outside the school library community. Spreading the word through these tutorials is ‘action advocacy’ in action.
In this session we will cover the basics of sharing the tutorials with your colleagues; then explain how you can use the student tutorial to teach digital citizenship and information literacy. We will also show you how you can take on the charge of creating dynamic lessons on digital citizenship with your classroom colleagues. Join us!