Achieving National Board Certification for School Library by Gail K. Dickinson

By Gail K. Dickinson

To accomplish the excellence of nationwide Board Certification, tuition library media experts face daunting demanding situations requiring exertions, instructing wisdom, collaborative abilities, organizational skill, and braveness. placed a pleasant mentor on your nook! This examine consultant coaches college library media experts via examination specifics. writer, librarian and educator Gail Dickinson has been at the entrance strains because the nationwide Board for pro instructing criteria (NBPTS) brought library media criteria in 2000. Her paintings has helped deliver the rigorous certification procedure into standpoint, solution questions, and allay matters of these going for certification or contemplating it. no matter if you're contemplating nationwide Board certification, within the technique of attaining certification, or are looking to remain present at the most sensible practices in educating, this booklet is for you. during this hands-on source, Dickinson breaks down a fancy and intimidating strategy into pleasant, bite-sized items, and: exhibits easy methods to start, be equipped, and remain on course with checklists, advice, and routines; outlines confirmed techniques to collaborative guideline, literature appreciation, and integrating know-how; and highlights useful how you can rfile accomplishments, a serious requirement. even if used as a workshop advisor, for reference or self-study, this available advisor prepares present applicants (and these within the method) to stand the Board review event. it is jam-packed with inspiring examples and suggestion from those that were via it and will cheer you directly to luck.

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The management and organization of libraries is computer-based. Resource provision relies on computer technology, and information skills encompass a range of computer and other technology skills as well. Although books are still prevalent and encouraging children to read remains one of the most powerful reasons why school library media specialists enter the field, there is no doubt that innovative uses of technology also prove to be a career draw. Technology must be defined as more than just computer hardware and software.

NBPTS and School Library Media 25 Obviously, the population of the states has little to do with the number of school library media NBCTs in them. Besides financial factors in terms of stateor district-level rewards and support, another factor that helps determine the number of NBCTs could be simple word of mouth. In the top ten states, there are enough library media NBCTs to have a presence at conferences at the district level and in state organizations. Upon receiving the NBCT designation, school library media specialists may be honored at school and district events or noted in the professional association newsletter.

The most recent study is Leslie G. Vandervoort, Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, and David C. Berliner, “National Board Certified Teachers and Their Students’ Achievement,” Education Policy Analysis Archive 12, no. pdf. 14. , “Defrocking the National Board,” Education Matters 1, no. 2 (Summer 2001): 79–82. National Board History and Overview 17 2 NBPTS and School Library Media In the mid-1990s I met a friend, Sara Kelly Johns of upstate New York, at a professional conference. As we talked of our professional activities and caught up on the different aspects of our lives, Sara raved about a new committee she was on.

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