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It’s Elementary, My Dear Watson: Sharing Evidence of your School Librarian Awesomeness!

  • With Becky Russell and Laura L. Summers, PhD
  • When 09/24/2014 | 3:30p - 4:30p, Mountain Time
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  • How do you provide concrete, measurable evidence for abstract concepts like leadership and instructional best practice?
  • How can you provide this kind of evidence without adding to an already jam-packed workload?
  • Why is it so important that school librarians do this?

Attendees at this session will learn practical answers to these questions and more.  You will walk away knowing how and why to prove your awesomeness!


About Becky Russell and Laura L. Summers, PhD

Becky Russell is the School Library/Digital Literacy Instructional Specialist at CDE.  She has taught K-12 students for 26 years in Missouri, Texas, and Colorado.  She earned National Board Recognition in addition to an MLIS and Bachelors in Education.  Her educational passions include backwards planning, classroom instructional strategies, collaboration, instructional coaching, and lifelong learning.

Laura L. Summers, PhD, is the Director of School Library, Teacher Leadership, Online Teaching, and EDU /ed-u/ in the School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver.

Her career spans over 20 years in P-12 education, corporate eLearning, and higher education. She has been facilitating graduate courses in school library, coaching, instructional design, online teaching, action research, and educational leadership since 2003. Laura has directed school library programs within higher education and at the district-level since 2004. Most recently, she has extended the professional learning opportunities offered at CU-Denver to meet the needs of school library mangers, media techs and to undergraduate students through EDU ( Laura has also served as a board member of the Highly Effective School Library Program (HESL) through the Colorado State Library since 2007.  As an avid writer and presenter, she has published over 30 articles and presented at over 40 conferences about coaching practices, technology integration in library practices, best practices in online learning, culturally responsive school library practices, and effective evidence in the school librarian evaluations.  In her spare time, Laura loves traveling with her family and visiting historic libraries.