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Yes You Can! the Teacher-Librarianšs Tool Kit for Student Success
Bobbie Henley, full-time Library Department Head at Brantford Collegiate Institute (grades 9-12) in the Grand Erie District School Board

Where's the evidence? You know that teacher-librarians make a difference in the academic success of your students, but your school community may not. The Ontario School Library Association's Toolkit for Student Success has been designed for you. Discover what evidence-based practice is, why it works, and why you should be using it. Learn how to provide irrefutable evidence of student success, advance your advocacy efforts, build your own repertoire of tools and strategies and celebrate your success with your colleagues.


Thursday, Dec. 1st, 2005 Noon ET (9am PT)
Monday, December 5th, 2005 7pm ET (4pm PT)
Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 4pm ET (1pm PT)

The Benefits

-Improve your students' achievement
-Highlight your school library's role in school improvement
-Provide accountability for funding, staffing and scheduling
-Plan more effectively
-Increase your job satisfaction
-Reflect on your practice

Who Should Participate?

New and experienced teacher-librarians who recognize the need to be able to provide evidence to teachers, principals and other decision-makers that the library has an impact on student achievement.

Key Topics to be Explored

-Definition of evidence-based practice
-Some questions and answers
-Plan and proceed
-Gather and document
-Analyze and relate evidence
-Communicate and celebrate evidence
-Reflect and refresh

Method of Instruction

Choose the date and time that suits you best. The advocacy tool will be explored on a Web site to which you will be given access. You will also need a telephone for the audio interchanges. You need not have special equipment or software to take part.


Member: $48.00 + GST
Non-Member: $68.00 + GST

Bobbie Henley is the full-time Library Department Head at Brantford Collegiate Institute (grades 9-12) in the Grand Erie District School Board. She chaired the Ontario School Library Association's Evidence-Based Practice Tool Kit Committee, creating the user-friendly measurement tool that is the subject of this Webcast. She was editor of The Teaching Librarian magazine and is still active on its Editorial Board. She was the 2004 President of the Ontario School Library Association.

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