From: Michelle Arbuckle [mailto:[log in to unmask]] 
Sent: May-17-12 5:58 PM
To: Julia Mayo; Yvonne Earle; Joanne Smyth; Colleen Murphy; Aimee Ellis;
Melanie Houlden; Debbie Kaleva; Charlene Sorensen; Christine Sheppard; Ben
Harrison; Dawn Bassett; Lindsay Johnston; Taryl Gula; Jocelyne Andrews
Cc: Gwen Schmidt; Diane Clark; Donna Inkpen; Kathy Deiter; Jonathan Demers;
Nga Foster
Subject: Coming up @ Education Institute: The Learning For the Future Series


The Learning For the Future Series: Working Toward National Standards for
School Libraries

In anticipation of the upcoming Treasure Mountain Canada conference the
following web conference series has been created to develop and encourage
discussion of school library issues. 

Register for these as a series, or as individual web conferences. All
participants will receive a link to the archived session to share with
colleagues or review at a later date. 


PLEASE NOTE: If you have registered for the Treasure Mountain Canada
conference in Ottawa on June 2-3, the cost of these webinars is included in
the registration fee and it is not necessary to register again. 


Click here to Register for the Series
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Session #1 Tuesday May 22 @ 4pm ET Register Here
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Dr. Dianne Oberg: School Libraries in Education: the International

Dr. Oberg will highlight what is happening in school libraries outside
Canada and the United States. In her recent article in Education Canada, she
states: "Other countries are undertaking library-based initiatives in
response to the need to educate young people for the challenges of the 21st
century. They are building on the potential of school libraries to enable
students to become informed and engaged citizens". 
See full article in Spring 2012 Education Canada

Session #2 Thursday May 24 @ 4pm ET Register Here
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Alec Couros: Why Social Networks Matter in Learning for the Future

Social networking services often get the bad rap of "timewasters" or tools
that kids use inappropriately. Yet in reality, there are many social
networks built upon passion, kindness, transparency, sharing, and
collaboration. This presentation will engage participants in a thoughtful
exploration of these powerful human networks: the implications for practice,
information and media literacy, and the shifting role of school systems.


Session #3 Tuesday May 29 @ 4pm ET Register Here
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Dr David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin: Learning Commons Alive!

The Learning Commons whole school approach to learning for the future offers
paths of success for the entire school. School libraries across the country
are embracing transformations. Each school and district has its own unique
approach and starting point. Just how do you start? Who can help? What will
you need? How will you know you are making a difference?

In this session we will meet teacher librarians, coordinators and principals
who have begun the journey. These Learning Commons pioneers will share their
special stories. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and
interact with the presenters. Collaboratively we will build some common
understandings of just what it means to move to a Learning Commons approach.


Michelle Arbuckle, MLIS

Education Program Co-ordinator

Ontario Library Association
T 416.363.3388 x.230 | T 866.873.9867 | C 647.286.9780

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