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Ch 16: Professional Development for Library Media Specialists

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With the lessons on professional development for library media specialists presented in this informative chapter, you can catch up in class or prepare for an approaching exam. These concise, mobile-friendly video and text lessons are a great way to review information or learn something new.

Professional Development for Library Media Specialists - Chapter Summary

Expert instructors created this helpful chapter on the professional development opportunities available to library media specialists. You'll review organizations, teaching strategies and activities in professional development. After finishing these lessons, you should be ready to:

  • Name professional literature and organizations for media specialists
  • Outline activities that promote professional development for teachers
  • Define the methods used in reflective teaching
  • Describe the role of the library media specialist in professional development
  • Build a collaborative school community environment
  • Use collaboration strategies specifically for library media specialists
  • Improve student learning through collaboration with colleagues

You don't have to worry about understanding tough or complicated subjects when our learning materials are here to help. Work through each lesson at your own pace, take the short accompanying quiz to test your understanding and then feel free to reach out to an instructor through the Dashboard with any questions you might have.

7 Lessons in Chapter 16: Professional Development for Library Media Specialists
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Professional Organizations & Literature for Media Specialists

1. Professional Organizations & Literature for Media Specialists

This lesson will discuss professional organizations and their publications/literature that are available for those involved in a school's Library Media Center.

Teacher Professional Development Activities

2. Teacher Professional Development Activities

In this lesson, we will discuss why professional development is essential for teachers and types of professional development activities. We will also briefly cover state requirements and paying for professional development.

What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

3. What is Reflective Teaching? - Definition & Methods

Find out what reflective teaching is and how to apply it in your teaching practice. Learn basic methods of reflective teaching. Read the lesson, then take a quiz to test your knowledge.

The Library Media Specialist's Role in Professional Development

4. The Library Media Specialist's Role in Professional Development

The library media specialist plays a critical role in the professional development of other teachers by providing support and training on digital resources, instructional technology, and research materials. Learn how the library media specialist can provide unique professional development opportunities to teachers.

Building a Collaborative Environment Within the School Community

5. Building a Collaborative Environment Within the School Community

In this lesson, we will discuss effective steps towards building a collaborative environment within a school community. Also, we will explore different forms of communication to aid in the collaboration process.

Collaboration Strategies for Library Media Programs

6. Collaboration Strategies for Library Media Programs

Effective collaboration with members of your school community promotes successful programming. In this lesson, you will learn ways in which you can collaborate with stakeholders to develop, implement, and evaluate your library media program.

Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

7. Collaborating with Colleagues to Improve Student Learning

As a teacher, you are not alone. You have a variety of other professionals to call upon to help improve student learning. In this lesson, we look at how to leverage their expertise to improve outcomes.

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