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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Other chapters within the GACE Media Specialist (601): Practice & Study Guide course
- Human Development & Learning Theories
- Types of Literature
- Overview of Literature for Children & Young Adults
- Instructional Models & Literacy Promotion
- Fundamentals of Instructional Design
- Selecting, Acquiring & Maintaining Library Resources
- Library Resource Organization
- Library Media Program & Service Administration
- Library Media Policies & Procedures
- Using Georgia's Library Resources
- Using & Validating Library Resources
- Technology Use in the Classroom
- Equal Access & Ethical Use of Library Information
- Advocating for Libraries & Media Centers
- Legislation & Court Cases in School Library Media
- GACE Media Specialist Flashcards