About EDLI 377 OL1

Designed to provide both a theoretical and a pragmatic understanding of information technology in the modern school library with a focus on the integration of technology within teaching and learning. Prerequisite: EDLI 372 or equivalent.


Dates: July 5- August 12, 2022 Asynchronous/synchronous video conference sessions video conference sessions: 7/5,7/14,7/26,8/8,2022, 9am-12pm

Section Description

Title: Information Technologies for School Library Media Centers/EDLI 377 Credits: 3 Instructor: Arlyn Bruccoli Meeting Dates and Times:July 5-Aug 12, 2022 -- See below for Instructional Sequence Synchronous Meetings: JULY 5 SYNCHRONOUS VIDEO CALL 10 am - noon JULY 14 SYNCHRONOUS VIDEO CALL 9:30 am - noon focus on Digital Citizenship AUG 8 SYNCHRONOUS VIDEO CALL 9:30 am - noon Location: Online: Including Asynchronous discussion and independent work & Synchronous Virtual Meetings Course Description: This course examines the integration and management of technologies in the contemporary school library media center. The course explores the ways that digital tools and resources can support readers, provide access to resources, create community, and give students authentic outlets to communicate their ideas beyond school walls. Participants will develop competence and confidence in teaching with and using technology across content curriculum, and to adapt learning experiences for all learners. Participants will research a variety of technology applications, develop criteria for selecting instructional technologies, and consider strategies for managing devices and applications. In addition to information technologies, participants will be introduced to a design/tech teaching framework and explore how a Makerspace could be supported within or by the library media center. Course participants will also examine ways to design instruction to teach and promote digital citizenship and media literacy skills. The content and practices covered in this course are aligned with American Association of School Librarians Initial Preparation of School Librarians Standards (2019), Vermont Educator endorsement standards for school librarians (#61), and Vermont Core Teaching Standards. The course supports participants in developing the technology leader skills essential to the role of the school library media specialist. Goals: The overarching goal for the course is to prepare school librarian candidates to be active leaders in evaluating, selecting, using and teaching effective uses of educational technology. School libraries are often referred to as the heart of the school. In a modern school setting, libraries are physical and virtual learning spaces where learners explore self driven interests and are ensured equitable access to information in multiple formats. Students and staff members do this both independently and collaboratively through creating, reading, questioning, and inquiry. AASL National School Library Standards demonstrate that technology in our libraries must be more than informational in practice. While it is imperative that school librarians be adept at accessing electronic systems to obtain, organize, and disseminate sources of information and library resources, technology in the modern school library must be much more than that. Technology enables digital learning in the school library that supports exploration and creativity. Because of the central and increasing role of technology in libraries, professionals expecting to work in those libraries must be competent and confident users and teachers of technology for learning. Learning Outcomes: Participants in this course will demonstrate: Proficiency in using a variety of technologies for teaching and learning, and to adapt learning experiences for a range of learners. Ability to articulate the benefits and challenges of integrating a Makerspace approach into the school library setting. How contemporary technologies and resources support learners to think critically, solve problems How to support students across the educational continuum in understanding and practicing the ethical use of technology to be responsible digital citizens. Strategies for direct instruction for integrating technologies through collaboration and other transferable skills. Ability to collaborate and plan with all members of the school community to support the use of digital learning and resources in high quality instruction.

Section Expectation

Course Policies: Students are expected to be active and engaged learners. Students are expected to conduct themselves and complete their work in a professional manner. Attendance Expectations: Students will consistently and regularly attend synchronous virtual meetings and participate in asynchronous online sessions. If there is a reason to be excused, contact the instructor before class. The official policy for excused absences for religious holidays: Students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. Each semester students should submit in writing to their instructors by the end of the second full week of classes their documented religious holiday schedule for the semester. Faculty must permit students who miss work for the purpose of religious observance to make up this work. Contributions in Class: Be prompt for synchronous virtual class meetings, participate fully, and be prepared with the assignments for the day. Students will log-on (no set time) regularly, contribute to their ebook portfolio, and complete assignments in a timely manner. Academic Honesty & Professionalism: All students are required to be familiar with and adhere to the "Rights and Responsibilities of Graduate Students." Accommodations: Accommodations will be provided to eligible students with disabilities. Please obtain an accommodation letter from the ACCESS office and see one of the instructors early in the course to discuss what accommodations will be necessary. If you are unfamiliar with ACCESS, visit their website at http://www.uvm.edu/access to learn more about the services they provide. ACCESS: A-170 Living Learning Center, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 05405. PH: 802-656-7753, TTY: call 711 (relay), Fax: 802-656-0739, Email: access@uvm.edu , Instant Messenger: UVMaccess. General office hours: 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. Call to make an appointment. Course readings: As included in the instructional sequence.


Required Assignments: eBook Learning Portfolio and Reflection Create and regularly contribute to an ebook Portfolio using Book Creator for Course Reflection. A total of six reflections should respond to prompts listed in the course modules. Due date: Ongoing (30%) Digital Citizenship Definition and Resource Review Flipgrid: What does Digital Citizenship mean to you? (10%) Create original post and respond to two other Flipgrid posts of classmates. Due July 16 Slideshow: Identify and evaluate resources for teaching Digital Citizenship. This will help you and can be reused/included in your Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence Proposal. (15%) Personal Safety: 2 highlights and 1 challenge of at least 1 resource you could use for teaching personal safety aspect of Digital Citizenship Information Literacy: 2 highlights and 1 challenge of at least 1 resource you could use for teaching information literacy aspect of Digital Citizenship Due July 19 Digital Citizenship Scope & Sequence Proposal This proposal is intended to help you plan for Digital Citizenship instruction across grade levels in your current or desired instructional setting. (25%) The proposal should: Define of Digital Citizenship Include a rationale for whyDigital Citizenship should be explicitly taught. Identify standards addressed through Digital Citizenship Instruction Include specific scope and sequence for how to teach information & media literacy components in a scope and sequence Include specific scope and sequence for how to teach online safety and personal responsibility components Include some sample resources Identify co-teaching opportunities where applicable Due July 29 Flipped Library Webpage or Tech Tips Site: Choose one of the two options below (20%) Flipping the library: Each participant will select 1 area of the library to flip via a website/webpage. These could be:Tips for better browsing, Recorded Book Talk, Virtual library tour, Tutorials on using a specific app (eg Read Write Google, Fligrid, WeVideo, BookCreator etc), Tips for accessing eBooks etc OR A Tech Tips for Staff: Tech tips should each focus on a discrete use of technology to support teaching & learning in a school community. This assignment should cover at least 2 technologies to support teaching in learning. Tech Tips could be in the form of a Newsletter using a hyperlinked document or could be a section of a website. Due Aug 10th

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