Thursday, October 27, 2005

Blog Interaction with Linda Mills – Thurs. Oct. 27 to Sat. Oct. 29, 2005


Linda Mills is the library media specialist at Rosenmund Elementary School, Greensburg, IN.

Learn more about Linda Mills at http://eduscapes.com/sms/mills.html

You might begin your e-conversation with a focus on library media program planning, assessment and accountability, or collaboration with teachers. However any topic related to school library media would be fine.

9 comments:

  1. Linda,

    Greetings! Thank you for blogging for this class. I read in your profile that one of your many interests is Public Law 221. As with all schools, my elementary also works on PL221 issues with committees and goals. I used this as an opportunity to showcase how my skills as a media specialist can transcend to other aspects and areas of the building. But how do you use PL221 in you work? How is this part of your day? What do you do as the Media Specialist to get involved in this mandate?

    Looking forward to hearing from you!

    Sawyer Beier

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  2. Hi Linda,

    I noticed that you were the recipient of the ILF's Peggy L. Pfeiffer Service Award in 2004. Congratulations! Could you tell us a little bit about that award. Who nominated you (a colleague, an administrator, etc.)? Was there an interview process? Which of your many accomplishments and activities do you think the awards committee focused on?

    One more kind of odd question for you: I happened to be browsing the LM_NET archives and saw a question you had posted about the inventor of coloring books. Was that for a specific project you were working on with your students or just a general reference question? If it was part of a project, I'd love to hear more about it.

    Thanks!

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  3. Linda,

    How do you help teachers with the integration of technology in the classroom? Any ideas for dealing with a reluctant staff?

    Amanda

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  4. Linda,

    Forgot to mention the following in my first post...

    As a teacher of 7th graders, I see so many students who have difficulty navigating the computer keyboard. Hunting and pecking is not a very efficient way to work. Does your school incorporate keyboarding into the curriculum? At what age level? Do you see this as an important part of integrating technology?

    Amanda

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  5. Julie8:57 PM

    Linda,
    Your media center website was very impressive. You have so many great resources in an easy to use format. How often do you update it?

    I was also wondering how you document your collaboration efforts with teachers and how that documentation figures into your school's PL221 plan? When you collaborate with teachers, do participate in the formal assessment of student work? If so, do you focus that assessment on information literacy skills or the skills that the teacher has identified for the lesson?

    Thank you,
    Julie Mansfield North

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  6. Hello Indiana classmates!

    I've seen a lot of mentions of PL221. I know it's an Indiana Public Law so those of us in Carolina aren't familiar with it. Would someone mind giving us a very quick crash course?

    Thanks!

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  7. Chad Heck9:19 PM

    Linda,

    I see that you have considerable experience with AIME (Association for Indiana Media Educators) including past president, and current chair of the Read Aloud Books Too Good to Miss committee. Can you describe how you were selected for these positions as well as your responsibilities for each? Also, how would you recommend someone new in the field to get involved with a professional organization (this year's AIME conference will be my first)?

    Thanks,

    Chad Heck

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  8. Linda,

    I see that you do some university teaching on the side. How did you get started in this?

    Susan Drumm

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  9. Anonymous7:00 PM

    Linda,

    You are particularly concerned with assessment and accountability. What are some specific assessment tools that you use?

    Kelly Bordner

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