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Getting off the Ground Floor with the Standards: GOING UP!

Kristin Fontichiaro and Judi Moreillon AASL Standards and Guidelines Implementation Task Force Learning4Life Training4Trainers Summit, July 9, 2009 ~ Chicago

create.Overview Today’s goal Develop language with which to communicate with stakeholders the power and potential of the Standards How? • Identify keywords and vocabulary in CB • Use them to create elevator speeches for specific audiences • Back home: adapt the process. and share elevator speeches with colleagues and stakeholders .

Common Beliefs Lay a strong foundation Give us language to reach out and connect to colleagues Start the conversation on common ground .

2. Listen to a Common Belief read aloud. underline keywords. . 3. When it is reread.Developing Common Vocabulary And Messages: Elevator Speeches 1. Repeat for all Common Beliefs.

or parents). classroom teacher. . Brainstorm ideas to complete the three-column chart. read aloud your standard.Process of Preparing an Elevator Speech 1. media colleague. Use the chart to draft an elevator speech of up to 150 words that will speak to your audience (principal. With your group. Start with. 3. “Learners use skills …” 2.

“The continuing expansion of information …” (Key words: Individual acquires skills) I want kids to choose their own books. Wants kids to explore learning beyond the classroom. “Reading is a window to the world” (Key words: lifelong skill. So do I. enjoyment) “Learning has a social context. new understandings) .” (Key words: learning. interpretation. Requires kids to read only from a selected list. Your Values Common Beliefs That Connect You And Your Audience “Reading is a window to the world. personal growth. learning with others) So do I. So do I. Wants kids to talk about books.” (Key words: sharing knowledge. Audience’s Values (Teacher) Wants kids to enjoy reading. and tools to pursue personal and aesthetic growth. resources.STANDARD 4: Learners use skills.

. we are both committed to helping our kids enjoy reading to meet curriculum objectives.Sample STANDARD 4 ~ AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS Mrs. Jones. and we want them to pursue learning on their own as well.

they are more motivated to read for learning and for enjoyment. . When kids select books that interest them.Sample STANDARD 4 ~ AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS One way that the library can support your students is through independent book explorations.

Sample STANDARD 4 ~ AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS I’ve noticed a few of your kids coming in during lunch to make videos and play games. Another way the library can help your students pursue personal and aesthetic growth is through a lunchtime .

How could we work together to entice and motivate your kids to . students will talk about and share what they are reading and learning. I would love to work with you to promote a lifelong love of reading.Sample STANDARD 4 ~ AUDIENCE: CLASSROOM TEACHERS In their book group.

“Learners use skills …” 2. Use the chart to draft an elevator speech of up to 150 words that will speak to your audience (principal. 3. Start with. media colleague. .Process of Preparing an Elevator Speech 1. or parents). read aloud your standard. classroom teacher. Brainstorm ideas to complete the three-column chart. With your group.

2.Sharing An Elevator Speech 1. 3. . At lunch. These elevator speeches will be available from ALA Connect for you to adapt and share. we will compile them into a document that will be distributed at lunch. After all of the speeches are written. each table will choose elevator speeches to share with one another and deconstruct for their effectiveness in speaking to values and needs of the target audience.