The work of teacher-librarians today is a proven best practice for the
development of information literacy skills. Teacher-librarians are able to align
and integrate the instructional and curricular components of the K-12 learning
environment with the development of technological skills. These educators work
directly with the content areas bringing into play a logical and systematic
model of processing information — the Big6 Skills Approach.
Transforming Student Learning with EdTech Standards Workshops
These free workshops are designed to provide Teacher-Librarians and other
educators with strategies to transform student learning using the state’s
updated Educational Technology Learning Standards. The standards are based upon the 2016
Technology Standards for Students released by the International Society for
Technology in Education (ISTE), and can integrated into lessons in virtually all
content areas. Participants will gain a general understanding of the standards,
and ideas for implementing them at all levels. This training is sponsored by the
WA State Library, WLA, and OSPI, and 6 free clock hours will be available to
attendees. Register for a
2016 WA State School Library and Information Technology (WSSLIT) Program Survey
Staff at the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) again
partnered with the Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) to build and
distribute a survey to measure the availability of school library services in
K-12 schools in the spring of 2016. The data has been compiled and an
spreadsheet of results is available for download.
The final 2014 WSSLIT Report was completed in July, 2015, and is available online.
Programs & Resources