Area 1 Keynote
Nancy Jo Lambert
Created on Thu Sep 12 2019 13:13:10 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Heart of the School
The School Library
Nancy Jo Lambert (she/her) is a high school teacher librarian in Frisco Independent School District at Reedy High School. She is a presenter and speaker who advocates for libraries by telling the story of the learning happening in her library. She is a passionate educator and an avid learner and reader. Nancy Jo is also a Google Certified Trainer and a Learning Guide for friEDtechnology.
"I am passionate about the school library profession. Moving us forward. Making us better. Leading through service with vision, passion, determination, & humility."
Early Childhood School
Gradutaed in 2010 with my MLS. Teacher Librarian at the Early Childhood School for 1 year.
Opened this campus in 2014 and was the teacher librarian here for 1 year before being asked to consider opening a high school.
Griffin Middle School
Opened this campus in 2005 as a 7th Grade Integrated Language Arts Teacher. Taught for 5 years.
Started in 2011 as Teacher Librarian at K-5 campus for 3 years. Went from a fixed to a flex schedule.
Reedy High School
Opened this campus as a teacher librarian in 2015. Our first graduating class was in 2018.
"Tell your story. Your story is not databases or your catalog.”
ReedyLibrary.com actually has content from my 4 years at elementary, and the content since I have been at Reedy.Every single thing I do in the library is on my library website. Students, teachers, everyone knows that if they need information about the library, it's there.
"Collaboration is the act of co-laboring, working together and creating a consistent dialogue and being a collaborator in ever sense of the word."
Librarian & Teacher Team
At Borchardt Elementary, I went from a fixed schedule for grades K-5 in a school of 800+ students to a flex schedule for grades2-5 and semi-flex for grades K-1.
Be integral to student achievement.
in·te·gral/ˈin(t)əɡrəl,inˈteɡrəl/adjective1.necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental."_____ is an integral part of the school's curriculum"
Think about the box.
Who's designing the box? How does the box work?
Who's in the box? Who's outside the box?
How can you work within the box while blowing the box to pieces?
Meet Brad Lagrone...
Find Your People
In order to be integral to student achievement, you have to find your people and create a team.We work together every day to integrate technology in meaningful ways and provide the support that our teachers, staff, and students need.To prioritize collaboration, you have to have people who can collaborate with you in an environment where it's SAFE to learn and fail forward.
WHO IS ON YOUR TEAM?
Clarity of PurposeAccountabilityStructureTrust
LibrarianDLC (Digital Learning Coach)Tech Specialist
YouTube is an essential tool for collaboration and teachers and classrooms.