Thursday, August 9, 2012

A day at SAI

Over 1,500 principals, superintendents, curriculum directors and other officials attended the School Administrators of Iowa annual conference August 7-9 in DesMoines and a few of them stopped by to talk to IASL board members Shannon Miller, Van Meter Community School District and Kathy Kaldenberg, Solon Community District on Wednesday August 8th.

Many conversations were supportive, with administrators acknowledging and praising the work done by their Teacher Librarians. Other administrators were unclear of what role the TL plays during this time of educational change. It was a great opportunity to highlight some of the positive and innovative initiatives taking place right in their own state.

In July, SLIK-12 and IASL list members were invited to ask their administrators for a statement about the role of the teacher librarian for inclusion in a slide show to be used during SAI. The slide show embedded above ran non-stop in the IASL booth and a link to the slide show was shared via Twitter several times during the day.

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