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Exciting Opportunity for School Librarians - Registration is Open!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Are you creating a district long-range plan for library services? Are you on a new pathway to library media specialist licensure? Do you want to increase your capacity as a Future Ready Librarian? If you are answering “yes” to any of these questions, please apply for this amazing opportunity.

The Department of Public Instruction and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) are collaborating to support Wisconsin school librarians by providing an opportunity to take the ISTE U course, Exploring Future Ready Librarianship: Practices for the Emerging Leader during the 2019-20 school year with funding from the Institute for Museum and Library Services.

Exploring Future Ready Librarianship is a premier online professional learning course designed to maximize student-centered learning activities and leverage technology. It will allow library media specialists to reflect on their practice, identify areas for professional inquiry and program growth, and explore the Future Ready Librarian framework that many districts are using to create and implement library plans. Not only will this 15 hour course improve professional practice, the work will directly transfer to the creation of district library plans. In addition, those who complete the course will also receive a one year ISTE Membership, which means the total value of this experience for each participant is $375 and all funded through Wisconsin’s federal Library Services and Technology Act grant.

Registration for this remarkable opportunity is now open. The course is limited to 200 participants. In order for us to provide this training for the greatest number of school districts and make the opportunity as equitable as possible, please designate only one school library media specialist from your district to apply. Two applications will be considered for larger districts. If additional space is available, we will release another call for applications and may accept multiple applicants from any school district. Please complete this form by Monday, October 7, 2019, to be considered for the opportunity to participate in this program.

This professional learning opportunity is made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services Library Services and Technology Act grant.


For questions about this information, contact Monica Treptow (608) 575-6065