No matter what kind of librarian you are, you probably accept the fact that you are a teacher. And as teachers we interact with individuals or groups who also interact with teachers in other settings. Therefore, it is important for us to keep track of what is changing in the broader educational world, as it has direct impact on many of our users. The recent SXSWedu Conference in Austin Texas highlighted the idea of educators becoming facilitators in personalized learning environments.
Read a short article for details about the bullets below, but in a nutshell, the key foci of the conference were:
• Teach students to find the answers.
• Ignite a spark.
• Put context before content.
• Let learning be iffy.
• Bring students in as curriculum designers.