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NCCE TL Summit

Those TLs in the great Northwest are shaking things up!

Don’t miss the UStream broadcasts of some of the highlights of Wednesday’s TL Summit, part of this week’s Northwest Council for Computer Education (NCCE) Conference, in Portland.

I am including a couple of my choices of most inspiring moments.

Mike Eisenberg provocatively questions some of our sacred cows, including collaboration, flexible schedules, collection building, books, and reading and writing.  And asks, What are we doing to ensure that our learners are effective users and producers of ideas and information?

The conference models a number of strategies that ought to be and could easily be part of any conference.  For instance, I love this idea for any conference and I don’t understand why we all don’t do it.  Simply, allow participants to publicly share their reflections, their learnings, their biggest takeaways.

Here’s the prompt: What is the first thing you are going to do when you return to your program?

Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza


  1. And don’t think it is all talk! Check out Mike’s “Let LIT Be” delivering library 2.0 to the tune of Lennon’s anthem.

  2. Thanks, Joyce for helping spread the word and powerful messages from the Teacher-Librarian Summit. Visit – wiki with all of the links and content.

  3. I like the core collection idea. In the district I left, which no longer has any “real” librarians, just aides, the middle school aide insists on filling her library with items that are not appropriate for middle schoolers–e.g., Gerald’s Game by King and Speak (even though Speak is in the high school curriculum). She says that “this is real life and kids need to read about real life.” A core collection would mean that at least she’d have some middle school titles.


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