Not only do we teach the National School Library standards to our students, but our staff Inquires, Includes, Curates, Collaborates, Engages, and Explores through professional learning on a regular basis!
Calvert County Public Schools supports the professional learning of our school librarians. We believe that school librarians should never stop learning and we do our best to ensure that all school librarians who want to attend conferences, attend workshops, or have additional professional development are able to do so.
In the past few years, our district has sent every school librarian to the Maryland Association of School Librarians conference.
Our district has funded the conference registration and hotel fees for school librarians to attend the Common Ground conference in Ocean City, Maryland
The Future of Ed Tech Conference in Florida had attendees from Calvert's school library cohort as well as presenters.
Several of our school librarian team have attended AASL in 2019 and 2019 and are hopeful to attend again in 2021.
Members of our school librarian team were able to attend ALA when it was hosted in Washington, D.C. in 2019 and New Orleans in 2018.
We also provide a full day of professional development one time per quarter where we can learn and plan together.
As the coordinator for the district, Jen Sturge has found opportunities for the school librarians to:
In addition to learning in professional developments, our school librarians are at the forefront of providing professional development as well.
Our librarians have:
Please enjoy some fun images from our professional development sessions!
Image: During professional development on the AASL Standards librarians had to COLLABORATE to build the tallest balloon tower.
Image: Dr. Melaney Sanchez (top left) at the Maryland Teacher of the Year awards with CCPS colleagues. As the TOY for CCPS she spent a year doing intensive professional learning.
Image: Don't let those smiles fool you. There was some cut-throat competition
Image: During a quarterly PD day, we learned from a librarian from the National Archives how to iron and repair a book.
Image: Book repair training with the National Archives
Image: Casey and Khristi at opening day PD - Khristi is having fun (really!)
Image: So many great ideas start scribbled on the back of a napkin. Our PD involved figuring out one great idea to move forward with and committing on the back of a napkin.
Image: "Sporting" the same shirt on a PD day!
Image: Group shot at the MASL MD Conference
Image: Lauren Lynn preparing to speak on a panel at MASL MD
Image: What happens in Kentucky at AASL....stays in Kentucky at AASL! Just kidding! We came home and shared our new found knowledge.