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Innovation in Education Podcast #2 — "A Librarian Without A Library"

Innovation In Education Podcast Logo Welcome to episode #2 of the CSD Innovation in Education podcast. CHS librarian Thomas Cook shares his views on some of the key ideas from chapter 3 of "Empower", the district's anchor text for the year by John Spencer and A.J. Juliani, and how those ideas are relevant within the context of the classroom and a 21st century library.


Innovation in Education Episode #2 show notes:

0:00-3:15 - A Librarian without a library

3:15 - 6:07 - "Empowering students means giving kids the knowledge and skills to pursue their passions and interests and future."- We talk about how a 21st Century 'library' is a place and space to empower learners.

6:07 - 14:34 - The connection between student passion and learning. Student ownership and the role of the librarian. Tom talks about the imperative of knowing your students. Linking what students love to what we as educators want them to learn.

14:35 - 20:33 - "The 'Side Hustle' is my job". A student's favorite class (or two) is their primary focus and everything else is a side gig. Tom talks about how to support students through a modern student center/library.

20:33 - 24:00 - "What does student ownership of learning mean to you?" - Tom talks about the learning process itself as something to be owned by students.