Random Thoughts: Change, Primary Sources & Other Stuff

What’s our role? What has changed?

Posted on: February 4, 2010

Back again after much thinking, little writing.   I was asked this question today: What is the role of the media specialist today?” My reply was the same as always:  instructional leader and  innovatorDo you see this changing, why?

No, but I see it as more difficult.  I hear from media specialists all over that budgets are tight and NCLB is taking time away from innovation. Emphasis is on the management aspect of technology and not the instructional.  Pockets of innovation in the classroom often come from the outside; teachers who do creative things often do it on their own, showcasing their own interests and talents.  It’s a vicious circle–a lack of vision, time, technology and other issues get in the way.

I still believe there are  opportunities for innovation and  work with educators  during an era of bleak budgets and diminishing resources. Help others capitalize on the resources our media centers  provide and capitalize on our expertise.  Be a pocket of innovation.

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