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Monday, April 1 • 10:00am - 10:50am
Virtual Learning Commons (VLC): The digital heart of a school community and district

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“Throw away your web pages,” says Dr. David Loertscher. This panel presentation showcases cultivating a VLC model as a school library web presence for  reinforcing the role of the library as the “heart of the school community." Examples of K-12, VLC elements include information, literature, virtual “making”and knowledge building literacies will be highlighted. These serve as an integral  to digital teaching and learning practices within a school and across a school district including access to high-quality digital learning resources.

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Morgan Van Clief

Library Media Specialist, P.A. Shaw Elementary School
Morgan is the library teacher at the P.A. Shaw Elementary School, a K-3 school in Dorchester. She has built the school’s library from the ground up and is passionate about providing underserved students with resources that will put them on a level playing field in the future. She... Read More →
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Deborah Lang Froggatt

Director of Library Services, Boston Public Schools
Debbie is in her 6th year as Boston Public Schools Director of Library Services. Over the last 25 years, she served as a library teacher in all three levels, was a public library director and worked in academic and health science libraries.
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Carolyn Jacobs

Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement, WGBH Education
Carolyn Jacobs is Senior Manager, Training and Educator Engagement at WGBH Education. Prior to joining WGBH 12 years ago, Carolyn taught ELL to adults in corporate settings and prior to that she owned and managed Chicago Parent NewsMagazine. Carolyn earned a M.Ed. in Reading from... Read More →

Monday April 1, 2019 10:00am - 10:50am EDT