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ERIC Number: EJ1049167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Evolving with Evidence: Leveraging New Tools for EBP
Valenza, Joyce Kasman
Knowledge Quest, v43 n3 p36-43 Jan-Feb 2015
Focusing on evidence-based practice (EBP) aligns with the school librarian's leadership role acknowledged by the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) in "Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs" (2009) and in AASL's newly adopted mission statement. "The American Association of School Librarians empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning" (AASL 2014). Leadership through EBP is also a focus in the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Ross J. Todd explained that EBP "is fundamentally about professional practice being informed and guided by the best available evidence of what works" (2008, 17). Facilitating the availability of evidence are new technology tools and platforms that make student work more transparent and the collection, organization, and analysis of evidence richer and easier. One measure is the story of a library's impact on its school's learning culture. This article examines a variety of strategies for rethinking available local data and new schools that facilitate gathering, analysis, triangulation, and application in improving teaching and enhancing learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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