dHL is proud to announce the upcoming launch of our
Curator Partnership Program!
- Are you looking for ways to build more community partnerships for your school?
- Are you interested in helping teachers and students in your school community and beyond build meaningful relationships for learning?
- Are you looking for opportunities to grow your PLN and collaborate with other educators passionate about libraries?
During the 2017-2018 academic year the Digital Human Library team of Provincial Curators* designed and developed a new dHL Curator Partnership Program. The focus of our work is to engage teacher librarians and teachers passionate about libraries throughout Ontario, and in provinces and territories across Canada in the process of building new community partnerships to support teaching and learning in our schools and regions.
Join us and learn more about how you can build a stronger community of partnerships for your school and region while also contributing to your own professional learning and growth.
We hope you attend our information session to learn more about joining the incredible team at Digital Human Library! If you have any questions please contact us.
*Ontario Provincial Library Curators
Joel Krentz has been a Teacher Librarian for 14 years at three different schools from K-8 at the Toronto District School Board. He is an AQ (Additional Qualification) facilitator at OISE, currently teaching the Teacher Librarian course. Joel is a regular presenter at the Ontario Library Association’s annual Super Conference speaking on topics of technology, social justice and inquiry. He has been involved with the OLA as co-chair of the Red Maple Steering Committee and, most recently, OSLA planner for Super Conference in 2015 and 2016. Joel has also volunteered with the Canadian Children’s Book Centre as a reviewer for their Best Books for Kids and Teens publication. His latest project is reinventing his learning commons to make room for a maker space. His personal and professional lives often meet when he finds himself at the intersection of community, social justice and digital learning wondering how to make it all work. You can follow Joel on Twitter @joelkrentz
Aretta Blue is a Teacher Librarian with the Thames Valley District School Board. In the past decade she has held this position in two different schools and in between these two school positions was the Learning Technologies Coordinator for almost five years for all of the Library Learning Commons within TVDSB. Passionate about making connections with learners around the world and inspiring them to make a positive difference, she is also a member of the TVDSB Critical Media Literacy. This team uses digital platforms to support our schools’ learning communities in their analysis and understanding of relationships between media and audiences, and information. @InspireLearners
Kate Johnson-McGregor is teacher-librarian at Brantford Collegiate Institute in Brantford, Ontario. She was the 2016 president of the Ontario School Library Association and currently serves as the association’s past-President. Kate is eager to explore new ideas in teaching and learning, loves collaborating with students and teachers in the learning commons and enjoys literature, yoga, travel and sharing great meals with family and friends. She is a mom to two awesome girls (and a couple of fur babies) and wife to an Aussie expat who has braved 20 Canadian winters. Kate is a frequent presenter at library and education conferences and in school districts. @TL_Kate
Diana Maliszewski is the teacher-librarian at Agnes Macphail Public School in the Toronto District School Board. She was until recently the editor-in-chief of The Teaching Librarian, the official magazine of the Ontario School Library Association, and is also a board member of the Association for Media Literacy. @MzMollyTL
Melanie Mulcaster is an elementary Teacher Librarian in the Peel District School board. A life long learner and maker, she is passionate about inspiring and empowering modern learners to discover, connect, innovate and explore. @the_mulc
Dawn Telfer is a Learning Technologies & Library Learning Commons Coordinator at the Thames Valley District School Board. @DawnTelfer
Amanda Williams is an elementary *glitterarian* (read: teacher-librarian) in Halton, who works with students in Kindergarten to grade 8. She has presented provincially and internationally on the arts in education, including a focus on inquiry and dance at Daci (Dance and the Child International) in Denmark. Amanda’s current focus is innovative learning models including maker education and design thinking. She continues to develop her understanding of constructionism by connecting with other inspiring educators and being a “guide on the ride” with her students. Amanda believes that everything is better with a little sparkle. @glitterqn15
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