When learners develop an inquiry stance, they learn to follow their own sense of wonder into new discoveries and insights about themselves, others, and the way the world works. Through inquiry, learners develop the skills and attitudes of independent learning, a strong self-identity, cultural responsiveness, social and emotional health, voice and agency, and a growth mindset. In this session, we will explore teaching these whole-child skills and attitudes to learners throughout their years of schooling through collaboratively planned, inquiry-based curricular units and direct instruction. By teaching these life skills, school librarians can empower all students to flourish both in school and beyond.
How exciting is this! I am presenting at this conference too. My session is Front and Centre: AI, Education and School Libraries. Why Action is Important Now.
This talk explores the dynamic intersection of artificial intelligence (AI) and school libraries, inspiring school librarians to embrace AI in their educational settings. I will share insights into my ongoing research and training efforts, emphasising the potential transformative impact of AI on school libraries. This presentation will delve into how AI can be leveraged to initiate meaningful conversations (podcasting and conferences) thereby increasing the profile of school libraries within the broader education landscape. Lastly, I will offer a personal perspective on integrating AI within my own business, illustrating practical applications and highlighting the potential for innovation within the realm of school libraries.