These Ain’t Your Momma’s Databases
Team up with Teachers
and Stretch Into the Curriculum
Make sure at this point that participants understand that TexQuest is a Program (coordinated through the state library), and that there are partners who provide Resources, along with ESC-20 who provides support for training and outreach.
Don’t hide the digital resources - make links easily available on district webpages, and remove links that don’t work.
One bad click could “poison the well” for future tries
Decision fatigue - paradox of choice
display the resources they will use and tell what they do
Keep the keys (passwords) where you can find them, but not where they can be stolen
Horizontal learning - kw a little bit about all the disciplines, make connections, put people together
Lesson make over Enhance learning, collaborate
Librarian is the best person for PD. Get beyond Just google it by showing teachers what else the digital resources can do for them. Reach teachers, reach students. What can a librarian do/know that an outside PD provider doesn’t? Explain plan for roll out
On the first page of TexQuest.net, please have all participants sign up for TexQuest X-Press. They can also see the back issues from here.