Posting by: Susan Yutzey
Congratulations, Heidi Fletcher upon receiving the Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month Award for May 2023. Heidi is the library media specialist at Madison-Plains High School, London.
Heidi received the award for her collaborative project with Matt Long who is a technology teacher. The Technology Ethics Research project is a 6-week long research project for an 8thgrade technology class. The project is centered around technology ethics (ex: Online Gaming, Social media, Online Mental Abuse). The project begins with learning how to pick a topic and how to do pre-research through how to present a Google Slideshow.
The goal is to teach students the ethical uses of technology and teaching research techniques, tips and tricks, along with properly citing their source and critically evaluate a variety of points of view (INFOhio) sources of online information. Students learn about unseen impacts that technology has on individuals. This is also an introduction to proper research and citations, in order to prepare students for high school and beyond.
The Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month recognizes one school librarian a month who designs, develops, and implements a collaborative lesson plan and/or programming that empowers student learning. This award spotlights the importance of both the school library community and librarian and the pivotal role each plays in transforming learning throughout students’ K-12 education.
OELMA is pleased to partner with Rosen Publishing for this award. Since its establishment in 1950, Rosen has offered engaging print and digital books on a wide range of topics that are aligned with the curriculum. Rosen is also known for its databases and interactive e-books.
Heidi will have the opportunity to select a free set of books for the school library from Rosen Publishing Company. She will also be recognized at the 2023 OELMA Conference.
Consider nominating yourself or another OELMA Library Media Specialist to be considered for Rosen Ohio School Librarian of the month! The Rosen award nomination form can be accessedunder the Professional Recognition tab. Contact Susan Yutzey (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.