Sharing the Story of #SpartanShare
Blog written by Miranda Kral, Solon Community School District teacher librarian
As a teacher librarian for my district, my presence and time in each building is limited. One challenge I have faced in my role is having time to interact and collaborate with all staff. As a way to overcome this challenge, the instructional coach at Lakeview Elementary, Maria Schroeder, and I started a video series called #SpartanShare.
This has become an exciting collaborative effort with the Instructional Coaches throughout my district! The name of the series came from an idea that was shared by a teacher at our elementary, Jan Johnson, who wanted a space (through Twitter) to share the fantastic instructional practices and ideas taking place in classrooms throughout our district.
The purpose of our video series is to provide educators in our district insight into tools, resources, and instructional practices, as well as highlight the amazing things that happen in our schools' classrooms. Our approach is light-hearted, somewhat humorous, and time conscious (we know how valuable time is so we keep our videos fairly short). Breakout EDU, student response tools (such as FlipGrid & Padlet), and digital citizenship are a few of the ideas we have focused on throughout the series.
#SpartanShare has been well received by our staff and we continue to promote the use of the Twitter hashtag, #SpartanShare, throughout our district and video series.
To see examples of the collaborative videos, explore the #SpartanShare hashtag and our #SpartanShare YouTube channel.
Miranda Kral, Solon Community School District teacher library