Welcome! My name is Dan Ambrosio and this site is designed to celebrate school librarianship and showcase my pre-service library training at Fairfield University (Fairfield, CT) and New Canaan High School (New Canaan, CT). I graduated in January 2013 with a Masters of Arts in Educational Technology with Specialization in School Library Media from Fairfield University. My field work was completed as an intern and student teacher at New Canaan High School Library.
There has never been a more exciting time to be a school librarian. No other position is quite like it. Librarians significantly increase collaboration with classroom teachers, seamlessly integrate technology across the curriculum, create student-centered projects that involve global networking, and provide 24/7 open access to library information resources. In addition to flourishing as a school leader, librarians have seen a shift toward their roles as an instructional partner and information specialist as essential to the school library program. The following educators and their Ted Talks have been a source of inspiration in forming my views on librarianship, child-driven education, and cultivating creativity in students.
Joyce Valenza – See Sally Research
Joyce shares her passion for librarianship and vision for collaborative learning
Sugata Mitra: The Child-Driven Education
Sugata Mitra’s “Hole in the Wall” experiments have shown that, in the absence of supervision or formal teaching, children can teach themselves and each other, if they’re motivated by curiosity and peer interest
Sir Ken Robinson – Schools Kill Creativity
Sir Ken Robinson discusses nurturing creativity and the hierarchy of literacies