Saturday, December 10, 2011

Week 4 Reflection - Meeting with Site Supervisor & Agreed Upon Action Research Plan

My site supervisor has repeatedly told me he supported my project but admits to not being overly tech savvy and actually loving what he calls “real books”.  He is older and close to retirement but very supportive of my endeavors and has reiterated that he will support and help me the best he can.  After reviewing my plan he thought it was quite good and that the process of events was fluid and showed a natural progression of each step that is to be undertaken. He agrees that using my district librarians as a resource and a part of my evaluations is very important since collaboration is very important when conducting action research. I was cautioned to make sure that I follow the timelines I had given as well as to make sure I had allowed adequate time to accomplish each task.  He believes they will be able to better help me discover areas of concern and help me to in tweaking my plan during the process.  My site supervisor very much liked that I discussed using food/ chocolate with the teachers to help get cooperation with surveys and interviews.  He is hopeful that more students will use OverDrive Media with school Nooks and iPads.  He encouraged me to continue the promotion of this initiative and training with both staff and students.  This campus is new this year and teachers are from across the district.  He noted that these different personalities would influence the types of literature that students would be interested in. Looking at the timelines that I allotted in my plan, I still believe these are adequate. I will keep a close eye on these timelines and make adjustments later if I see they are necessary. I agreed that every campus seems to develop their own personality and that is also reflected in books and in this case eBooks.  We both agreed that since this campus was new and in its infancy this was a prime time to explore OverDrive Media and the types of books desired by both staff and students.  My site supervisor and I both agree that this plan can provide some good data on OverDrive that can potentially benefit the district as a whole.

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