Good news on two fronts: my MS/HS Principal told me that the Current Events students will most likely be allowed to have school e-mail accounts (the responsibilities of a good digital citizen will definitely be one of our first discussions!). Also, the District Superintendent has requested that I do a short BOE presentation, focusing on the goals of the Library program, in August or September.
These topics intertwine, as do my duties as a K-12 SLMS. If I can effectively convey this to the Board, it may well open the door to further integration of technology and information literacy skills within the core curriculum.
Perhaps the students themselves could appear before the BOE later in the school year to explain what and how they’ve learned. Our young adults would surely be very effective advocates for the technologies of what will be their future!