Because the position of Instructional Technology Facilitator is a brand new position, setting the norms for this position is essential. To help us with this and to clearly understand our role in our schools Ms. Veronica Rice with the Alabama State Department of Education and an expert in Instructional Coaching came to Limestone County for a couple of days to help us out. We spent two days with Ms. Rice and came out ready to start working with the teachers, administrators and students at our new schools.
Thursday of this week I spent my time setting up my classroom. This was an odd feeling. Odd to not be in the library. Odd to have a classroom. I hadn't had a classroom since 1997! Mr. Jordan, one of the administrators at Elkmont, helped me move the tables in my room as I have a rotator cuff issue and my physical therapist would have killed me if I had tried to move those table on my own. Every single person I have met at Elkmont have been friendly and helpful. I'm feeling very positive about this school year.
Friday was the official first day of school for Limestone County Schools. Instead of going to my school I headed for Jones Valley Elementary School to present to a wonderful group of Huntsville City School librarians. I recorded the presentation using Google Hangouts and broadcast it LIVE for those who couldn't be there in person.