Edcamp Library Promise Comes to Klein
Over 50 educators from 10 different districts braved the rain to take part in the district’s first-ever Edcamp Library Promise this past Saturday morning. Edcamps are a personalized professional learning opportunity in which participants suggest specific topics for sessions. Edcamp Library Promise, sponsored by the Edcamp Foundation, focused on modern libraries for modern learners and is the first of its kind in the Houston area.
Inspired by their visit to Edcamp Library in Frisco, TX last summer, Grace Erkman and Jamie Camp, were determined to bring this type of opportunity to Klein and showcase the amazing leadership represented in our district.
“We really are building a community of librarians, not only in Klein but in the whole South Texas area,” says Camp and Erkman. “We really are focusing on modern libraries for modern learners, and that’s the library promise.”
Librarians, library students, and teachers (from as far as Leander ISD) shared their ideas, questions, and experiences about topics including advocacy efforts, integrating technology, providing meaningful lessons for special populations, and so much more.
“Katy ISD is actually having an EdCamp today, but it’s for general educators, and I loved how this one focused on libraries,” said Sarah Letts, Katy ISD Librarian. “I thought it would be really great to hear from other librarians in the Houston area and see what other librarians are doing and see what everyone’s best practices are.”
Through their work in Edcamp Library Promise, Klein librarians are exemplifying the district’s strategic priorities of reimagining learning, cultivating talent, and building community. We look forward to revisiting Edcamp Library Promise in the future as this amazing professional learning opportunity continues to grow and fulfill #librarypromise for EVERY student.
Make sure to read “Reflecting on #EdcampLibraryPromise” by Grace Erkman and Jamie Camp, and check out #EdcampLibraryPromise for tweets about this fantastic event!
Best Public Schools in Texas
Klein ISD has an established 84-year history of excellence and innovation in education with unique pathways for EVERY student in our care to ensure learners are college, career, military, and life ready. With recognition for STEM, athletics, fine arts, and academics from highly-esteemed organizations, it is clear that Our Shared Vision of every student entering with a promise and exiting with a purpose is a reality for EVERY student who walks through our doors.
About Klein ISD
Klein ISD is a school district in Klein, Texas, located in northwestern Harris County. The district spans approximately 88 square miles and serves more than 53,000 students in 33 elementary schools, 10 intermediate campuses, one high school program of choice, and 5 high schools.
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