My Learning Journey

Name: Cori Hatcher
Campus: Birmingham
Role: Librarian

Student created infographics

My Destination Postcard:
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From our brainstorm list of possible topics (or others that have surfaced in your thinking):

  • Communication with community--Mail chimp
  • Book club discussions on edmodo
  • Ways to collect class projects
  • Ways to explore research models outside of the school day--research process.
  • Noodle Tools

  • Which interest you?
Class project pages

  • Which peak your personal/professional curiosity the most?
  • What questions surface within the topic(s) and with specific regard to your practice? To your own learning? To student learning?
How do I work with what I got (libguides)
Which is the best platform?
creating a page that they are linked from
how do I blend platforms?
how do I advertise what I'm doing?
how do I get feedback?


Planning Stage

Influenced by:


The element of my practice I'd like to tinker with is....a class project page.


  • Goal - The goal of my effort is to...have an online platform for students to access research happening in the Classroom.

  • Question - The fundamental question I will be exploring is... (draft a focus question and subquestions; be prepared to revise these throughout the challenge)

    • How can lib guides better serve our learning community?
      • What are the options for adding widgets and other outside content within the libguide?
      • How can I make the pages consistent in appearance: uniformity of layout, links, appearance, navigation bars, etc.
      • What options are available within LibGuides for rearranging and/or reformatting existing content?
      • How can I connect LibGuide to existing Teacher/Student environments? RoeperRecord, Wikis, Edmodo, Library Twitter, etc.
      • What pieces of content will make the strongest home page (twitter feed, imaged links to Destiny, etc.)

What ways can a class project page help that I haven't thought of?


What artifacts of learning might I collect as evidence of growth...?

  • anecdotal records
  • student reflections
  • teacher reflections
  • student work samples
  • iterations
  • observations
  • peer/colleague feedback
  • assessment data
    • rubrics
    • other formative pieces...
  • surveys
  • counts
  • more...

My Starting Point:

LibGuides Inherited.jpgimage.jpg

Libguide Pages to Model:

St. Georges:


external image Audacity-icon.pngThe reason for doing action research is to improve future action.
–Richard Sagor, Guiding School Improvement with Action Research, (ASCD professional development program)


My learning network will include (books, articles, websites, people, other):

Our Diigo Group

  • @TheRoeperSchool
  • #RoeperR&D