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Colorado School District Experiments with Digital Literacy Teachers

School Library Journal

Faced with a budget cut that turned their full-time teacher librarians into half-time positions, Adams 12 Five Star Schools District (Adams 12) in Thornton, Colorado created a new position — digital literacy teachers — to get media specialists into K-8 classrooms as much as possible. Each school is given a choice — keep a teacher librarian at half-time or try a digital literacy teacher at half-time who can teach technology, digital literacy, and digital citizenship skills in the classroom, says Bowline. The cost when choosing a digital literacy teacher, though, is less oversight in the media center.

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