Breaking Down the Walls Between the Library and the Classroom
Tucson, AZ – April 28, 2011

Diny Golder, the Executive Director of JES & Co, will be speaking at the IMS Global Learning Consortium international Learning Impact conference on Wednesday May 18, 2011 in Long Beach, California. Ms. Golder will be speaking on “Breaking Down the Walls Between the Library and the Classroom.” Presenting with Ms. Golder will be Dr. Fred Stielow representing the American Public University System and Marc Kelberman from Oracle.

“I am honored to be participating at the IMS Learning Impact conference and to be presenting with such esteemed colleagues,” explained Diny Golder, Executive Director of JES & Co. “It is absolutely vital that if we are to break down the walls between the libraries and the classrooms a wealth of resources mapped to state standards must be available to the teachers and students. Libraries are full of resources that are described in ways that are unfamiliar to classroom teachers. Classrooms are full of teachers who underestimate the wealth of resources found in the library. Technology-driven education solutions can merge the two together with the right use of data. JES & Co. focuses on the data.”

“Ms. Golder’s presentation at the 2011 IMS Learning Impact Conference is the first of a series of topics about bringing the library into the classroom. The education press will be covering this topic’s launch and follow up with two strands, one covering the teacher/librarian relationship and another covering the technical solutions that can make this happen,” explains Terry Smithson, JES & Co.’s Director of Marketing.

JES & Co. is a contributing member of IMS and works closely with leading educational publishers, instructional management systems, content providers and nations as they integrate learning objectives into their offerings. The Achievement Standards Network (ASN) is an open-source collection of learning objectives which can be mapped to resources found in the library or outside of the library. IMS members are using the ASN data to localize resources and address the needs of educators in a standards-based (curriculum-based) education environment. Ms. Golder will demonstrate how the American Association of School Librarians uses JES & Co.’s newly released mapping tool to relate Standards for the 21st Century Learner to the Common Core State Standards. Librarians can post lesson plans correlated to both set of standards and share them out to classroom teachers and to other librarians.

From Innovation to Impact – IMS Global Learning Consortium (IMS GLC) is a nonprofit member organization that strives to enable the growth and impact of learning technology in higher education, K-12, and corporate education worldwide. IMS GLC sponsors Learning Impact: a global awards program and conference that recognizes the impact of innovative technology on educational access, affordability, and quality.

The Learning Impact 2011 conference and the Learning Impact Award Showcase is an executive level gathering of educational leaders, suppliers, and government organizations to encourage new ways to think and collaborative action via projects facilitated by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. The conference will be held in Long Beach May 16-19, 2011.

About Diny Golder

Golder, a member of the Cherokee Nation, is a computer scientist and an internationally recognized expert in the use of technology in education and her client base includes a significant number of international ministries of education and fortune 500 companies who look to Golder as a trusted advisor on interoperability and standards. Golder was recognized as an Intel Visionary for three consecutive years and spoke at the Intel Visionary Conference all three years. Among the many well-known corporations engaging Golder and her team for strategic insight and leadership in the educational technology arena are Intel, Microsoft, and Cisco. Golder is also a frequent speaker at international conferences.

About JES & Co.

JES & Co., a publicly funded 501(c) (3) education research organization, is a leader in research and deployment of education programs based on open standards. With 20 years of experience in interoperability and portability of educational resources, organizations around the world come to JES & Co. for leadership and guidance on education programs and initiatives. Since its establishment in the early 1990s, JES & Co. has led and managed The Achievement Standards Network (ASN), The Partnership for 21st Century Skills, the Gateway to 21st Century Skills (formerly known as GEM), the Dell Academy, the Intel Student Certification Program, and Microsoft’s Partners in Learning. For more information about JES & Co. or the Global Learning Resource Connection, visit www.JESandCo.org.

About IMS
From Innovation to Learning Impact

The mission of the IMS Global Learning Consortium is to advance technology that can affordably scale and improve educational participation and attainment. To ensure that the “Learning Impact” of technology-enabled innovation is achieved around the world, IMS’s influential community of educational institutions, suppliers, and government organizations develops open interoperability standards, supports adoption with technical services, and encourages adoption through programs that highlight effective practices. For more information visit www.imsglobal.org or contact info@imsglobal.org

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