Lake Washington High School librarian wins statewide award for resource development

    Elizabeth Courage

    Over the last couple of years, librarians and educators across the state have been looking for resources to learn how to use digital tools for remote and hybrid learning. Liz Courage, Lake Washington High School librarian, was part of a team in Washington state that helped develop these resources. For her part, she has been honored with the 2021 Washington Library Association (WLA) President’s Award for her team’s work in the creation of the WA Digital TeachKit. The TeachKit is a resource made possible through the collaboration of this team and made available to educators around Washington state and beyond.

    According to a WLA press release, these teacher-librarians researched, curated and created profiles for tools including useful guides to assist educators in selecting and using educational technology. With a focus on supporting remote and hybrid learning, the WA Digital TeachKit is a professional development resource that features over 20 commonly used digital tools in K12 education.

    “The collaboration, creativity and work of this team in creating a resource to support their community of educators, especially in a time when many can feel so professionally isolated, is more than worthy of recognition,” said Danielle Miller, WLA Board President. “This is a resource that will continue to contribute to the field and offer librarians and other educators a survival kit to effectively use digital learning tools and services.”