Congratulations to Arlene Anderson on receiving a 2010-11 Prime Minister's Award for Teaching Excellence / Certificate of Excellence!
Arlene is the teacher-librarian at Rockridge Secondary in West Vancouver where she is an amazing "Techno-wiz teacher–librarian [who] inspires students and...reinvents [the] school library. If the school is an atom, the library is its nucleus where energy and enthusiasm fuel ideas". Arlene is also a member of the BCTLA Executive, as the BCTLA Professional Development Chairperson. In the 2010-11 school year, in addition to developing an amazing library program at Rockridge, she was instrumental in the development of the BC Teacher-Librarians' Ning. At the 2011 BCTLA Spring Council, Arlene led Chapter Councillors through the Ning and presented a workshop on ebooks. She was also responsible for the development of the 2011 BCTLA Summer Institute, held at Rockridge Secondary, which focused on the topics of media literacy and social networking. On October 21, Arlene will present on "Developing Your Social Network with NING and Twitter" at the annual BCTLA conference.
Congratulations, Arlene, on a well-deserved achievement, and thank you for also being a "techno-wiz teacher-librarian who inspires" her colleagues and fellow teacher-librarians!