It took school board member Monica Ratliff's office months of phone calls to find out how many libraries do not have staff: 332. Now, she wants to get them reopened.
Figures out this week show only half of L.A. Unified school libraries have even part-time staff and far fewer have a credentialed librarian.
In a district of 768 schools libraries, there are only 98 librarians to teach students how to find information, select a text or coordinate reading programs. Even adding library aides to the mix, 332 school libraries do not have staff.
In PA we need only show parents the PSSA scores of schools with and without school libraries. It is simple close libraries = lower PSSA scores. Parents need to know that. Librarians do more than stand at a desk and check out books!
This year we have been given a curriculum which is heavy on research and very light on literature -- because the Common Core will require more reading of non-fiction content. Curriculum lessons allow little to no time to select and ...
As a participating member of the thrice-yearly meetings of the National Forum on Information Literacy in Washington, DC, NAMLE is proud to support Information
Every day students are bombarded with information. We need to promote media literacy in our schools as well as reading, writing and math. Students need to learn how to access, analyze, evaluate, and CREATE media!
Standouts for their elegant and inventive book designs, these newly published picture books make clever use of visual presentation to convey information and story essentials, establish ambiance and tone, and challenge readers’ imaginations.
Ultimately, Kresh says that her libraries rely on volunteers and supporters to advocate for funding for her libraries. “Our funding comes from a local municipality, and we make sure that the friends of the library understand when ...
Wisconsin teacher librarian Crystal Brunelle has long prioritized advocating diverse children's literature in school and libraries, but only in the last few years has she figured out a way to put her beliefs into everyday practice—which she offers...
"In thinking recently of all of the different strands of digital citizenship–human, legal, media-based, technological, and so on–it occurred to me that citizenship online was really not much different than citizenship in person.
Flipping the classroom changes the place in which content is delivered. If the teacher assigns lecture-type, frontal instruction–in the form of video, simulations, slidecasts, readings, podcasts–as homework, then class time can be used interactively. The class becomes conversation space, creation space, space where teachers actively facilitate learning.
Flipping frees face-to-face classroom time for interactive and applied learning, activities that inspire critical thinking, exploration, inquiry, discussion, collaboration, problem solving. So, the classroom and the library become more learner-centered.