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Avid Rachel teaches 2nd grade to write shelf talkers!

Avid Rachel teaches 2nd grade to write shelf talkers! | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Rachel Watkins, mama to two Chase Street Tree Frogs and bookseller extraordinaire at Avid Bookshop, visited all three of our second grade classes to teach them how to write a special kind of book r...

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This is a great project to work on with your ELA teachers! There are so many writing fundamentals that can be taught with this project!

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Just think what MS kiddos could do!

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Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Flexible classroom seating invites collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking by helping students manage their physical energy and comfort as they learn on their own terms.
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I find it very interesting that this conversation about design in the classroom REALLY started as a conversation about design in the media center! For years, we've been talking about creating learning zones, small group and large group areas, quiet spaces and collaborative spaces - all designed to make the media center a warm, inviting, energizing environment in which to access and create knowledge. I love that we are also thinking about how to make this work in classrooms and I think middle and high school teachers could take a page out of the elementary classroom teachers' book!
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Addressing core competencies by being throughful around designing learning spaces

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The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education

The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The Point Of School Isn't To Get Good At School: Transfer As The Goal Of Education
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Beautiful post written by Grant Wiggins. I could see the word "school" replaced with the word "library" and find some very powerful words about the importance of what we do. Transliteracy has been a topic of discussion in our world for years and this is what Dr. Wiggins is discussing here: the point is not to get good at using a library. The point is to become adept at finding answers, solving problems, transferring knowledge & skills from one subject to another, and, well, LIFE. Think about how YOUR library program builds that capacity in students.
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How ‘Productive Failure’ For Students Can Help Lessons Stick

How ‘Productive Failure’ For Students Can Help Lessons Stick | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Building struggle into lessons can help students learn better than using direct instruction, according to research, and Singapore's education system is
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Next Generation Learning: Bringing Student Agency Back to Schooling

Next Generation Learning: Bringing Student Agency Back to Schooling | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The internet has enabled students to follow their passions toward self-directed learning. How can we, as educators, fold that learning back into their schooling experience?
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This is a fantastic article for anyone thinking about the whole personalized learning idea. I don't think it is a passing fad but a real shift in what we're doing in schools to support the children we now teach. When I read the part about learning becoming "noisier" I thought about how libraries have changed since I started my career back in the 90s. Yes! They are a LOT noisier than they were back then because there are a LOT more voices to be heard. There is knowledge being created rather than just imparted & absorbed. If we want to remain relevant we have to think about not only WHAT we are teaching but HOW we are teaching - that just may lead us to answer WHY we are teaching...
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Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD

Why Edcamp Is the Future of PD | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
An Edcamp pioneer looks back at how the now-popular model remains free, noncommercial, spontaneous, organic, user-friendly, and open to all presenters and attendees.
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Librarians have known this since, well, 2010 when EdCamp first showed up on the radar. We have always been about personalized learning, sharing resources, and guiding learners towards their interests. EdCamp is the epitomy of that philosophy. So why not turn it into YOUR model for professional development? Teachers in your school have expertise that they are probably willing to share. Administrators might be surprised at the level of engagement an EdCamp PD program will bring about. I have already shared this with my system administrators - why not share it with yours? Make sure you offer to lead the process, too!
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50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher

50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As A Teacher | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
50 Ways To Challenge Yourself As Teacher by TeachThought Staff Growing as a teacher is all about challenging yourself--moving out of our comfor
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Most of us are fresh on the heels of a Spring Break and seeing the rest of the year as that downhill slide towards summer. But before you relax, this is an article worth reading. Heck, I think it's worth printing out and using it as a checklist - a bucket list for quality teaching, if you will. Okay...number 17 is not high on my priority list right now but it might be one day. These are completely appropriate for the teacher-librarian, too. If we are to remain relevant to our schools we must be willing to grow and improve and be challenged so that we can be our best selves every day. I'm really thinking about #44 and would love to hear some feedback from anyone who's been able to accomplish that one. Share this with your teachers!
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52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers -

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52 Of Our Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers by TeachThought Staff Teaching is hard, and at times it can seem like energy is in shor
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Spring Break is upon us and after students & teachers come back it will be an all-out testing marathon. Maybe you'll find something in this gem of an article to keep teachers inspired and motivated while they manage quiet room full of #2 pencils, anxious children, and light green scantron sheets. My favorite? "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." Indeed.
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Stephania Savva's curator insight, April 3, 1:58 PM
Spring Break is upon us and after students & teachers come back it will be an all-out testing marathon. Maybe you'll find something in this gem of an article to keep teachers inspired and motivated while they manage quiet room full of #2 pencils, anxious children, and light green scantron sheets. My favorite? "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." Indeed.
Maralee Parker's curator insight, April 4, 12:42 PM
Spring Break is upon us and after students & teachers come back it will be an all-out testing marathon. Maybe you'll find something in this gem of an article to keep teachers inspired and motivated while they manage quiet room full of #2 pencils, anxious children, and light green scantron sheets. My favorite? "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." Indeed.
Missy Mitchell's curator insight, April 4, 1:21 PM
Spring Break is upon us and after students & teachers come back it will be an all-out testing marathon. Maybe you'll find something in this gem of an article to keep teachers inspired and motivated while they manage quiet room full of #2 pencils, anxious children, and light green scantron sheets. My favorite? "Teaching is the greatest act of optimism." Indeed.
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Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills

Why Listening to Podcasts Helps Kids Improve Reading Skills | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Ironically, listening to podcasts has prompted this teacher's students to read more.
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Short and sweet - this article talks about the power of listening while reading with research to back up the increase in literacy when Same Language Subtitles were used during television viewing. I've seen it for myself when I had ELL students listen to audio books that had accompanying visuals. They not only became better readers (and WANTED to read) but their language skills improved, too. There are links in the article to take you to an article on the research, too.
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Juan Quiñones's curator insight, March 22, 1:50 PM
Short and sweet - this article talks about the power of listening while reading with research to back up the increase in literacy when Same Language Subtitles were used during television viewing. I've seen it for myself when I had ELL students listen to audio books that had accompanying visuals. They not only became better readers (and WANTED to read) but their language skills improved, too. There are links in the article to take you to an article on the research, too.
Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, March 22, 1:59 PM
Short and sweet - this article talks about the power of listening while reading with research to back up the increase in literacy when Same Language Subtitles were used during television viewing. I've seen it for myself when I had ELL students listen to audio books that had accompanying visuals. They not only became better readers (and WANTED to read) but their language skills improved, too. There are links in the article to take you to an article on the research, too.
Valerie Hawkins's curator insight, March 22, 8:26 PM
Short and sweet - this article talks about the power of listening while reading with research to back up the increase in literacy when Same Language Subtitles were used during television viewing. I've seen it for myself when I had ELL students listen to audio books that had accompanying visuals. They not only became better readers (and WANTED to read) but their language skills improved, too. There are links in the article to take you to an article on the research, too.
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How Does Being an Outsider Give You a Creative Advantage?

How Does Being an Outsider Give You a Creative Advantage? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The qualities that makes a creative person unique can also make social acceptance by peers a challenge.
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This is, to me, yet another reason why the power of a school library is so important. Do we truly value creative problem-solving? Do we truly value independence in thought among our students? If so, the library is one of the last bastions in the public school where students who don't really "fit" can find solace, answers, acceptance, and stories that resonate and uplift. Of course, those that do fit in can find the same thing but if we really want to address ALL learners then a strong school library and a certified school librarian goes a long way towards doing so.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 18, 12:22 PM
We have to be careful with the concept of outsider as is evidenced in some current political discourse. However, the polar opposite of relativism-gond-wild is the echo chamber. Listen carefully to what outsiders have to say and respond ethically. Education and pedagogy are leadership.
Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:04 PM
This is, to me, yet another reason why the power of a school library is so important. Do we truly value creative problem-solving? Do we truly value independence in thought among our students? If so, the library is one of the last bastions in the public school where students who don't really "fit" can find solace, answers, acceptance, and stories that resonate and uplift. Of course, those that do fit in can find the same thing but if we really want to address ALL learners then a strong school library and a certified school librarian goes a long way towards doing so.
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The Adventures of Library Girl: Finding The "Bigger Vision" In Your Work

The Adventures of Library Girl: Finding The "Bigger Vision" In Your Work | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
The other day my district's Assistant Superintendent of Instruction and Student Accountability asked a group of us in a meeting to read and reflect upon this post by George Couros.
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QR Codes Can Do That?

QR Codes Can Do That? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Seeking new educational uses for QR codes? Consider adding your voice, attaching PDFs, collecting parent information, sending a tweet, or changing the code's online endpoint.
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I've been a fan of QR (quick response) codes since I first heard about them but - as with many tech tools - you begin to think you've exhausted their possibilities. Think again! This will give you some new ideas for putting those QR codes to work that will generate some excitement among your students! Share this with your tech-savvy teachers, too!
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Ann Nelson's curator insight, March 16, 9:54 AM
I've been a fan of QR (quick response) codes since I first heard about them but - as with many tech tools - you begin to think you've exhausted their possibilities. Think again! This will give you some new ideas for putting those QR codes to work that will generate some excitement among your students! Share this with your tech-savvy teachers, too!
kdbaggs's curator insight, March 18, 7:51 AM
I've been a fan of QR (quick response) codes since I first heard about them but - as with many tech tools - you begin to think you've exhausted their possibilities. Think again! This will give you some new ideas for putting those QR codes to work that will generate some excitement among your students! Share this with your tech-savvy teachers, too!
Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:05 PM
I've been a fan of QR (quick response) codes since I first heard about them but - as with many tech tools - you begin to think you've exhausted their possibilities. Think again! This will give you some new ideas for putting those QR codes to work that will generate some excitement among your students! Share this with your tech-savvy teachers, too!
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How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning

How Libraries Fit in the Future of Learning | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
More schools are transforming their traditional libraries into innovative makerspaces, giving students the chance to experiment and grow in new and exciting ways.
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A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
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Steven Hill's curator insight, March 15, 5:54 PM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
reuvenwerber's curator insight, March 16, 3:34 AM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, March 16, 8:01 AM
A great explanation of how maker spaces in libraries transform them from content consumption spaces to content creation spaces. Not only does this idea strengthen STEM initiatives but the library ties all curricular areas together through storytelling, production, research, and independent self-selection driven by student interests. This is yet another reason why a certified professional library/information specialist is imperative in every school!
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Exciting Middle Graders about Research Papers

Exciting Middle Graders about Research Papers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it

Kevin Hodgson's 6th graders are fresh off a research-based essay writing project. He describes the process followed to crack the challenging code of the genre.

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Now, I think I would be safe in saying that the words "exciting" and "research" are rarely heard in the same universe of middle school. But if this doesn't give you a great start in collaborating with a teacher for a powerful lesson, I don't know what does. Enjoy!

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Now, I think I would be safe in saying that the words "exciting" and "research" are rarely heard in the same universe of middle school. But if this doesn't give you a great start in collaborating with a teacher for a powerful lesson, I don't know what does. Enjoy!

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Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Matt DavisLesson PlansMemorial Day is right around the corner! For teachers looking to incorporate the holiday into lessons, Matt Davis has collected some of the best resources from around the web.
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This is a wonderful resource for elementary librarians looking for a way to strengthen those collaborative connections right up to the last day of school! Enjoy!
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End-of-Year Learning Can Be Meaningful & Fun

End-of-Year Learning Can Be Meaningful & Fun | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Middle grades educator Elyse Scott shares a dozen end-of-year activities that can help assure a learning experience that is smooth, structured and fun for all.
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There are some great ideas in this post and, for media specialists, some excellent opportunities for collaboration. The Year In Review newsletter could be a great joint project for teacher/media specialist as well as the Book Review Grab Bag. Take some of these ideas with you to your next planning meeting!
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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, May 14, 5:02 PM
A middle school Language Arts teacher shares some of her "greatest hits" to round out the school year and keep students engaged and excited to learn until the last day of school. Some of these ideas can be adapted for various content areas or grade levels; not just for middle school.
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Why Edcamp?

Why Edcamp? | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Edcamps are informal sessions by and for teachers, where anyone can present, and the focus is on collaboration and connections, group expertise, tech tools, and instructional design.
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6 Secrets For Incredible Growth As A Teacher

6 Secrets For Incredible Growth As A Teacher | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
6 Secrets For Incredible Growth As A Teacher
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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this short, but thought-provoking piece by Terry Heick of TeachThought. Of course, in philosophical terms, these secrets work for anyone in any profession but I think it is especially important for teachers in the day & age of constant change. For media specialists, this couldn't be a more important framework of the dispositions that make one a truly indispensable member of the school community. Enjoy!
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Self-directed learning leads to professional growth

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Principals: Teaming with Families & Community

Principals: Teaming with Families & Community | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Involving parents and families in a partnership with schools has a positive impact on students. What can principals do to ensure the partnership is sustained, vibrant and diverse?
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While this post is primarily directed at principals, I couldn't help but think about how powerful this could be if YOU handed it to your administrator along with some concrete ways the media center can support these connections. So many times, principals say they don't really know what a strong media program looks like nor can they put their finger on how the media specialist/program supports student learning. The principals that DO get it understand that their media specialist/program not only supports students' academic achievement but the foundation of community in the school. Read this article, make notes about how you can provide some of this to your administrator, and then share that good news with him or her. When you are seen as an indispensable member of your school then principals understand why you're important! Enjoy!
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Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.
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While this article is primarily focused on classrooms, why not apply the principals to library media centers or Learning Commons? Isn't that the biggest classroom in the school anyway? It's high time we did away with the factory model approach to instructional delivery and this will give you a head start on how establishing learning zones through space design can get you started! Enjoy!
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Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, April 5, 8:46 AM
While this article is primarily focused on classrooms, why not apply the principals to library media centers or Learning Commons? Isn't that the biggest classroom in the school anyway? It's high time we did away with the factory model approach to instructional delivery and this will give you a head start on how establishing learning zones through space design can get you started! Enjoy!
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How To Play Outside: 50 Things For 'Digital Kids' To Do

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How To Play Outside: 50 Things For 'Digital Kids' To Do
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Spring Break is either going on right now where you are or it's coming up soon - what a great thing to share with teachers, students, and parents! According to a Pew Research study, parents are increasingly looking for ways to enrich their children that does NOT involve screen time. Of course, my librarian heart says that #1 would be "Go read a book in the shade of a lovely tree." Enjoy!
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Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, March 26, 9:13 AM
Spring Break is either going on right now where you are or it's coming up soon - what a great thing to share with teachers, students, and parents! According to a Pew Research study, parents are increasingly looking for ways to enrich their children that does NOT involve screen time. Of course, my librarian heart says that #1 would be "Go read a book in the shade of a lovely tree." Enjoy!
Maralee Parker's curator insight, March 28, 9:01 AM
Spring Break is either going on right now where you are or it's coming up soon - what a great thing to share with teachers, students, and parents! According to a Pew Research study, parents are increasingly looking for ways to enrich their children that does NOT involve screen time. Of course, my librarian heart says that #1 would be "Go read a book in the shade of a lovely tree." Enjoy!
Melissa Williams's curator insight, March 28, 9:34 AM
Spring Break is either going on right now where you are or it's coming up soon - what a great thing to share with teachers, students, and parents! According to a Pew Research study, parents are increasingly looking for ways to enrich their children that does NOT involve screen time. Of course, my librarian heart says that #1 would be "Go read a book in the shade of a lovely tree." Enjoy!
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Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Makerspaces encourage student success by demonstrating the value of failure, engaging students with standards and curricula, motivating them to care, and demonstrating real-world uses for education.
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This article talks about what a makerspace it but also gives some powerful suggestions for WHY a makerspace should be in your school. From teaching kids how to fail better, to motivation through tinkering, to supporting PBL and seeing real-world applications of student work through that space - it's an idea that is well worth incorporating. This piece will help you sell it to your admin team!
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SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores

SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Trying to convince administrators of your value? This study, unique because it documents the contribution of school librarians through the use of test results for specific ELA and writing standards, provides ammunition.
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This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
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Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, March 19, 2:50 PM
This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
Joanne Schmidt's curator insight, March 21, 8:15 AM
This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
Austio's curator insight, March 22, 12:25 AM
This is just the latest piece in a string of research studies that make a direct correlation between the presence of a certified school library media specialist in an adequately funded school library with improved student achievement on standardized tests. In spite of this large (and growing) body of research, districts all over the country still under-fund and under-staff their school libraries. How much research has to be done to turn this disturbing trend around?
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7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools

7 Qualities That Promote Teacher Leadership in Schools | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
Empowering teachers to lead and learn from other teacher-leaders can improve the learning experience for students.
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Those of us in the media specialist/librarian field have been talking about teacher-leadership for a long. When the school librarian is empowered as a school leader there is a confluence of grade levels and subject areas and staff members that impacts student achievement - there is a large body of research that backs this up. This article is a wonderful description of the "why" this might be the case even though it isn't specifically talking about the librarian as teacher-leader. How does YOUR school empower teachers and librarians?
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9 Rules For Digital Citizenship -

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9 Rules For Digital Citizenship https://t.co/i70IjBY5xf https://t.co/itI7AM91aw
Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's insight:
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
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Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:03 PM
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:04 PM
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
Melissa Vee Rentchler 's curator insight, March 22, 4:26 PM
This is a wonderful infographic that came through an ISTE group that tackled the question of what digital citizenship looks like. This would make a great poster for your library or classroom and is well worth sharing with your teachers, too!
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Ohio Storytime Turns Into Life-Changing Program for Low-income Families

Ohio Storytime Turns Into Life-Changing Program for Low-income Families | K-12 School Libraries | Scoop.it
When she realized an entire community of 75 kids younger than five weren't having their basic needs met, one determined children's librarian worked a minor miracle in the form of a program called Play, Grow, and Learn.
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I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
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Jane Cowell's curator insight, March 9, 3:36 PM
I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
Patrick Provencher's curator insight, March 15, 7:04 AM
I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.
Cissie Bannister Burley's curator insight, March 19, 12:05 PM
I love how these librarians "connected the dots" and put together a program that not only provided literacy benefits for these young children, but helped their parents access services that made their lives/health better. THIS is what public libraries are all about! I would love to see more school-public library partnerships to create a continuum of services for all families in our communities.