Create learning centers in your elementary school library. Teach at the center of your school and its educational mission! Work stations are simple to set up so that you can engage every learner, every day.
The American Library Association would like to thank Senators Tom Harkin (D-IA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Jack Reed (D-RI) for their leadership in including strong provisions for effective school library programs in the Strengthening America’s Schools Act that was introduced on Tuesday. The bill is the first to recognize the role school library programs play in student learning since the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) was first enacted in 1965.
Teacher Perceptions and Curricular Analysis of Elementary Library Media Technology Use (Education Papers posted on December 24th, 2012 ). One growing trend in school districts is to replace more traditional library instruction classes with ...
What has to happen for school libraries to become relevant? If we want to connect with the latest generation of learners and teachers, we have to totally redesign the library from the vantage point of our users—our thinking has to do a 180-degree flip. In short, it’s time for school libraries to become a lot less like Microsoft and a lot more like Google. With this notion in mind, David Loertscher, collaborated with two colleagues, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, Canadian educational consultants, to develop an idea called the school library learning commons.
Last May, inspired by a library math project conceived by librarian and 2013 Library Journal Mover and Shaker Jennifer Lagarde, I decided to make the usage statistics of my library at the Ruth Borchardt Elementary School in Plano, TX, connect with...
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