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Articles and links related to the vast field of Teacher-Librarianship, collected by a Teacher-Librarian-in-Training.  Many posts are also relevant to classroom teachers because they either are directly applicable to the classroom experience or they'll give you insight into what our T-L colleagues are working to support in our schools.
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Possum Tech: Direct Thyself 2.0

Possum Tech: Direct Thyself 2.0 | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

Learn to be not afeared of technology with our interactive, self-paced web 2.0 learning modules.  Become an Awesome Possum...join us in December 2013!

Jennifer Cowley's insight:

I've just finished a major project in my M. Ed. programme at University of Alberta.  Each group designed a self-directed Web 2.0 learning programme.  This one is aimed at Secondary teachers, but has resources suitable for many others.

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Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills

Connecting the Classroom and the Library: How One School Uses Web-Based Library Projects to Build Information-Literacy Skills | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

The first step we took in 1999 was to stop teaching isolated library skills classes. We began reinforcing information-literacy skills through class projects. At that time, we employed traditional strategies, including paper pathfinders and guided lab sessions.


Via Susan Bainbridge, Karen Bonanno, Debbie Northway
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Leslie Lilly's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:52 AM

Literacy is the gateway to a life of opportunity. 

Lourense Das's curator insight, May 15, 2013 12:33 AM

Integrating #informationliteracy in the curriculum. New? Find out by reading this case story by Mike Terry, Dallas-USA #IL

Peg Becksvoort's curator insight, July 17, 2013 8:08 AM

How we teach may have changed, but what we teach has strong similarities - just repurposed and made more 21st C.

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The Heart of the School - Libraries and Librarians


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
Jennifer Cowley's insight:

While this is really promotional material for the Accelerated Reader programme, it does contain lots of good information from recognised studies and sources. It's not new info to TLs, but if you're not sure why libraries are so important, it may be new to you.

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Rashmi Moghe's comment, June 17, 2013 5:01 AM
Renaissance Learning (n.d.). The Heart of the School : A brief guide on the role libraries and librarians play in promoting Reading for pleasure and supporting the curriculum within a school. BritRenaissance Learning UK Ltd. London . Retrieved from http://readforpleasure.co.uk/documents/heartoftheschool_libraryguide_lowres.pdf
“Libraries are synonymous with education and offer countless learning opportunities that can fuel economic, social and cultural development.”
IFLA and UNESCO - SCHOOL LIBRARY MANIFESTO – “School libraries are indispensable adjuncts to education, a base for generating innovative thinking, a stimulus to culture and an aid to individual self-development”