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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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.
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.
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.