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School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education

School Libraries play a huge part in pupils' education | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

Recent research emphasises this importance. A study by the Institute of Education (2013) found reading for pleasure ‘to be more important for children's cognitive development between ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education.’  Similarly a study by Oxford University (2011) found ‘16-year-olds who read books at least once a month were significantly more likely to be in a professional or managerial job at 33 than those who didn’t read books at all’.

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Promoting school libraries, programs and teacher librarians/library media specialists.
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Skills Students Need for the Future Workforce | Eduwebinar

Skills Students Need for the Future Workforce | Eduwebinar | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Global connectivity, new media, smart machines and superstructured organisations are some of the drivers that reshape how we think about the future working world and the skills needed to be responsible consumers and creators.
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Leigh Hobbs on the invaluable, irreplaceable school library - SCIS

Leigh Hobbs on the invaluable, irreplaceable school library - SCIS | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

SCIS talks to Leigh Hobbs about the value of school libraries and engaging young people in creative activities — and how they can work together to support student wellbeing. 

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A New Life for Used Books –

A New Life for Used Books – | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
I love working in a school library, but one of the parts of my job I have a tough time with is saying “thanks, but no thanks” to some of the donations that come in.I think most teacher…...
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Designing Library Spaces for the Future

Designing Library Spaces for the Future | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The proliferation of library electronic resources in recent years has contributed to libraries’ dwindling loan rates for their physical collections. Particularly low usage of print collections coupled with demand from school administrators and users to transform library spaces to user spaces has...
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What is a library? by Dawn Finch

What is a library? by Dawn Finch | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We all know the answer to this question, right? Sadly, it seems not. Even the briefest scan through recent articles in mainstream media shows that there is definitely a skewed understanding of what a PUBLIC library actually is.
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Inquiry-based learning: what the research says | The Educator Asia

Inquiry-based learning: what the research says | The Educator Asia | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Despite the widespread adoption of inquiry-based learning in many education systems, its value to student outcomes is being called into question...
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School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning

School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
The goal is to support professional learning cohorts to elevate and expand the role of school librarians, and transform their capacities as instructional leaders, who support advancements in STEM learning. Participants will collaboratively create and review curriculum using ISKME’s OER Commons library of freely available resources. The resources developed will support student critical thinking, analysis, and problem solving across STEM disciplines as well as close reading of texts and math integration, in alignment with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and state and national science standards. The project is led by ISKME, in partnership with the New Hampshire Department of Education, Granite State College, and New Hampshire's Institutions of Higher Education (IHE) Network. The project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The institute of Museum and Library Services (www.imls.gov) is the primary source of support for the nation's 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums.
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Reading Audit Secondary Home - Scholastic Shop

Reading Audit Secondary Home - Scholastic Shop | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Reading Audit Secondary Home Reading Audit homepage...
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Can mindfulness techniques help my teen's tech stress?

Can mindfulness techniques help my teen's tech stress? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Can mindfulness techniques help my teen's tech stress? Get expert advice and tips from Common Sense Media editors.
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MediaSmarts

MediaSmarts | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Digital & Media Literacy Fundamentals Welcome to the “fundamentals” section of our website, where we bring together the various concepts and competencies that define what it is to be literate in today’s complex media culture. Here we explore digital literacy and media literacy and their underlying aspects and principles. Learn More Video Games  Concerns about video games include the time children and teens spend playing them, the physical effects of an inactive lifestyle, and the violent or sexist content of many games. Playing video games can be a positive experience if we understand the issues involved, choose games wisely and control screen time. Learn More VIEW ALL
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The Architecture of Ideal Learning Environments

The Architecture of Ideal Learning Environments | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
We talked to some of the leading architects in the country about five key principles in K–12 school design.
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Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need - Teaching for the Whole Story - Education Week Teacher

Why School Librarians Are the Literacy Leaders We Need - Teaching for the Whole Story - Education Week Teacher | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When we cut school librarians and rely solely on teachers to curate classroom libraries, we open the door to several problems and close the door to other key benefits....
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Why Do You Need a Collection Development Plan? | Knowledge Quest

Why Do You Need a Collection Development Plan? | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When I was in grad school years ago, there was an assignment about creating a collection development plan. Although I was working on one for the class assignment, I couldn’t help but wonder why I should bother.
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Planning for Success with the School Library Standards | Knowledge Quest

Planning for Success with the School Library Standards | Knowledge Quest | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In November, several leaders of the Tennessee Association of School Librarians (TASL) attended the AASL National Conference in Phoenix and witnessed the reveal of our brand new National School Library Standards.
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Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson School Libraries

Blog | Elizabeth Hutchinson School Libraries | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Discover what makes a good school library. From advocacy to ideas on collaborative teaching. Discussing ideas on information literacy and research skills and how to use online tools to engage teachers.
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Libraries--The Heartbeat of Our Schools | Knowledge Quest

We have the most incredible library media specialists who put energy, research, enthusiasm, and hard work into helping us frame our future as a system. These incredible educators developed an aggressive plan that puts them at the center of our literacy efforts. Their actions include building our library collections with system and community support, expanding library programming in the summer, revising the job descriptions for librarians in our system, having designated lead librarians, placing librarians on school and system leadership teams, partnering with reading coaches, and programming literacy events for our entire system. Their incredible work is what allows me to say that the Tuscaloosa City Schools is by far one of the most promising school systems for excellence in our country.

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Tackling the Literacy Needs of Younger Adolescents

Tackling the Literacy Needs of Younger Adolescents | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Improving literacy rates among adolescent students is a growing area of focus in education, and rightfully so. Statistics from the most recent National Assessment of Educational Progress test (NAEP) given in 2017 revealed that just 36 percent of fourth-graders who took the reading test scored “at...
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What Makes a Successful Place?

What Makes a Successful Place? | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
In evaluating thousands of public spaces around the world, PPS has found that successful ones have four key qualities.
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Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions

Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
What is one skills that is foundational to learning but is rarely taught?Question Formulation.Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions...
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FROST: School librarians are not expendable: here’s why

FROST: School librarians are not expendable: here’s why | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Just a few days ago, it was announced that the Cape Breton Victoria Centre for Education would remove library support staff from all its elementary schools. The decision, according to Education Minister Zach Churchill, was not about saving money, but rather about meeting the changing needs of our...
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Nadia Shireen: How to make the most of your book nook or school library | BookTrust

Nadia Shireen: How to make the most of your book nook or school library | BookTrust | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
Writer in Residence Nadia Shireen shares some top tips on getting your students excited about their school library.
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What the news media can learn from librarians

What the news media can learn from librarians | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it

October 2016 | We can all agree it’s been a rough season for the news media.Hostile political crowds, accusations of slander, and struggles with what Guardian editor Katharine Viner has called the “waning power of evidence” and “diminishing status of truth.” Today more than ever, the news media’s role as a mediator...

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Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
When you teach digital citizenship to your students, you help create a positive school culture that supports safe and responsible technology use. Our K–12 digital citizenship program is a comprehensive learning curriculum including lesson plans, videos, games, assessments, teacher training,...
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A wealth of lesson plans and support material to help teachers deliver a sound program on Digital Citizenship.
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Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design | School Library Advocacy | 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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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning | School Library Advocacy | Scoop.it
A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning...
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