Morris, R.J. (2014). Work with me: Collaborating for stem learning. School Library Monthly, 30(8), 8-10.
This article talks about how classrooms are collaborating in school library settings to promote student learning. The concept of instructional partnership is addressed in relation to STEM and Common Core Standards being implemented. In this article the librarian role is to guide teachers and students in their quest for information seeking while directing teachers and students to worth while texts and media. Reading for deeper meaning and diversity in subjects are also talked about in relation to co-teaching between teachers and librarians. Students are encouraged to develop math and literacy skills for the purpose of using in real life applications.
This article is an interesting account of a school librarian’s experiences in helping to develop collaborative best practices as a librarian before Common Core Standards were established. As a librarian professional, the article is inspirational.