De Rego, Tania
Wilson, M. M. (2012). Boom town or bust? Knowledge Quest, 40(4), 10-13. Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=ff683839-0931-4670-a428-c98977e2f719%40sessionmgr4008&vid=21&hid=4107
Describes example of librarian and a 3rd grade classroom teacher collaborating on a Gold Rush unit. Together, they used backward instructional design, starting with SLO’s, final products, assessments, activities, and due dates. The lesson started in the classroom with explicit instruction and textbook readings. Then, librarian helped students create graphic organizer of info using demo with Microsoft Word followed by independent practice. Students responded to question prompts on library wiki and librarian provided list of resources to help answer prompts. Students presented posters as a 45 minute sales pitch to other 3rd grade classroom, received anonymous feedback, then reflected on how they would improve speeches next time.
Useful article for visualizing how to collaborate with a classroom teacher.