Zepnick, Jaclyn

IL

Ray, M. (2016). Changing the Conversation About Librarians. Retrieved from http://www.schoollibraryadvocacy.org/recent.html

This Ted Talk by Mark Ray is empowering. He discusses the idea of creating “future ready librarians” and how school librarians need to work together in order to connect and be truly transformative district leaders. Also check out his collaborative endeavor: Project Connect.

Promoting Inventiveness in the Classroom

Christina Young
CA

Schrock, K., Schrock, K., & profile, V. (2017). Promoting inventiveness in the classroomBlog.kathyschrock.net. Retrieved 24 July 2017, from http://blog.kathyschrock.net/2017/07/promoting-inventiveness-in-classroom.html

Some down to earth wisdom and practical “curriculum guide” to promote inventiveness in the classroom. Lots of resources here! 

School libraries share innovative ideas

Lee, K. (2017). School libraries share innovative ideas. Access, 31(1), 32-35.
 Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/detail/detail?vid=5&sid=3df6ca65-2756-4850-8b29-62f21616481c%40sessionmgr4008&bdata=JnNpdGU9ZWhvc3QtbGl2ZSZzY29wZT1zaXRl#AN=121859675&db=lls 

Australian and New Zealand survey that asked school libraries what innovations in teaching are happening right now. The survey lists eight ways that innovations occur on a regular basis in school libraries. 1. the library space has opened up and become more communal spaces that encourage self-made information. 2. schools and school libraries are fostering learnign support through collaboration. 3. Student engagement is encouraged in different ways like starting a graphic novels section and creating a cafe atmosphere. 4. School libraries have embraced technology through makerspaces, codign clubs and more. 5. School libraries have genrefied their collections. 6. School libraries host reading programs. 7. Libraries teach and foster finacial managment for students and the larger community. 8.Libraries try to foster student wellbeing.

De Rego, Tania

IL

Gambrell, L. B. (2011). Seven Rules Of Engagement: What’s Most Important to Know About Motivation to Read. Reading Teacher, 65(3), 172-178. doi:10.1002/TRTR.01024  Retrieved from http://web.b.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?vid=9&sid=7e7bfd2c-7d16-47c5-8266-1d837e97e09b%40sessionmgr102

Discusses importance of intrinsic reading motivation and student literacy achievement potential.  Suggests we should promote an intrinsic motivation to read in students and offers 7 research-based methods as well as 7 tips to accomplish this in the classroom (or library).

Useful , practical ideas on how motivate students to read.

De Rego, Tania

CO

Murray, E. (2015). Piloting the learning commons. Teacher librarian, 43(1), 18-24. Retrieved from http://web.b.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=6320261b-e7d2-4af1-8248-0e4668f4aa6e%40sessionmgr103&vid=21&hid=102

Describes example of school librarian and classroom teacher collaborating and coteaching a 5th grade science unit.  The teacher focused on the content and the librarian focused on integrating technology and the research cycle into the curriculum.

Useful article for imagining how to collaborate with a classroom teacher.

De Rego, Tania

CO

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.

De Rego, Tania

CA

Stripling, B. K., & Harada, V. H. (2012).   Designing learning experiences for deeper understanding.  School Library Monthly, 29(3), 5-13.  Retrieved from http://web.a.ebscohost.com.libaccess.sjlibrary.org/ehost/pdfviewer/pdfviewer?sid=632edacc-6b07-46b1-ad42-f145cd468a6c%40sessionmgr4007&vid=45&hid=4106 

Suggests collaboration with teachers to develop units based on C.L.E.A.R. G.O.A.L.S.  Gives example of a collaboration session with a teacher and the development of a unit together that covers both 21st Century Standards (AASL) and Common Core Standards.  

Useful article for picturing what a collaboration session with a classroom teacher would look like and also how to build a lesson.