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Digital tools and resources to support collaboration between the school library media specialist and classroom teacher

Collaborative Planning : Teaching for Learning : SLMPE Rubric : School Library Services : EdTech. Students are encouraged to become lifelong learners through the collaboration and coordination of the library media program with classrooms and the community Collaboration is intended to “promote the most effective teaching possible for the greatest number of students” (Pugach and Johnson 1995, 178).

In the library field, Callison (1997) proposes that collaboration for SLMSs means “coplanning, coimplementation, and coevaluation” (37). Russell (2002) explains that collaboration is based on shared goals, shared vision, a climate of trust, respect, comprehensive planning, and shared risks. “The teacher brings to the partnership knowledge of the strengths and weakness[es] of the students and of the content to be taught. The [SLMS] adds a thorough understanding of information skills and methods to integrate them” (36).

[From: Montiel-Overall, Patricia. 2005. Buzzeo, T. 2002. Haycock, K. 2003. Lance, K. Wolcott, Linda Lachance. 1994. . (65.2KB) . School Library System Association of New York. Collaboration-personas-the-9-types-of-collaborators.jpg (JPEG Image, 2190 × 1335 pixels) - Scaled (46%) Highly Effective School Librarians Create Collaborative Culture. 4csposter.pdf. ASWANN_Arnot_2013_commended.pdf. Connect With Students and Parents in Your Paperless Classroom | Edmodo. The Power of Teacher Collaboration. Teaching is simultaneously one of the hardest and one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. We often say that students make it worth it, but there’s something else that can make or break your happiness as a teacher: your colleagues.

In this article, “Research Shows Teacher Collaboration Helps Raise Student Achievement,” researcher Carrie Leana writes about the missing link in school reform: teacher collaboration. In her study of over 1,000 4th and 5th grade teachers in New York City, Leana found that, “students showed higher gains in math achievement when their teachers reported frequent conversations with their peers that centered on math, and when there was a feeling of trust or closeness among teachers.” Collaboration begins with finding time to connect with colleagues, to share thoughts, and provide support.

Here are 3 tips for successful collaboration: 1. Remember to ask your colleagues to share their trials and triumphs with you, too. 2. Teaching as a Team Sport (Video Playlist) On Common Core | Cultivating Collaboration. Cultivating Collaboration: The First “C” The Common Core (CCSS) has arrived. We’ve had time to study the standards, peruse the list of recommended materials, and explore the suggested curriculum maps and assessments. Now, how do we begin to put this nationwide initiative into operation? What meaningful steps forward can we take?

Librarians, teachers, administrators, parents, and children must work in concert. The best place for the collaboration to begin is around the topic of quality nonfiction. Identifying Quality Nonfiction LiteratureWhile there are no hard and fast rules on what constitutes quality nonfiction, there is consensus on some basics. Finding Quality Nonfiction LiteratureEducators have an immediate need to identify quality nonfiction literature in all the content areas. Here is our starter list and a brief description of what each offers. Notable Social Studies Trade Books For Young People A list of K-8 titles of recommended books for teaching social studies. Robert F. SLR_PreparingTeachersLibrarianstoCollaborate_V16.pdf. Five key roles for 21st-century school librarians | eSchool News | 3. As the lone librarian and technology integration specialist for an entire district, regularly meeting her K-8 students on a fixed schedule, Miller does not teach alone. She models collaboration by forming instructional partnerships with educators around the world.

Two Libraries, One Voice, a joint blog documenting Miller’s co-teaching experience with John Schumacher, Brook Forest Elementary School’s librarian 338 miles away in Illinois, illustrates how technology transcends geography in the new millennium. Among the highlights of her partnerships with educators in Michigan, New Hampshire, and Philadelphia, Miller featured ongoing, multi-pronged collaborations that are open to any educator wishing to include his or her students, such as Somewhat Virtual Book Club and World Read Aloud Day. If George Siemens’ statement, “The network is the learning,” is true, then Miller and her colleagues built a formidable learning platform for their students—and many, many others. Common Core. Teacher/Librarian Collaboration – From a Teacher’s Perspective | Senga's Space.