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Week 6: Managing Instruction (* = Key reading)

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Note: *Dr. V's favorite teaching strategies and tips sites (Please browse!) *NYS: Information Fluency Continuum. AASL Lesson Plans – Google Drive (Sharon Fox) *Instruction - NYC School Librarian Guidebook. Sample Lesson Plan Template.docx (AISLE) Libraries / Learning in Libraries: Guided Inquiry Making and Learning.

Norman Public Schools (NPS) is a school system with a diverse student body in a mid-sized suburban community in Oklahoma.

Libraries / Learning in Libraries: Guided Inquiry Making and Learning

Learners are empowered to solve real problems, communicate, collaborate, and innovate. Sample Flexible Scheduling Tracking Sheet.docx (AISLE) 2020 NJSLS CLKS. Steiner & Weisberg: When Students Go Back to School, Too Many Will Start the Year Behind. Here’s How to Catch Them Up — in Real Time. September 2020: You are a 10th-grade English Language Arts teacher in Urban City USA.

Steiner & Weisberg: When Students Go Back to School, Too Many Will Start the Year Behind. Here’s How to Catch Them Up — in Real Time

Your curriculum says to teach George Orwell’s novel 1984, but half your class lacks the vocabulary and interpretive skills to read the book. So, following your training to differentiate your teaching, you ask those students to read Lois Lowry’s The Giver instead — a seventh-grade text you think they’ll be able to manage. A version of this scene will play out in thousands of classrooms across the country this fall. Students have missed months of learning time while schools have been closed, and far more than usual will start the year behind academically. Giving those students lower-level work to help them catch up — or, in the more extreme version, asking them to repeat an entire grade — has good intentions and a certain logic.

A summary of the best research shows that as a single strategy, retention basically doesn’t work. Submit a Letter to the Editor. Sample Collaborative Planning Form.docx (AISLE) PSLA Model Curriculum. Click Here for Trainings The Model Curriculum for Learners in Pennsylvania School Libraries is an update and expansion of Stage 1 of The Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs published in 2012 by the Office of Commonwealth Libraries, Pennsylvania Department of Education.

PSLA Model Curriculum

Untitled. Lessons Learned for Advanced Placement Capstone Class. I had the opportunity to attend a week-long workshop covering the Advanced Placement Capstone courses provided by the College Board.

Lessons Learned for Advanced Placement Capstone Class

I attended with the two classroom teachers who are the course instructors at my high school. As a new course for our building, I was grateful to learn more, engage in a variety of instructional activities, and work with the teachers from my building. Learning Acceleration Guide: Teacher Supplement. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced teachers to confront unprecedented challenges.

Learning Acceleration Guide: Teacher Supplement

Teachers have done heroic work over the past few months to offer stability, learning, and care to your students and families. We know that the academic challenges facing our students in the fall are substantial, so we’ve built some resources to help teachers address the academic challenges they face. TNTP released the Learning Acceleration Guide to help school system leaders develop and execute a strategy for accelerating—rather than remediating—student learning. Since that release, teachers have asked us how to use the Learning Acceleration Guide in their work, so we developed this companion resource just for teachers. We designed this companion guide to help teachers navigate the relevant advice in the main Learning Acceleration Guide, as well as offer additional, teacher-specific advice for accelerating learning for students.

Sample Curriculum Map Planning Form.docx (AISLE) Planning for High-Quality Remote Learning. There is uncertainly at every turn and district and school leaders are working tirelessly with their teams to leverage all possible resources to feed students, meet connectivity needs, and redesign the educational experience on and off campus.

Planning for High-Quality Remote Learning

Continuously, school and district leaders are developing, refining, rewriting, and reviewing their learning plans to meet the ever changing needs of students. Murder in the Stacks - LibGuides at University of Toledo Libraries (Gamification example) The Importance of Dwelling on Strengths (George Couros) Think of a time you received a compliment from a stranger, an acquaintance, or someone you know well.

The Importance of Dwelling on Strengths (George Couros)

What was your reaction, and how long did it last? Did it give you a jolt of pride that quickly faded away, or was it something that stuck in your head and heart for an entire day or longer? Now, let’s consider the opposite. Linking librarians, inquiry learning, and information literacy - To thrive, schoolwide inquiry learning programs need support from librarians.

Linking librarians, inquiry learning, and information literacy -

The particulars of inquiry learning may vary from school to school, but the underlying principle is the same: Students choose a topic of interest to them, study it at depth, and share what they’ve learned. While teachers offer guidance and support, students “form their own questions through experiences, reflection, conversation, and writing [and] gain a sense of ownership and accomplishment in the work they are producing that gradually leads to competence, independence, and expertise” (Kuhlthau, Maniotes, & Caspari, 2015, p. 5).

The process is iterative, engaging them in “posing questions, finding answers, and developing critical-thinking and communication skills through information exploration” (American Association of School Librarians, 2018, p. 54). Rhode Island School Library Curriculum Guide - RILINK Schools at RILINK Schools. Welcome to the Rhode Island School Library Curriculum Guide!

Rhode Island School Library Curriculum Guide - RILINK Schools at RILINK Schools

This resource provides schools and districts with a quality, state association approved guide to inform the development or revision of their school library curriculum. This curriculum guide is aligned with the 2018 AASL National School Library Standards and includes grade level benchmarks, lesson plan ideas and graphic organizer assessments. This guide is adopted from the work of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum led by Barbara Stripling, who developed the inquiry research process model.

Standard 1 emphasizes inquiry learning but there are also standards on multiple literacies, digital citizenship and civic responsibility, design thinking, personalization of learning, multiple perspectives, student voice and agency, and social and emotional growth. *Standards Crosswalks - National School Library Standards. Rubric Repair: 5 Changes that Get Results. Make It Meaningful to Me: Authentic Learning for Students.

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Make It Meaningful to Me: Authentic Learning for Students

Over the course of many years, I have learned that there are no two schools that are the same. Even within a city, you will find that there are significant differences between the resources that schools have and their cultures. Regardless of where I have taught, I had to create learning experiences relevant to the students. Sure, this seems like a common-sense notion. Yet delving in and ensuring that the content that I provided was appropriate meant something different for each community.

Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs. The Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Programs provides a curricular framework in information literacy for school librarians to partner with teachers to help students achieve 44 of the PA Core Standards in English Language Arts, Reading and Writing in Science and Technology/Technical Subjects, Reading and Writing in History and Social Studies, and in the Academic Standards for Business, Computer, and Information Technology.

The Model Curriculum follows the model used by the SAS Quality Review Team of the PDE, which is the Understanding by Design framework of developing curriculum, instruction, and student assessment designed for ASCD by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe. The Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs. Teaching strategies and tips. Connecting with New Teachers. (*The clipart was purchased from

Have you ever felt alone in a new place? Did you wish that you had someone to help you get acclimated? Personally, when I started new jobs, I was not sure who I could go to to ask basic or silly questions. What time does the cafeteria close? I have my paperwork. Each year new teachers are hired and have the same questions. Moreover, teachers need to know that they have a support network.

Classroom Management

New Jersey Student Learning Standards. Draft 2020 New Jersey Student Learning Standards The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) supports schools, educators and districts to ensure all of New Jersey’s 1.4 million students have equitable access to high-quality education and achieve academic excellence. We need our students to be effective thinkers, problem solvers and communicators in a global community and have the skills needed for high-skilled, high-demand jobs. The NJDOE’s standard review and revision process (N.J.A.C. 6A:8-2.1) provides us with an opportunity to update our standards to ensure all students are prepared for postsecondary success. The NJSLS revisions were made based on a thorough review of the 2014 NJSLS, national standards and current research.

The NJDOE values input from our educators and this is reflected throughout each of the standards. *Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (Just scan) NGSS/AASL Crosswalk. Four Questions to Maximize Engagement. When I heard the news that Phil Schlechty had passed away it was sudden and I felt sadness. I’ve never met Phil but I’ve been deeply impacted by his work throughout the years. You see it’s one of the things I’m learning about education and writing in this whole connected place: We get to know people through their work, we get to know people through their passions, and we get to know people who we actually don’t know face-to-face. Schlechty’s work around engagement is one of the most enlightening and simple frameworks for educators to use.

What I found fascinating about his levels of engagement is that I could see myself in the classroom working towards compliance instead of engagement. As a teacher, it’s easy to work towards compliance. *As Information Landscape Changes, School Librarians Take on New Roles. Is a School-wide Research Model for You? Recognizing the Need for a Research Model Fall is in the air and so is a new Research Road Map at Highland School of Technology in Gastonia, North Carolina.

The journey to create a school-wide research model began during the 2017-18 school year. I noticed the need for school-wide consistency after a few semesters of observing our 11th grade English students writing research papers. Their teacher does a phenomenal job of guiding them through this comprehensive process. Yet, I noticed that as juniors, their level of understanding of how to locate information and then cite the sources was so varied.

*Role of the School Library Program (AASL) INFOhio and Inquiry Team up for HyperDoc Slam Dunk! *Pedagogy Explained (With examples from High Tech High) Community of Online Research Assignments. Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching. One powerful example of students taking on a different role in the classroom happens when teachers use the United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Development as a framework for inquiry. Students explore their passions, interests, and curiosities based on the 17 U.N. goals, identifying learning objectives connected to a particular goal where they’d like to focus. The Rigor Relevance Framework.

The Rigor/Relevance Framework is a tool developed by the International Center to examine curriculum, instruction, and assessment along the two dimensions of higher standards and student achievement. Assessing Maker Education Projects. Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Comprehensive Guide For New Teachers. *Instructional Role of the School Librarian (AASL) Mindsets: Fixed Versus Growth. *Educational Leadership:Strengthening Student Engagement: What Do Students Want. Cult of Pedagogy.

Why This Student-Run YouTube Club Is About More Than Making Videos. Student Needs Assessment with Google Forms and Sheets. Using the Standards to Further Your Instructional Leadership (AASL) *Robert Mager's Performance-Based Learning Objectives (useful for your Assignment 3: Critical Issues Workshop!) *Why Ownership? ( Hilda K. Weisburg) Although it’s been around for a while, “ownership” has become one of the latest buzz words. It has always been important for you as a leader to own your library program, but there are others who need ownership as well. Project ECS@ESC. What Is The Purpose Of A Question? What is the SAMR Model and what does it look like in schools? 12 (mostly cheap) Teacher Tricks that Work in an Elementary Library. BCPS Digital Citizenship Scope and Sequence.

A List Of 50+ Teaching Strategies To Jumpstart Your Teacher Brain. Teaching strategies are among the most important ingredients for highly-effective learning environments. In addition to literacy strategies, approaches to assessment, and grouping strategies (among many others), knowing the right teaching strategy for the right academic situation may not be a matter of expertise or training, but memory: out of sight, out of mind, yes? Videos, Teaching Strategies And Lesson Plans For Teachers: Teaching Channel.

Available Lessons – New Literacies Alliance. 50 Ways to Leave Your Paper. *How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential (Dweck's growth vs. fixed mindset) NYC Library and Research Skills - Library Services. School Librarians Are Teaching Digital Citizenship.

The Big List of Class Discussion Strategies. Real Solutions to Fake News: How Libraries Help. 2017 NMC COSN Horizon Report K12 Preview. Position Statement on the Common Core College- and Career-Readiness Standards. We All Teach SEL: Empathy Activities and Tools for Students. Position Statement on the Role of the School Librarian in Senior/Capstone Projects. Anchor charts away! School Libraries Transform Learning (American Libraries) SELCompetencies. Cult of Pedagogy (just scan this videos relating to Instructional strategies) Teaching strategies and digital citizenship tools for educators (Just scan) Personalized Learning Video. John Hattie - Teachers As Change Agents. John Hattie describes his research on what works and our own success. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning.

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning. Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs - Free Classroom Chart. Standards of Practice for SchoolLibrary Learning Commons in Canada 2014. Libraries Ready to Code. 5 Things Teachers Want from PD, and How Coaching and Collaboration Can Deliver Them—If Implementation Improves. Personalizing the Learning Experience: Insights from Future Ready Schools – Medium.