Differentiating Instruction Within the four ways for differentiating instruction there are embedded several other learning strategies which are used in conjunction with each other. The Strategies: Readiness / Ability Teachers can use a variety of assessments to determine a student's ability or readiness. Information Literacy for K-16 Settings Information Literacy for K-16 Settings Purpose of this Site: Today's educators and K-12 students need to be information literate: to be able to locate, evaluate, use and share information. notes several specific reasons for students to be information literate: * So they can successfully navigate through proliferating information resources * To improve their quality of education Information Skills Lesson Plans Resources for School Librarians - Index Menu for This Page: General Collections of Lesson Plans | The Dewey Decimal System | Reference Books and Web Sites | Worksheets | Research Methods and Reports | Miscellaneous and Holiday Lessons General Collections of Lesson Plans
Position Statement on Flexible Scheduling The library program is fully integrated into the educational program so that students, teachers, and school librarians become partners in learning. This integration strengthens the teaching for learning process to insure students are active learners who guide and continually assess their learning process. Open access to a quality school library program is essential for students to develop the vital skills necessary to analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas in a variety of formats. Inquiry skills are taught and learned within the context of the curriculum and may occur in the classroom, the library, or at home with 24/7 accessibility to a wide range of resources, technologies, and services. The integrated library program philosophy requires an open schedule that includes flexible and equitable access to physical and virtual collections for staff and students.
Cognitive Constructivism Cognitivist teaching methods aim to assist students in assimilating new information to existing knowledge, and enabling them to make the appropriate modifications to their existing intellectual framework to accommodate that information. BackgroundView of KnowledgeView of LearningView of MotivationImplications for TeachingJean PiagetWilliam G. PerryReferences Background Dissatisfaction with behaviorism’s strict focus on observable behavior led educational psychologists such as Jean Piaget and William Perry to demand an approach to learning theory that paid more attention to what went on “inside the learner’s head.”
Identifying Reliable Sources and Citing Them This may not sound like the most exciting topic for a post, but I can assure you that it is a critical one. If your students complete ANY research online at all, then you will be interested in how I collaborated with our librarian to teach my students to identify reliable resources and to properly credit them. After helping my 1st grade son create a poster for school last year that required online research, I know this information is applicable to grades 1–12. I have also included sources that help students create grade-appropriate citations. This post includes four lesson plans, photos of anchor charts, and reliable Internet sources geared for students.
Home - TL Guides - Library School Sandbox at Masters Programs in Library & Information Science This wiki comprises a working bibliography of resources for school librarians, principals, parents, charter school organizers, library para-professionals, government officials, and college instructors. Books, journal articles, websites, and other media are included. School librarians and other educational stakeholders will find information in Essential Links about the tools that librarians need to do their job efficiently and well. Learning Standards & Program Guidelines Review and Revision For the first time in decades AASL will be using a multi-layered survey, data, and research approach to revise and rewrite its learning standards and program guidelines for your profession. To ensure the standards meet the needs of the entire community it is critical that we hear from you! Visit the FAQ section for more information on how you can get involved. Overview | Project Plan Milestones | Frequently Asked Questions
Constructivism (common misunderstandings) Summary: Constructivism as a paradigm or worldview posits that learning is an active, constructive process. The learner is an information constructor. People actively construct or create their own subjective representations of objective reality. New information is linked to to prior knowledge, thus mental representations are subjective. Originators and important contributors: Vygotsky, Piaget, Dewey, Vico, Rorty, Bruner Keywords: Learning as experience, activity and dialogical process; Problem Based Learning (PBL); Anchored instruction; Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD); cognitive apprenticeship (scaffolding); inquiry and discovery learning. The Book Bug: Share and Share Alike In the past couple of days I have gotten a few, very sweet emails from other teachers and Media Specialists about the ideas and programs I have shared here on The Book Bug. Although I do come up with a great deal of my own programs and ideas for the Media Center, I must admit that a few of the programs I am using in the Media Center are not 100% my original ideas. I have borrowed from some wonderful, more experienced Media Specialists and tweaked their ideas into my version of their original. I would like to take the time and acknowledge the creators of two of those ideas and explain my adaptation of them. An idea which I have borrowed (or maybe maintained is the correct word for it) for the Media Center is Honor Books.
Approaches to Classroom Assessment Inventory The purpose of this survey is to determine your approach to classroom assessment. At the end of the survey, an 'assessment profile' will be generated for you, which will give you a better understanding of your strengths and areas for learning in classroom assessment. The survey uses a scenario-based question design to help analyze your approach to classroom assessment.
Mr And Mrs Vinegar - An English Fairy Tale Mr. and Mrs. Vinegar, a worthy couple, lived in a glass pickle-jar. The house, though small, was snug, and so light that each speck of dust on the furniture showed like a mole-hill; so while Mr. Vinegar tilled his garden with a pickle-fork and grew vegetables for pickling, Mrs. Vinegar, who was a sharp, bustling, tidy woman, swept, brushed, and dusted, brushed and dusted and swept to keep the house clean as a new pin. Now one day she lost her temper with a cobweb and swept so hard after it that bang! Differentiated Learning Tracy A. Huebner Today's classrooms are filled with diverse learners who differ not only culturally and linguistically but also in their cognitive abilities, background knowledge, and learning preferences. Faced with such diversity, many schools are implementing differentiated instruction in an effort to effectively address all students' learning needs.
Book Club Games and Icebreakers Try these fun book club games to liven up your normal routine or break the ice for newcomers! 1. Extreme MakeoverUpdate a character or two from a book set in thepast. Place the characters in today's culture—and invent a new life. Example: Lydia Bennett (Pride & Prejudice) considers Cosmo great literature and Sex & the City serious drama.