Exploring Creation and Use of Text Sets for Children and Young Adults with Steve Sheinkin, an energetic, interesting author of Lincoln's Grave Robbers and Bomb: The Race to Build and Steal the World's Most Dangerous Weapon.
3. The Learning 4 Life Lesson Plan Database includes STEM and Common Core/College and Career Readiness lessons and activities. Your challenge is to use one of these lessons then to submit a lesson. You can do it!
School Librarians in the Anytime Anywhere Learning Landscape is an exciting opportunity for school librarians to learn how to best support their communities while taking a prominent leadership role in navigating a new frontier. Much like a GPS helps you locate and find your way through an ever increasingly complex landscape, the school librarian locates and leads blended learning activities through the school library program. Whether you call it digital learning, blended learning, extended learning, expanded learning, or 24/7 learning the role of the school librarian is to locate new tools and activities and tether them back to institutional and curricular needs.
Participants at this 2-day intensive workshop will:
Define the learning landscapes
Identify the role of the school librarian and school library program in these landscapes
Explore tools and resources to help school librarians guide anytime anywhere activities
Develop action plans for creating anytime anywhere opportunities through the school library program
A week ago Tuesday, I went to Kansas City to the beautiful Kauffman Foundation Conference Center for the College Readiness Dialogues. I especially enjoyed the roundtable discussion and Jean Donham's keynote before lunch. I was lucky enough to sit beside Dr. Donham, and she was a delightful and sensible person. Her research is useful to those of us attempting to prepare students for college level work.
Her article under the Toolkit link is worth reading, and it is also linked here.
Heather Braum from NEKLS also mentioned that Sarah Goodwin Thiel, Bayliss Harsh, and Carmen Orth-Alfie at KU Libraries' Center for Community Affiliate Initiatives shared a wonderful resource they have put together for high school students, teachers, and librarians about writing, research and study skills, to support college readiness.
Two Days of Exploring Creation and Use of Text Sets with Children's and Young Adult Authors
Dive in! The 2014 Kansas Summer Institute for School Librarians is an opportunity to take a summer “plunge” into teaching P-12 students to explore a topic using a variety of sources. Learn to develop resources sets, a collection of sources from different genre, media, and levels of reading difficulty selected for readers with a range of experiences, interests, and abilities. High priority will be on learning concepts, accessing available materials, and seeing examples by experienced school librarians and reading teachers of how to move away from instruction that focuses on a single, isolated text. The event will feature authors - - both days. Don’t miss Steven Sheinkin and Deborah Hopkinson.
Carmaine Ternes sent this infographic of the resources available in the Emporia High School Library. Though I often hear librarians pooh pooh the value of reporting collection numbers or circulation stats, I think it's a good place to start. Most people don't have any inkling of the sheer volume of material available or the traffic and transactions that the library does every day.
Carmaine's graphic inspires me to start putting together something for my library that showcases what we do for students and teachers.