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|Cases on Research-Based Teaching Methods in Science Education
Eugene de Silva.
While the great scientists of the past recognized a need for a multidisciplinary approach, today’s schools often treat math and science as subjects separate from the rest. This not only creates a disinterest among students, but also a potential learning gap once students reach college and then graduate...
Collaborative Models for Librarian and Teacher Partnerships
Kathryn Kennedy, Lucy Santos Green.
Once considered designated storytellers, modern library professionals are emerging as experts in technology integration, information literacy, and curriculum alignment. Though, their collaboration with technology specialists and administrators continues to be a struggle.
Collaborative Models for...
Academic Knowledge Construction and Multimodal Curriculum Development
Douglas J. Loveless, Bryant Griffith, Margaret E. Bérci, Evan Ortlieb, Pamela M. Sullivan.
While incorporating digital technologies into the classroom has offered new ways of teaching and learning into educational processes, it is essential to take a look at how the digital shift impacts teachers, school administration, and curriculum development.
Academic Knowledge Construction and...
Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant Learners
Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari.
As the American immigrant population continues to expand, immigrant children and children of immigrants are entering the public school system. To be most effective, new teaching pedagogies must take cultural diversity into account.
Cross-Cultural Considerations in the Education of Young Immigrant...
School Librarian and Teacher Candidate Collaboration
Barbara Ray, Connie Cassity.
Change in teacher attitudes toward teacher-librarian collaboration begins in teacher preparation programs (Conderman & Johnston-Rodriguez, 2009). Through the assignment detailed in this chapter, teacher candidates prepared for teaching with a basic understanding that collaboration with school...
Teaching Multiple Literacies through Collaboration
Judith C. Stanton.
Through collaboration, teacher librarians aid teachers in embedding multiple literacies skills across the curriculum. As school leaders and technological resources, teacher librarians have the necessary skills to teach digital, information, and media literacy to students. Collaboration enhances student...
Voices at the Table: Collaboration and Intertextuality
Sue C. Kimmel.
While we often associate reading aloud with children and particularly younger children, the practice of reading aloud has historically been a way for a community to share texts for information and enjoyment. Findings from a year-long study of a school librarian collaborating with a team of second grade...
School Librarians and Music Educators: Unique Interdisciplinary Partnerships
Lucy Santos Green, Brad Green.
The National Association for Music Education has recognized the vital role technology plays in the 21st century P-12 music classroom. Its standards for technology integration in the music classroom emphasize that technology integration choices should be made by people who clearly understand the musical...
Collaborative Learning Design in Librarian and Teacher Partnerships
This chapter details some of the different learning design models and collaboration styles that promote effective partnerships between classroom teachers and school librarians. It evaluates types of lesson designs that lend themselves most easily to teacher-librarian collaborative partnerships. It...
“Need to Know”: Partnerships in Project-Based Learning
This chapter outlines, defines, and illustrates examples of project-based learning, while focusing on how librarians can offer support to teachers when creating and leading project-based learning programs. Various disciplines and grade level (K-12 and higher education) examples of projects are...
Building Literacy through Media-Rich Projects: Slow Down, Look, and Connect
This chapter details a case study of a librarian and high school English teacher who collaborated on Shakespeare projects to improve students’ critical reading of sonnets and soliloquies. The literary analysis goal expanded as students developed media-rich products that reflected media literacy skills...
Simplifying and Expanding Collaboration through Collaborative Websites: Using Technology Wisely
Eileen E. Schroeder, E. Anne Zarinnia, Jason Glampe, Vickie Horman, Jodie Sanken, Michael Slowinski.
For many years, school librarians have recognized the importance of collaborating with teachers to integrate inquiry into student work but have met with varying degrees of success in achieving this goal. Traditional teaching methods, attitudes and expectations, lack of understanding of the role of the...
College Ready: Improving Student Research Skills Through Professional Collaboration
Brenda L. Boyer, Alison M. Kocis-Westgate.
High school librarians and teachers face the challenge of preparing students for the rigors of academic-level inquiry. To achieve this goal, one school examined its research practices and explored ways to more fully integrate information fluency skills, quality resources, and higher-order thinking into...
Administration: Making a Connection with the Library’s Strongest Advocate
It is an interesting time to be a school librarian! The Common Core State Standards are changing the way school librarians look at their collections and support their teachers. The need for students to develop digital literacy skills requires school librarians to not only be adept at choosing materials...
Increased Engagement: Exponential Impact on School Library
Rich collaboration with students has a powerful impact on a school library program, its students, and the entire school community. Strategies and best practices for the development of these collaborative partnerships are shared in this chapter. Leaders in school library programs should consider the...
Elizabeth K. Turner.
This chapter presents examples of content-focused collaborations that illustrate how a school librarian can build collaboration with teachers. By describing actual lessons and units that were developed collaboratively with teachers, this chapter gives readers a glimpse at what one particular school...
Collaboration + Integration = A Library Program Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts
Michelle L. Maniaci.
Collaboration between classroom teachers and school librarians is widely promoted as best practice. While the concept itself is easily understood, the path to collaboration can seem elusive. One of the essential tasks of school librarians is to integrate information and technology skills with the core...
Promoting Active Learning Through the Flipped Classroom Model
Jared Keengwe, Grace Onchwari, James N. Oigara.
With the integration of technology into education systems, our society has begun to embrace the new approaches we have taken towards transforming traditional learning environments into active learning through questions, collaboration, and discussions.
Promoting Active Learning Through the Flipped...
Scaffolding to Support English Language Learners in a Kindergarten Classroom
Luciana C. de Oliveira, Marshall Klassen, Alsu Gilmetdinova.
This chapter presents a case study of a kindergarten classroom and examines how a kindergarten teacher uses scaffolding to diversify instruction in the classroom to support ELLs. The authors focus on the scaffolding resources used to support learning and describe the kinds of support provided and...