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Eriksen Britt, Maria Session PP 090902

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  • 1. School Library Year Plans A way of implementing school strategy and meeting curriculum requirements Maria Eriksen Britt Municipal Association of School Libraries in Denmark
  • 2. Denmark  A small country in Scandinavia  5,5 mill. inhabitants  Consists of 98 municipalities  1700 schools  10 years of mandatory school for all children
  • 3. School Libraries in Denmark  All public schools must have a school library (1964).  All school libraries must have professionally trained staff or staff in training.  All school librarians must be teachers and have practiced teaching for several years before becoming a school librarian.  The school librarian education consists of a basis module of 120 hours and two p.d. modules of each 246 hours.
  • 4. School Library Curriculum  No curriculum in Denmark  Must support subject curriculums  Guides teachers in lesson planning  Assists in choice of teaching materials
  • 5. Municipal Association of School Libraries in Denmark Board of 8 politicians, Advisory board of Employees 2 professionals professionals and 1 interest group representative Other Organizations Private schools Municipalities And Public schools Cooperation partners
  • 6. School Library of the year  Founded in 2007  Issued twice: 2007/2008 and 2008/2009  Three finalists each year  One winner and two runner ups  Hillerødsholmskolen runner up 2007/2008
  • 7. Why Make Year Plans?  Implement pedagogical strategy  Help meet curriculum requirements  Qualify the Information Literacy teaching
  • 8. Hillerødsholmskolen  850 students between the age of 5 and 16  60+ teachers  The school library is open and staffed 32 hours a week  12 hours a week there are 2 trained school librarians in the library
  • 9. The school library staff  3 trained school librarians  1 IT specialist  Part time helpers shelving books and other tasks  Specialist teachers from the pedagogical staff
  • 10. The Catalogue  29 pages  21 different activities  At least 2 activities for each class  Different levels of participation
  • 11. Information Literacy and IT  Weekly Library Hour – 0-5th grade  Information Literacy – 2nd, 4th and 6th grade  Media Education – 3rd, 5th and 7th grade  IT Course – 3rd grade  Search Skills – 8th grade  Project Management – 8th and 9th grade
  • 12. Levels of Participation  School library activity  Cooperation activity  Class room activity
  • 13. School Library Activity  All 2nd graders  “Star race”  Groups of 4 or 5  Find their way and solve tasks about literature
  • 14. Cooperation Activity  Offered to all 5th grades  “Graphic Novels”  Introduction to the genre  3 weeks of reading and working  Intranet as a tool of communication  Questionnaires, multiple choice quizzes and making websites
  • 15. Class Room Activity  All 7th graders  “The Newspaper in the Education”  Produce an entire newspaper  Learn to use the layout program Publisher  Planning and teaching by classroom teachers  School library prepares students and teachers  The school library is the contact between teachers and national planners
  • 16. Other Subjects  “Art Detectives” – Arts & Crafts  “The Murder of Johanne Jensen” – ICT (movie editing)  “Photo Competition” – Danish, Arts & Crafts, ICT (photo editing)  “Melved – the case” – Danish, Social Studies, Biology, Math & Physics  “Palestine Conflicts” – English, Social Studies
  • 17. Important points  Offers activities to classes and teachers  Activities based on teacher’s lesson plans  Activities based on need, desire and experience  Good examples of integrating ICT  Goodplanning facilitates extended cooperation between SL and teachers
  • 18. Cooperation with School Management  Listens to School Library ideas  Gave mandate to decide mandatory and voluntary activities  Focus on reading and IT skills
  • 19. The Impact  Higher level of participation in school library activities  Teachers have more time for students  Less need for rules and guidelines  School library staff know the students better  Teachers are more aware of school library competencies  School library is better able to adapt teaching to support teacher’s plan and curriculum
  • 20. Important Notes  Catalogue must be issued before teacher planning  Activities must be easy for teachers to engage in  Alwaysprovide teachers and students with necessary information  Don’tinvent a new catalogue each year. REUSE!
  • 21. The goal is to:  Facilitate good and inspiring teaching  Help meet curriculum requirements  Include Information Literacy, ICT and other skills in the normal teaching

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