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  • Welcome!!! I am so excited to be here and to share a little about what libraries can do for you. Before we get to that let me introduce my self I am Chris Markley, the librarian at Washington Elem in Boyertown ASD and I am feeling a little bit lonely tonight because often when I do workshops like this I am with Erica Johnson, 1 st grade teacher at Washington. Erica is not with me because she is presenting on guided reading tonight. What I want to do today is share what the library can do for you and your students to make your life easier. I know a lot of you are sitting here thinking how can the library help me… I don’t need books, verything I need is on the Internet, I can just Google. A little about my schedule, Washington is a K-6 school. We have 4 classes at each grade level PLUS 1 ‘bubbles’ (extra classes –an extra 3 rd grade). I have a fixed schedule and see 29 classes a week so it is not an ideal schedule for collaboration.
  • How am I going to do this … by showing you all the ways the library can make your life easier
  • Let’s start at the beginning. What can you expect to find in the library. While it will vary from school to school you will at least find Information in the library. The information will come in many forms: books, periodicals (magazines and newspapers), databases (most have a variety of these that include encyclopedias, almanacs, magazines, and so much more), and video/DVDs. The support will come from the librarian in many ways because
  • Librarians wear many hats because our curriculum is information with the goal of providing it to make all students and teachers successful. Providing it, teaching it, and supporting it. In the course of my day I will wear most of these hats. I am a teacher of both children and adults, I specialize in finding a variety of information, technology is something that Ihave a love/hate relationship with
  • Your librarian will be able to provide you with a variety of books – books to read, books to peak interest in a topic to spark students curiosity, books to teach concepts with, books to help a struggling reader succeed or a non-reader become a reader. This is probably what most people think of when they think of libraries and while it is still a large part of what we do it is not the only part.
  • These are just a few examples of technology that I regularly use with my elementary students. Many of them I also provide workshops for teachers on.
  • Will search to locate just what you need for your class- books, articles for graduate classes, video clips for lesson teasers. If we can’t find it we will point you in the direction of something or someone who can
  • Will be here to cheer you and your students to success
  • 1 st , last and always librarians are teachers. Our curriculum is information. We teach children and adults. Your students will learn the parts of books, the differences between fiction and nonfiction, how to use a variety of reference books including dictionaries, thesaurus, encyclopedias, and almanacs, how to locate information in the library, in books, and in databases. How to decide which information source to use. How to decide which information is important. How to look critically at information on the Internet. How to create a bibliography. How to research. Comprehension strategies. Do those sound like things that you might teach? Think about how you retain information, do things make more sense and are you more likely to remember how to use something if you use it in context? I can teach using databases until Iam blue in the face but until students MUST use them for a classroom or life situation it will not make much sense this is why
  • Librarians and teachers are partners in education. We all have the same goal – to have every student be successful.
  • How can you collaborate when the library is your planning time. Easy. Let the librarian know what you are doing in the classroom. If you are going to be doing a research project have the students find the information during their library time. This way you will know that the students and not the parents are doing the work. Time to show collaboration examples … include nonfiction conventions.
  • You can’t be afraid to ask. Sometimes librarians get tired of doing all the asking. After a while of being ignored brushed off we get discouraged and stop asking teachers. If you come up with an idea bring it to us. If your not sure what you want to try but know you want a new approach ASK and chances are your librarian will do cartwheels across the library and inundate you with stuff.
  • Could be themes or parts of speech or literary devices
  • Digital kits combine a variety of media – books, video, sound, web links – in one place so teachers have everything at their finger tips
  • In your packets are a few examples of communication tools I use. The surveys that I put out I realize that most will not be returned and most that are returned are from the teachers you already communicate with but occasionally someone will surprise you and return something that you were not expecting. Newsletters are something I always planned to do and just started doing and I am receiving a good response, a teacher that never thinks about the library came to me unexpectedly and we are working together minimally. Whatever information you do receive run with it and try to make something happen. Even if you can’t use it right away it might prove useful later.
  • For the rest of the time we are going to share some collaborative projects that have worked for us. Some are small and some are full-blown involved collaboration. You saw images from them before we got started. Hopefully they might give you an idea to file away until you need it.
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    • 1. Library and Classroom: Make the Connection Presented by Chris Markley Washington Elementary, Boyertown ASD
    • 2. Today’s Goal
      • To convince you to use the library
    • 3. What Can You Find in the Library?
      • Information
      • books
      • periodicals
      • databases
      • videos
      • Support
    • 4. Librarians Wear Many Hats
      • Teacher
      • Information Specialist
      • Technology guru
      • Learner
      • Treasure Hunter
      • Book Worm Extraordinaire
      • Cheerleader
      • Partner in Education
    • 5. 1st Grade Text Sets October A Cool Kid Like Me by Hans Wilhelm E WILHELM Biscuit Finds a Friend by Alyssa Satin Capucilli E CAPUCILLI Sheep Out to Eat by Nancy Shaw E SHAW Box Turtle at Long Pond by William T. George E GEORGE Christopher Columbus by Stephen Krensky E 92 COLUMBUS One, Two, Three, and More. No More by Catherine Gray E 513.2 GRAY Up, Up, Up It's Apple Picking Time by Jody Fickes Shapiro E SHAPIRO Biscuit Wins a Prize by Alyssa Satin Capucilli E CAPUCILLI The Magic Hat by Mem Fox E FOX Beaver at Long Pond by William T. and Lindsay Barrett George E GEORGE A Picture Book of Christopher Columbus by David A Adler E 92 COLUMBUS Monster Musical Chairs by Stuart Murphy E 513.2 MURPHY At Grammy's House by Eve Rice E RICE Biscuit and the Baby by Alyssa Satin Capucilli E CAPUCILLI Boo to a Goose by Mem Fox E FOX Splash! By Ann Jonas E JONAS Christopher Columbus by Lola Schaefer E 92 COLUMBUS Domino Addition by Lynette Long E 513.2 LONG Narrative Stories Alyssa Satin Capucilli Rosemary Wells Pat Cummings Rhyming Pond Habitats Early Explorers Addition/Subtraction Reading Anthology Connections Reading Science Social Studies Math
    • 6. Book Worm Extraordinaire
    • 7. Technology Guru
      • CPS
      • Photo Story
      • Kidspiration
      • Power Point
      • SMART Board
      • Power Library
      • Discovery Streaming
    • 8. Treasure Hunter
      • Book
      • Magazine article
      • Website
      • Video clip
    • 9. Cheerleader
    • 10. Teacher
      • Fiction vs. Nonfiction
      • Genres
      • Parts of a book
      • How to use dictionaries, thesaurus, encyclopedias, almanacs, databases
      • How to search the library, a database, the Internet
      • How to create a bibliography
    • 11. Partner in Education
      • Working together to help every student succeed
    • 12.
      • Collaborate – to work together
      • Source: Webster’s New World Dictionary
    • 13. Setting is where a story takes place. In The Umbrella the setting is ___________ __________________________________ __________________________________. Here is a picture of the setting:
    • 14. Nonfiction Books Nonfiction books contain true facts. Use the Table of Contents to locate chapters . Use the Index to locate specific pages . Table of Contents Index A Polar Bears Home …….… 5 Arctic 9, 19 What Polar Bears Eat …….…. 9 ears 13 Parts of a Polar Bear………… 11 eyes 13 A Polar Bear’s Day ..……… 19 mouth 15 Use the Table of Contents or Index to answer the following questions: What Chapter would tell you about polar bear legs? ____________________________________________________ What page would you find information about ears? ______________________________________________________
    • 15. How Do You Connect?
      • ASK
    • 16. Name __________________________________________ Grade Level ____________ May April March February January December November October September Math Science Social Studies Reading/ Language Arts
    • 17. Digital Kits
      • Video clips
      • Photographs
      • Sounds
      • Text set
      • Web links
      • Bibliography
    • 18. Pageflakes Combines resources and links Literacy pageflake Pageflakes Combines resources and links Literacy pageflake
    • 19. Please Help My class will be learning about ____________________ on _______ Can you help them: find books on the topic locate a magazine article find information in an encyclopedia find information in an almanac They also need: to begin to take notes to complete a bibliography to check out ____________________
    • 20. What Do You Need to Do?
      • Be Open
      • Be Flexible
      • Be Creative
      • Be Fearless
    • 21. SHARE
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