2. Complete an initial alignment of local content with Core Curriculum Essential Concepts and Skill Sets in Literacy, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and 21 st Century Skills (Civic Literacy, Health Literacy, Financial Literacy, Technology Literacy, and Employability Skills) and steps to address any gaps
Full implementation is accomplished when the school or district is able to provide evidence that an ongoing process is in place to ensure that each and every student is learning the Essential Concepts and Skill Sets of the Iowa Core Curriculum.
3. Expect students to use online databases to learn
Using Atomic Learning video clips for Web 2.0 bookmarks
Iowa Core Using information from a variety of sources, both print and electronic including electronic databases, the Internet, periodicals, interviews, surveys, books, and other informational publications
1. Team Teaching: Two Teachers, Three Subjects, One Project
A pair of educators thoughtfully discusses their art, biology and multimedia program. Access this 4 min. 35 second clip at http://www.edutopia.org/collaboration-age-technology-blood-bank-video Look for evidence of the 5 Characteristics of Effective Instruction
A: Library Web site pushes information one way-toward the student. Result? They ignore it. B: The library Web site turns into a collaborative virtual learning commons where everyone is sharing resources and ideas. A: The OPAC is a one-way information system. B: The OPAC becomes a collaborative information system. Hint: Fish4Info.org. A: Students are at the mercy of the entire Internet. B: Students build their own information spaces to control the Internet. A: I have a book club or two depending on my time. B: Dozens of student-run book clubs exist in virtual space; learner led/adult coached. A: Library spaces that have a single function because bookshelves, computers get in the way. B: Total flexibility over learning commons space so that areas can be easily reconfigured on demand.
EBSCO: SLJ 12/2007 – Listen Up! Podcasts SLJ 2/2009 – Share Your Story! – Content Aligned Games Bid on power plants and limited natural resources in an effort to power a grid of cities. Can you win by going green? 14+
Redefining Literacy for the 21 st Century by David F. Warlick
Establish a digital library of student-produced digital products
Make sure computer work stations give access to productivity tools
Set up one or more computers as a display station for student work
Establish a section of the media center Web site to showcase student productions
If this is the classroom – what does the library look like?
Science in the library: Outrageous Collaborative Ideas
Mini Theme: STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics
Science in the Library: Outrageous Collaborative Ideas