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InquiryEd.com and TheIBLibrary.com proudly present….
Aligned with International
Baccalaureate, CIS, and
NEASC accreditatio...
Please allow us to introduce a unique collection of
library titles, aligned, and curated by IB teachers and
librarians fro...
Management Executive Summary:
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• Appropriate for IB /CIS /NEASC schools.
• Strongly supports compliance with accreditatio...
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The digital collection will be branded with the
logo of your school. We match the look and feel of your
website for the ...
Librarian Executive Summary:
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• Matching ebooks and print books from multiple publishers with over
100+ awards. Quarterly...
Teacher Executive Summary:
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• Free for teachers. Sign up and use the same day.
• All IB PYP and MYP ATLs, Transdisciplina...
7
IT Executive Summary: Easy Implementation,
Stand-Alone or Integrated With Your
Technology.
This special collection of ti...
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Each book is also assigned social and
emotional tags to assist Guidance/Pastoral Counselors
and provide further applicab...
9
International-Mindedness: Trending
(StudentsWillEnjoyHavingGlobalPenPals)
Multilingualism and intercultural
understandin...
10
International-Mindedness and Global
Citizenship is Built In
Each physical book and ebook
is connected to a global onlin...
11
Library Performance
The breadth of resource provision is a major
component of evaluation within the accreditation
proce...
12
In the era of tight budgets the built in usage reports
are critical. Having a collection that specifically addresses
th...
13
Award Winning Books.. From Authors Around the
World… Published by Top Companies.. Available
Direct or from your Current...
14
It is very easy to “search” for resources to
support a particular lesson or homework assignment.
The collection is not ...
15
Our simple to use digital ebooks are easily read in
the classroom or anywhere in the world. They can be read
on any dev...
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The Teacher and Student Guide for each title
was written by IB trained teachers and educators
following the guidelines ...
17
Optional: Support a less fortunate school.
Instill Global Citizenship and International-
Mindedness in your students.
I...
18
A Reading Fundraiser Can Boost Your
Library Collection (and Make this
Collection Free):
Our technology conveniently can...
The PYP collection is ready now. The MYP collection is following
closely behind.
The PYP Collection:
200+ curated ebooks a...
20
The PYP Collection has been Aligned and
Curated Extensively.
Show your teachers the
search terms available. Acquiring
c...
21
Each book is categorized by the IB Transdisciplinary
Themes and then further by Central Ideas, Learner Profile
Attribut...
22
Transdisciplinary Themes, Learner
Attitudes, and Learner Profile Attributes… Also
included and searchable.
.
Organized ...
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Appendixes:
1. Applicability to the 2014-15 IB Library Performance Rubric
2. Applicability to the IB Approaches to Lear...
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The following points illustrate how the PYP Collection supports elements of
library performance evaluation..
•Ensure th...
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Familiar to MYP but new to DP this month. ATLS are:
•· Communication
•· Organisation
•· Information Literacy
•· Problem...
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Appendix 3: Sample Metadata & Book List
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Appendix 4: Sample Book Covers
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Appendix 5a. Teacher Licensing Options
Licenses are free for teachers and based on size and customization options for
l...
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Appendix 5b: Library Licensing Options
Licenses are free for teachers and based on size and customization options for
l...
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Appendix 5c: School Licensing Options
Licenses are free for teachers and based on size and customization options for
li...
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Appendix 6a: Implementation Questions
School, Library, Teacher
We envision an implementation team composed of your mana...
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Appendix 6a: Implementation Questions
Library Questions:
What is the background of your librarian staff and team? How m...
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Appendix 6b: Implementation Questions
Teacher Questions:
Do you teach in groups, or teams? Who moves around, you or the...
Appendix 7: Featured International
Contributors- TheIBLibrary.com
At The IB Library.com we are proud to have a highly dive...
Featured International Contributors-
TheIBLibrary.com
 Rachel McLeod, Australia- IB PYP Coordinator, Teacher Contributor ...
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The IB Library: An Overview

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The IB Library: An Overview

  1. 1. InquiryEd.com and TheIBLibrary.com proudly present…. Aligned with International Baccalaureate, CIS, and NEASC accreditation standards for libraries, teachers and schools and focused on the special needs of international schools. The International School Library Collection
  2. 2. Please allow us to introduce a unique collection of library titles, aligned, and curated by IB teachers and librarians from around the world to meet the needs of your school, teachers and students. For Your Teachers: All of the titles have been extensively researched and tagged using IB pedagogy. This allows teachers and students to search the collection using IB terminology (ATLs, Transdisciplinary Themes, Central Ideas, Learner Profile Attributes, Learning Attitudes, Key Concepts, International-Mindedness, Global Contexts, etc.). The collections are perfect for busy teachers wishing to locate just the right titles for their lessons. Also, social-emotional tags have been applied to support the needs of Guidance/Pastoral Counselors. Dual language and translatable books support the needs of your diverse ESL requirements. For Your Library: Accreditation standards are increasingly focusing on the information science role and function in international schools. Acquisition of these titles in either print or digital (or both) will provide the evidence you need to demonstrate understanding of the librarians role in providing inquiry education and international-mindedness to diverse constituencies. Whether you are starting from scratch, or wish to integrate with an existing digital platform we can meld seamlessly with your needs. Showcase your commitment to the ATLs by being proactive in recommending resources during unit planning. Introducing this tailor-made collection to your school will position the library at the heart of inquiry process and further your goal of offering diverse cultural perspectives. For Management: The physical collection can be purchased in bulk at a steep discount, or delivered free with a digital subscription. The digital collection uses a simple subscription model which allows multi-user unlimited access. This is ideal for homework, library and class use. Also, we customize your installation to match your school’s colors and logo, thus extending the school’s branding and showing your commitment to digital education. For the Student: Not only are the books fun and easy to read, they are available on any device, at any time. Furthermore, this collection fosters international-mindedness and cultural diversity. Students of all ages can collaborate on projects and connect in reading challenges with students, librarians and teachers around the world. We look forward to having the opportunity to discuss this offer and demonstrate our commitment to your school. For further details please do not hesitate to contact us. Sincerely, Lisa MacLeod - Managing Director Sue M. Gwilliam - MCLIP Advisory Board - Teacher Advocate Advisory Board - Library Advocate Boca Raton, Florida, USA Murren, Switzerland
  3. 3. Management Executive Summary: 3 • Appropriate for IB /CIS /NEASC schools. • Strongly supports compliance with accreditation standards for library resources, ESL, international- mindedness in a global context. • Appropriate for existing schools or new schools. (We build special library packages if desired). • Easy implementation for staff. Personal service and technical support provided. • Works with your existing digital platform or can be used stand-alone. • Customized school branding furthers your marketing. • Foster global citizenship and international- mindedness. Mother-Tongue / First Language solutions available to assist with ESL/ELT issues. • Multiple finance and license options starting as low as $500 USD for unlimited simultaneous usage of the digital collection. Reading Fundraiser and Adopt-A-School option available.
  4. 4. 4 The digital collection will be branded with the logo of your school. We match the look and feel of your website for the digital collection. As parents help their children login, read and complete homework assignments, your branding on this leading edge platform will reinforce your school’s message of quality education provision and digital leadership. Executive Summary: Marketing Customized School Branding Enhances Marketing
  5. 5. Librarian Executive Summary: 5 • Matching ebooks and print books from multiple publishers with over 100+ awards. Quarterly additions to digital library at no charge. • Curated and aligned with IB, CIS, and NEASC pedagogy. • Searchable curation using IB terminology for easy retrieval. • Stand-alone or integrate with your current digital library and LMS. • Simple subscription model allowing multiple simultaneous user access without limits. • Collection awareness posters, training, and documentation provided. Position the library as the hub of Inquiry and international-mindedness in your school. • Boost the cultural diversity of your library. Over 40 different countries represented by authors and subjects. • Custom multi-language “mother tongue” collections easily added. • Our Reading Fundraiser option can make the entire collection free. (This is not a book selling fundraiser, it is a reading fundraiser and extremely easy to implement as we handle all the details).
  6. 6. Teacher Executive Summary: 6 • Free for teachers. Sign up and use the same day. • All IB PYP and MYP ATLs, Transdisciplinary Themes, Global Contexts, Learner Profile Attributes, Learner Attitudes are covered (and easily found through keyword searches). • Easy to use in classroom. Convenient for homework. Offsite access allowed and encouraged. • International-mindedness and global “connect and collaborate” activities are included for each title providing real world connection and action/reflection. • Translation projects easily support cross-disciplinary teaching. We allow and encourage translations of our books. Contact us for more information on this project.
  7. 7. 7 IT Executive Summary: Easy Implementation, Stand-Alone or Integrated With Your Technology. This special collection of titles is prepackaged and ready to go. It can be used stand-alone or integrated with your existing LMS. We typically will dialogue with your IT/ICT, teachers, media specialists and library teams to plan a smooth implementation. The digital system is free for teachers. This allows the evaluation committed to obtain valuable feedback on the collection before purchasing. In special situations, like China or Africa, we can deliver the entire collection to your local servers. The digital collection can be integrated with your LMS or stand- alone. Our library science advisors stand ready to assist you with catalog integration for both the physical and digital collection.
  8. 8. 8 Each book is also assigned social and emotional tags to assist Guidance/Pastoral Counselors and provide further applicability to more users. Guidance / Pastoral Executive Summary: Social - Emotional Tags are Applied to All Titles The Following Diversity-Social-Emotional Topics are Covered. (Partial List) ----------------------- Manners, ADHD, Anxiety, Depression, Feelings, Bullying, Self Acceptance, Diversity, Self esteem, Friendship, Problem Solving, Physical Challenges- Speech Impediment, Stuttering, Eye Glasses, Culture- West Indies, Christianity, Middle Eastern, Asian, Tibet,.. More…
  9. 9. 9 International-Mindedness: Trending (StudentsWillEnjoyHavingGlobalPenPals) Multilingualism and intercultural understanding For the IB, learning to communicate in a variety of ways in more than one language is fundamental to the development of intercultural understanding. IB programmes, therefore, support complex, dynamic learning through wide-ranging forms of expression. All IB programmes require students to learn another language. Intercultural understanding involves recognizing and reflecting on one’s own perspective, as well as the perspectives of others. To increase intercultural understanding, IB programmes foster critical appreciation of many different beliefs, values, experiences and ways of knowing. The goal of understanding the world’s rich cultural heritage invites the IB community to explore human commonality, diversity and interconnection. Global engagement Global engagement represents a commitment to address humanity’s greatest challenges in the classroom and beyond. IB students and teachers are encouraged to explore global and local issues, including developmentally appropriate aspects of the environment, development, conflicts, rights and cooperation and governance. Globally engaged people critically consider power and privilege, and recognize that they hold the earth and its resources in trust for future generations. http://ibo.org/en/digital-toolkit/brochures-flyers- and-posters/ , http://ibo.org/globalassets/digital- tookit/brochures/corporate-brochure-en.pdf , http://ibo.org/globalassets/digital- tookit/brochures/ib-continuum-brochure-en.pdf “PYP (including the Early Years) lays the foundation of International- Mindedness. It opens the minds of Teachers, Students and Families beginning at an early age. When this focus starts in PYP, carries through MYP, then into DP, the International- Mindedness of Students is that much stronger. It is more broad in thinking, less narrow minded or superficial. It doesn’t just skim the surface, it would have had time to grow in the minds and hearts of the Students, with the support of their Teachers and Families, and be very deeply rooted by time they get to DP.” Lisa MacLeod Director & Teacher Advocate The IB Library.com | InquiryEd.com Boca Raton, Florida, USA
  10. 10. 10 International-Mindedness and Global Citizenship is Built In Each physical book and ebook is connected to a global online community. Teachers can post projects, see what other children around the world are doing, and connect in multiple languages. The inquiry education concepts of “Reflection and Action” are supported with a global emphasis. We help students get involved with other students and projects around the world.
  11. 11. 11 Library Performance The breadth of resource provision is a major component of evaluation within the accreditation process. Having a matching digital and print library that meets the needs of students is a plus for access. Social-emotional, diversity, and international- mindedness elements are also core features of the library of the future. Providing Mother-Tongue / First Language resources for EAL/ELL and multi-language students further extends the usefulness of the collection. Good governance requires evidence-based acquisition, ensuring appropriateness of resources and value for money.
  12. 12. 12 In the era of tight budgets the built in usage reports are critical. Having a collection that specifically addresses the needs of teachers, students, and the accreditation bodies is paramount. Connecting the library to the PYP curricula brings more usage to the library. Built By International Library Specialists for the Real World of Librarians.
  13. 13. 13 Award Winning Books.. From Authors Around the World… Published by Top Companies.. Available Direct or from your Current Library Supplier. Each title (print and ebook) has an ISBN and is available world- wide through Ingram, Baker & Taylor, or other established library suppliers with full metadata which is easily integrated with your LMS. You can buy directly from us at a significant discount. There are a total of over 50 Awards granted to the books in this collection so you are buying top quality work for your PYP collection. 13 We represent over 100 publishers with top quality content. It is easy for us to put together special collections in multiple languages.
  14. 14. 14 It is very easy to “search” for resources to support a particular lesson or homework assignment. The collection is not only tagged with IB pedagogy, it includes Social-Emotional Tags, International- Mindedness keywords and more. This is a sample record from the digital collection. (Do you have a book on European Folktales yet?) Easy Retrieval by Teachers
  15. 15. 15 Our simple to use digital ebooks are easily read in the classroom or anywhere in the world. They can be read on any device from tablets to computers to smart phones.. The digital collection is easily integrated with your technology or can be used stand-alone. Teachers Can Project The Ebook in the Classroom or use the Print Book. Parents and Students can read the ebook on any device.
  16. 16. 16 The Teacher and Student Guide for each title was written by IB trained teachers and educators following the guidelines and principals of inquiry educational concepts. The Guides can be used “off the shelf” or your teachers can customize them for your particular school. Each Guide also includes a specific recommendation for a library research activity to connect! Teachers Will Love the Prepared Teacher & Student Guides that Go With Each Book.
  17. 17. 17 Optional: Support a less fortunate school. Instill Global Citizenship and International- Mindedness in your students. If your school purchases a school license, we can handle all the details of connecting your students and your school with a less fortunate school. Their school will receive a full set of the IB Library resources and will be able to connect and collaborate on the same ebooks with your students via our safe and secure inquiry collaboration site. Teach your students to help others.
  18. 18. 18 A Reading Fundraiser Can Boost Your Library Collection (and Make this Collection Free): Our technology conveniently can support a Reading Fundraiser for your school and library. (In the US, we see about $50 to $100 per student raised in this manner). Even in a small school of 250 students this is a significant number and certainly more efficient for your staff than a book fair. Working closely with your team, we handle all the details, from providing sign-up forms, to tracking, to payment.
  19. 19. The PYP collection is ready now. The MYP collection is following closely behind. The PYP Collection: 200+ curated ebooks and matching print books focused on the needs of international schools. Aligned with International Baccalaureate, CIS, and NEASC accreditation standards for libraries, teachers and schools. PRIMARY YEARS Library Collection
  20. 20. 20 The PYP Collection has been Aligned and Curated Extensively. Show your teachers the search terms available. Acquiring curated resources that pinpoint the needs of teachers is every librarians’ dream. While librarians aim to offer general coverage and encourage browsing, if the collection specifically is aligned with standards, administrators and teachers will appreciate the forethought used in bringing a collection of this sort to the school. During budget discussions, this is paramount. The curated PYP Collection meets the needs of librarians, teachers, parents and the school. The digital and physical collections are truly user- friendly and aligned with Transdisciplinary Themes, Central Ideas, Learner Attitudes, Learner Profile Attributes, Key Concepts… and much, much more.
  21. 21. 21 Each book is categorized by the IB Transdisciplinary Themes and then further by Central Ideas, Learner Profile Attributes, Learner Attitudes and Key Concepts. All subjects are covered, including many of the harder to find subjects such as Guidance, Art, Music, Language, and more. . Teachers Will Love the Organization of the Books
  22. 22. 22 Transdisciplinary Themes, Learner Attitudes, and Learner Profile Attributes… Also included and searchable. . Organized by International Baccalaureate Pedagogy
  23. 23. 23 Appendixes: 1. Applicability to the 2014-15 IB Library Performance Rubric 2. Applicability to the IB Approaches to Learning (ATLs) 3. Sample Book Metadata 4. Sample Book Covers 5. Licensing Options a. Free for teachers b. Library License c. School / Other License 6. Implementation Questions for School, Library, and Teachers. 7. An International Team of Contributors
  24. 24. 24 The following points illustrate how the PYP Collection supports elements of library performance evaluation.. •Ensure that Collection Development is informed and focused. The PYP Collection is focused specifically on the multicultural needs of K-5 International Schools. •Demonstrate curriculum knowledge by offering patrons resources to meet their Inquiry needs. The extent of alignment and curation shows a deep understanding of curriculum knowledge. Further, each title has numerous inquiry based lessons and exercises in the associated Teacher and Student Guides. •Showcase the understanding of Information Literacy as one of the cross-curricular Approaches to Learning (ATLs). Each title is cross-referenced with other titles for cross-curricular activities. Also, teacher and student guide also has library research projects suggested within. •Be proactive in collaborative planning with teachers, sharing your resource expertise. We provide the librarian with numerous ways to bring this collection to the teachers attention. Once the teaching faculty sees the alignment within the collection, collaborative planning will occur naturally. •Facilitate speedy access to the information students need for deep understanding of topics. With the digital collection, we offer immediate keyword searching for further reference on any topic both within our collection. Not only can students go deeper into their subjects, with our global connections we can provide deep understandings that include collaboration with students in other countries. •Boost cultural diversity in the library and be confident that it’s age-appropriate and current. Approximately 50 countries are connected inside the PYP collection. The grade levels are certified by teachers and the information is current and timeless. •Promote reading for pleasure with an import of attractive new titles. Quarterly updates are provided at no cost to the digital collection. The technology facilitates reading from home, while traveling.. anywhere.! Reading contests and Reading Fundraisers are promoted throughout the year. •Use the collection as a focus for promotional events and activities for the school community. The PYP collection is connected to the world. Through our global connections, we offer numerous opportunities for helping others, connecting to others, and coming together for global citizenship. •Attract new library patrons who prefer digital formats. Digital formats are now “a must” for leading educational institutions. Our digital collection can become the backbone for your digital future, or it can integrate easily with what you already have. •Match print and Ebooks to suit your readers’ preferences and learning styles. Not only do our print books and our ebooks match, we provide numerous ways to connect with the format of the reader’s choice. •Customise and extend the collection to meet the changing student profile. We offer extensive “custom collection” services. Whether you need more titles in multiple languages, or more titles in a certain niche, our special collection department can assist. Appendix 1: Applicability to the Librarian Performance Rubric.
  25. 25. 25 Familiar to MYP but new to DP this month. ATLS are: •· Communication •· Organisation •· Information Literacy •· Problem Solving & Thinking Skills •· Reflection •· Collaboration The student population in an international school is transient so the schools need to be dynamic and respond quickly to change. From year to year, a library will be required to adapt the Mother tongue fiction collections for example, to reflect the current population. Appendix 2: Approaches to Learning (ATLs)
  26. 26. 26 Appendix 3: Sample Metadata & Book List
  27. 27. 27 Appendix 4: Sample Book Covers
  28. 28. 28 Appendix 5a. Teacher Licensing Options Licenses are free for teachers and based on size and customization options for libraries and schools. After we receive your answers to the Implementation Questions in Appendix 5 we can provide an exact quotation. License Level Included Teacher License $ Free Unlimited Use. 200+ Award winning ebooks to choose from; New Ebooks added quarterly. Each book has its own Teacher Guide and Student Guide (Word format). Unlimited downloads and simultaneous usage is included. Organized and searchable by keywords and Transdisciplinary Theme, Central Idea, Learner Profile Attributes, Learner Attitudes, Social- Emotional Tags, Country and more. Available for projection on the classroom computer, or for reading on the tablet or smart phone. Free membership to www.InquiryConnection.com, a place for teachers and students to connect and collaborate globally. A complete Parent Communications kit is included to encourage reading at home and facilitate homework. 50% discount on purchasing print books for classroom or student use.
  29. 29. 29 Appendix 5b: Library Licensing Options Licenses are free for teachers and based on size and customization options for libraries and schools. After we receive your answers to the Implementation Questions in Appendix 5 we can provide an exact quotation. License Level Included Library License Based on Size and Complexity of Library. Starts at $500 USD. Includes all of the “Teacher” functions … plus….. 20-50% Discount for Multiple Libraries in District or Region or Consortia. Tracking and Usage Reporting for Budget Analysis. Custom integration of keywords with your LMS; Custom collection services available including extensive Mother-Tongue/First Language collections. Library Site Assistant assigned to respond quickly to your questions. Every teacher in school given a login. We help you promote the collection with News, Notices, Posters.. and other internal marketing materials. 5 Special “Library Information Projects” created to connect the collection to your library resources.
  30. 30. 30 Appendix 5c: School Licensing Options Licenses are free for teachers and based on size and customization options for libraries and schools. After we receive your answers to the Implementation Questions in Appendix 5 we can provide an exact quotation. License Level Included School License Based on Size of School. Includes all of the aforementioned functions for Teachers and Libraries … plus….. Custom branding for your school. Complete integration with your existing technology, or use as the basis for a complete digital collection manager. Add your documents or collections to our digital system. Parent Logins provided for homework tracking and at home reading. A Less fortunate school will be funded in your name if desired. Custom License for Multiple Locations Please contact us if you have a special situation or multiple locations. Underprivileged? No Budget? Please let us know your situation.
  31. 31. 31 Appendix 6a: Implementation Questions School, Library, Teacher We envision an implementation team composed of your management, your librarian, your teachers and your IT department. Please let us know how you would approach this project if it comes to fruition. This is specific to your PYP Library. (We are working on MYP). Remember, if you are a teacher, you may use the system at no charge. Simply visit www.ThePYPStudent.com and register. School Questions: What is your accreditation standing? New school? Existing School? Which governing body? How many PYP (K-5) Students and Teachers? MYP? DP? Do you have an EYP program (nursery, school or pre-K)? What is your average class size? Do you use combination classes? What is your school’s policy on computers, tablets, and technology for students? Do you have an IT department for student technology. Do you have a branded digital reading system? Do you use ManageBac, or Atlas or other management system? (Our content can interface with any system). Please describe the ESL/ELT issues that you do or do not face. Is a fundraiser of interest, or does it not fit within your culture? Would your school be interested in assisting a less fortunate school?
  32. 32. 32 Appendix 6a: Implementation Questions Library Questions: What is the background of your librarian staff and team? How many? Etc. Are you more interested in the digital system, the print books, or both for your collections? If you are interested in print books, are you are looking to boost the regular, catalogued library stock, or add a special collection. Who is your current physical book supplier? Do you allow teachers to buy print books directly? Or do they buy through you, the Librarian? Do you have an LMS for PYP? Do you have an LMS for digital? Please discuss. Do you have a digital reading system for PYP or any level? Please discuss. What is your catalog management philosophy and system? Is your existing PYP library organized more by the traditional Dewey Decimal system? Or, have you created a system specific to the needs of your school? Please describe the ESL/ELT issues that you and your constituents do or do not face. Do you have adequate mother-tongue / first language resources? What PYP programs currently exist to foster information literacy and other research skills that connect the library to its constituents? How do you currently publicize new collections to your teachers and students? What are the social-emotional learning requirements that you face and how do you feel about the resources you have available to you?
  33. 33. 33 Appendix 6b: Implementation Questions Teacher Questions: Do you teach in groups, or teams? Who moves around, you or the student? Which of your teachers have the most difficulty finding Inquiry Educational materials that meet the requirements of your school or accreditation body? Please discuss. Please describe the ESL/ELT issues that you do or do not face. What programs currently foster “international-mindedness”? How hard or easy is it for you to find resources in your library that meet your school’s educational pedagogy? (Such as Transdisciplinary Themes, Central Ideas, Learner Attitudes and Learner Profile Attributes that are used by IB, realizing that your school may have different terms). What are the social-emotional learning requirements that you face and how do you feel about the resources you have available to you? Do you assign reading homework? Do your students have digital reading devices at home? How involved are the parents in your class or school? Would you buy books for your class with your teacher budget? We are able to adapt our Teacher and Student Guides very easily to any school’s format. Would you please send us a copy of what you currently have available? Would you be interested in having the ability to upload all the existing Teacher materials from your school into a central repository? Do you project books? Do you have a digital whiteboard? Please discuss your ‘in class’ technology.
  34. 34. Appendix 7: Featured International Contributors- TheIBLibrary.com At The IB Library.com we are proud to have a highly diverse, global and experienced group of internationally-minded teacher, parent and author advisors and contributors. Here are just a few:  Lisa MacLeod, USA - The IB Library.com Director, IB PYP Teacher & Parent Advocate Lisa’s passion is global education for our younger people. That's why she’s proud to be a leading member of our team at TheIBLibrary.com. Lisa is a former 2nd Grade Teacher at Morikami Park Elementary IB World School. She has been extensively trained, and experienced, in the IB PYP Programme by the International Baccalaureate Organization®. She has over 16 years of classroom teaching experience including Team Leader, New Teacher Mentor and Workshop Creator/ Presenter on “Surviving Your First Year of Teaching”. Lisa graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BAE from Florida Atlantic University with a Florida Teacher Certification grades 1-6 with ESOL Endorsement. Through Substitute Teaching and Volunteering she continues to stay active in the school community. She has worked with students at all ability levels, from grades Pre-K through Grade 5. She is also the proud author of “My Primary Years Reflection Journal“- a specialized printed student journal that exhaustively conforms to IB pedagogy. http://thepypstudent.com/wp- content/uploads/2015/01/MyPrimaryYearsSchoolJournal.pdf  Sue M. Gwilliam, Switzerland – MCLIP, IB Librarian, Accreditation Officer & Library Advocate Sue is an IB trained Librarian and a Chartered Member of CILIP (the UK professional association). As Library Advocate on the IBLibrary team, she brings a wealth of experience from many library sectors and now specializes in school libraries. As a Head of Department in an international senior school, Sue managed a library serving a multi-lingual ESL student body representing 42 nationalities and following a variety of programmes. Recently she has moved to an international, bilingual Prep. school, in a dual role as Librarian and Accreditation Officer. She has expertise in Council of International Schools (CIS) & NEASC whole-school accreditation - which includes ensuring libraries meet the standards set for membership of these two esteemed organisations. As Chair of the ‘CIS & NEASC Re-accreditation Steering Committee’ at a prestigious Swiss school, she successfully lead her colleagues through a four year school-improvement process. Her philosophy is that libraries foster international-mindedness, through the provision of carefully selected resources and opportunities for global connections. Based in Switzerland, Sue loves to connect with peers from around the world to find collaborative opportunities in education.  Bianca Koster, China- Vice Principal, IB PYP Coordinator, Teacher Contributor & Advisor Bianca Koster is originally from the Netherlands. She has taught various programmes in the Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles (Curacao) and USA. Bianca was the Principal of the Dutch School in Ghana and worked as an educational consultant in the Netherlands Antilles and Ghana. For the last five years Bianca has been at Changsha WES Academy, an IB PYP World School in China, where she is the vice principal, founding PYP Coordinator, and teaching Early Years-grade 1. Bianca is a qualified Dutch elementary teacher, has a post-graduate Diploma in Pedagogy and an MA in Multidisciplinary Studies from Buffalo State University, New York, USA. Besides these qualifications, she has an extended Curriculum Vitae with a wide variety of courses and trainings. Bianca has also led various educational projects and presented workshops in the Caribbean, USA, Ghana and China.
  35. 35. Featured International Contributors- TheIBLibrary.com  Rachel McLeod, Australia- IB PYP Coordinator, Teacher Contributor & Advisor Rachel comes from Melbourne, Australia. She gained her Bachelor of Education from Melbourne University and most recently her Masters in Educational Leadership from Deakin University. She has taught overseas at International schools for nearly 15 years. Rachel has taught students from a range of age levels including Pre- K, Grade 1, Grade 2, ESL, and for the past 9 years she has worked in the role of PYP Coordinator. Rachel is passionate about student learning – she cares deeply about what students are taught, how they learn and what students then do as a result of their learning. This passion aligns perfectly with the philosophy and approach of the Primary Years Programme. Rachel has helped several schools with their PYP journey from the consideration phase to the evaluation visit. She is an IB educator who is qualified for IB site visits and IB consultancy. Rachel has worked in China for the past 10 years, where both of her children were born. Rachel and her family will soon be departing Asia and will be heading to Eastern Europe where Rachel will continue in her role as a PYP Coordinator. She will be assisting her new school with their upcoming IB Evaluation visit.  Tiziana Ciccone, USA- Reggio Emilia, Montessori Advisor, Teacher Contributor, Author Tiziana is the Founder, President & Curriculum Director of Reggio Kids. She graduated from Humber College with Honors in Early Childhood Education, specializing in Developmental Delays. Adding to her education, she earned a Montessori Teaching Diploma. Tiziana has over 30 years of experience working with children and their families and has been the Executive Director of several preschools. Since 1997, her efforts have been directed toward studying the Reggio Emilia Approach, fascinated by its unique pedagogy and deep respect for the child as a participant in the learning process. Exploring this approach, she joined an American Study Tour to the preschools of Reggio Emilia, Italy in 2003 and then again in 2011. She has traveled throughout North America and abroad to in her research. In 2013, Tiziana joined the education faculty at Centennial College, teaching students about the Reggio Approach. She has acted as a program consultant for other schools, developing curriculum with a strong emphasis on the learning environment. Adding to her accomplishments, Tiziana is now a children’s book author. She currently has six books published, and many more on the way.  Lynette Chia, Singapore- Teacher, Parent Contributor and Advisor Lynette Chia is an experienced preschool and kindergarten teacher from Singapore. She has more than 7 years of teaching experience, educating children from 3 to 6 years old. She specializes in integrated learning and encourages children to explore and learn about the world around them.  Meenakshi Chadha, India- Parent Contributor and Advisor Meenakshi Chadha is in Delhi, India. She holds an MBA degree with dual specialization in Human Resource and Marketing. She is the proud mother of a 4 year old daughter, Anshika. Anshika loves gardening and animals. She has a keen interest in Science. She wants to become a veterinary physician when she grows up.
  36. 36. 36 For more information please contact Lisa@TheIBLibrary.com

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