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MC School Library (Middle/High School)


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Resources, services, and mission of the MC School Library.

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MC School Library (Middle/High School)

  1. 1. MC SCHOOL LIBRARY Elizabeth Gartley 7 January 2015 Resources and Services: Middle and High School
  3. 3. MC SCHOOL LIBRARY RESOURCES Print & ebooks Nonfiction Books Picture Books EBSCO Host Spanish Language Books Dominican Resources Web Resources Reference Series Books Graphic Novels Middle & YA Fiction Maps and Posters Teacher Resources DVDs For Students For Teachers
  4. 4. ESBCO Host
  6. 6. MAPS
  7. 7. DVDs
  8. 8. FOLLETT DESTINY Destiny Quest
  9. 9. eBOOKS BryteWave K—12
  10. 10. THE CASE FOR COMIC BOOKS Professional organizations including ALA, AASL, and NCTE have recognized the role of comics and graphic novels in promoting literacy. Studies have shown that comic book reading is just as effective for reading comprehension and vocabulary growth. On average, comic book readers read more than non-comic readers. Sources: Getting to Know Graphic Novels, Knowledge Quest, 41(3). The Power of Reading: Insights from the Research by Stephen Krashen The Case for Graphic Novels in Education by Jesse Karp in American Libraries, July/August 2011.
  11. 11. “While most of my classmates were struggling with See Spot Run, I was reading Superman. I knew what indestructible meant (and could spell it).” THE CASE FOR COMIC BOOKS Jim Shooter, former editor-in-chief of Marvel
  14. 14. THE MISSION OF THE SCHOOL LIBRARY is to prepare students to be effective and ethical users and creators of information and to nurture students as lifelong learners. This mission is achieved through...
  15. 15. SCHOOL LIBRARY PROGRAM Access to information Instruction Teacher collaboration Professional development Tech Reading promotion
  16. 16. Why do we have students “do” research?
  17. 17. INFORMATION LITERACY is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it, and how to evaluate, use and communicate it in an ethical manner.
  18. 18. AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Learners use skills, resources, & tools to: 1: Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge 2: Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge. 3: Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society. 4: Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
  19. 19. Photo credit: Sara Oremland, 2013. Art credit: Senior Leann Skallerud, 2013.
  20. 20. Barbara Stripling, 2008
  21. 21. Cycle of Inquiry Connect Speculate Investigate Frame Express Reflect
  22. 22. CONNECT Access prior knowledge, “Pre-search,” make personal connections • Read an article • Read a story • Make annotations • Watch a video • Share personal experiences • Brainstorm ideas • Discuss a new topic in class Image: Tawna Robinson
  23. 23. SPECULATE, INVESTIGATE, and FRAME ACTIONS Take notes Brainstorm possibilities Make predictions Identify information resources Draw conclusions Pose a hypothesis Organize information Define the problem Create an outline Brainstorm keywords Develop a thesis statement Develop a research question Evaluate resources Examine data Design an experiment
  24. 24. SPECULATE, INVESTIGATE, and FRAME SPECULATE INVESTIGATE FRAME Make predictions Take notes Organize information Pose a hypothesis Brainstorm keywords Create an outline Develop a research question Identify information resources Develop a thesis statement Brainstorm Evaluate resources Examine data Define the problem Design an experiment Draw conclusions
  25. 25. EXPRESS • Teach a lesson • Give a presentation • Make a brochure • Organize a demonstration • Create a visual display • Make charts, graphs, or an infographic • Design a website • Create visual art Express new knowledge, share ideas, apply new understandings Flickr: KOMUnews
  26. 26. REFLECT Reflect on new learning, reflect on learning process • Ask new questions • Self-assess work • Journal • Identify new areas of inquiry • Prepare for new learning Flickr: erink_photography (Erin Kohlenberg)
  27. 27. QUESTIONS?
  28. 28. THANK YOU