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Where does the school library fit in?
Section A: PhilosophyStandard A 1. The library mission and philosophy align with those of the IB 2. All library staff are IB trained according to the Continuum 3. Both the physical and the digital library demonstrates an understanding and awareness of the programmes 4. International and global awareness embodies the library philosophy 5+6. We encourage ethical behaviour and respectful communication both online and in the school library 8. As an IB school library we are part of the IB world community through various networks
Section B: OrganizationStandard B2: Resources and Support 1. In order to guarantee the quality of resources the school library budget needs to be consistant and adequate 2+3. All library staff at MYP an DP have both teacher- and librarian degree. Appropriate IB training must be ongoing and up to date 4. It’s important that Management Group organize a standard framework and to set times and create effective communication channels to support collaborative planning between teachers and librarians. 5.The library can play a much more central part when it comes to learning enviroments, resources and specialized equipment 5b. In order for the library to fully support the Diploma Programme students, the technology equipment needs to be up to date and of adequate numbers 6. The library/multimedia/resources should and can play a central role in the school’s curriculum 6a. The school library constantly updates and increases the materials for the Diploma Programme 7.The school library gives all students and staff access to information on global issues and diverse perspectives 12. The school library strive to improve supporting students in completing their personal projects and Extended Essays
Section C: CurriculumStandard C2: Written curriculum 1. The Information- and Digital Literacy Curriculum is written in accordance- and aligned with the standards and practices for all programmes 2. The Information- and Digital Literacy Curriculum is available to all students, staff and parents on the library blog 3+4+6. All skills in the Information- and Digital Literacy Curriculum is put into context and is developed over time 7+8. Since The Information- and Digital Literacy Curriculum is based and contextualised within the subject curriculums and in accordance with them this is guaranteed and reflects multiple perspectives 9. The documentation is regularly reviewed 10-11. The Information- and Digital Literacy Curriculum is written in line with the school’s policies and fosters the IB learner profile
Section C: CurriculumStandard C3: Teaching and Learning 1. Teaching and learning is possible when the Information- & Digital Literacy Curriculum gets integrated into the programmes 2. Approaches to teaching and learning engages all students and staff to be enquirers and thinkers 3. Teaching and learning according to the Information- & Digital Literacy Curriculum is conducted through a continuum 4+5. The continuum puts emphasis on the understanding and practice of academic honesty and encourage students to become actively responsible for their own learning 6. Multiple perspectives are essential to the teaching and learning in the international school library 8. Through reading promotion the library encourage students’ reading- and language development 9+10+11. A variety of learning strategies is also applicable on a variety of search strategies 14. The library learning environment should be impregnated by a respectful and welcoming atmosphere, which is essential to all learning 15. Through teaching different presentation tools – mostly digital – the library encourages students to use them 16. The Learner Profile is encouraged and enhanced in the library
Section C: CurriculumStandard C1: Collaborative planning 1. In improving collaborative planning we will better support the programmes and meet their requirements 3.The nature of the school library structure is to have an overall view of students’ learning, both horizontally and vertically 5.Collaborative planning will help agreed expectations on students learning 6. Since we often meet students one on one, differentiation comes naturally 9. Collaboration would highlight and remind everyone about the IB learner profile
Action PlanImprovements for the IB Continuum at ISGR Standard A: The school library prioritizes expansion of- and places importance in the international languages’ section Standard B2: The school library has started establish regular meetings with teachers specialized on special needs. In this way the school library will be able to better meet the requirements and provide support when it comes to adapted resources and technical equipment for students Standard C1: The coordinator, curriculum leaders and librarians have a shared responibility to make sure that collaborative planning and reflection is taken place regularly and systematically.