Strengthening Your Curriculum With K-12 Library Media Center Collaboration

EDZU 9980 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Amanda Cordovani Sawall           **NEW COURSE**

Start Date: 02/12/2020
End Date: 03/17/2020

Course Syllabus


Do you want to learn about unique resources that will strengthen your curriculum and increase student achievement? Your school’s Library Media Center is a wealth of knowledge and resources! Enhance your instruction and get the most out of your school’s Library Media Center through teacher - librarian partnerships. Strong teacher-librarian partnerships result in meaningful class projects and happy, enthusiastic learners. You’ll learn to foster a mutually beneficial relationship with your librarian through meaningful collaboration. You will expand your knowledge of information retrieval and gather exciting resources to use in your instruction. This course is designed to provide teachers of all subject specialties and grade levels with practical assignments that they can use in their classrooms. By the end of the course, you will have practiced partnership strategies and have a toolkit for continuing collaboration with your school’s Library Media Specialist.

    

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Teachers enrolled in this course will...

Know

  1. The role of the library media specialist.
  2. Strategies for cultivating strong partnerships with their school’s librarian.
 

Understand

  1. The positive impact that collaboration can have on a school’s culture and student achievement
  2. How to explore and access a variety of print and online resources available through your library
  3. How to cultivate and continue collaboration with their school library media specialist
  4. The impact of using picture books in your K-12 instruction
 

and Be Able To

  1. Effectively communicate and collaborate with their school librarian to enhance classroom instruction.
  2. Develop a needs analysis as it relates to their curriculum and the resources available through the library.
  3. Gather meaningful resources (including technology tools) that enhance their lessons.
  4. Create several ready to use lessons that include resources from the library that enrich instruction and boost student achievement.
  5. Identify any gaps in resources or services that your library could add/improve.

and much, much more!

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