Strengthening Your Curriculum With K-12 Library Media Center Collaboration

EDZU 9980 (3 credits / 45 hours)

Location: Online
Instructor: Amanda Cordovani Sawall

Start Date: 07/28/2021
End Date: 08/17/2021

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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Professional Development Options:

Graduate: $575.00
Only courses taken for professional development graduate credit can receive an official university transcript.

In-Service Professional Development

You can only receive one type of certificate,
please register accordingly. There will be
no switching of certificate status after the
start date of a class.

In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for in-service credit will provide an NYCTD, Inc. Certificate of Completion


New York CTLE In-Service: $270.00
Completion of this course taken for CTLE in-service credit will provide a New York State Verification of Hours Certificate from NYCTD, Inc.

Teachers enrolled in this course will...


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


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

and Be Able To

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

and much, much more!

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