Future Ready Librarians (FRL), formed by Future Ready Schools (FRS) a year ago, announced a micro-credential for librarians—“Empowering Students as Creators”— has been developed and will be piloted by
This report was written for the Academic Library Journal, but holds relevance for school libraries as well.
From the article:
“Positive connections between the library and aspects of student learning and success in five areas are particularly noteworthy:
- Students benefit from library instruction in their initial coursework. Information literacy instruction provided to students during their initial coursework helps them perform better in their courses than students who do not.
- Library use increases student success. Students who used the library the library in some way (e.g., circulation, library instruction session attendance, online database access, study room use, interlibrary loan) achieved higher levels of academic success (e.g., GPA, course grades, retention) than students who did not use the library.
- Collaborative academic programs and services involving the library enhance student learning. Academic library partnerships with other campus units, such as the writing center, academic enrichment, and speech lab, yield positive benefits for students (e.g., higher grades, academic confidence, retention).
- Information literacy instruction strengthens general education outcomes. Library instruction improves students’ achievement of institutional core competencies and general education outcomes such as inquiry-based and problem-solving learning, including effective identification and use of information, critical thinking, ethical reasoning, and civic engagement.
- Library research consultations boost student learning. One-on-one or small-group reference and research assistance with a librarian enhances academic success, as documented by such factors as student confidence, GPAs, and improved achievement on course assignments.”
Blended Learning is the buzzword for 2013.
Thing is, librarians have been doing this for a while now, we just didn’t call it that.
Either way, here are some ways teachers are successfully using blended learning in the classroom: http://edudemic.com/2013/03/how-teachers-are-using-blended-learning/
Did you make one of which you are particularly proud?
You should totally visit the webquest database – zunal.com where you can create a free account, browse for tried and true webquests, and submit your own. It’s a treasure trove waiting for you.
Okay, with my move to a new school next year, I felt it was probably time to expand my focus. I have changed the TJ HS Library facebook page to the DPS Librarian Advocacy page. Please add the page to your favorites and feel free to share your links and posts on the wall.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
This celebration of multiculturalism and literacy is a great way to promote your library and to strengthen your community connections. For ideas, resources, and downloadable images, visit the ALA website: http://www.ala.org/ala/mgrps/divs/alsc/initiatives/diadelosninos/index.cfm
Here are two downloadable e-books for librarians
Syracuse University – engaging library lesson plans ele//midd/high – 275 awesome pages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Edutopia classroom resource guide featuring web 2.0 tools- small but interesting
Godsman Elementary School