Looking @ the ‘Giants’ Who Empowered This Teacher/Librarian

True mentors empower us to make a difference in the lives of students and teachers. Sir Isaac Newton captured my thoughts perfectly: “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” This blog post is dedicated to the ‘giants’ who have influenced my life. Continue reading

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Looking @ Using Professional Development to Create “Essential Lessons”

Classroom teachers have created “essential lessons” for Common Core State Standards, C3 Framework for Social Studies, and Next Generation Science, many of which integrate ISTE Technology Standards. Significantly missing are “essential lessons” which integrate the AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. We librarians can use our professional development opportunities to create such Information Literacy Essential Lessons, thereby promoting collaboration with teachers and thus ensuring student success for future endeavors. Continue reading

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