Looking @ Technology Training & Integration for Teachers

Of the barriers which inhibit effective use of technology in the classroom, the biggest is teachers who haven’t learned to integrate it as part of their lessons. School Librarians are already adept at technology and integration, so we can provide multimedia technology training for our teachers. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #technologytraining Continue reading

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Looking @ Differentiated Orientation for ELL Newcomers

Newcomer English Language Learners need a library orientation using very specific differentiation strategies based on WIDA-ELD Standards and Can-Do Descriptors. I created a set of 3 Read-Aloud Orientation lessons with fun and relevant hands-on follow-up activities that meets their needs. #schoollibrary #middleschool #libraryorientation #ELL #ESL #readalouds Continue reading

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Looking @ Customized Orientations for Each Grade Level

A library orientation sets the tone for the entire school year, and there are definite advantages for creating customized orientations for each grade level. Here’s how I customize my first visits with returning students to rejuvenate their interest in the library. #NoSweatLibrary #schoollibrary #middleschool #library orientation #ELA #reading fiction #handsonlearning Continue reading

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