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Building Common Ground with Your Principal

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Building common ground with your principal is critical for every librarian. There are specific steps that you can take to ensure you’re keeping the lines of communication open and that you’re sharing what is necessary for the continued success of your library program. Crucial to this success is making your principal aware of the school …

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Getting Started with Inquiry: Shifting from Teacher-Centered to a Student-Centered Model

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Inquiry frameworks, like the C3 Framework, are shifting learning from teacher-centered to student-centered to promote student engagement. In order to prepare our students to be College and Career Ready, we must provide research strategies and promote student questioning and student-based learning allowing for student choice and voice as they approach learning objectives. In this sneak …

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Learn How to Select Primary Sources for Elementary Students

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Primary sources are essential to teaching students to engage in their learning, think critically, and construct their knowledge. The professional development workshop, “Primary Sources for Elementary,” by elementary school librarian Tom Bober, walks educators through selecting primary sources and analyzing text and images, as well as offering strategies and practical tips. While this workshop is designed for elementary educators, the content …

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