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Classroom Teachers & Teacher Librarians Work Together. Modified from a presentation by Sue Kientz, Teacher Librarian Fairfield High School and Kristin Steingreaber, Media Specialist, AEA 15. What is Collaboration?.
Modified from a presentation
by Sue Kientz, Teacher Librarian Fairfield High School
and Kristin Steingreaber, Media Specialist, AEA 15
From The Information Powered School, Public Education Association and AASL. 2001.
Work in Non-clerical
Work with Student Teachers
Ethical use of information
Showcase your skills
Make use of online resources
Expand your collection
Peter Milbury, ALA May/June 2005
http://www.ala.org/ala/aasl/aaslpubsandjournals/kqweb/kqarchives/v33/335milbury.htmTop 10 Reasons to Collaborate
Teacher-librarians recognize the critical importance of their participation in curriculum development; however, their actual involvement in collaboration with classroom teachers does not match the theoretical role and the role they were trained to perform.
Regardless of whether the schedule is flexible or fixed, classroom teachers tend to accompany their classes -- the schedule is thus more a reflection of the school's philosophy and goals.
secondary teacher-librarians plan library-based units with teachers more often and more formally.
Station or Center Teaching
Adapted from Friend, Marilyn, and Lynne Cook. 1996. Interactions: Collaboration skills for school professionals, 2d ed. White Plains, NY: Longman.
One educator is responsible for teaching the lesson while the other observes the lesson, monitors particular students, and/or provides assistance as needed.
After determining curriculum content for multiple learning stations, each educator takes responsibility for facilitating one or more learning centers. In some centers, students may work independently of adult support.
After collaborative planning, each educator works with half the class to teach the same or similar content. Groups may switch and/or reconvene as a whole class to share, debrief, and/or reflect.
One educator pre-teaches or re-teaches concepts to a small group while the other educator teaches a different lesson to the larger group. (Pre-teaching vocabulary or other lesson components can be especially valuable for English language learners or special needs students.)
Educators teach together by assuming different roles during instruction, such as reader or recorder or questioner and responder, modeling partner work, role playing or debating, and more.Coteaching Approaches
Why is it so hard to do?
Organization, accessibility and use of resources, space, and technology by staff and students
In LMC, classroom, over network, from home
During and outside school hours
Circulation of resources
Use of online resources
Staff expertise and availability
Collection mapping tied to curriculum
Post-unit assessment of resources
Post-unit student assessment
Library and lab sign-ups
Logs of online resource use
Interviews or focus groups
Satisfaction surveysCollaboration Allows you to Evaluate the Collection
Unit title: Timeframe for unit:
Teacher: # of students
What worked well?
Suggestions for improvement:
Time spent on teaching information literacy / technology
Information & technology skills / standards learned:
From both the LMS’s and the teacher’s point of view was the unit enhanced by collaboration? Yes No
Was the unit successful enough to warrant doing it again? Yes No
How well was the unit supported by: (5=excellent, 4=above average, 3=average, 2=below average, 1=poor)
The collection The web resources Diversity of formats 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
Recency 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
Number of items 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
Reading level 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
Technology 5 4 3 2 1 5 4 3 2 1
What materials / technology will we need if we are planning the unit again?
Attach a list of resources used and/or found useful.
Adapted from Loertscher and Achterman (2003). Increasing Academic Achievement through the Library Media Center, p. 17.
Fitzpatrick (1998). Program Evaluation: Library Media Services
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Hours and Places
Sue Kientz – Fairfield High Schoolsusan.firstname.lastname@example.org://fhslibrary.fairfieldsfuture.org/Kristin Steingreaber – Southern Prairie AEA email@example.com/media/edcenter.phpwww.iasl-ia.org (resources)
Thank You. Questions?