School Library Makerspaces In Action

School Library Makerspaces In Action

Author: Heather Moorefield-Lang

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440856976

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 147

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Maker learning spaces in schools and public libraries are made real through the narratives of professional librarians around the world, comprising the collaborative activities, experiences, and perspectives of librarians as they have implemented makerspaces for students of all ages. • Provides inspirational examples of successful makerspaces in school and public libraries • Furnishes practical, immediately usable projects, assignments, and curricula • Offers needed examples of how to train maker librarians • Showcases working partnerships between school and public librarians in makerspace endeavors

School Library Makerspaces in Action

School Library Makerspaces in Action

Author: Heather Moorefield-Lang

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 1440856966

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 147

View: 212

Maker learning spaces in schools and public libraries are made real through the narratives of professional librarians around the world, comprising the collaborative activities, experiences, and perspectives of librarians as they have implemented makerspaces for students of all ages. * Provides inspirational examples of successful makerspaces in school and public libraries * Furnishes practical, immediately usable projects, assignments, and curricula * Offers needed examples of how to train maker librarians * Showcases working partnerships between school and public librarians in makerspace endeavors

School Library Management, 8th Edition

School Library Management, 8th Edition

Author: Carl A. Harvey II

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440877469

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 315

View: 175

This 8th edition of School Library Management offers a fully updated collection of articles designed to guide both new and practicing school librarians. It gathers information about the issues and trends in the field, programming ideas, and advice from school library leaders. Contemporary articles from the past five years of School Library Connection bring this edition up to the present. Carefully curated chapters address today's best practices to improve school library programs, integrating technology considerations throughout each of the sections. Authors cover timely topics such as equity, diversity, and inclusion; budgets; copyright; librarian professional development; evaluation; and advocacy. Each chapter begins with an introduction to put issues into context and ends with activities that will help librarians further explore. All readers will appreciate this volume as "one-stop shopping" for readings that address best practices in light of major new guiding documents and standards in the school library field.

Radical Collaborations for Learning: School Librarians as Change Agents

Radical Collaborations for Learning: School Librarians as Change Agents

Author: Violet H. Harada

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440872396

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 127

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Librarians can be effective catalysts and vital connectors who facilitate successful partnerships that enrich students' lives—"radical collaborations" that have deep and far-reaching impact. Envisioning schools as learning organizations requires collaborating with the greater communities as an integral part of the school's dynamic. How can librarians be key players in realizing this concept of schools? This book addresses this essential question, as well as how librarians can serve as catalysts in reaching beyond the traditional school to form alliances and partnerships with a range of community organizations and agencies, and how these collaborations result in transformative learning experiences not only for the students but for the adults who work together as well. The authors provide examples of schools where librarians, library directors, and educators are joining together in these types of unique partnerships. Chapters are authored by library professionals, who describe what stimulates and motivates these partnerships and how they are collaboratively developed and sustained. This publication will be a catalyst that will inspire readers to grow similar alliances in their own schools and districts among public libraries, colleges, arts foundations, nonprofit cultural organizations, and STEM-related agencies. Defines a unique and critical role for today's school librarians Describes the rationale for forming distinctive collaborations to enhance student learning Features projects currently being implemented and how to foster collaborations

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

American Reference Books Annual: 2019 Edition

Author: Juneal M. Chenoweth

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440869143

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 552

View: 991

Read professional, fair reviews by practicing academic, public, and school librarians and subject-area specialists that will enable you to make the best choices from among the latest reference resources. • Provides reviews of print and electronic resources, showcasing a wide spectrum for users to consider • Presents unbiased evaluations that allow users to make their own decisions on the suitability of a given resource for their patrons' needs • Gives users access to reviews containing critical, relevant, and timely information from librarians and subject-area specialists

The School Librarian's Technology Playbook: Innovative Strategies to Inspire Teachers and Learners

The School Librarian's Technology Playbook: Innovative Strategies to Inspire Teachers and Learners

Author: Stacy Brown

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440870408

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 235

View: 143

Using concrete examples, The School Librarian's Technology Playbook offers strategies for school librarians to initiate and support innovative practices throughout their school community. The role of school librarians has evolved: no longer do they primarily support teachers with reading and literacy resources. Many librarians now support teachers in integrating technology tools and innovative teaching practices in their classrooms. At her school, author and learning coordinator Stacy Brown has pioneered the transition to innovation and technology use in the classroom. In The School Librarian's Technology Playbook, she showcases different technology tools and innovative strategies that can be incorporated into the classroom, such as 3D printing, augmented reality, green screen applications, gamification, coding, makerEd, and more. She details the many ways in which school librarians can support teachers as they implement these new practices into their curriculum. School librarians will learn how to collaborate with teachers and how to empower them to step outside of their comfort zones to try new tools and teaching methods. Readers of this book will also learn how to support teachers as the technology continues to change in this dynamic educational landscape. • Readers will be inspired to reimagine the role of the school librarian as a primary influencer of innovation within the school community • Readers will discover specific strategies to achieve buy-in from administrators and managers to allow school librarians to lead the school in innovation and professional learning • Readers will learn about relevant resources in technology and innovation and practical approaches to using them in an elementary and middle school curriculum • Readers will acquire specific strategies for librarians to form partnerships with teachers to introduce resources and alternative teaching strategies into the classroom • Readers will learn practical approaches for shaping the school library as an innovation hub to pilot ideas and resources and launch them into the larger community

Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace

Challenge-Based Learning in the School Library Makerspace

Author: Colleen Graves

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440851513

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 136

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An invaluable how-to text that details the workshop model, addresses the design challenges, and explains the best avenues for curriculum-based learning in the school library makerspace. • Explores crowdsourced research methods that lead to authentic participatory learning • Ensures that student-led workshops and design challenges result in tremendous success • Supplies practical tips that can be applied by beginner maker-librarians and provides curricula suggestions for advanced maker-librarians • Explains how to incorporate design thinking, empathy building, and problem solving with design challenges that spur student creativity

Global Library and Information Science

Global Library and Information Science

Author: Ismail Abdullahi

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110413120

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 729

View: 691

This 2nd edition of the highly successful Global Library and Information Science presents an up-to-date review of international librarianship and library science through insightful and well written chapters contributed by experts and scholars from all regions of the world. The role of public, academic, special, school libraries, as well as library and information science education are presented from the early development to the present time. Its lively, readable approach will help the reader to understand librarianship in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, and North America. Edited by Ismail Abdullahi, Professor of Global Library and Information Science, this book is a must-read by library science students and teachers, librarians, and anyone interested in Global Librarianship.

The Elementary School Library Makerspace: A Start-Up Guide

The Elementary School Library Makerspace: A Start-Up Guide

Author: Marge Cox

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440853395

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 135

View: 548

A must-read for elementary school librarians interested in starting a makerspace at their school, but who are concerned about the cost and are looking for curriculum links for getting started. • Features ready-to-use, reproducible curricular lessons to use in a makerspace environment • Provides specific ideas on how to create and fund a makerspace with very little money • Presents specific advice on how to staff and run an elementary school makerspace while maintaining all other library services • Includes helpful ideas to encourage community involvement • Helps advance the teaching of curriculum standards from theory to actual understanding

School Library Makerspaces: Grades 6–12

School Library Makerspaces: Grades 6–12

Author: Leslie B. Preddy

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781610694957

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

View: 914

An essential resource for intermediate, middle, and high school librarians that guides the planning, learning, and implementation of a school library makerspace. • Explains how to transform school libraries—always considered a destination for thinking and learning—to also be the place of doing, creating, and producing • Supplies practical guidance on makerspace design, safety, instruction, budget, mentoring, and more • Includes a "Think, Create, Share, and Grow" section with each makerspace activity that supplies learning and enrichment resources, guidance, and step-by-step how-to instructions • Provides appendixes of national and local events; of ideas and supplies for makerspace activities; and of maker communities and maker resources

The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces

The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces

Author: Laura Fleming

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9781506392516

Category: Education

Page: 168

View: 122

Creating powerful learning environments Anyone can create a makerspace. This is the guide to creating a GREAT makerspace. Written by makerspace pioneer Laura Fleming, The Kickstart Guide to Making GREAT Makerspaces is filled with step-by-step, practical ideas that demystify the process of planning and creating a makerspace. Its workbook style ensures that by the time educators are done reading, they have a ready-to-implement plan, personalized for their classroom, school, or district. Readers will find A wealth of examples of great makerspaces in action Activities and strategies for inspiring making across the curriculum Plenty of room and guidance for brainstorming and developing a personalized plan

Making, Makers, Makerspaces

Making, Makers, Makerspaces

Author: Janette Hughes

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783031098192

Category: Education

Page: 206

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This book is about makers and makerspaces in education. It furnishes and analyzes case studies from sixty teachers working in twenty different school districts in Ontario, Canada. Each author provides research and analyzes data about the process of establishing makerspaces and implementing maker pedagogies with students in grades K-8. The first chapter sets the stage for the book, describing the theoretical framework and methodology used and offering information on the schools in which the research occurred. Subsequent chapters focus on specific topics and individual case studies, including assessment, pedagogic techniques, equity, inclusivity, and methods of making. The book will prove valuable to both researchers and practitioners, any educator interested in this developing topic, including school leaders, school district leaders, educational researchers, and teacher educators. It will also be useful for initial teacher education programs.