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ERIC Number: EJ1159452
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Partners in Learning
Mann, Leah; Rentfro, Jody
Knowledge Quest, v46 n2 p56-61 Nov-Dec 2017
Using concepts such as Design Thinking to create inquiry-based, hands-on learning opportunities centered on student ideation and creation, Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) in North Texas reimagined the role of library instruction through implementation of a Mobile Transformation Lab. The purpose of this lab is to serve the more than 53,000 students in LISD through a highly specialized coaching model that goes beyond the more-traditional materials and resources lending library, and includes two central-office specialists who work side by side with campus personnel when designing and coteaching a lesson. When developing the concept of the Mobile Transformation Lab, the authors considered the importance of including information from the Texas Association of School Administrator's visioning document; the International Society for Technology in Education standards, known as ISTE NETS; LISD's strategic design plan; and the Future Ready Librarian initiative. In addition, they sought guidance from the work of a variety of education experts such as: Ruben Pentedura, who takes a fresh approach to the levels of student understanding characterized in Bloom's Taxonomy and Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe's Understanding by Design (UbD), which outlines a method to plan instruction backward, beginning with the end in mind. In this article, the authors walk the reader through years one and two of the program's development and expansion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Texas
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