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ERIC Number: EJ926722
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Bursting with Potential: Mixing a Media Specialist's Palette
Lamb, Annette
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v55 n4 p27-36 Jul 2011
School media specialists must be teachers, leaders, and advocates for reading, inquiry, and learning. Partnering with classroom teachers, they must design and implement curriculum and instruction that prepare young citizens for a life that requires thinking, inquiry, problem-solving and ethical behavior. These experiences provide the foundation for all content-area learning. In order to be prepared for a constantly changing environment, professionals need to revisit, reframe, and re-imagine knowledge, skills, attitudes, and dispositions. In this article, the author presents six tools that form a media specialist's palette to help them meet these challenges. Along with these tools, specific ideas and examples are presented that illustrate how this palette of tools can be used in the media center on a daily basis.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Media Staff
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A