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ERIC Number: EJ938628
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-2166-160X
Taking on Inquiry in Iowa
Carruthers, Cheryl; Lampe, Karen
School Library Monthly, v28 n1 p14-16 Sep-Oct 2011
Over the last year, "School Library Monthly" ("SLM") has challenged school librarians to "nudge toward inquiry" through the "SLM" blog-driven submissions compiled by Kristin Fontichiaro. Iowa took up the challenge! This article describes how teacher librarians across Iowa teamed with classroom teachers to create inquiry-based learning plans for a professional development class called "Inquiry Learning through the School Library" during the 2010-2011 school year. The class was offered statewide over the Iowa Communications Network (ICN) and Moodle, an online class environment. Overall, class participants saw the benefits of collaboration. Many indicated that they wanted to develop that relationship in future lessons. They saw student engagement increase with the inquiry approach and thought that students used higher-order thinking skills as they took learning into their own hands. (Lists 7 resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iowa