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ERIC Number: EJ981635
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1094-9046
Fearless Factor: Seamless Conversations Lead to Collaboration in the Northwest Independent School District
Voutos, Gloria E.; Norton, Angela; Dunbar, Wes; Conklin, Shane
Knowledge Quest, v40 n4 p62-66 Mar-Apr 2012
In the Northwest Independent School District (ISD) located in north Texas, collaboration is "not" optional; it is expected from all teachers. The driving force behind this effort is the district's vision: "the best and most sought-after school district where every student is future ready: Ready for college, Ready for the global workplace, Ready for personal success." As collaborators, teachers know what is expected and have the tools to tap the potential for all students; the school library is the intellectual hub of the school and the school librarian strives to be the binding agent. From its inception, the collaborative process that Northwest ISD fosters is one where the school librarian is an instructional partner who fuels collaboration with endless positive energy and bountiful intellectual curiosity. This article presents the authors' latest ongoing collaboration. Throughout the process, they reflect on the lesson, evaluate student progress (value added), and make instructional adjustments where needed. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas