ERIC Number: ED568774
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
School Libraries and Student Learning: A Guide for School Leaders
Morris, Rebecca J.
Harvard Education Press
Innovative, well-designed school library programs can be critical resources for helping students meet high standards of college and career readiness. In "School Libraries and Student Learning", Rebecca J. Morris shows how school leaders can make the most of their school libraries to support ambitious student learning. She offers practical strategies for collaboration between school leaders, teachers, and librarians to meet schoolwide objectives in literacy, assessment, student engagement, and inquiry-based learning. Topics include: establishing "makerspaces" and "learning commons" to support student-centered learning; developing a schoolwide focus on literacy across multiple formats and devices; redesigning lesson plans that foster inquiry and critical thinking across classrooms and grade levels; supporting collaboration between teachers and librarians in instruction and assessment; and using the library to strengthen ties between school, family, and community. This accessible guide will help librarians and school leaders work together to bring student learning to a new level. An appendix, notes, and index are included.
Descriptors: School Libraries, Librarian Teacher Cooperation, Literacy, Student Centered Learning, Content Area Reading, Reading Skills, Inquiry, Critical Thinking, Student Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Student Diversity, Student Needs, Culturally Relevant Education, School Schedules, Educational Technology
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Media Staff
Authoring Institution: Harvard University, Graduate School of Education