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Emrich, Val; Senior, Erin; Ford, Gregg; Hicks, Laura; Riesett, Brandon – Knowledge Quest, 2019
Openly licensed educational resources (OER) are an untapped opportunity for free, quality resources to expand a school library collection. As with any library asset, they must be evaluated to ensure that they are in fact free and openly licensed. The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has created an OER repository and has learned…
Descriptors: Open Source Technology, Shared Resources and Services, School Libraries, Library Materials
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Hicks, Laura – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In Maryland, national standards in any discipline are reviewed and revised with student and educator needs in mind. The approval process for all standards includes stakeholder review and revision followed by a public comment period. Comments are then considered and used to inform further revisions. Finally, guidance, supporting documents,…
Descriptors: Library Administration, State Standards, School Libraries, Library Associations
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Sturge, Jennifer – Knowledge Quest, 2019
In many elementary schools across the nation the library looks like a revolving door of classes. Classroom teachers come and drop off their classes for a lesson at a set time during the week. The school librarian teaches a lesson in isolation while the classroom teacher has a planning period. There is little time for collaboration. There is even…
Descriptors: Elementary Schools, School Libraries, Public Schools, Readiness
Williams, J. Linda – Knowledge Quest, 2016
J. Linda Williams was coordinator of school library services for Anne Arundel County Public Schools prior to her retirement. She served as AASL President 2005-2006 and is also a past president of the Maryland Association of School Librarians. Looking back on her 2005-2006 term as AASL President, Williams writes that she feels that particular year…
Descriptors: Library Services, School Libraries, Librarians, Library Associations
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Subramaniam, Mega; Ahn, June; Waugh, Amanda; Druin, Allison – Knowledge Quest, 2012
Understanding how to better engage young students in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) is essential. The constraints of U.S. K-12 schools (e.g. insufficient institutional supports, lack of technology access, testing pressures, etc.) often make it difficult to create truly engaging STEM curricula with which students can deeply…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, School Libraries, STEM Education
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Stafford, Tish – Knowledge Quest, 2009
The ability to question lies at the heart of human curiosity and is a necessary component of cognition. The author stresses that forming questions is essential to human thought and communication. As such, forming questions is a foundational process that cuts across curricular areas and is embedded in content standards across the nation, including…
Descriptors: School Libraries, Counties, Media Specialists, Information Literacy
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Kerby, Mona – Knowledge Quest, 2001
The purpose of this study was to examine the science and technology books in 18 elementary school libraries in 18 Maryland school districts and: determine the age of the books; identify what percent of the books matched a professional selection source; determine the number of books per student; and estimate costs in upgrading the collections. (AEF)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Library Collection Development, Library Collections, Library Material Selection