The Principal s Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program A School Library for the 21st Century 2nd Edition

Author: Marla W. McGhee
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586835270
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book of best practices documents how school administrators and librarians can work together to optimize their library media services. • Includes a collection of practical tools, such as a library walkabout description and form, a list of administrative enablers and inhibitors, GEAR process documentation and worksheets, administrator self-assessments in each chapter, planning paperwork for budgeting, scheduling, staffing, and feedback forms for the administrator and the library media specialist • Each chapter concludes with a comprehensive list of additional resources • Contains 13 helpful appendices sections

Qualities of Effective Teachers 3rd Edition

Author: James H. Stronge
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416625860
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Every teacher seeks to be an effective teacher. Every teacher wants to have a positive, remarkable, and lasting influence on students’ lives. But what makes for an effective teacher? What role does teacher preparation play in teacher effectiveness? What do effective teachers do during planning, instruction, and assessment? How do they create a learning environment that engages and supports students? And how do effective teachers interact with their students to promote the best opportunities and results for all? In Qualities of Effective Teachers, 3rd edition, James H. Stronge explores these questions and more as he synthesizes the literature on teacher effectiveness. The result? A research-based framework for effective teaching that addresses: • Professional knowledge • Instructional planning • Instructional delivery • Assessment • Learning environment • Professionalism Stronge also examines characteristics of effective teachers of at-risk students and high-ability students. To bridge the gap between research and practice, he includes checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance as well as red flags that indicate that teachers may not be reaching their full potential in the classroom. This resource is for any educator interested in improving teaching. It offers research-based advice for teachers who wish to improve their own performance, as well guidance for teacher leaders and supervisors, school administrators and department heads, staff development specialists, teacher and administrator educators, human resource specialists, and education policymakers and their staffs. Anyone who has a vested interest in students and their success can gain valuable insight and practical tools to ensure positive outcomes for all students. New to the 3rd edition: • Introduction of the Framework for Effective Teaching and its six domains—professional knowledge; instructional planning; instructional delivery; assessment; learning environment; professionalism • Chapter vignettes updated to illustrate the domains of the Framework for Effective Teaching • Updated reference charts at the end of chapters, keyed to the subdomains of the Framework for Effective Teaching and expanded to include references for 21 century teachers • Twenty-nine sidebars interspersed throughout chapters that provide state-of-the-art supplementary text on effective teaching practices and research findings • Updated Teacher Skills Assessment Checklist, keyed to the domains of the Framework for Effective Teaching • Updated Part 2 presents positive qualities and red flags associated with effective teachers, keyed to the domains of the Framework for Effective Teaching • More than 1,000 entries in the References

Teaching Information Literacy in Higher Education

Author: Mariann Lokse
Publisher: Chandos Publishing
ISBN: 0081010052
Format: PDF, ePub
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Why do we teach information literacy? This book argues that the main purpose of information literacy teaching in higher education is to enhance student learning. With the impact of new technologies, a proliferation of information sources and a change in the student demography, information literacy has become increasingly important in academia. Also, students that know how to learn have a better chance of adapting their learning strategies to the demands of higher education, and thus completing their degree. The authors discuss the various aspects of how academic integrity and information literacy are linked to learning, and provide examples on how our theories can be put into practice. The book also provides insight on the normative side of higher education, namely academic formation and the personal development process of students. The cognitive aspects of the transition to higher education, including learning strategies and critical thinking, are explored; and finally the book asks how information literacy teaching in higher education might be improved to help students meet contemporary challenges. Presents critical thinking and learning strategies as a basic foundation for information literacy Covers information literacy as a way into deep learning/higher order thinking Provides self-regulation, motivation, and self-respect as tools in learning Emphasizes the interdependence of learning, academic integrity, critical thinking, and information literacy A practical guide to teaching information literacy based on an increased focus on the learning process, an essential for Information literacy graduate students and higher education teaching staff in relevant fields

Resource based Learning Activities

Author: Ann Bleakley
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838934432
Format: PDF
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Includes 50 activities designed to teach library skills to high school students through the use of multimedia resource-based projects

Concise Guide to Information Literacy 2nd Edition

Author: Scott Lanning
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440851395
Format: PDF
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This concise but information-packed text helps high school students in upper grade levels and lower division college and university students quickly master the basics of information literacy. • Serves school and academic librarians and others in teaching basic information literacy skills to students • Helps students learn how to find, analyze, use, and process information quickly and efficiently • Supplies librarians and teachers with a concise textbook that is useful for student instruction and as a research guide

Implementing the Information Literacy Framework

Author: Dave Harmeyer
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1538107589
Format: PDF, ePub
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Implementing the Information Literacy Framework: A Practical Guide for Librarians is written with three types of people in mind: librarians, classroom educators, and students. This book and its website address the implementation of the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Framework of Information Literacy in Higher Education. One of the few books written jointly by an academic librarian and a classroom faculty member, Implementing the Information Literacy Framework packs dozens of how-to ideas and strategies into ten chapters specifically intended for librarians and classroom instructors. If you have been waiting for a no-nonsense, carefully explained, yet practical source for implementing the Framework, this book is for you, your colleagues, and your students, all in the context of a discipline-specific, equal collaboration between the library liaison and classroom educator. Implementing the Information Literacy Framework gives you the tools and strategies to put into practice a host of Framework-based information literacy experiences for students and faculty, creating a campus culture that understands and integrates information literacy into its educational mission.

Introduction to Information Literacy for Students

Author: Michael C. Alewine
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119054753
Format: PDF
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Introduction to Information Literacy for Students presents a concise, practical guide to navigating information in the digital age. Features a unique step-by-step method that can be applied to any research project Includes research insights from professionals, along with review exercises, insiders' tips and tools, search screen images utilized by students, and more Encourages active inquiry-based learning through the inclusion of various study questions and exercises Provides students with effective research strategies to serve them through their academic years and professional careers Ensures accessibility and a strong instructional approach due to authorship by a librarian and award-winning English professor