Tag Archives: Standards-based Instruction

2013 AASL Opening General Session with Tony Wagner

(written by Lynn McNamara, Scenic Park Library) Tony Wagner, an Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology and Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard, opened the AASL Conference in Hartford with a thought-provoking presentation on why innovation is today’s most essential real world skill.  His … Continue reading

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Instructional Partnerships that Deliver Success: Meeting the Leadership Challenge

(written by Anita Simic) Presenters Judi Moreillon, Sabrina Carnesi, Christina Russo, and Judi Paradis shared the strengths of co-teaching and examples of successful shared teaching experiences in elementary, middle school and high school programs.  Connections between the common core state standards and … Continue reading

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Book Trailer Boot Camp: From Storyboard to Film Festival

(written by Kerri Geppert, Central M.S. of Science) Book trailers are almost as popular today as movie trailers.  They provide an excellent venue to create interest in books as well as providing an alternative to the traditional book report.  This session … Continue reading

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Temple Grandin on Being Autistic

(written by Audrey Charvat-Drew, Northwood ABC Library, Anchorage) I know a bit about the Autism spectrum as it runs in our family, and have researched this topic for years. I learned about Temple Grandin years ago through reading her books … Continue reading

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CCSS: Reading, Writing, & Speaking, OH MY!

Kindergarten and first grade students at Northern Lights ABC in Anchorage are trying something new as they work on mastering Common Core Standards in the library this year. Librarian Alta Collins introduced reading bags in each kindergarten and first grade … Continue reading

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Jumpstart: Read for the Record

Librarian Dona Helmer and students at College Gate Elementary participated in this year’s Jumpstart: Read for the Record. This year’s campaign book, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis, features a girl named Lulu, otherwise known as Ladybug … Continue reading

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Goldenview Library Orientation Using QR Codes

Last year the Goldenview PTSA helped the library buy 20 iTouches for use at the school.  Librarian Nicole Roohi had read about many educational activities that teachers can do using QR, or Quick Response codes, and decided to give it … Continue reading

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Turnagain Elementary Hosts Visitors from the South

(Written by Laura Guest, Turnagain Elementary) With the new CCSS focusing more on non-fiction, it seemed like a natural fit to bring a non-fiction event to school this year in place of our typical author visit. Naturalist Scott Shupe brought The World of Reptiles to Turnagain Elementary … Continue reading

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Common Core Standards: ALA Website Share

(Written by Laura Guest) Carolyn Starkey has a livebinder site with a wealth of information for librarians in regards to the Common Core and new AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner. She includes links to articles related to School Librarians and the … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Book Blast – ALA Website Share

(Written by Elaine Daw, Eagle River Elem.) Nonfiction BookBlast Teacher’s Guides:  In this ALA panel blog, twelve authors speak about their newest books.  This link provides teacher’s guides and activities to the titles presented. Some guides, such as Anastasia Suen’s “Johnny … Continue reading

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