Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists: A Study Guide

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American Library Association, 2005 - Education - 179 pages
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Breaking down a complex process into pieces, this work shows how to get started, be organized, and stay on track with checklists, tips, and exercises; and outlines proven approaches to collaborative instruction, literature appreciation, and integrating technology. This study guide coaches school library media specialists through exam specifics.

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Gail Dickinson is currently an assistant professor at the Darden School of Education at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia.

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