Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/librarian Partnerships for 7-12

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Linworth Pub., 2002 - Education - 214 pages
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Collaboration is much more than just the latest buzzword. It is a worthwhile concept that can greatly benefit library media specialists, teachers, students and administrators alike. And if it is done correctly, collaborating planning and teaching can help with meeting education standards. This straightforward resource presents methodology and models to assist secondary library media specialists in their efforts to work collaboratively with teachers. Each of the 17 units included are standards-based, and provide opportunities for students to master information literacy skills as outlined in Information Power. Chapters on the history and benefits of collaboration are included. Factors for success; roadblocks to collaboration and how to overcome them; and personal testimonials from administrators, teachers and library media specialists will provide a wealth of information about working in a collaborative environment.

Demystify the collaborative process with this hands-on guide for secondary school library media specialists and teachers

Practical suggestions for implementing collaborative planning and teaching with classroom teachers through a variety of units

Useful ideas for overcoming common roadblocks to collaboration

A simple, easy-to-adapt template enhances any unit planning"

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Contents

How It Looks and Who It Benefits
9
The Ideal and Its Many Variations
15
Chapter Four Using the Template
29
Collaborative Units
33
Asteroid Impact
41
Travel Brochures
53
Capstone Project
61
Cvi7 War Silhouettes
73
An Era in Time
101
Extreme Themes of World War II
111
Literature Genre Study
121
The American Short Story
135
Nobel Prize Winning Reports
147
Out of this World Sports
155
Political PartiesThen and
163
Index
213

Creating a Utopian Society
81
Ecological Problem Solving
89
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About the author (2002)

Toni Buzzeo is an author and library media specialist from Buxton, ME.

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