CoreStand Co-Found Kate Glass gives insightful tips on Schools can tap into the rich resources of their local public libraries for a surplus curated content aligned to the common core.
The Common Core Standards are not just for teachers and students. In fact, do you know where lots of people are having great conversations about best practice aligned to the Common Core? The school and public libraries in your community.
In today’s world, we’re flooded with information—some that’s high quality, and some that’s not as useful—and in education, it’s no different. Lucky for teachers, librarians are expert information curators—the people whose very job is to comb through resources and information and share only the best.
What’s this gotta do with the Common Core? Well, as a framework built on an integrated model of literacy, the CCSS call for reading and writing across the curriculum.
With the CCSS, teachers of literacy are expected to
incorporate more non-fiction, or informational texts
make frequent use of research activities in both shorter and extended time frames
have students draw information from print and digital sources
create learning environments that are text-dependent...that is, prompting students to engage directly with texts of increased rigor and complexity
Since the adoption of the Standards, librarians have led the way in curating information—articles, journals, citation tools, video content, you name it—that will support teachers’ implementation of the Common Core.
Teachers and administrators: when was the last time you reached out to a librarian for resources and tools to ease your transition to the Core? If it’s been a while, chances are, you’re missing out.
Librarians: do you have high quality resources that would benefit the teachers in your community? Are you looking for an efficient and effective way to provide these resources and solidify connections with folks in the K-12 space? Then look no further. CoreStand’s Virtual Learning Communities are a collaborative tool you can utilize to leverage your expertise throughout the community and really make a difference.
We regularly partner with libraries to ignite collaboration around curriculum in communities. Are you ready to take advantage of this opportunity? Visit http://corestand.com/vlc to learn more.
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