Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference
Example of great things happening in Iowa school libraries
Teacher Librarians create a safe, welcoming environment for all students to learn, share, and create what they love. Students at South East Junior High School Library in Iowa City are invited twice a month to the Geek the Library Club where they can learn more about things their fellow "Geeks" love!
Teacher Librarians CHAMPION the reading life of students. Librarians from the schools in the Iowa City Community School District welcomed students and their families to a booth at the 2nd Annual One Book, Two Book Children's Literature Festival in January. Visitors were invited to share their favorite book or character and the photos were compiled into a fun video that can be shared!
Teacher Librarians LEAD the integration of technology. At Hills Elementary School Library in Iowa, students K-6 can join the Nook Squad to learn how to use and troubleshoot the technology they will be using in their room. The Teacher Librarian understands that new technology can open up doors, but that classroom teachers are often so busy, dealing with tech troubles on top of everything else can be problematic. Student helpers in the classroom helps the teacher and empowers the student.
Teacher Librarians in Iowa TEACH students reading strategies. At Hills Elementary School Library in Iowa, students each got a small passage from a Dr. Seuss book and drew a picture of what they VISUALIZED when reading the text. Using text evidence to support what they draw.
7th graders at South East Junior High presenting in roundtable sessions. After researching infectious diseases, students created presentations with Prezi, Smore, Google Presentation or PowerPoint and presented to their colleagues. Students will then compare their findings to determine which diseases deserve more research funding. - via South East Library (SEJHLibrary) on Twitter