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Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference

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Iowa School Libraries Make a Difference

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“@Lincoln_MCCSD Students and parents learning how to code tonight at Lincoln Science Night! #iowatl #HourOfCode

“Jacob Spencer tests out new @AnkenySVLib #selfiestick #iowatl

We Need Libraries As Much As Maker Spaces | John Spencer

“Ready for book speed dating. Thanks Becky Johnson for the inspiration! #librarylife #iowatl

We are so excited about our February reading month theme "Be a Super Hero, Read!" The teachers and students have been busy preparing for the month by decorating their doors. Everyone did a truly fantastic job.

Sharpies abound at Anamosa High School - Thanks to teacher librarian Melissa Kane

Time to close gap in information literacy

Defined STEM program allows diverse assignments - MessengerNews.net | News, Sports, Jobs, Community Info. - The Messenger

Teacher librarians heard tales of girls with superpowers, soldiers on Christmas and industrious dung beetles during an event in Iowa City this week. These tales are encased in children's books such as "El Deafo," by CeCe Bell, and "Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914," by John Hendrix — stories that 18 Iowa City Community School District teacher librarians recommended during Bookapalooza.

For years, the Teacher Librarians in the ICCSD elementary schools have pooled their expertise to identify the best books for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. With each librarian focused on one genre, literary element, or specific collection area, he or she creates a bibliography which is a valuable collection development tool, but also a resource for the local community.

Adel DeSoto Minburn Middle School HS/MS Media Center

Our ongoing Meet Our Teachers series interviews the teachers responsible for making our classes engaging, challenging, and lots of fun for high-ability learners.  Up today: Jenna Spiering! Teacher Librarian

“Sammy & Noah enjoy #makerspace time on a beautiful Jan afternoon. #iatl #tlchat

Jordan Creek Teacher Librarian Kristi Skoglund with her pumpkin character, Fly Guy.

Sawyer teacher librarian Kirsti Minion says when she signed up for Hour of Code she committed to having all students in the school spend at least an hour doing programming.

Chelsea Sims, a teacher-librarian who helped with the Genius Hour pilot program, said students must contact professionals in the community and face potential failures while developing their projects, experiences that promote problem-solving. She said the activity also encourages shy students to work in groups and helps students realize they can contribute to the community. "I'd really like for kids to see that they can make a difference," Sims said.

“Bc of these girls i get new csrpet in my library!!!”

“Luv our new mosaic of readers @ Point Library! @Prairie_Point @wilding_bill #iowatl

“#2020HowardWinn after school learning going on NOW 40+ students THIS ROCKS! #whatisschool #FutureReady

Chelsea Sims on Twitter: "Today we celebrated with a Freeze-n-Read party! Crackling fire on the SMARTboard, books + cookies! #iowatl t.co/qpnzlVOFyU";

Students got ALGEBRAIC at this week's Geek the Library Club at South East Junior High Library in Iowa City. Adventure Time cosplay, Card Wars, and more!

Library Volunteers make everything more awesome at South East Junior High Library in Iowa City!

Reflections on #HourofCode during #library Mission accomplished. #lctitanhill #iowatl #tlchat #nebedchat @codeorg

Teacher Librarian in Iowa City Jenna Spiering takes her talents outside of the regular school day and teaches young people how to code at the Belin Blank Center.

Stories brought to life with stop motion at Prairie Point Intermediate Library - Guys Read programming