Demystify the collaborative process with this hands-on guide for elementary 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
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 elementary school library media specialists in their efforts to work collaboratively with teachers. Each of the 19 units included are standards-based, and provide opportunities for students to master information literacy skills as outlined in Information Power. These examples demonstrate the versatility of the template, in that it can be used across the curriculum in an endless variety of applications, resulting in full compliance with various benchmarks and standards.
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.
Specially recommended!!! Do not miss it! An important insight into the teachers/librarians mutual understanding, absolutely essential - not only on the school level! - stovokor