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1 Teacher Librarians

2 Contact Information Mary Cameron Iowa Department of Education (515)

3 Iowa Core Curriculum  Big Ideas  Inquiry Based  Information Literacy

4 Teacher Librarians and the Core  Direct Links  Indirect Links

5 Iowa Core Curriculum Literacy 21 st Century Skills Technology Literacy

6 Resource All the K-12 Essential Concepts and Skills Math, Social Studies, Science, Literacy, and 21 st Century

7 Literacy Reading (Strand)  Demonstrate an understanding of written language and the relationship of letters and words to the sounds of speech. (Essential Concepts and Skills) Demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of print. (Grade Span Indicator) Hold a book correctly, Identify the front/back cover of the book, etc. (page 3)(detail)

8 Literacy Reading (Strand) Independently read a significant number of books and texts each year. This includes reading both fiction and nonfiction in a variety of genres. (Essential Concept and Skills) Read widely from fiction, nonfiction, and electronic resources for information and personal fulfillment. (Grade Span Indicator) Fiction, Nonfiction (page 5)(detail)

9 Literacy Writing (Strand) Engage in the information literacy process: access, evaluate, and communicate information and ideas. (Essential Concept and Skill) Access information (page 41) (Grade Span Indicator)

10 21 st Century Skills Technology Literacy (Strand) Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information (Essential Concepts and Skills) Locate, organize, evaluate, synthesize and ethically use information from a variety of sources and media. (DE Web site)(Grade Span Indicator)

11 21 st Century Skills Technology Literacy (Strand)  Demonstrate critical thinking skills using appropriate tools and resources to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems and make informed decisions. (Essential Concept and Skill) Use multiple processes and diverse perspectives to analyze and evaluate information from a variety of technological resources. (DE Core Web Site) (detail)

12 Indirect Links  Science  Social Studies  Math  21 st Century Health Employability Financial

13 Science  Science as Inquiry (Strand) Identify questions and concepts that guide scientific investigations (Essential Concept and Skill) Students should develop the ability to refine and refocus broad and ill-defined questions. (detail) Students should develop the ability to connect their questions with scientific ideas, concepts, and quantitative relationships that guide investigations. (detail)

14 21 st Century  Employability Skills (Strand) Demonstrate initiative and self-direction through high achievement and lifelong learning while exploring the ways individual talents and skills can be used for productive outcomes in personal and professional life (Essential Concept and Skill) Engage in effective problem solving process (Detail)

15 Social Studies  Economics (Strand) Understand the scarcity and economic trade-offs and how economic conditions impact people’s lives. (Essential Concept and Skill) Compare the wide disparities that exist across the globe in terms of economic assets and choices. (detail) Identify and explain examples of ways goods and services are produced and distributed. (detail)

16 Characteristics of Effective Instruction  Teaching for Understanding  Student-Centered Classrooms  Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum  Assessment FOR Learning  Teaching for Learner Differences

17 Teaching for Understanding 1. Make learning a long-term, thinking-centered process. 2. Provide rich, on-going assessment 3. Support learning with representations conceptual models 4. Teach for learner differences 5. Induct students into the discipline 6. Teach for transfer

18 Student-Centered Classrooms 1. Construction of learning 2. Metacognition 3. Teacher/student partnership in learning 4. Collaborative learning 5. Meaningful assessment in real- world contexts

19 Rigorous and Relevant Curriculum 1. Content that is linked to a core concept. 2. Construction of knowledge 3. Discipline inquiry 4. Value beyond school

20 Assessment FOR Learning 1. Understanding of the learning progression 2. Clear learning targets 3. Descriptive feedback 4. Self- and peer-assessments 5. Collaborative classroom climate

21 Teaching for Learner Differences 1. Planning 2. Instructing 3. Assessment and evaluation

22 Models of Teaching  Teaching through Problem Solving  Teaching through Inquiry  Project-Based Learning

23 My assignment to you: Clearly articulate what your role is in the Iowa Core Curriculum Clearly articulate how your program contributes to high levels of teaching and learning in your school


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