Elevating School Librarians As Curriculum Creators and Collaborators

May 18, 2016
By Educator Innovator

As the use of digital content in education connects to improved teaching and learning, our partner OER Commons aims to elevate the potential of the school librarian, especially in relation to open educational resources (OER).

“Together, the school librarians and STEM teachers in the training program are seeking to enhance their skills in using open educational resources. They are being introduced to OER as an essential vehicle for adapting and personalizing content for the needs of their own classrooms, to go beyond the textbook and to meet rigorous learning standards that foster student-led inquiry across the STEM disciplines.

The program aims to create new pathways and practices for STEM teachers to collaborate with librarians across subject areas by creating and adapting curriculum that engages their students in text-based inquiry, close reading, and deeper learning skills, including critical thinking and collaboration.”

By Anne Evans Godwin

Interested in finding out more? Read the full article at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education.