Education Week: Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

19 Aug

Education Week: Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role

We’ve been discussing for some time now the highlights of the common core.  This article speaks directly to some of the major differences between our old standards with the new.  The article touches on inquiry (how to ask “fat” questions, researching processes–essentially IIM), text complexity, and maintaining the role of literature in students’ lives.  Finally, it describes the important role the school librarian has in helping teachers implement the CCSS.  As we enter into our 2013-14 school year, we’ll be asking that this symbiotic relationship between classroom teacher and school librarian become more collaborative than it already is.

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2 Responses to “Education Week: Common Core Thrusts Librarians Into Leadership Role”

  1. Karen Landsman August 19, 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    I think this article hits the nail right on the head. I posted something similar on my own blog (go to to read “CCSS: How Can I Help You?”)

    For the past few years, I have been encouraging teachers to see the Library Media Center as an extension of their own classroom. It had the most reliable and comprehensive technology tools, as well as plenty of room and resources (including me). It was exciting to see the activity and learning that took place, especially during IIM research projects.

    But now that most classrooms have the tools needed to embed research and technology, I am looking forward to being in those classroom more, supporting the teachers and students as they move forward into real 21st century learning. Just ask – and I’ll be there!


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    […] this link to Karen Landsman’s post that reiterates the sentiment mentioned in my blog post about the value of the school librarian.  She is instrumental in ensuring we are addressing the many facets of the Common […]

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