Resources for Instructional Partner
Outcomes & Scope and Sequence
||National Information Literacy Standards
for Student Learning
outlined in Information Power: Building Partnerships
for Learning which were developed by the American Library Association. American
Association of School Librarians (AASL), and the Association
for Educational Communications and Technology (AECT). Information
Power was purchased for every school library media specialist
in 1999 and again in August 2001. Check out website for information
the national standards. See also Digital Kids, a ppt presentation
given at Professional Study Day 2000.
Library Learning Outcomes
Outlined are the content
standards for information literacy skills that students need
to learn and be able
to do. MSDE learning outcomes and national standards are outlined
in an excellent matrix to show the similarities.
Baltimore County Public
PreK-12 Curriculum Resources
BCPS Curriculum Resources onLINE
Resources for the MD VSC
BCPS Digital Curiculum -
County Public Schools
Library Media Scope and Sequence
Outlines what preK-12 students are to know and be able to do.
Information literacy skills are listed by grade level and
indicate when skills are to be introduced, reinforced, and mastered.
Based on the BCPS Essential Curriculum.
Use the global overview of learning
outcomes K-5 (in a chart
format) that notes when outcomes are introduced, reinforced,
and mastered at each grade level. This chart was designed by
Sonja Karwacki, former librarian at Bear Creek Elementary, who
is now a GT Resource Teacher. Thanks Sonja for your lasting gift
to all library media specialists.
Reading Learning Outcomes
What reading skills gr 1-8 students are to learn and be able
to do. Charts outline indicators by grade level and note when
students are assessed.
Technology Literacy Standards
Use these standards and profiles as guidelines for planning technology-based
activities in which students achieve success in learning,communication,
and life skills. Developed by International Society for Technology
in Education (ISTE).
Lesson Planning Tools
Ask ERIC Lesson Planning Guide
Step-by-step directions for writing lesson plans published by
the U.S. Department of Education.
and Assessment (AASL
Bibliography with links to
planning and assessment information.
BCPS Teacher Tips and Tools for Information Literacy
Use this great source
for tips, resources, assessments, lessons and much more developed
by BCPS library media specialists to teach information literacy
skills and the research process.
BCPS Library Media
Plan Form | Guidelines
for Lesson Planning
More Lesson Planning Tools
Home-Grown Collaborative Lessons by BCPS Librarians and Teachers
Maryland Black-eyed Susan
Mary Jane Daley, Library Media Specialist and Michelle Vance,
English Teacher at Hereford H.S. developed a reading program
to promote literacy using the Maryland Black-eyed Susan Award
Program sponsored by MEMO. The unit is complete with lesson plan,
implementation guidelines, and worksheets.
Joyce Caldwell, Library Media Specialist at Perry Hall
School collaborated with a teacher to launch a very successful
reading promotional. The objective is to get students to "dip
into" a group of new books in order to find books to read
for pleasure or to explore a variety of books that may be used
as resources for research.,,,
collaborative lesson published online? Send to Della Curtis via email or interoffice
an instructional partner, the library media specialist
joins with teachers and others to identify links with curricular
content, learning outcomes, student information needs, and information
resources. Working with the entire school community, the library
media specialist takes a leadership role in developing policies,
practices, and curricula that guide students to develop the full
range of information literacy skills. The library media specialist
works closely with individual teachers in the critical area of
designing authentic learning tasks and assessments and integrating
the information and communication abilities required to meet
subject matter standards. (See composite of all 4 roles.)
Information Power, American Library Association, c1998.
| Collaboration: What, How, &
Library media specialists do not
work in isolation when developing school library programs in
their schools. Collaboration with administrators and classroom
teachers is the underlying basis for
successful programs. This online handbook was written by students
completing the Diploma in School Librarianship at the University
of Prince Edward Island, Prince Edward Island, Canada.
BCPS Librarian Long-Range
Form Page 1 | Page
Use this form to record teacher's schedule for implementing units
of instruction and when to integrate information literacy skills
with curriculum content.
Media Monthly Update
Kevin Finkle of Seneca Elementary developed this form to get
input from teachers regarding classroom teacher's instructional
plans for literature, science, social studies, etc.
The Information Powered School
June 2001 publication of the Public Education Network and American
Association of School Librarians. The Information-Powered School
is packed with more than 40 templates and model forms, all tested
in actual Library Power sites. It outlines a specific plan for
school library media specialists and teachers to share the responsibilities
of planning, teaching, and assessing student learning and offering
a truly coherent curriculum. Included are tips from experienced
practitioners on gathering the support of teachers and principals,
on managing new roles and responsibilities, and on leading the
charge to integrate information literacy and technology into
The MSDE Standards
for School Library Media Programs provide the guiding principles
for program development and evaluation in the Baltimore County
These web-based guides comprise a working bibliography of resources gathered by AASL
staff to assist library media staff with all aspects of library
More Lesson Planning Tools
Use this chart to plan quality questions
that will challenge students to think critically.
Managing Group Discussions
Great practical tips for leading class discussions
Extend Student Thinking
Great practical questioning tips and examples
This guide is a self-check of the
completeness of your lesson planning. These questions are often
asked during an observation conference. Knowing them in advance
will guide your thinking process during the planning stage.
address the national critical shortage of school library media
specialists, the Baltimore County Public Schools formed a partnership
with Towson University. The cohort is a 36 hour graduate credit
masters degree program that will certify participants to administer
school library media centers in Maryland. See the cohort website. Courses taught by Della Curtis.See course websites.
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Della Curtis, Coordinator
Office of Library Information Services