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K12 Library Curriculum & The Common Core--RILINK presentation: Step 3: Additional Resources

Presented at RILINK Conference, Strengthening the Core: SLMS as Curriculum Leader, Aug 14, 2013

Things You Really Want to Consider and or Include

So, you have looked at the universe of what's out there, and you have examined the best examples.  You know what you need to do.  What's next?  For one thing, you need to get some perspective with some additional wisdom.  You know... we're librarians.  Information is good.

http://www.slideshare.net/peggymilamcreighton/school-libraries-and-the-common-core

This is an excellent slideshare to help you refocus why the Common Core is important and how you may need to adapt your instruction toward implementation.

Also, below please find:  a remarkable power point presented by the School Librarians of Pittsburgh and the process they went through developing their own curriculum.  A really valuable resource.

I am also offering the abbreviated AASL--> Common Core crosswalk developed by my Cranston colleague Ellen Basso (thanks, Ellen!) and myself.  It is not as detailed as the official crosswalk, but it's easier to deal with.

As you know the official crosswalk is at:

http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/crosswalk

While you're at it, you REALLY don't want to forget the Library Bill of Rights, right?

 http://www.ala.org/advocacy/intfreedom/librarybill

You will also need a glossary of Library Media and Information Literacy Terms.  Feel free to crib from many of the excellent examples that have been provided.

Needless to say, you will also have to add anything idiosyncratic to your own distinct district.  There will be requirements.  You will need to include them.

So, please, look at the documents below in the order that they are provided.  Examine the powerpoint by the Pittsburgh Library Media people and get familiar with the issues and pitfalls before you begin the process in earnest.  Then examine each of the following resources in the order provided, because they are presented in their order of importance.

Happy Delving.

Hope this is Helpful!

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