Library Media programs provide a welcoming, resource-rich environment that support multiple literacies, cultivates a culture of inquiry and literacy appreciation, and encourages the independent, ethical exploration of information and ideas.
In this course fourth grade students will explore and use print and digital resources; create and evaluate various forms of media and self-select materials for personal and academic needs in the library/media center. Students will use accurate vocabulary, terms, and procedures, as well as time-management and collaborative skills. Content includes but is not limited to, topics in social studies, science and mathematics with the use of technology and through shared experiences with multiple genres of print and non-print materials.
The purpose of this course is to provide a student-centered library media program that helps students to be information literate. Students will learn to use information for critical thinking and problem solving through instructional experiences based on, but not limited to, the state academic standards (SAS) that are most relevant to the course. Appropriate correlations will also be made with ISTE, FINDS, READS and AASL standards to ensure a comprehensive educational experience.
The framework of the library media center instructional program is:
- We an share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of a democratic society.
- We can draw conclusions, make informed decisions, collaborate, and apply knowledge to new situations using technology and other information tools.
- We can pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
- We can inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge from a variety of sources.
In this course the library media educator will integrate grade levels/subject areas through the development, implementation and assessment of instructional lessons, units, and projects. Grade level standards are the immediate focus of this course; however, it is important for educators to understand the K-12 standards as the ultimate achievement goal as students' progress.
English Language Development (ELD) Standards Special Notes Section:
Teachers are required to provide listening, speaking, reading and writing instruction that allows English language learners (ELL) to communicate for social and instructional purposes within the school setting. For the given level of English language proficiency and with visual, graphic, or interactive support, students will interact with grade level words, expressions, sentences and discourse to process or produce language necessary for academic success. The ELD standard should specify a relevant content area concept or topic of study chosen by curriculum developers and teachers which maximizes an ELL’s need for communication and social skills. To access an ELL supporting document which delineates performance definitions and descriptors, please click on the following link: https://cpalmsmediaprod.blob.core.windows.net/uploads/docs/standards/eld/si.pdf.