By Gail K. Dickinson
To accomplish the excellence of nationwide Board Certification, university library media experts face daunting demanding situations requiring exertions, educating wisdom, collaborative talents, organizational skill, and braveness. positioned a pleasant mentor on your nook! This research advisor coaches college library media experts via examination specifics. writer, librarian and educator Gail Dickinson has been at the entrance traces because the nationwide Board for pro instructing criteria (NBPTS) brought library media criteria in 2000. Her paintings has helped deliver the rigorous certification technique into viewpoint, resolution questions, and allay matters of these going for certification or contemplating it. no matter if you're contemplating nationwide Board certification, within the strategy of reaching certification, or are looking to remain present at the top practices in educating, this ebook is for you. during this hands-on source, Dickinson breaks down a fancy and intimidating procedure into pleasant, bite-sized items, and: indicates find out how to start, be equipped, and remain heading in the right direction with checklists, tips, and routines; outlines confirmed ways to collaborative guide, literature appreciation, and integrating know-how; and highlights sensible how one can record accomplishments, a serious requirement. even if used as a workshop advisor, for reference or self-study, this available consultant prepares present applicants (and these within the procedure) to stand the Board evaluation adventure. it truly is choked with inspiring examples and suggestion from those who were via it and will cheer you directly to luck.
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Can I apply what I know about learning styles and child development to specific students? Having an in-depth knowledge of each student in the entire school is not necessary. What is important is that the library media specialist understands the concepts of learning styles and learning theories and can apply them to students when teaching. Learning happens one child at a time. It doesn’t matter if there are 2,000 students in the school or only 200. It’s what a teacher knows about the child in front of him or her that matters.
The school library media specialist does not have that luxury. Students in the library media center may come in once each week or month, but for entirely different purposes, lengths of time, and under differing teacher supervision. Even the experienced classroom teacher who moves to a new career as a school library media specialist must learn new behavior management techniques. The delivery of instruction is also very different in the library media center than in the classroom. In the library media program, students may be taught in large groups, small groups, or individually.
Although books are still prevalent and encouraging children to read remains one of the most powerful reasons why school library media specialists enter the field, there is no doubt that innovative uses of technology also prove to be a career draw. Technology must be defined as more than just computer hardware and software. School library media specialists should be experienced in the areas of assistive and adaptive technology, and be aware of the instructional uses of technology not commonly used in school, such as the iPod or gaming simulations.
Achieving National Board Certification for School Library Media Specialists: A Study Guide (ALA Editions) by Gail K. Dickinson