Monday, January 20, 2014

New Publication Features IASL Members!

Inquiry and the Common Core; Librarians and teachers Designing Teaching for Learning edited by Violet Harada and Sharon Coatney. 

This new book published by Libraries Unlimited clarifies the connections between inquiry-based learning as librarians understand it and the Common Core. While the book has informative chapters about inquiry and Common Core, it also has a section filled with "exemplars" of lessons designed and taught by practicing librarians that bring the idea of inquiry to life. 

The book features lesson examplars from several Iowa teacher librarians including Shannon McClintock Miller (Van Meter), Elizabeth Schau (Iowa City), and Chelsea Sims (Iowa City). Their partner teachers in these lessons are Van Meter: Lynn Caltrider and  Christa McClintock; Iowa City: Lynda Johnson,  Ben Mosher, Andrew Smith, and Scott Stimmel. 

Chapter authors in the text will be many familiar names to Iowa teacher librarians: Barbara Stripling, Judi Moreillon, Kristin Fontichiaro, and Jean Donham, among others. If you are involved in--or wish your were involved in--implementation of the Common Core, this book may be just what you need! Available for purchase from ABC-CLIO or Amazon.

(Thanks to Jean Donham for writing this post!)