[Original PD date] Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Welcome! This professional development session for library media specialists (LMS) has multiple components, each intended to increase your understanding of how library media is aligned with the Common Core. This is a different delivery method for us, one we hope that you will find user-friendly as well as having useful information. Some components are for all LMS. Those that are grade-specific are marked as such.

The recommended time for this PD is ninety minutes. Though the components are put forth in a certain (recommended) order, you may choose to study them in the order that best suits you.

We encourage you to take notes and/or jot down questions as you proceed through the PD files.

In addition to an overview, there are specific library media-to-writing and library media-to-mathematics alignment pieces. It will be helpful to know from the outset that HCPSS has designated argument writing and the Standards for Mathematical Practice as focus areas for the 2011-2012 school year. We anticipate having library media-to-reading correlation files in the future.

Another important point about the Common Core - you will recognize much of this information. The information literacy and research pieces are what we already do, what we have been working toward - forever. Now it is part of the curriculum (College and Career Readiness Standards 7, 8, 9). This is our time to shine. Let's make the most of it!

Carol and Molly

Common Core and Library Media (PowerPoint)

This PowerPoint is an overview of the Common Core. It provides some general background information and broad details about library media and the Common Core research standards.
The script, which can be found on the slides, is also recorded for each slide. The show is not set up to run automatically to allow you to move through it at your own pace.

English Language Arts Writing Alignment

With the focus on argument writing, a card has been developed for each grade level. These so-called "argument cards," have one side that is uniform for most curriculum areas, providing a summary about what argument writing entails. The reverse of the card has additional information and content-specific examples that LMS can use now to get started.

Writing Arguments to Support Claims in Library Media - Grades K-5

Writing Arguments to Support Claims in Library Media - Grades 6-8

Writing Arguments to Support Claims in Library Media - Grades 9-12

Between April and July, we met with LMS from each of the grade levels to develop documentation that provides a framework of the alignment of the HCPSS Library Media Essential Curriculum standards and the Common Core English Language Arts (ELA) Writing Standards. In addition to the standards, each document includes a list of resources available to assist LMS with implementing the standards.

Library Media Essential Curriculum
English Language Arts Writing Standards

ES LM Common Core Alignment and Writing Focus 2011-2012

MS LM Common Core Alignment and Writing Focus 2011-2012

HS LM Common Core Alignment and Writing Focus 2011-2012

A special thanks goes to Kathy Glascock who created a Glog to visually represent the correlation between the Library Media Essential Curriculum and the Common Core English Language Arts Writing Standards.

Library Media and Common Core Mathematics

All HCPSS educators are expected to support the Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice. Though our alignment with mathematics is not as readily recognizable as that for English Language Arts, there are some common aspects. As you view this presentation, think in broad terms. For library media standard 6, the focus is on the lifelong-learner aspect. Only a few examples of our common practices are shown. What others come to mind for you?

Standards for Mathematical Practice

For this topic, we are using a Prezi. If you haven't worked with a Prezi before, you may find it a bit puzzling at first. In this Prezi, you will be shown first the Common Core Standard for Mathematical Practice and then the corresponding HCPSS Library Media Essential Curriculum Standard(s), followed by images that are examples of the alignment. To be clear on the standards alignment, each LM standard has the number of the math standard as well as the LM standard designation; e.g., 2--1.B.3.b. Identify which formulated questions are researchable; Common Core Mathematical Practice standard 2 aligns with LM Essential Curriculum standard 1.B.3.b.

After clicking on the Prezi logo below, you may then use the forward key on your laptop or the on-screen arrow to move through the presentation. To see the show in full-screen mode, mouse over More on the lower right side of the screen. You may also mouse over the right edge of the screen to see the tools for Home as well as enlarging and shrinking the size of the display. Clicking and holding the mouse on the background will allow you to move it around the screen to view the various areas of the Prezi.


Thank you for completing today's Library Media and Common Core Alignment professional development. If you have questions, please feel free to contact Carol (7179) or Molly (7043) to discuss them.

Now that you have had an opportunity to examine the resources provided for the PD session, please take a few minutes to reflect on how this will effect your library media practice this year. Then review the LM Common Core Alignment and Writing Focus 2011-2012 document for your level and identify specific units and/or lessons that you plan to implement this year in support of argument writing. When you have completed this task, please record a minimum of 3 of your ideas that you can share with us on this 3, 2, 1 Feedback form. https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEgtQzdvajlvcnNLMy1vWHRyUTFXdUE6MQ
We hope you will also share your ideas with your administrator. In order that we can know how we might support your work with argument writing this year, we ask that you include your name on the 3, 2, 1 Feedback form. All feedback forms are due no later than Tuesday, September 6, 2011; the names of LMS that submit their feedback by the end of the day on Monday, August 29, will be entered into a drawing for a new video camera.

Since this is a completely new professional development delivery model for us, we will greatly appreciate your also completing a separate anonymous evaluation of the PD. https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHRlb3ZDSF9BZzI0WFlxTXpFUmVGSWc6MQ This will help us in planning future professional development. Please submit by the end of the day Monday, August 29, 2011.

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