Building Quality Classroom Libraries [Teaching & Learning]
This session will focus on how districts/schools can harness the power of designing classroom libraries for each classroom that fosters motivation and engagement for readers through community partnerships and the commitment of ongoing allocated funds. Join us to hear about the 8 session learning series we provide for teachers that help them take their classroom libraries from "book deserts" to book rich environments that are inclusive to all students and their interests. This session aligns to the K-3 Essential Instructional Practice #8 and the new Organizational Practices #7, as well as the recommended District Commitments written by the Early Literacy Task Force.
Focus: Small & Rural Districts/Diversity, Equity, Inclusion/Teaching & Learning.
1. Understand the topics of learning that teachers need in order to develop inclusive classroom libraries.
2. What community collaborations are helpful in designing a classroom library makeover initiative.
3. How to leverage the District Commitments, Organizational Practices and K-3 Essential Instructional Practices to create high quality classroom libraries.