One of the handouts in the conference materials at AASL this year was the document, Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the School Librarian. This resource (written by David V. Loertscher and Kathryn Roots Lewis and reviewed by AASL Reviewers, Carol L. Tilley and Jennifer S. Helfrich) –
“. . . is designed not only for school librarians who are supporting higher standards for student learning, but also for school leaders as they rethink and re-envision the role that the library can and should play in a major school improvement initiative” (page 1)
The document sets up CCSS implementation for school librarians according to three steps (page 8):
Step 1 — Understand It
Step 2 — Create a Plan
Step 3 — Act On It
This will be a new required reading and (I anticipate) frequent discussion reference for my spring graduate course in curriculum. I’m still working through the organization and content of the document, including 12 shifts in instruction; 10 initiatives; key points for ELA and math; and specific, useful examples of librarians collaborating, teaching, planning, and assessing in support of the CCSS.
Have you read or shared this yet? How are you using this document?