Journey to the Moon

District Teacher Librarians and third-grade teachers at James Madison Elementary School took students on a journey to the moon as they planned and co-taught a science unit based on Utah Core Standards for third-grade science. For three weeks, students gathered information about the moon using physical and online resources, and demonstrated their new knowledge through art, poetry, song, and a travel brochure. Travel where? To the moon, of course. Student projects will be featured at James Madison’s third-grade literacy night on October 3 from 6:00-7:30 p.m.

District Teacher Librarians at Work

Teachers! If you're interested in a curriculum-based research project for your class or grade level, contact the District Teacher Librarians.

Madison Elementary 3rd Grade Literacy Night

Thursday, Oct. 3rd 2013 at 6-7:30pm

@ James Madison Elementary

2563 Monroe Blvd. Ogden, UT 84401

Event Flyer here.

Collaboration for 21st-Century Learners

District Teacher Librarians recently spent an afternoon in professional development with Dr. David Loertscher, Professor of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University. Dr. Loertscher highlighted the importance of collaboration between teacher librarians and classroom teachers to meet the informational and technological needs of today’s students. The professional development focused on collaborative techniques and the importance of Google Apps for Education for engaging students to share and create new knowledge.

Library Spotlight

Hillcrest Elementary School’s library clerks Gloria Richards and Brooke Beckstead have been busy creating an inviting library space with easy access to books. With the help of District Teacher Librarians, they moved shelves, weeded books, and updated the library’s decorations to create a student-friendly environment that celebrates reading using the theme Soar High Hillcrest Hawks.

Weeding Policy

The OSD Library Program is in the process of evaluating each school’s library resources in an effort to standardize the collections and prepare for new acquisitions. At some schools, this has meant weeding books—a term used to describe the process of removing worn, damaged, outdated, or unused materials. Regular weeding, discarding, and replacement of materials are essential to maintain a current and appealing collection that meets student interests and information needs. For more information about OSD’s weeding policy, click here (see page 2.)

Ogden School District Teacher Librarians

We are excited to collaborate on a co-teaching project with you. Please contact us:

Katie Kilts

Daniel Mauchley

Christine McFarland M.Ed

Shelly Ripplinger

Elaine Shelburne MLS / M.Ed

Avan Thayn

Amy Jamison

(801)-737-8775 (OHS) or (801)-737-7908 (BLHS)


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