Curricula for School Libraries


In this space we will be collecting links to library curricula that we find. It is hoped that by studying each other's documentation we can do a better job with our own Districts' curricula. Thank you to everyone that has contributed. (SJ)

Caveat: All links on this page, and on subsequent pages, have been provided for informational / research purposes only. Inclusion herein does not imply anything -- positive or negative -- about the content or quality of those links.

COLORADO


Denver Public Schools

  • Denver Public Schools is in the process of developing curriculum documents. We will have lots more to share in the Fall, 07.
  • The following link goes to our Best Practices, Planning Rubric, Teacher Librarian Evaluation Rubric, Records of Service, and Objectives: http://ers.dpsk12.org/standards
  • The following link goes to our Professional Development courses: http://ers.dpsk12.org/professionaldevelopment
  • We are currently working on a Standards Based Progess Report for K-5. We have a library and technology section on the "Specials" standards based progress report, indicators for each grade in library and technology, and a blurb that will go into a parent folder for each grade level to help parents understand how to better help their children in each subject area. They are not posted on the web, so I am attaching the library indicators and progress report here. Next on the agenda will be to create curriculum outlines (DPS calls these Planning Guides) for each grade level to define exactly what needs to be taught in order for students to reach proficient. We will have these finished by August. I am so glad we are getting together to share. Jody










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FLORIDA


The Sunshine State Standards (Florida Department of Education):
  • K-12 Reading & Language Arts Standards have -- for each grade level -- an information and media section. In some areas -- including Palm Beach -- this is being used as a Library Standard. http://etc.usf.edu/flstandards/la/la_sss.pdf


Miami-Dade County Public Schools

The library/information literacy curriculum provides a scope-and-sequence of fundamental skills needed to produce knowledgeable readers and learners.


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IOWA


Des Moines Public Schools:


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MARYLAND


Baltimore City Public School System:
  • Our curriculum is currently being revised. It is based on the Maryland Voluntary State Curriculum, since Baltimore City is a school system in crisis we have to use the voluntary curriculum. At this time the Maryland Voluntary Curriculum has not been officially adopted by the State Board of Education. http://marylandpublicschools.org/MSDE/programs/technology/library_media is a link to the draft. (4/12/2007)
Harford County Public Schools


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NEW YORK STATE


New York City School Library System:
Rochester City Schools (NY):



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NORTH CAROLINA


Public Schools of North Carolina, Department of Public Instruction



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PENNSYLVANIA

Please note that the curricula listed for PA are not from Great City Schools. Many of the curricula listed are from rural, suburban, or other smaller districts. In posting them, I am stating that a lot of good work comes out of our smaller districts, and I am providing these links in case you want to study them as additional examples of what you might wish to for emulate, or avoid. - SJJ

Pennsylvania State Guidelines for School Library Programs



Central Dauphin School District

Chambersburg Area School District


Derry Township School District (Hershey, PA)


Ephrata Area School District:


New Hope Solebury School District


North Allegheny School District


Philadelphia


Pittsburgh Public Schools

  • Information Literacy for Life-Long Learning: Scope and Sequence for K-12 was approved in November, 2007. A link to it exists at the bottom of our departmental home page. The link brings you to a .pdf file. If you want an MS-Word file to work with, please contact Sam Jackendoff, Curriculum Supervisor for Library and Information Sciences for the Pittsburgh Public Schools. (412-338-8054, sjackendoff1@pghboe.net)
  • The document was created in a manner to provide our teacher-librarians with as much flexibility as possible, as we have some teachers with as little as 1 day per week at a school, and others full-time. We have some teacher-librarians fully-loaded with scheduled classes, others totally flexible, and still others with some combination thereof.
  • We also created this document to make it very easy for the teacher-librarians to use for lesson plans. For each section there are quite a number of "SWBATs" (Students Will Be Able To...) along with questions that can be used, state academic standards, and AASL standards. (Please note that we were writing before the new AASL standards were approved, so we linked tasks and skills to the older standards. The current standards, as well as the older standards are also included in , not the proposed set). Each of these is tied to a specific "SWBAT."
  • We are thrilled to have included a section entitled: "Encouraging Reading and the Love of Literature" along with all of the skills sections.

Upper Merion Area School District



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TEXAS


Dallas Independent School District

OTHER RESOURCES
Resources for School Librarians - Information Skills Instruction
Private School List
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    • This page has a plethora of links to state standards, district standards, curricula, information on flexible scheduling, etc.

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Participant Facilitator: Ruth Jean Shaw, Anchorage, AK
Wiki Facilitator: Samuel Jackendoff, Pittsburgh, PA

Group Members

Shari Blohm, Pr. George's County, MD
Linda Cruttenden, Rochester City, NY
Samuel Jackendoff, Pittsburgh, PA
Gay Patrick, Dallas, TX
Martha Rowland, Sacramento City, CA
Ruth Jean Shaw, Anchorage, AK