Dream Teams: Classroom Teachers and School Librarians Connect and Coteach for Student Success

Are you attending the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Conference in Las Vegas next week? If so, we hope you will attend our session. (Specifics below). Presenters will be coteaching teams from each instructional level—elementary, middle, and high school. Here’s our description.

Ignite student learning with collaboratively-designed and cotaught lessons and units of instruction! When classroom teachers and school librarians join forces, they create resource-rich, inquiry learning experiences to impact student achievement. Coteaching also offers educators the benefits of job-embedded professional development. Let us share how everyone wins on these successful teams!

If you can’t join us, please check out our wiki, which is still in progress at: https://dreamteams.wikispaces.com/

Coteachers positively impact student learning and build a culture of collaboration in their schools!

Session Code: G.09
Saturday, 11/17/12 from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m.
Grand Ballroom #117, Level One

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About Judi Moreillon

Judi Moreillon, M.L.S, Ph.D., has served as a school librarian at every instructional level. In addition, she has been a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and district-level librarian mentor. Judi has taught preservice school librarians since 1995. She is currently an adjunct associate professor for the iSchool at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She has taught courses in instructional partnerships and school librarian leadership, multimedia resources and services, children’s and young adult literature, and storytelling. Her research agenda focuses on the professional development of school librarians for the leadership and instructional partner roles. She has published four professional books; the most recent is Maximizing School Librarian Leadership: Building Connections for Learning and Advocacy (ALA 2018). (See the book study on this blog.) Judi earned the American Library Association's 2019 Scholastic Library Publishing Award.

One thought on “Dream Teams: Classroom Teachers and School Librarians Connect and Coteach for Student Success

  1. This conference sounds like a wonderful opportunity to see what we are learning in our MLIS program put into action. The chance to see enthusiastic school librarians teaming up with content area teachers to demonstrate dynamic and collaborative lessons would be amazing. In my school, I never get to see any collaboration or co-teaching between the classroom teachers and media specialist. The teacher brings their classes to the library, and then one or the other teachers, rarely both.
    Additionally, when I clicked on the Wiki link for dream teams, I was encouraged to see one of the teams also had their principal attending- how fantastic to have so much support!
    Our intern/student teacher process has moved to a more collaborative/co-teaching approach, so it only makes sense that other areas of education would do so as well. I look forward to hearing about the fantastic lessons that will be presented!

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