The Tuscany Heights librarian provides instructional support through lessons that reinforce the K-5 grade level curriculum in various content areas. Students use print and digital resources and often incorporate technology when creating final projects to showcase what they have learned throughout the unit of study. All grade levels use a variety of library resources to conduct research using the guided inquiry method and project based learning.
Collaboration is key to any successful library program. The librarian frequently meets with teachers (formally and informally) to plan throughout the year to ensure that student/faculty needs are being met. This year, collaboration with Jordan Nutt, our campus ITS, has been exceptionally valuable. His knowledge of technology and up-to-date resources has allowed us to create lessons that encourage students to implement the 4 Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration and creativity. Furthermore, Mr. Nutt and I wrote and received a grant for over $15,000 for the new THE STEAM lab. Mr. Nutt and I frequently meet to update the lab curriculum. Collaboration with the NEISD technology department has improved library lessons and has prepared our campus to implement STEAM lessons campus-wide.
Author visits and other guest speakers
2 Book Fairs (Follett and Scholastic)
Breakfast for various clubs, volunteers and PTA
Community voting site
Dismissal for Kindergarten
Faculty meetings/staff training
Grade level PLC coverage
Independent coding, reading and research
Kids' Involvement Network (KIN)
Kindergarten Yahoo/Boo Hoo
PTA Lunch and Learn
Project Based Learning and STEAM activities
PTA performance nights