Libraries are Safe Inclusive Spaces for Learning

The last post of this week is on Library as a safe space in schools. As you know, this week I’m taking a look into the connection between GID and Colorado Department of Education’s rubric for highly effective librarians. STANDARD 4 : Environment A.  Safe and Inclusive Environment – safe, respectful & inclusive learning environment for all students  Guided Inquiry […]

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GID helps librarians take on a LEADERSHIP role

This week I’m taking a look into the connection between GID and Colorado Department of Education’s rubric for highly effective librarians.   This post moves from yesterday’s post about instruction and into today’s discussion of librarians as school and teacher leaders. STANDARD 3 LEADERSHIP A. School Leader – librarian serves on school committees that support instructional school goals […]

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Librarians as Instructional Specialists- Effective Practice Post 2

In the CO Teacher Effectiveness Framework STANDARD 2 addresses instruction, including the instructional planning an implementation of lessons.  In this post, I’ll address how GID supports librarians and teachers to achieve Exemplary status in instruction through collaborations and the through the use of the instructional design of Guided Inquiry. A. Collaboration – librarian collaborates with most […]

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3 Key Concepts in Effective Teaching – Differentiation, Self Direction, and Innovation

When I think about all the rubrics for effective teaching, whether is the Danielson Rubric or a state or district created document- there are a few key concepts that we all are striving for in future ready classrooms. GID is a framework that helps educators to achieve each of these concepts. DIFFERENTIATION One of our […]

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