In the UK, the school librarian is often employed as a member of the support staff rather than the teaching staff and yet is involved in the delivery of information literacy, an increasingly important skill in our digital world . These courses consider the role of the teacher and how the librarian can collaborate to deliver a joint lesson for any researched based topic. The courses cover lesson planning, research skills and assessment. They are highly practical in delivery and are adapted to suit the audience but would be suitable for any library worker who will be invoved in teaching. Guidance includes incorporating online databases and eBooks, phone apps as well as more traditional print resources. There can also be a brief outline of academic honesty and referencing. The courses are supported with handouts and links to downloads of the materials used.
Examinations these days are a necessary part of school life. Good preparation can mean a better choice of career options for students and a better position in the league tables for schools! These courses encompass different skills that can be adopted to improve memorising of facts, access to flashcards and past paper questions, organisation and physical preparation for examinations at any stage, public or internal. The courses include the use of modern technology such as internet sites, downloadable programs, use of audio and podcasts, mobile apps as well as traditional print sources. They are highly practical in delivery and are adapted to suit the audience. The course can be run for students or as part of a staff INSET to show how these skills can be taught by teacher or librarian. The courses are supported with handouts and links to downloads of the materials used.
"Thanks yet again for the revision seminar. A couple of teachers have mentioned that some of their pupils have been using your techniques. Very positive feedback.".
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