During a recent #Tlelem chat, I mentioned to the other teacher librarians that I planned to provide lists of possible topics for collaboration to the teachers that I work with at HES. Last year, I had gone through my Crosswalk of the Common Core and AASL Standards and had highlighted topics that were most relevant to my practice, as an elementary school library media specialist. This document was extremely useful to me, but later realized that I needed to take this a step farther and share with my colleagues.
This year it is important to me to let teachers know that I am willing to collaborate with them. By giving teachers possible topics for collaboration up front, I would like to forge an open line of communication and show that I am willing to work with them to help the students achieve mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Each grade level will receive a list of suggested topics for media center collaboration with the Common Core standard listed. My hope is that these documents will open additional avenues for working with my colleagues and increasing student success!