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boy and teacherInstructional Specialists

School library media specialists, classroom teachers, technology coordinators, special needs professionals, and administrators are just a few of the instructional specialists that facilitate the learning of student information scientists.

It's the role of the instructional specialist to create an atmosphere that nurtures inquiry.

eyeRead The Culture of Inquiry in School Libraries (PDF) by Carol A. Gordon in School Libraries Worldwide (January 2010, Volume 16, Number 1, 73-88.

Skim the topics covered in the January 2010 issue of School Libraries Worldwide focuses on Inquiry-based Learning for 21st Century Teaching. Think about the instructional specialist roles of educators.

video clipView The Role of the Teacher-Librarian and the School Library Program by Mike Eisenberg. In Vodcast #4 of his series, Mike Eisenberg answers questions that he has collected from students and colleagues around the country on various Information Literacy topics.

video clipWatch The 21st Century Librarian from the New York Times. Read In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update from the New York Times.
What's the role of today's school library media specialist?


arrowClick on the topics below to explore strategies and techniques used by skills instructional specialists.

A Community of Learners

Instructional Models: Theory to Practice



Scaffolding for Learning

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Inquiry for All

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