- Social Library for Life-long Learning and Teaching:
We provide the support you need to design and develop your 20th century library into a 21st-century space where action replaces quiet. You will use learning technologies and social networking services (blogs, wikis, twitter) to engage students and faculty in effective learning programs.
We embrace inquiry-motivated and collaborative learning, responsible and ethical citizenship, and critical thinking.
Standards for the 21st-Century LEARNER come alive in students’ projects, faculty’s lesson plans, and love of reading. Also see the Common Core Standards at the CDE website; the CDE library standards site packs diverse and useful resources.
We work with the faculty to ensure that transitions from middle school to high school, and from there to college are effective, efficient, and meaningful.
We develop assessment instruments for measuring students’ progress in:
i) Integrating learning technologies in IL daily skills
ii) Digital citizenship (cyber-safety, ethics); also see cyber safety ; cyberbullying and CSLA’s teen learning
iii) Critical and creative learning: analysis, synthesis
iv) Love of reading, see also blog on reading
[see my paper “Letting Students Use Web 2.0 Tools to Hook One Another on Reading,” in Knowledge Quest, 40(3):36-39 Jan/Feb 2012)] For a full paper, contact zorana
To find good books, see the following sites:
Ready to Read books by Simon and Schuster (publishers)
Check Award winning books, like Newbery Medal books and Honor books.
Award winning books such as Newbery Medal Winner
Young Adults picks (ALA). Great portals include:
National Book Festival sponsored by the Library of Congress and National Poetry Month
also see my catalog of all types of selected books
I have divided several good reads into grade levels:
Science Fiction Books
~more to come~
- Building a brand for your library:
Development and analysis of assessment tools (evaluation and feedback loops for students, faculty, parents, administrators and leaders, and library services).
We work with architects and contractors to design learning and teaching spaces that offer multifunctional spaces for learning, performing, displaying, and hosting writers, artists, and scientists. Some prior work:
Ercegovac, “Listening pays off: The salon @ Marlborough.” Knowledge Quest (Small changes: Bringing vision to reality), 35(3): 42-47. Jan/Feb 2007. For a full paper, contact zorana
In revamping old libraries into new vibrant learning commons, we start with your school mission, your programs, and we collaborate with the faculty, administrators, students, and parents.
- A life-LOng Healthy America:
Having the best resources for any phase of lifelong learning and development is critical especially now when information is plentiful and available. What are the first best sources? I have decided to include just a handful of these sources that can help us navigate this life-cycle of growing and learning.
- Older Americans 2010: Key Indicators of Well-being reports the latest data on the 37 key indicators selected to describe those aspects of the lives of older American and their families in the areas of economics, health status, health risks and behaviors, and health care.
- American Geriatrics Society, the organization of experts in older adult care, publishes their Newsletter.
- National Institute of Health (NIH) puts out SeniorHealth. “Built with You in Mind,” this site gives you exercise stories, health videos, and wellness information for older adults on A-Z topics.
- Healthy to 100 is developed by the University of California at Irvine.
Suffering from arthritis pain? Visit the arthritis foundation website and the site for fitness programs.
A sources based out of UC San Francisco to explore hot topics and trends in Geriatrics and Palliative Care: GeriPal
Consider UCLA events, LA Weekly ArtScene, and VisualArtSource
Check the titles I’m recommending for us in my CATALOG and explore other titles while you are there.
More to come, so check periodically !
Acknowledgment goes to Una E. Makris, M.D. for some of the sources included in the ALOHA section.
Zorana Ercegovac, PhD