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    SAS/PA Common Core Standards

    Select from the following Common Core Standards
    English Language Arts (grades 6-12)
    Mathematics (grades PreK-12)
     Reading for Science and Technical Subjects (grades 6-12)
     Writing for Science and Technical Subjects (grades 6-12)
     Reading for History and Social Studies (grades 6-12)
     Writing for History and Social Studies (grades 6-12)

    Select from the following Common Core Appendices:
    NOTE: Old and new LEXILE READING LEVELS are on page 8, Figure 3 of Appendix A

    English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects:
    ELA Appendix B

    (Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks)
    Grades 9-10 (p. 101-139);   Grade 11 (p. 140-183)
    Pennsylvania Department of Education - Check for Act 48 credits
    Standards Aligned System -PDE  If you select Curriculum Framework, you will find the Big Ideas, Concepts, Competencies, and Essential Questions.
    Education Subscription Databases:

                      Teacher Reference Center (TRC)
     by EBSCO {POWER Library/Education} Click on EDUCATION, thenTRC.  Search over 280 of the most popular teacher and administrator journals and magazines (some full text); subject coverage includes Assessment, Best Practices, Continuing Education, Curriculum Development, Literacy Standards, School Administration, Teacher Education, and much more. Home Access:
                                  Access PA POWER Library from Home (For Huntingdon Valley residents only) 
    Access PA POWER Library from Home (For all other PA residents)

                      Education Week Link directly to the magazine via ProQuest. Keep current on the issues in education by reading current and past issues (full text begins in 2001-present). Home Access: User Name: lions Password: welcome

                      ERIC   The Education Resource Information Center is an online digital library of education research and information sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
        • provides ready access to education literature to support the use of educational research and information to improve practice in learning, teaching, educational decision-making, and research
        • collection consists of journal articles as well as documents and books from federal/state agencies, associations, and other organizations
    BLOGS: Create a Blog on Schoolwires - a PowerPoint by Marian Staley that guides you step-by-step in creating a Blog on your Schoolwires page. 
                NOTEAfter clicking on the link, click on the downloaded PowerPoint at bottom of your screen.
    CNN Student News  a ten-minute, commercial-free, daily news program (stories, video, and podcasts) for middle and high school students produced by the journalists and educators at CNN.
    FLIPPED CLASSROOMS:  "Turning Education Upside Down" by Tina Rosenberg. The New York Times Opinionator 9 Oct. 2013.

    Free Online College Courses (non-credit) offered by:
                      "The Year of the MOOC" by Laura Pappano. New York Times 2 Nov. 2012. Massive open online courses (MOOC) are the educational happening of the moment. Everyone wants in. No one is quite sure what they’re getting into. 
    Yale University 
                      University of Pennsylvania  Arts & Sciences Courses & Community Home
                      OpenCourseWare Consortium
                      Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

    Take the World's Best Courses, Online, For Free. 
    FRONTLINE: TEACHER CENTER: PBS- Frontline's documentaries include a collection of lesson plans and activities.
    Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything  Kathy Schrock is an educational technologist, author, and speaker. This page will serve as the portal page to many of her technology resource support sites.
    RefDesk.com: Facts Encyclopedia: Education and Teaching  From A-Z everything you want to know about education and teaching
                      BBC Learning: Online learning resources. Pick your subject {recommended by LM staff}
                            Lesson Planning Center:  Collection of Teacher-Submitted Lesson Plans by Subject and Grade by Education World (periodical)
                            New York Times Learning Network for Teachers  See "This Week" link to "Common Core Prompts" for lesson plans per subject. 

    Social Studies School Service: Provides quality educational materials from books to multimedia (DVDs)
    Teaching Diverse Learners by Brown University
    WIKIS:  Wiki Instructions PPT How to Create a Wiki Using the website, Wikispaces (not on Schoolwires) created by Marian Staley.  
                 NOTEAfter clicking on the link, click on the downloaded PowerPoint at bottom of your screen.

    Common Core Standards for Pennsylvania School Library Programs:

    Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Programs  PSLA Commonwealth Libraries

                The Model Curriculum for Pennsylvania School Library Programs is completed http://www.psla.org/professional-development/model-curriculum/  The completed curriculum includes the last stage of UBD Stage 3: Learning Plans. 

                Library Model Curriculum
    K-12: select a subject; select the grade level. PDE: SAS Portal (Pennsylvania Department of Education: Standards Aligned System)

    TIP SHEET” for Evaluating Librarians-Teacher Effectiveness under the new Danielson TEACHER Framework.  This PSLA “Tip Sheet” may help you to familiarize yourself with the new Danielson Framework under which you will be evaluated.  Using both the framework for teachers and the examples specific to librarians, the tip sheet endeavors to give you a guiding reflection question that you can ask yourself in advance to determine whether or not you are demonstrating specific qualities or actions that reflect a domain objective.  Additionally, it provides you with a few examples of evidence you may be able to present to your administrator during your post observation meeting that highlights those domain requirements.  Our hope is that this document will simplify the entire rubric for you and make the four domains more clear as they relate to your role. 

    Understanding by Design curriculum model uses three stages of development:  Stage 1 Desired Results, Stage 2 Assessment Evidence and Stage 3 Learning Plan.  The document posted on the PDE SAS Portal concentrates on Stage One:  Desired Results, which provides established goals (the 44 PA Common Core Standards and Academic Standards for which librarians take primary instructional responsibility), the big ideas of understanding and the essential questions that prompt understanding and the competencies/skills that students should be able to perform.
    Understanding by Design with Grant Wiggins (a YouTube video)

    Stage 2: Evidence and Assessment of A Model Curriculum for PA School Library Programs

    The performance tasks are posted on the Model Curriculum Page of the PSLA Website

                PSLA Wiki - Model Curriculum Training

                Model Curriculum Competencies By Grade Bands

    Evidence and Assessment (Stage 2) Performance Tasks Grades 9-12  

    Text Complexity  

                Common Core Videos



Last Modified on March 3, 2015