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Instructional Strategies for School Libraries - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers instructional strategies in the school library. Topics include a review of the different kinds of instructional strategies and some methods to successfully use technology in the classroom. Once you complete these lessons, you should be able to:
- Effectively teach critical thinking skills
- Define inquiry-based learning and its associated model
- Give examples of project-based learning
- Explain the origins and benefits of student-centered instruction
- Understand some of the instructional strategies available for library media specialists
Professional instructors have created these informative lessons to help make your study experience easy and interesting. Our video and text lessons are accessible 24 hours a day, so you can tailor your studying to your own schedule. Work through the lessons as many times as you need to in order to feel comfortable with the material. You can then take the short quiz found after each lesson to ensure you've understood what you've learned.
1. Instructional Strategies: Hands-On, Interactive, Expository & Collaborative
In this lesson, we will use the fictional Academy of Magic to illustrate four types of instructional strategies that teachers use in the classroom: expository instruction, interactive instruction, hands-on instruction and collaborative instruction.
2. What Is Cooperative Learning in the Classroom? - Strategies, Benefits & Definition
Cooperative learning is a technique that allows students to learn from each other and gain important interpersonal skills. Learn more about the benefits, strategies, and techniques involved in cooperative learning.
3. Teaching Critical Thinking Skills
Critical thinking is one of the most important habits a student can learn. This lesson helps you figure out what critical thinking skills are and how you can help your students develop them.
4. Inquiry-Based Learning: Definition, Examples & Model
Inquiry-based learning is a strategy for helping students take ownership of their learning goals in an engaging way. In this lesson, we will examine inquiry-based learning by defining what it means, and looking at examples from two different instructional models.
5. Project-Based Learning Examples
Project-based learning is an increasingly popular method of instruction in which students drive their own learning by completing projects. This lesson will provide you with several examples to use in your classroom.
6. Student-Centered Instruction: Definition, Origin & Benefits
Student-centered instruction is an effective method for teaching. This lesson explains what student-centered instruction is and details some of its benefits.
7. Using Technology in the Classroom
Technology has become much more prevalent and available in the classroom. This lesson will offer some guidelines and strategies for using technology in the classroom.
8. Instructional Strategies for Library Media Specialists
This lesson explores a variety of instructional strategies that library media teachers can use to design and develop digital-age learning experiences in partnership with classroom teachers.
9. Encouraging Student Technology Use in Library Media Programs
The role of a library media specialist has transitioned from being a keeper of the books to a facilitator of digital research. Learn how to encourage and promote the use of technology by students in your library/media programs.
10. Classroom Management Techniques
Managing the classroom is a challenge that all teachers face, and the decisions and actions a teacher takes in this area are extremely influential. In this lesson, we discuss different aspects of classroom management and the importance of creating a plan before the term begins.
11. Positive Classroom Management Strategies
Do you find yourself spending more time on behavior in the classroom than actually teaching? Positive classroom management strategies can help decrease problem behaviors through the use of rules and reward systems.
12. Technology-Based Classroom Management Resources
In this lesson, we'll look at several types of technology-based classroom management resources, such as digital gradebooks and classroom behavior trackers. We'll also explore tips for using these resources as well as reasons why they're helpful.
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Other chapters within the Ohio Assessments for Educators - School Library Media Specialist (041): Practice & Study Guide course
- Roles of the Library Media Program
- Roles & Responsibilities of the Library Media Specialist
- School Library Communication & Collaboration
- Planning & Evaluating Library Media Programs
- Developing & Managing the School Library Environment
- Strategies for Promoting Literacy to Students
- Methods & Materials for Information Literacy Skills
- Children's & Young Adult Literature
- Resources & Services for Diverse Student Groups
- Assessment & Data for School Librarians
- Management of Library Resources
- OAE School Library Media Specialist Flashcards