Category Archives: Information Literacy

Librarian Nirvana: Or the Past Feeds the Future

By Lynn Clements Spending a week in Oxford, England, as a participant in the summer Oxbridge Teachers’ Program, offered an opportunity for intellectual stimulation and professional development in a beautiful, historic setting. For a librarian, the opportunity to explore the … Continue reading

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SXSWedu — A Great Place for Educators

By Oscar Sosa In March, I had the opportunity to attend the South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival (#SXSWedu) in Austin, TX. The SXSWedu is a component of the South by Southwest (SXSW®) family of conferences and festivals that … Continue reading

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Living Statues in Colonial History

We know that children learn best when they tap into multiple areas of their brains. Combining kinesthetic and artistic approaches with more traditional demonstrations of learning provides our students with ways to construct meaning for themselves in deep and lasting … Continue reading

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Shakespeare’s Othello and Modern Information Literacy

In the months leading up to Christmas vacation, Westtown’s library was a buzz with students researching topics that included  House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood, Gossip Girl and Quentin Tarantino. Questions were raised about ambition, loyalty and whether it is better … Continue reading

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