This course explores how librarians build and lead collaborative, inclusive and responsive cultures of teaching and learning to motivate all members of the community to develop across the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards and learning domains. Students will explore learner characteristics, individual dispositions, learning differences, and strategies for fostering responsible behavior and establishing an inclusive, positive, motivating and productive climate in the school, classroom and library.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate and apply classic and current theories, trends in practice, research-based strategies relating to student engagement, motivation and behavior.
- Identify a variety of learner characteristics, motivational strategies and learning experiences that engage students and incorporate them into instructional design.
- Identify a variety of strategies for addressing disruptive behaviors in the school library.
- Collaborate with students to create a culturally inclusive library climate that fosters respectful interactions and supports inquiry.
- Design a classroom management plan that reflects the student’s professional philosophy as a librarian and supports the philosophy and goals of the school district.
- Analyze and modify the physical space, use of time and attention in the library to better serve learners and learning.