The Librarian Influencer of the Week is Pennsylvania librarian, Christopher Churilla. He works in a 5th and 6th grade library and also teaches STEAM classes. Click here to listen now!
Here are some librarian influencer tips Christopher shared:
His school calls library time “media studies class” to highlight the fact that librarians provide twenty-first century instructions.
Try to create hands-on lessons for your library students. Get them actively engaged. The library should be a fun place to be!
Recharge this summer! You need a fresh mind to think creatively and plan for the coming year. Send yourself some “me-mails” when the brilliant ideas come to your mind.
Here are some things Christopher Churilla does to connect with the curriculum:
Flexibility is key! This was especially true during the pandemic. Have hands-on and digital activities and resources ready to go. After the pandemic students can continue to access these items during vacation times.
Christopher shared about the Journey North website where you can simulate the Monarch butterfly migration for a fun curriculum connected project.
Digital Citizenship is a great focus for librarians/media specialists to teach students how to navigate the internet safely. Visit www.commonsense.org for lesson information.
Ask for copies of curriculum from the grade levels or departments you support. You can study them to determine areas you can supplement the curriculum.
Ask new teachers what they need from you to help them be successful.
You can connect with Christopher Churilla at:
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