Visit your John Glenn Librarian , who loves being part of this school's learning community, where we all learn something new every day (for details, see our Weekly Calendar), The Library Staff wants all our parents, teachers, and students to become comfortable in using our great set of resources, which include books, online experts, and puppets that love to repeat your both your questions... and also, the answers that you find!
As we all know, just going to the Internet to find information is a good way to lose time and come up with wrong answers. A better way is to use the online databases that come to us through NISD Library Services, the Region 20 Education Service Center, and the state of Texas.
Each grade level participates in a collaborative integrated unit in order to learn how to plan, carry out, and present projects. Small-group study sessions for Grades K-2 engage students in using variations of the Super 3 (plan, do, review) and smilar sessions for Grades 3-5 involve our older students through processes based on the Big 6. (Eisenberg and Berkowitz)
Our integrated units begin with a Kickoff where teachers and librarian model teamwork and enthusiasm about finding information. They continue with small-group study sessions, described above. They culminate in many different ways, and utilize technology in increasingly creative ways, ranging from student-created slide-shows to white board competitions and celebrations. Take a look at right-hand column to see the units we have collaborated in this school year. The kickoff is just the beginning. Once the study begins, it lasts year-long... and hopefully, life-long!