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Curriculum Center Services and Resources
It has been stated by Author Gail Godwin that, “Good teaching is onefourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.”
If this is true, then where does a teacher in training go to acquire the
teaching tools necessary to prepare and become an effective
teacher?
One great resource is the Curriculum Center located on the 1st floor of
the J. Eugene Smith Library.
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Convenient Hours of
Operation:
Fall & Spring Schedule
Monday-Thursday
8:00 am-9:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-6:00 pm
Saturday- Closed
Sunday 2:00 pm-8:00 pm
Summer Schedule
Monday-Thursday
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm
(Hours may vary during breaks, holidays,
intersession and summer) For the most
current schedule please check the Library
Home Page, under “About the Library.”
The Curriculum Center can be accessed from the Main floor, take elevator to level one, or use stairwell.
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The role/mission of the Curriculum Center is to provide excellent
quality services and materials to our patrons. The needs of our
patrons are addressed in our collection as we strive to collect a
variety of teaching and learning materials that will be beneficial to
teachers in training, faculty, and the community. It is our goal to
reach out and create an awareness of the importance of utilizing
such materials by offering programming that delivers learning
opportunities for all.
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Caldecott & Newbery Titles
Easy Readers & Picture Books
Big Books
Non-Fiction
GEMS Guides
Books in Sets
Literature Displays
Large Selection of
Multicultural Titles
Books on Tape
Jackdaws (Primary Research
Documents)
Videos
Textbooks, and Curriculum
Guides
Curriculum Center Resources
Curriculum Center Resources
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Having trouble with your research paper or education related project?
Library staff will help
you find the resources that you need to complete your paper or project.
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30-45 minute appointments can be made around your schedule
Instruction
Help
on library databases
finding appropriate materials for lesson planning
This service is easy to use, but does require that you sign up for an appointment. Don’t wait until your assignments
are due to prepare your research! Sign up today!
See staff at the Curriculum Center Service Desk, or e-mail Hope Cook at: [email protected] for an appointment.
Workshops are held throughout the fall and spring semester in
room Library 145. These workshops last for 60-90 minutes.
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Internet Research Tools To Help Meet Classroom Goals and More
Using Booktalks to Support Multicultural Literature in the Elementary and
Secondary Classroom
School Censorship Issues/Banned & Challenged
Finding Educational Sites for Primary Research
GEMS That Are GEMS: Using Great Explorations in Math and Science
Materials in Your Elementary and Secondary Classrooms
Teaching Yourself and Your Classroom Students How to Evaluate Internet
Websites
What’s New in Children’s Literature: How to Use these Titles in the Classroom
Using Literature to Build Thematic Units
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Introduction to the GEMS philosophy and approach & Literature Connections
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Hands-on experience with GEMS Teacher’s Guides
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Earn Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for an additional fee payable by check
at workshop
Target Audience: Grade K-8 Teachers who are interested in science education
and Librarians who want to build their math and science collections
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Materials can be checked out by students for 28 days.
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Cost for workshop: $25.00
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Lauded by the Department of Education's Expert Panel on Mathematics and Science
Education, GEMS is a growing resource for the advancement of inquiry-based science
and mathematics education. GEMS has published over 80 teacher's guides and
handbooks, offers specialized workshops, and maintains a national network of teachertraining sites and centers.
GEMS units can serve as strong curricular support to the national science and
mathematics education reform efforts now underway, represented by the move toward
implementation of national standards in science and mathematics.
GEMS guides make it possible for all teachers to teach key science and math concepts
using the inquiry based approach called for in the National Science Education Standards
and other leading benchmarks, guidelines, and frameworks, as well as the curriculum
standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Teachers do not need a background in science or math to use GEMS. The guides are
reasonably priced for purchase by individuals or schools, and include step-by-step
instructions for activities that make use of easily obtained and inexpensive materials.
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The ECSU Curriculum Center now has the Delta Guides, “Seeds of
Science/Roots of Reading” Series and Sets. This series received the 2008
Learning Magazine's Teachers' Choice Award for Children's Books. Many
titles can be used in conjunction with the Great Explorations in Math and
Science Teacher Guides.
Distributed by Delta Education these books were written in collaboration with
the curriculum team at the University of California Berkeley’s Graduate
School of Education. This is the same team of experts that created the Great
Explorations in Math and Science (GEMS) Series. The development team is
led by one of the nation’s top experts on reading and literacy, P. David
Pearson. The books are full color, content-rich science readers and are leveled
utilizing the Fountas and Pinnell leveling criteria for guided reading. They
are ideal for guided reading in small or large groups.
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Each set of 6 titles includes an easy-to-use 4-page brochure with suggestions
on using the book in the classroom. The books are also aligned to National
Reading Standards. Each Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading unit has a unique set
of student books.
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Here are some of the titles of the readers.
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Into the Soil, Walk in the Woods
What Are Roots?
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Talking with a Habitat Scientist
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Earthworms Underground
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The Handbook of Forest Floor Animals
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My Nature Notebook, Without Soil
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Snail Investigations, Beach Postcards
What Belongs on a Beach?, Gary's Sand Journal
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What's Stronger?
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The Forces that Cause Erosion
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My Sea Otter Report
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Handbook of Sandy Beach Organisms
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What Lives on a Sandy Beach?
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The Black Tide, Shoreline Scientist
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What If Rain Boots Were Made of Paper?
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Solving Dissolving
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Handbook of Interesting Ingredients
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Jess Makes Hair Gel
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Jelly Bean Scientist
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Educational Hands-on Materials
Materials are found in Room 144 and Room 145
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A Resource/Kit
Room with
educational handson materials for
loan: puppets, math
manipulatives, and
more
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Ellison Machine Dies for Bulletin Board and Display
Preparation
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•Educational Software Titles for Review
•Comfortable and Cozy Classroom
Space for 15-20 Students
•The Perfect Location for Literature
Related Classes or courses with an
Educational Software Evaluation
Requirement
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Learn about titles that have been banned or challenged in the
public schools and libraries
Documentation and titles in special collection for your perusal
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Librarian and Head of Curriculum Center
GEMS Associate and Co-Director
860-465-4456
[email protected]
Elise Browne
Library Technician/Curriculum Center
Supervisor
860-465-5539
[email protected]
Kathy Freidenfelds
Library Technician/Curriculum
Center Supervisor/Tech Services, Cataloger
860-465-4458 CC or 860-465-5558 Tech Serv.
[email protected]
University Assistant/Evening Supervisor
860-465-5538
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Curriculum Center can be accessed from Hope
the Main
floor, take elevator to level one, or use stairwell.
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