What We Have To Offer You! 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. 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook 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. 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook 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. 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook 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 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Services 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. 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. 4/8/2015 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 Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources Introduction to the GEMS philosophy and approach & Literature Connections Hands-on experience with GEMS Teacher’s Guides 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 Materials can be checked out by students for 28 days. Cost for workshop: $25.00 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources 4/8/2015 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. Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources 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. 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources 4/8/2015 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. Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources Here are some of the titles of the readers. Into the Soil, Walk in the Woods What Are Roots? Talking with a Habitat Scientist Earthworms Underground The Handbook of Forest Floor Animals My Nature Notebook, Without Soil Snail Investigations, Beach Postcards What Belongs on a Beach?, Gary's Sand Journal What's Stronger? The Forces that Cause Erosion My Sea Otter Report Handbook of Sandy Beach Organisms What Lives on a Sandy Beach? The Black Tide, Shoreline Scientist What If Rain Boots Were Made of Paper? Solving Dissolving Handbook of Interesting Ingredients Jess Makes Hair Gel Jelly Bean Scientist 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources Educational Hands-on Materials Materials are found in Room 144 and Room 145 4/8/2015 A Resource/Kit Room with educational handson materials for loan: puppets, math manipulatives, and more Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources Ellison Machine Dies for Bulletin Board and Display Preparation 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook Curriculum Center Resources •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 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook 4/8/2015 Learn about titles that have been banned or challenged in the public schools and libraries Documentation and titles in special collection for your perusal Hope Marie Cook 4/8/2015 Hope Marie Cook Hope Marie Cook 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 Marie Cook The4/8/2015 Curriculum Center can be accessed from Hope the Main floor, take elevator to level one, or use stairwell.