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Workshop Name: Creating Collaborative Lessons in the Secondary School Library  - ONLINE TUTORIAL
Workshop Date:

Available Anytime

Workshop Time: Available Anytime
Workshop Location: You will take this course from your own desktop computer

Workshop Instructor:

Library Education @ Your Desktop - University of North Texas

Workshop Description:




















Since the publication of Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning in 1998, school library media specialists have been under a mandate to "collaborate" with teachers.

But what does that collaboration look like?

In this course, you will discover what teacher-librarian collaboration is and whom it benefits. You will also learn ways to build the partnerships that will enhance learning.

Many library media specialists struggle to understand what is meant by collaboration. Once it is understood, how can it be implemented in their schools? Two levels of partnership have been identified - cooperation and coordination. These are considered to be the precursors of true collaboration.

Identify the 10 levels of connection between the teacher and the library media specialist and use this knowledge to evaluate your own library environment. Discuss with others where your program is and where you want it to be.

Includes sections on where to begin, some special considerations you might want to take into account, how to plan the collaborative unit, and how to find avenues and opportunities for collaboration.


This course will help you develop the skills necessary to:

  • Define teacher-librarian collaboration
  • Understand the benefits of teacher-librarian collaboration
  • Understand how teacher-librarian collaboration addresses state, national, and school standards
  • Identify the roadblocks to teacher-librarian collaboration
  • Recognize and cultivate opportunities to teacher-librarian collaboration
  • Construct lessons using the tools, tips, and references offered in this course


The course addresses these issues and more in a web-based course designed to take about 1 1/2 hours to complete. It contains multimedia elements, external links, pre- and post-tests, and course evaluation modules.
Workshop Certification: No special certifications are associated with this workshop.
CEU Credits:
How to Register:

E-mail: sburton@kcmlin.org
Fax: (816) 461-0966
Phone: (816) 521-7257

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How This Works:


When your registration has been processed for this class, you will be sent a course code by email.  You will also receive login and course code information so that you may take the course at the time that works best for you.

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Workshop Costs:

KC Trains/KCMLIN Member:  $15.00

Non KC Trains/KCMLIN Member:  $17.50

Refund & Credit Policy:


Refund & Credit Policy:

Full refunds or credits are available for cancellations made a minimum of seven days prior to the workshop minus a $5.00 administrative fee.

You can transfer to another workshop a minimum of seven days before the workshop with no administrative fee.

Cancellations made less than seven days prior to a workshop receive no refunds or credits.

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Last Updated 6/12/07