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Teacher-Librarian Common Core Cadre (TLC3)

Project overview

Teacher-librarian instructing kids on how to use a computer

Following the successful implement of the 4 year initiative Supporting Student Success, the Washington State Library is working with Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and Washington Library Media Association (WLMA) on a new initiative that will support the implementation of Common Core in Washington public schools. While the TLC3 direct trainings will target teacher-librarians, TLC3 resources and professional development tools will be available to all educators and school administrators, public librarians, and communities engaged with Common Core implementation.

Funding the first year planning is $100,000.

Goals

The project goals include:

  • The Teacher-Librarian Common Core Cadre (TLC3) Initiative will provide resources and professional development for teacher-librarians to serve as building and district leaders for the successful implementation of Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA).
  • TLC3 training will support reading for information, understanding text complexity, and developing research skills to strengthen student success through school library information and technology programs.
  • TLC3 will empower teacher librarians to be key allies in CCSS implementation by providing resources and training opportunities to develop and strengthen school library resources and techniques for supporting teachers and students.
  • While the TLC3 direct trainings will target teacher-librarians, TLC3 resources and professional development tools will be available to all educators and school administrators, public librarians, and communities engaged with Common Core implementation.

Advisory committee

  • Marianne Hunter
    Timberline High School
    Lacey
  • Sarah Applegate
    Riverridge High School
    Lacey
  • Roz Thompson
    Tumwater High School
    Tumwater
  • Craig Seasholes
    Sanislo Elementary
    Seattle
  • Laura Berry
    Newcastle Elementary
    Newcastle
  • Jan Varnes
    Colfax High School
    Colfax
  • Sandra Lancaster
    Pioneer Middle School
    Wenatchee
  • Sharyn Merrigan
    Thurgood Marshall Middle School
    Olympia
  • Carina Pierce
    Cougar Mountain Middle School
    Graham
  • Dennis Small
    Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Olympia
  • Liisa M Potts
    Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Olympia
  • Margy VanDyke
    Gray Middle School
    Tacoma
  • Ron Wagner
    Felida Elementary School
    Vancouver
  • Morgen Larsen
    Greenacres Elementary School
    Spokane Valley
  • Ann Warner
    Bowdish Middle School
    Spokane Valley
  • Martha Shinners
    Washington State Library
    Olympia
  • Leanna Hammond (Admin support)
    Washington State Library
    Olympia
 

Vision

Students will be able to independently use their learning to:

  1. Read and evaluate text in all formats for learning, personal and aesthetic growth and enjoyment.
  2. Research, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information as critical consumers to draw conclusions and make informed decisions.
  3. Create, apply and share knowledge effectively using a variety of media formats in an ethical manner to communicate a coherent message.

(Based on Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, American Association of School Librarians, 2007.)

Contact

For more information on this project, please contact Martha Shinners, martha.shinners@sos.wa.gov, 360.570.5567.

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Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).