Information and Technology Literacy Curriculum
The Information and Technology Literacy Curriculum allows for the integration of information technology skills into the classroom curriculum. I’ve been meeting with the classroom teachers to discuss the curriculum and to plan lessons. The lessons we design are then team taught. The library is used to do research using books and the computer lab is used to do Internet research and to produce final projects using software such as Microsoft Word, KidPix, Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft PowerPoint. The foundation of this curriculum is "Flexible Scheduling" where teachers schedule with the Media Specialist any amount of daily or weekly time to complete an information problem-solving assignment. The Media Specialist and the teacher both plan and team teach the lesson, creating a strong link between the questions asked in the classroom and the answers that can be found and communicated in the Media Center.
The Nutmeg Book Award encourages children in grades 2-12 to read quality literature and to choose their favorite from a list of ten nominated titles. Currently there are four divisions: Elementary (grades 2-4) Intermediate (grades 4-6), Teen (grades 7-8) and now High School (grades 9-12).
By April 30th readers will vote in the library for their favorite book from the current year's nominees to determine the current year's Nutmeg Book Award winners.
To learn more about the Connecticut Nutmeg Award click on this link to visit the Nutmeg Website
All books nominated for the award must be:
- A work of fiction, with appeal for readers in grades 2-4, 4-6; 7-8; and 9-12 respectively.
- Copyrighted in the United States, and first published no more than five years from date of selection.
- Currently in print, and available in paper back as well as hard cover.
- Well-written, with strong characterization, a vivid setting, striking language, a well-constructed plot, and a plausible conclusion.
Click on the link for the latest Nutmeg Nominees