We help educators deliver engaging lessons inspired by picture books. We have 8 years of experience working together to develop and deliver relevant lesson plans. We are both passionate about sharing lesson ideas inspired by compelling picture books. Our mission is to present wondrous lessons that support the standards.
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I am a passionate educator who looks for every opportunity to engage learners to recognize their own interests and talents and to see the vital role they play in their communities.
Currently I hold a K-6 Curriculum Specialist role, focused specifically on developing science, math and social studies curriculum and teaching practices. I frequently offer professional development district wide in content areas, as well as teacher support in implementation of standards and curriculum. Previous to this position, I was an elementary educator, with experience in all grade levels, K-5.
My mission is to work with school librarians to deliver literature-based library lessons that support the AASL Standards Framework for Learners. My hope is that school librarians will use these lessons to collaborate with classroom educators to help them meet the demands of classroom standards.
I am a retired school librarian who loves to blog and teach online courses. I write for Knowledge Quest and create/facilitate online classes for AASL and Skillshare.com. As a school librarian, I was a co-chair for the Nutmeg Book Award. My articles about integrating the arts and advocacy were published in library journals. I also present at national and state conferences.
Take a look at our book, Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades, to find lessons that inspire collaborative partnerships.