Next generation science standards collection development action plan

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  • 1. As part of our strategic planning to manage human, financial, and physical resources in our school library, our team of professionals collaborated to develop this action plan. We have been allotted $1500 to enhance our current collection and after reviewing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), have decided as a group to focus on standards 5LS1 From Molecules to Organisms and 5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics. Our selections were not made hastily we referred to professional journals and sites for reviews of informational resources before adding them here today.
  • 2. Our team consisted of SALT team members and Science teachers Mrs. Kim Kanofsky and Ms. Sam Crotty, as well as our School Library Media Professional, Ms. Lindsay Zucker.
  • 3. In our presentation, Ms. Zucker will cover the Next Generation Science Standards we chose and why we chose them, our collection policy, and our process when choosing informational materials. Ms. Zucker is currently attending another meeting regarding Common Core State Standards and has pre-recorded an introduction for us.
  • 4. Mrs. Kanofsky will discuss who will benefit from these selections and how they will benefit, how these new materials will meet student and teacher needs matching standards to the resources, and how we are reaching out to our community to ensure informational resources are not only in place, but also that the community is aware of how our students are benefitting.
  • 5. Ms. Crotty will finish our presentation with discussion of specific informational resources that we have chosen and how they will help students achieve the highest level of understanding in these content areas.
  • 6. After meeting with our Science Subject Area Leadership Team (SALT), we determined that two standards in particular require enhanced informational resources. The first standard for which we decided to purchase informational materials is: 5-LS1 From Molecules to Organisms: Structures and Processes
  • 7. The second standard we decided to improve upon was 5-LS2 Ecosystems: Interactions, Energy, and Dynamics.
  • 8. Collection Policy Review professional sources like School Library Journal and Booklist Amazon, Baker & Taylor, Lakeshore Learning, Davidson Titles, and Titlewave were our main sources for purchasing informational resources Met with Vendors from Davidson Titles, Baker & Taylor, and Titlewave Met as a group to review and discuss Matched NGSS standards to CCSS to informational resources
  • 9. In our discussions with the Science Subject Area Leadership Team (SALT), we knew that the change in studying life cycles, plants, water cycles, and ecosystems from 4th grade to 5th grade would also mean that we would need to improve our selection of materials on these topics to better serve our students. In our efforts to improve student learning, we will : Order resources specifically for teachers
  • 10. Select appropriate informational resources for our 5th grade students Provide students with collaborative instructional time on how to research in many platforms including databases, print materials, DVDs, experiments, and other online resources. Incorporate CCSS requirements with NGSS Evaluate and assess progress of students through student presentations, journal entries, exit slips, polls
  • 11. It is important to be involved in our community. Our school library media professional will work with the local public library to make sure that they: carry CCSS and NGSS materials for these standards have several databases available for use by students have trained staff available to teach students how to use the databases
  • 12. Our committee will also open up the school library to the community through an Open House: New information resources will be on display Final projects will be on display Best presentations/representations will be showcased and students will present them to the community
  • 13. What items we chose - Highlight of specific materials: Teacher Resources Science for the Next Generation: Preparing for the New Standards Teaching Students To Think Like Scientists: Strategies Aligned With The Common Core And Next Generation Science Standards Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction Using the Next Generation Science Standards with Gifted and Advanced Students
  • 14. Kits As highlighted by Ms. Zucker Cells & Organisms Book Library - Gr. 4-6 Decomposers Set of 8 books DVDs Bill Nye Food Web Living Sunlight: How Plants Bring The Earth To Life Photosynthesis
  • 15. Print Material (books, magazines, etc.) National Geographic for Kids Plants Discover Magazine Decomposers In The Food Chain (Library Of Food Chains And Food Webs) Earth's Cycles Green Science Projects About The Water Cycle eBook and Print Book
  • 16. Already have a database - Science Reference Center - Main Edition - "With nearly a hundred full-text science periodicals, over 340 full-text science reference books and hundreds of full-text biographies, Science Reference Center: Main Edition satisfies the demand for standards-based content by providing teachers and librarians with articles correlated to state and national curriculum standards." - Ebsco Host website
  • 17. We have also looked at what resources are already available for free. Some of the free resources available include: Public Libraries - Databases free use with valid library card New Book of Popular Science database and Middle Search Plus available through Vernon Public Library Gale Virtual Reference Library databases and Middle Search Plus available at the Indian Trails Public Library Access Science database, Gale Virtual Reference Library database, Science in Context database, and Student Resources in Context database available through the Palatine Public Library District Jumpstart Science Resources available at http://www.jumpstart.com/parents/resources/science-resources National Geographic Education (for teachers) http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/?ar _a=1 National Geographic Education (for kids) http://education.nationalgeographic.com/education/kd/?ar_a=5
  • 18. Contact us at any time: (555) 955-3500