Standard 1- Teaching for Learning:
Candidates are effective teachers who demonstrate knowledge of learners and learning and who model and promote collaborative planning, instruction in multiple literacies, and inquiry-based learning, enabling members of the learning community to become effective users and creators of ideas and information. Candidates design and implement instruction that engages students’ interests and develops their ability to inquire, think critically, gain and share knowledge.


  • 1.1 Knowledge of learners and learning
Candidates are knowledgeable of learning styles, stages of human growth and development, and cultural influences on learning. Candidates assess learner needs and design instruction that reflects educational best practice. Candidates support the learning of all students and other members of the learning community, including those with diverse learning styles, physical and intellectual abilities and needs. Candidates base twenty-first century skills instruction on student interests and learning needs and link it to the assessment of student achievement.

  • 1.2 Effective and knowledgeable teacher
Candidates implement the principles of effective teaching and learning that contribute to an active, inquiry-based approach to learning. Candidates make use of a variety of instructional strategies and assessment tools to design and develop digital-age learning experiences and assessments in partnership with classroom teachers and other educators. Candidates can document and communicate the impact of collaborative instruction on student achievement.

  • 1.3 Instructional partner
Candidates model, share, and promote effective principles of teaching and learning as collaborative partners with other educators. Candidates acknowledgethe importance of participating in curriculum development, of engaging in school improvement processes, and of offering professional development to othereducators as it relates to library and information use.

  • 1.4 Integration of twenty-first century skills and learning standard
Candidates advocate for twenty-first century literacy skills to support the learning needs of the school community. Candidates demonstrate how to collaborate withother teachers to plan and implement instruction of the AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner and state student curriculum standards. Candidates employ strategies to integrate multiple literacies with content curriculum. Candidates integrate the use of emerging technologies as a means for effective and creative teaching and to support P-12 students' conceptual understanding, critical thinking and creative processes.

BrainPOP is an online resource that includes educational materials for teachers and students. The database is broken up into different subjects and includes, but is not limited to, interactive videos, professional development tools, lesson plans, state standards alignment, and graphic organizers. BrainPop is a effective and creative teaching method for gades P-12.

The use of eBook readers in class integrates emerging technologies, motivates students and supports 21st century literacy skills. The above document outlines information on purchasing eBook readers for a school library.

Collaboration is an essential part of the 21st century librarian's job as an instructional partner. This document outlines a school wide technology collaboration workshop designed to promote 21st century literacy skills in the classroom.