MyBlend Stories | Capital Area District Libraries

MyBlend Stories | Capital Area District Libraries

How can teachers form partnerships with their local public libraries?

Written by Jeff Gerlach on Friday, 20 June 2014.

Blended learning teachers are creating learning environments that utilize online tools to expand when and where students are able to learn. If the expectation is for students to participate in this expanded capacity, they will need to have adequate resources to serve these needs.

Community libraries can provide a safe environment, computers with internet access and other digital resources to support blended learning away from the classroom.

We visited with Erin Brzozowski of the Capital Area District library to discuss digital literacy support and how teachers can develop partnerships with their local librarians to support student learning. You can watch our conversation below.

 

 

What should the partnership between schools and public libraries look like?
How can we teach our students how to seek out community resources to support learning outside of school hours?

About the Author

Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach

Jeff Gerlach (@JGer1) is an instructional design coach for Michigan Virtual University. He works with teachers to design blended learning experiences for students through presentations, school partnerships, online courses and 1:1 coaching. He holds a master's degree in educational technology from Michigan State and has experience as a face-to-face teacher in the metro Detroit area where he blended his classroom for six school years.

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