Internship Objectives and Tasks

Currently Reading: Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

My learning objectives (with corresponding tasks) for my internship this semester in Norman Public Schools:

Objective 1: Implement instruction that reflects 21st-century skills based on student interests and needs.

  • Recognize the instructional strategies presented by Marzano, and review strategies for guided inquiry as presented by Kulhthau
  • Use a variety of digital instruction tools and strategies

Objective 2: Identify the role each librarian plays in supporting curriculum and developing other teachers professionally.

  • Identify and apply AASL’s Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

Objective 3: Incorporate multiple literacies into classroom and library activities

  • Read two books for children and teens per month from the fantasy and science fiction genres to gain familiarity and understanding of topics and themes

Objective 4: Assess and demonstrate ways to accommodate varied student information needs before and during library instruction.

  • Recognize how each library media specialist promotes equitable and ethical access to print, digital, and virtual resources
  • Identify and demonstrate awareness of current and emerging technologies each librarian has used or plans to use in library and classroom instruction

Objective 5: Recognize how each library media specialist co-plans, co-teaches, and co-assesses in preparation and presentation of classroom instruction

  • Shadow librarian(s) at each location as they co-plan and co-teach with teachers

Objective 6: Identify the school district’s methods for cataloging and classifying library materials

  • Identify professional selection tools and criteria used to select library materials
  • Process and prepare materials for library shelves according to current classification standards

Objective 7: Evaluate ways to distribute physical, human, and fiscal resources of each location to best meet the needs of the library users

  • Assess how materials enhance instruction and meet the interests and needs of students and teachers at each location
  • Read Norman Public School District’s library collection development policy

Objective 8: Compare and contrast elementary, middle school, and high school library media specialist roles and responsibilities and evaluate future interest in four different job situations

  • Write a reflective essay at the end of the semester analyzing the similarities and differences between the various locations
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