Madeleine was excited about her new position as a Library Media Specialist at Franklin High School last year. Even for a Librarian with many years of experience, starting a new job is never an easy task. Madeleine’s first priority was to build collaborative relationships with faculty. When Madeleine learned about the School Librarians Advancing Stem Learning Project, she seized the opportunity to work with Science and Math faculty.
The project is led by the Institute for Knowledge and Development in Education, Granite State College, The New Hampshire Department of Education, and the New Hampshire Institute of Higher Education. The goal is to provide leadership opportunities for librarians in developing STEM curriculum.
Madeleine recruited a Chemistry and a Math teacher from Franklin High School. They all attended a two day seminar to learn how to create a unit of study using the tools and resources available through Open Education Resources. It took about five months to co-plan and co-create their unit on the Vaccine Debate. The project was well worth the effort for creating lasting collaborative relationships.
Read more about their Vaccine Debate project here.