Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Marc Aaronson, Doug Johnson, and Joyce Valenza, oh my!

We had a lovely dinner last night sponsored by Scholastic filled with lively conversation about Common Core, Libraries, Technology, and life in general.  
At our dinner table-  The talented Joyce Valenza, the witty Doug Johnson, and the event’s knowledgeable lecturer Marc Aaronson.  Mr. Aaronson highlighted the role of non-fiction in the common core standards for students, and we discussed topics such as Common Core's “Appendix B” is a “suggested” list of texts- not a dictated list. 
Here’s another great article from School Library Journal related to media specialists and their role in common core implementation. 
The digital non-fiction content from Scholastic is fantastic- we will preview it in depth in the coming weeks.