So you’ve done the ground work. You’ve talked to the teachers and convinced them that you can help them out. They want to meet to plan out library time with you. You have your curriculum, they have theirs. The big question now, is how to compromise and make things work for everyone involved.
Typically in April, library classes for 3rd graders are made up of exploration of the 811s, talking about poetry formats, creating concrete poems and spine poems. The teacher I am working with wants me to spend library classes teaching the students how to use edmodo. Hmmm.
Why not use edmodo to explore poetry?
We are setting up the pages for the students and I am spending break figuring out ways to fit my curriculum into the new format. One of the cool things about edmodo is that I can create assignments and polls, and making them poetry focused will bring my curriculum nicely into synch with the teacher’s curriculum of teaching the tech.
As with every new venture, I am expecting some bumps. But with a firm collaboration in place, I trust that we will help each other make it work!