Did you know that April is National School Library Month? 30 days to celebrate the staff & collection of resources that come together to support schools.
Most Jeffco schools are supported by a digital teacher librarian (DTL). DTLs are teacher leaders, who collaborate and co-teach with fellow teachers. The focus in these collaborations is supporting student learning within the curriculum while authentically integrating technology and information literacy skills. DTLs also work to create a library space that is an inviting hub of the school with a well curated library collection that promotes a love of literacy.
Be sure to stop in and say "Hi!" to your Digital Teacher Librarian, they would love to see you!
In previous blog posts we shared the partnership with JCPL and the Community Shares ebook collection that is accessible through Destiny Discover. We also shared an update on the State Libraries grant and how all elementary students now have access to PebbleGo Science, while middle school and high school students each have access to an interactive ebook collection purchased for their school (with a print copy for their school libraries).
And as of March 24th, students and staff now have ease of access to a curated collection of audiobooks through our Community Shares partnership with Jefferson County Public Library. These audiobooks are accessible on our Destiny Discover library platform. To learn more about accessing the audiobooks on Destiny Discover, please talk with your school's Digital Teacher Librarian.
Benefits of audiobooks
We Are Teachers, 7 Ways Audiobooks Benefit Students Who Struggle with Reading
From author Jon Scieszka (2008)
‘In my Guys Read work, I’ve met all kinds of boys who are crazy for audiobooks. I think it’s partially because audiobooks appeal to a lot of guys’ love for messing around with any kind of technology. … Guys also think they are getting away with something by listening instead of reading. We don’t have to tell them that they are learning vocabulary, story structure, sentence composition, and a dozen other literacy skills.’
Opportunities AudioBooks provide:
For further reading, from the National Literacy Trust, Audiobooks and Literacy: A Rapid Review of the Literature