"Every Child Matters. Every Child Succeeds."
Numerous studies have linked student achievement with effective school library programs. At CKES, our library learning commons and technology lab are integral components of our instructional program. An inquiry process that emphasizes reading and research, along with information technology processes, deepens and enriches student learning. Students are encouraged to:
To facilitate this process, classroom teachers and the teacher librarian work cooperatively to plan and implement curriculum based units of study. Units incorporate assessment for learning strategies that inform instruction and motivate students to become active in their own learning.
The CKES Library provides quality resources that support classroom instruction and promote both reading for inquiry and reading for pleasure. These practices empower students to become strategic, independent, lifelong learners.
“Resource-rich school libraries and credentialed school librarians play key roles in promoting both information literacy and reading for information and inspiration. When staffed by qualified professionals trained to collaborate with teachers and engage students meaningfully with information that matters in the real world, school libraries become sophisticated 21st-century learning environments that offer equal opportunities for achievement to all students, regardless of the socioeconomic or education levels of the community.”
School Libraries Work! Scholastic, 2008.