Monday, May 04, 2015

Call for Chapters: Librarian-Teacher Partnerships in Project-Based Learning

Librarian-Teacher Partnerships in Project-Based Learning

Publisher: IGI Global
Rhonda Huisman (Wichita State University, USA)

Call for Chapters
Proposals Submission Deadline: May 15, 2015
Full Chapters Due: September 15, 2015
Librarians can be a driving force in implementing Project-Based Learning through guided inquiry in secondary (9-12) classrooms. This book would appeal to librarians wanting to engage with teachers, curriculum directors, or administrators, or develop their own curriculum, and the chapter contributions will help to define and describe Project-Based Learning, identify research and resources that support Project-Based Learning across disciplines through a guided-inquiry model. Additionally, librarians and educators will discover methods and methods for project and time managements, resources, and collaborations that are needed to implement a Project-Based Learning unit.
Project-Based Learning is most successful when it employs inquiry-based strategies and use resources to help students stay engaged in the learning process through authentic tasks, making community connections, and recognizing and rewarding their strengths, through information literacy, metaliteracy, and critical inquiry skills to meet the needs for the 21st century learner. Readers will also discover resources to plan, strategize, implement, and assess PBL in secondary and higher education, including multidisciplinary, STEM, advanced placement or honors-level, learning communities, capstone, and portfolio examples of projects.

Target Audience

  • K-12 Educators, Curriculum Directors, Librarians, School Media-Technology Specialists
  • Pre-Service Teachers, Education Faculty
  • Library Science Faculty and Pre-service Librarians
  • Academic Librarians and Faculty
  • State or District Curriculum Directors
  • Public Librarians focused on community partnerships
  • Public or State Library boards, librarians or staff cultivating grants for local districts

Recommended Topics

Topics related to Project-Based Learning and Librarianship, including but not limited to:
  • Making the Case for Project-Based Learning
  • Information Literacy (k-12 or higher education)
  • Metaliteracy
  • Librarian-Teacher/Faculty Collaborations
  • Online or Distance Education
  • Standards and Benchmarks (e.g. Common Core, 21st Century Learner)
  • Time Management and Project Planning
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Creating an Authentic Audience
  • Instructional Design and Pedagogy
  • Group Dynamics and Rules
  • Service Learning and Community-Based Projects
  • Honors or Advanced Placement
  • Primary, Secondary, and Tertiary Resources
  • Portfolios
  • Displaying Projects in Physical and Virtual Environments
  • Professional Development
  • Student Motivation
  • Guided or Critical Inquiry
  • Examples of Project-Based Learning Units:
  • Multidisciplinary
  • Multi-grade level
  • Learning Communities
  • First-Year Experience
  • STEM
  • Arts and Humanities
  • Lower or Middle Level (k-8)
  • High School (9-12)
  • Special Needs
  • Diversity Issues
  • First Year Experience
  • Capstone
  • Graduate Studies
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Rhonda Huisman, Associate Dean
Wichita State University Libraries
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260