The Art of Clustering

DSCN0681As the Common Core curriculum continues to be implemented this school year, we are reminded of the important role the school library plays in this process.  On Wednesday the elementary librarians in our district came together here at Riverside to share information and collaborate with each other.

I shared with them how over the past two years we have created library displays that emphasize “clustering”.  In an article from School Library Journal, clustering is described as”the art of exploring a topic with a number of related resources, and it typically involves arranging those materials in attractive, student-friendly displays.”DSCN0677

Our district’s school media specialists had worked together last year on creating a crosswalk that reflects how the Common Core and technology and library resources can work hand in hand.  School libraries have always been the center of learning and now, more than ever, their resources and staff can help students achieve their goals.  This video is just one example of how school libraries across the country are implementing 21st century skills.



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