By Caroline Freibauer
Spheres of Influence: Can a Teacher Librarian Make a Difference? Part 2
This paper continues an exploration documented for Treasure Mountain 3 into the notion that a teacher-librarian can spark change and interest in the inquiry process and project-based learning by exploring the question: Can inquiry and project-based learning improve student success? Increasing the number of teachers participating in part 2, and using the Rotman School of Management’s “I-Think” Program (University of Toronto), teachers and teacher-librarian express and model a growing comfort with inquiry-based learning and co-teaching. Funded by successful grant applications, the project enabled the meeting of many of the benchmarks set out in the Leading Learning framework.
Caroline Freibauer is a teacher librarian at Assumption College School in Brantford. Before that, she taught high school English, media studies and literacy. Her background is journalism and she worked as a newspaper reporter for about 15 years. Her interests include creating authentic learning opportunities.