School of Education presents at state conference
Allison Bryan and Erin Hone presented at the North Carolina School Library Media Association annual conference.
Erin Hone, lecturer in Education, and Allison Bryan, Director of the Curriculum Resources Center, presented at the North Carolina School Library Media Association annual conference.
In their session, “The Media Center is for Math, Too!,” they shared ways in which media specialists in the PreK-12 setting can collaborate with math teachers to enhance mathematical reasoning across the content areas.
Hone and Bryan discussed possible lessons for all grade levels, programming opportunities such as a Pi Day celebration, and print and non-print resources that are useful in a media center setting. At Elon, Hone and Bryan strive to use collaboration and cross-content integration as a model for their students, who, as preservice teachers can leverage a similar collaborative practice in their internships.
Bryan presented an additional session entitled, “DIY StoryWalk” at the same conference. StoryWalks were developed by Angela Hammond in Vermont as a way to engage students in literature in a variety of settings. In the session, media specialists learned how to make a portable StoryWalk, which could be used in a variety of locations and allows for interchanging books. They also dove into benefits of movement, mindfulness, and being outdoors while learning.
The Curriculum Resources Center has a StoryWalk using the book, "Good Morning,Yoga" written by Miriam Gates and illustrated by Sarah Jane Hinder which is available for students, faculty, staff, and local educators to borrow.