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Julie Hembree: Learning 21CLD Collaboration Skills Through Reading

by Julie Hembree
Expert Educator Columnist, USA

Sometimes the lessons of teamwork come from situations where you least expect it. Athletes who play team sports like football, soccer or baseball know that your team is only as strong as your weakest player. It takes a team to lose and it takes a team to win.

On the other hand, a reading incentive program isn’t usually considered as a collaborative model. Battle of the Books however, it not your typical reading program, and has everything to do with authentic teamwork skills.… Visit the author's original post

Julie Hembree: Adding Coding to Your Literacy Bag of Tricks

by Julie Hembree
Expert Educator Columnist, USA

I am a reader, a writer and an elementary school librarian. What I am not is a computer programmer or coder, or so I thought until recently. This fall when the wave of publicity increased about the Hour of Code, and National Computer Science week, I dismissed it. I simply didn’t think coding was anything I needed to teach during my library lessons, especially in elementary school. I have so much to teach in my weekly lessons already, why should I add more to my plate?… Visit the author's original post