Courses and Certifications

Cost: $39

Modules: 5

CPE Credit Hours: 12

Enrollment includes:

  • Free, one-year TCEA membership for each participant ($49 value)
  • TCEA digital badge
  • TCEA certificate sent via email upon course completion

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Teacher-Library Collaboration

The purpose of this course is to expand your comfort zone and broaden your knowledge of the tools available from your library. Expand your awareness of digital resources, graphic novels, ebooks, virtual research, and first year makerspaces. Discover how to connect these to the work you are about.

Why Learn with TCEA?

  • Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
  • We share ideas and resources that you won’t be able to find anywhere else.
  • We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.

Self-Paced Online Course

Teacher-Library Collaboration is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.

Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.

Course Modules

Module Title Description
Module 1 Digital Resources 101 Most school libraries have access to a variety of digital resources such as Pebble Go, National Geographic, and other free-to-use resources. Your librarian can help you use these tools to make your lessons come alive and provide authentic examples for students. In this module, you will learn how your librarian can help you link these tools to the learning standards you teach.
Module 2 Graphic Novels 101 Graphic novels are an excellent tool to get a reluctant learner engrossed in the content and can provide information in math, reading, science, and social studies. They hold the student’s attention with colorful graphics to keep them engaged. In this module, you will learn how you can use fiction and non-fiction graphic novels in lessons. You will also find ways to help students create their own graphic novel to show mastery of a concept.
Module 3 Ebooks 101 With recent events, ebooks have become a standard in virtual lessons. And with the wide array of ebooks now available, there is something for every student to read and enjoy. In this module, you will learn how to select ebooks in each content area to help deliver your instruction. Additionally, your librarian can help you link ebooks to your learning standards. Finally, you will discover how to help students to create their own ebooks to show mastery of a concept.
Module 4 Virtual Research Online and virtual tools have been a part of research for a long time. Learning how to use the online tools correctly can sometimes be the problem. In this module, you will learn how to help your students select the most accurate and appropriate sources. You will also be able to show them how to paraphrase and cite the sources they use. Finally, you will be able to show students how to find reliable websites.
Module 5 First Year Makerspace In recent years, makerspaces have assumed a powerful role in the library. The spaces may consist of activities such as LEGOs, stop animation, origami, and even play dough. All of these activities can be tied to content standards and enhance learning. In this module, you will discover how to connect basic makerspace activities to learning standards. You will also see how these activities allow students choice in showing mastery of a concept.
This course was well structured and extremely useful. I now have the confidence needed to begin to set up coursework and instruction in a virtual environment.