Inspiring Curiosity is a practical guide for
secondary school librarians as they collaborate with teachers and students to
develop inquiry-based research projects. With success stories from librarians
all over the U.S. illustrating how they’ve guided teachers and students through
the research process, this book provides strategies for using memorable events
to activate students’ natural curiosity and activities for generating essential
questions for exploration.
The book includes:
- Ideas and resources to help librarians be more
effective in research and inquiry.
- Tips for developing search strategies, locating and
curating resources, evaluating sources and celebrating students’ inquiry
beyond the traditional research paper.
- Lessons and assessment ideas to keep librarians current on information
Written for librarians by a librarian, this book will help librarians
collaborate with classroom teachers on inquiry projects and offers new ideas and
insights to inspire them in the process.
About the Author
Colette Cassinelli is a library instructional technology
teacher at Sunset High School in Beaverton, Oregon, with over 25 years of
teaching experience in grades K-16. A passionate learner, she’s always on the
lookout for great information literacy or technology integration lessons to
share with faculty. Cassinelli is a Google Certified Innovator and has presented
at local and national library and technology conferences including the Northwest
Council for Computer Education (NCCE), the ISTE Conference & Expo,
EdTechTeam Google Summits and the Oregon Association of School Libraries