The K-12 library program in the Quakertown Community School District addresses the needs of the 21st Century learner. Elementary students are exposed to a wide variety of literature, learn how to work collaboratively and begin their understanding of information fluency by learning to locate, access, and evaluate information in both print and electronic formats. They are immersed in technology rich lessons that explore and develop researching strategies, as well as a love of reading, while becoming innovative and critical consumers of information. At the middle level, students delve more deeply into communication skills by learning to interpret, evaluate, communicate and work collaboratively to produce innovative products using digital media. They explore the use of technology to creatively innovative and problem-solve, and incorporate these skills into their learning in all content areas. Through the high school libraries students broaden their access to literature and continue to build their information understanding by practicing the responsible, legal and ethical use of information. They learn to knowledgably use technology to access information, analyze and synthesize during the research process and burgeon into digital literate, lifelong learners.
District Curriculum Coordinator