What’s new at TERC

Barbara Clarke, the head of the Teacher Education Resource Center at Milne Library and I spoke recently about what’s new this semester. Here is a bit of our discussion:

J.P.: So, Barbara, what’s happening this semester in TERC?

B.C.: One big change is that we are in the process of merging the resources for teaching disabled children from a separate section of TERC into the general K-12 collection. The materials for disabled children will be distinguishable by color-coded labels, but will be integrated with other materials on that subject.

J.P.: What kind of classes are available for teachers at the library?

B.C.: I teach library instruction sessions for education classes each semester where the students learn about curriculum planning resources, manipulatives, videos, software, sound recordings, puppets and other resources they may borrow to plan lessons and use in practica.

I also teach classes about researching topics in education for papers and other
projects and team-teach workshops for student teachers with Dan Kelly (School of Education), Tracy Paradis (Reference and Instruction Librarian) and Steve Dresbach (Milne Library’s Technology Instructor). These workshops prepare students for integrating technology into their lessons using laptop and projector kits, scanners,cameras and various software.

J.P.: Thanks, Barbara. It sounds like Education majors have a good deal of support at TERC.

About Bonnie J. M. Swoger
Science Librarian at SUNY Geneseo, a small, public liberal arts college. I am interested in scientific communication in general and how we teach students about how scientists share information.

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