The Imaginarium is a space that was created with education majors in mind, providing resources in order to aid with lesson plans and other assignments. Some of these resources include a die cut machine, a paper cutter, and a cart of items that are available during office hours or upon request. Continue reading…
It’s that time again! Milne Library will host a Fall Story Time Event for children and their caregivers! The event will take place in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library. Continue reading…
Learn to teach code and computer logic concepts, through a play-based approach to computer programming workshop series! Based on research and designed to boost your confidence, you will learn how to teach coding using games, robots, and examples from your everyday teaching across the curriculum.
Are you an education major looking for materials to use on a project, lesson plan, or in the classroom? If your answer is yes, then the Imaginarium is the place for you! Here, we have a variety of materials such as a di-cut machine with many different di-cut stencils, a paper cutter, and construction paper. You can also use this space to work on group projects, plan lessons, and study for your education classes!
This semester, Carmen Fisher-Olvera and Alison Gleason will be the people to go to should you need assistance with a lesson plan or a project. Alison will be holding her office hours in the Imaginarium on Thursdays from 2:30-4:00 pm. Carmen’s office hours will be Tuesdays from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.
The Imaginarium is open all hours that the library is open. Stop by during our office hours should you need assistance with anything!
Best of luck this semester,
Alison and Carmen
It can be difficult and time consuming to find reliable resources for creating and implementing lesson plans, specifically those that point to interactive and engaging material. Here are three that display high-quality content & align with learning standards: PBS LearningMedia, Illuminations and Library of Congress.
These resources are helpful to use while creating lesson plans for your classes and for use with students in the classroom. In addition to containing subject and topic specific videos, they are also rich in lesson planning and activity ideas, many aligned to learning standards.
PBS LearningMedia provides access to thousands of classroom-ready, curriculum-targeted digital resources. Resources are aligned to national standards and include videos and interactives, as well as audio, documents, and in-depth lesson plans. You can browse by standards, grade level, subject area, and special collections. To take full advantage of this resource, you will need to sign up for a free account.
Illuminations is designed to provide Standards-based resources that improve the teaching and learning of mathematics. Lessons and interactives are searchable by NCTM’s Principles and Standards and by the Common Core State Standards.
The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library’s vast digital collections in their teaching. You will find lesson plans that meet Common Core standards, state content standards, and the standards of national organizations.
In addition to providing access to online resources, Milne Library houses a large collection of teaching strategy guides. These guides, from all major subject areas, display a variety of teaching topics with summaries of best practices on teaching these topics.
A few titles include:
- The writing strategies book: Your everything guide to developing skilled writers with 300 strategies by Jennifer Serravallo – call # curr 372.6 SER 2017
- Differentiation in middle & high school: Strategies to engage all learners by Kristina J. Doubet, & Jessica A. Hockett – call # curr 371.9 DOU 2015
- Problem-based learning in the earth and space science classroom, K-12 by Tom J. McConnell, Joyce Parker, & Janet Eberhardt – call # curr 550 MCC 2017
- Teaching STEM outdoors: Activities for young children by Patty Born Selly – call# curr 372.3 SEL 2017
- Developing fractions knowledge by Amy J. Hackenberg, Anderson Norton, & Robert J. Wright – call # curr 372.7 HAC 2016
- Social studies & exceptional learners by Darren Minarik & Timothy Lintner – call # curr 372.83 MIN 2016
Milne Library owns over 70 games and all of these games can be borrowed for free for up to 28 days. We carry anything from classics like Scrabble, Life and Clue to educational games such as Race to Madrid and First Orchard to action/adventure games like Takenoko and Carcassonne. Continue reading…
Need a place to work on creative projects? Imagine this!!
Here in the Imaginarium, there are lots of resources for your use. We have a cricut machine, over 100 die cut stencils, three die-cut machines, a paper cutter and LOTS of space for project creations. Continue reading…
On Friday, October 27th, from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm , Milne Library will host a Halloween Themed Story Time, in the Teacher Education Resource Center, located on the lower-level of Milne Library.
Costumes are optional but encouraged.
Story Time (performed by members of the Young Children’s Council) will include Halloween stories, crafts, delicious snacks, and games.
This event is sponsored by the Young Children’s Council* and students from the School of Education.
Any age is welcome, though these stories are geared toward the under-10 age group (appropriate for preschoolers).
*The Young Children’s Council is sponsored by the Student Association.