The Teacher Lab is an information literacy and research skills course for K-12 educators (teachers and school librarians). The course is designed to help educators feel more confident finding a variety of texts and media for their classrooms.
The course includes an orientation to the resources of the modern public
library, visiting a special collection in an archive, and a review of
information literacy skills essential for navigating open internet tools like Google and Wikipedia. You'll learn how to apply
core research skills across all disciplines, handle primary sources,
and how to evaluate and cite resources ranging from scholarly articles to tweets. The final assignment challenges you to build a multimedia resource list on any teaching topic you choose.
We launched this course to help educators feel more confident navigating the world of information to build richer, more engaging learning opportunities for students. Trust us. We're information experts. We're the Brooklyn Public Library. And we're here to help.
Brooklyn Public Library is an approved Sponsor of Continuing Teacher and
Leader Education (CTLE) in New York State. Course attendees are eligible to earn 12 hours toward the NYS Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE)
100 hours requirement
. New York City public school educators who have enrolled through the ASPDP "P" course catalog and paid all course fees are eligible to earn 1 "P" credit upon receiving a passing grade for the course.
Amy Mikel is the Coordinator for School Outreach at Brooklyn Public Library. Amy works closely with school communities in Brooklyn and throughout NYC, teaching students, teachers, parents and school administrators about the benefits of the library.