Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, and Library Media Connection Magazine today announced the three winners of the TEAMS Award — Teachers and Media Specialists Influencing Student Achievement. The 2011 winners are Winter Park Elementary School in Wilmington, North Carolina; Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy in Jefferson, Louisiana; and Skyline High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
The TEAMS Award was created to recognize the critical collaboration between teachers and media specialists in promoting learning and increasing student achievement. Nominations were evaluated based on:
• Demonstrated collaboration between media specialists and teachers during the school year
• Effective techniques that positively impact student learning and achievement
• Support received from school leadership
• Ability for others to replicate this best practice
Each winning school receives $2,500 in cash, Gale products, a one-year subscription to Library Media Connection and the Educator’s Professional Bookshelf from Linworth Publishing. In addition, the winners will be featured in an article in Library Media Connection. The awards were presented at a special reception held in conjunction with the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) annual conference in Minneapolis, MN in late October.