RDC Library & the School of Education
Of course, RDC Library supports education and learning of all kinds, but the Library also houses some unique items for the School of Education (Bachelor of Education-Middle Years, Early Learning & Child Care, Educational Assistant, and Transitional Vocational Program).
You may have noticed our Curriculum Collection at the top of the 2nd floor stairs. This collection includes items that are part of Alberta Education’s authorized resources, a selection of children’s literature, as well as some interesting kits and language-learning materials. Check out:
- Leveled Books Classroom Library (leveled readers for K-3)
- Eggsercizer Hand Exerciser Set (for stress or rehabilitation)
- Discovering Chinese: Simplified Chinese Characters (with audio & video)
- Charlotte’s Web (classic literature)
Any RDC Library patron may borrow Curriculum materials. And did you know Central Alberta school teachers and Central Alberta high school students can get a free membership?
To support Early Learning & Child Care, we also have a toy collection, located on the 2nd floor in the video/media section. Browsing works best (and is the most fun!) for discovering these items.
Both the Transitional Vocational and EA programs enjoy using videos to connect with students; while in the video/media section, check out some of their recent selections:
- How to train your dragon (DVD)
- Look what you’ve done! Stories of hope and resilience (DVD)
- Workplace etiquette: Why being polite counts on the job (DVD)
After browsing in that area, stop by the adjacent N350 to N365 section, which houses Art Education titles to support both ELCC and the B.Ed. program, including:
- Art matters: strategies, ideas, and activities to strengthen learning across the curriculum
- Engaging learners through artmaking: Choice-based art education in the classroom
Beyond the physical collection, the School of Education also has education-specific online article databases (e.g., Education Research Complete), as well as e-books accessible anytime:
- Big Ideas for Growing Mathematicians: Exploring Elementary Math with 20 Ready-to-go Activities
- Brain-friendly Strategies for Developing Student Writing Skills
- Music in the Early Years
RDC Library provides learner-centred resources and services to all students, staff, and faculty, as well as our community. For more information, please contact Yvonne Phillips, Librarian for the School of Education.