All materials in the Curriculum Library Collection are listed in the online catalog. Call numbers will indicate Children's or Curriculum. To search specifically for materials in the Curriculum Library, conduct an advanced search using Framingham State Children's as the collection; this will produce only Curriculum Library items.
Curriculum Materials Library
The Curriculum Materials Collection houses instructional materials for curriculum planning, lesson preparation, unit development, and assessment of students in the early childhood, elementary, and secondary levels. The collection includes elementary and secondary textbooks, activity and idea books, curriculum guides, instructional manipulatives, audiovisual materials, educational software and reference materials for grades K-12. The collection also includes tools for integrating technology across disciplines.
Instructional Technology Tools
As part of a generous grant, the Curriculum Library purchased several educational technology tools that are now available to our Education students. SMART Notebook software and a SMART board are available for lesson plannning. IPads, document projectors, digital cameras and digital video cameras may all be checked out by pre-service teachers for use in the classroom. In addition, we have a new item, called Zoomy, that's a hand-sized digital magnifier. It is an excellent tool for any grade level!
Curriculum Library Reference Materials
The Curriculum Library has a large collection of reference sources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, bibliographies, and indexes. Current curriculum frameworks for Massachusetts and the New England states are accessible in the Curriculum Library. Reference materials do not circulate.
Curriculum Library, Juvenile Collection
The Curriculum Library features a large collection of juvenile fiction and nonfiction, for use as mentor texts. In addition, this collection includes large format books (Big Books) for use in classroom activities, as well as picture books in languages other than English. Books with objects, such as small figures or audio recordings are displayed as Kits on racks in the Curriculum Library.