Standards and Curriculum

New York City Department of Education Common Core Library

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum  The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum provides a K-12 framework for the instructional aspects of a library program. The framework is based on three standards that form the basis for the skills and strategies that are essential for students to become independent readers and learners.  The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum is endorsed by the School Library Systems Association of New York State  and aligned to the Common Core Learning Standards. 

The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum includes:

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum K-12 Priority Benchmark Skills Booklet (color)

Stripling Model of Inquiry

Common Core Workshop Series

Common Core Workshop Materials

Citizenship in the Digital Age This publication was supported by Federal Library Services and Technology Act funds, awarded to the New York State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services.  The guide contains sample lessons from grades 1 to 12 in the areas of responsibility and online safety.  The lessons are aligned to the NYC Information Fluency Continuum and Common Core Learning Standards.

Project-Based Learning: Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning
This edition of Project-Based Learning: Inspiring Middle School Students to Engage in Deep and Active Learning is a major revision and update of the Exit Project Guide that was originally published for Science and Social Studies in 2000. This newly revised guide provides an overview of Project-Based Learning, guidance on planning projects, assistance on creating an optimal learning environment to teach skills and content, and supports to structure the project around an Inquiry Process.