The Idaho State Department of Education has a parent brochure available with a high-level overview of the Idaho Core Standards. The Idaho Core Standards website is available at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/ICS/.
Other electronic resources
Other electronic resources available under the Idaho Core Standards Communications Toolkit at http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/common/toolkit.htm include the following:
Many Idaho school districts developed web pages to help explain the new standards to parents at a local level. Here are a few examples:
Idaho Falls: http://www.d91.k12.id.us/
PTA’s Parent Guide to Student Success: http://pta.org/parents/content.cfm?ItemNumber=2583. (also available in Spanish)
Lesson Planning: Or, What's the Game Plan?
K-12 Information and Communication Technology Standards, adopted 2013 Idaho Department of Education
Comprehensive Literacy Course and Assessment, Idaho Department of Education
Summer Reading: Or, How To Avoide the Summer Slide
Youth Services: Or, How Do I Connect With Young Adults?
Supplemental Alternative Basic Library Education (SABLE): Online, self-directed courses on youth services
Idaho Make It - Maker-spaces programs
Blog: Youth Services Corner
Online Newsletter: Scoop
Early Literacy Resources from Saroj Ghoting
An alternative way to motivate students in learning how to use the library and library resources.
HeLIOS (Hemingway Library Information Online Skills), an online library skills tutorial designed specifically for high school or elementary school students. Using short lessons with audio narration or text only, this tutorial assists students in becoming familiar with the concepts and resources required for college-level research. It can also be accessed with tablet devices by downloading the Articulate app. Some of the lessons in the tutorial include:
Additionally, classroom teachers and school librarians can use the tutorial’s related slide shows to present information literacy skills in school classrooms. The creation of the tutorial was a collaborative effort between academic librarians, high school teacher librarians, and a graphic designer.
ACRL (Association of College and Research Librarians) PRIMO (Peer-Reviewed Instructional Materials Online) Site of the Month. March 2012. "HELIOS: Hemingway Library Information Online Skills Tutorial."
Christensen, Joanne F., Fawn Morgan, and JaNae Kinikin. "An Online Information Skills Tutorial." School Library Monthly. 29.5 (2013): 8-10.