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The Big6:Information Literacy         &  Executive Skills   Future-Proofing StudentsBob Berkowitz, presenter
Raise you hand if you ever… sung karaoke? been without a shower for more than 2 weeks? eaten frogs legs? been in love with...
Agenda•   Introduction•   Executive Skills•   Big6 Skills    –   Task Definition    –   Information Seeking Strategies    ...
What are the skills that make Executivessuccessful? • Write responses here   • Write responses here
Executive Skills and Abilities•   Time management        •   Creative thinking    skills                     skills•   Peo...
Executive Skills and Abilities•    Quick learning skills    •   Creativity•    Effective study skills   •   Determination•...
EXECUTIVE SKILLS             What does that really mean?     Academic                 Soft            Habits       Skills ...
FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFSThe purpose of education is to preparestudents to be: Successful learners for a lifetime Responsible...
FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFSSchools: Are capable of changing. Must change on a regular basis if  they are going to prepare stude...
FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFSTeacher Librarians: Care about their students Want their students to achieve at a  high level.
A Vision for studentsIn addition to narrowing gaps in four    key areas…1. Leadership and executive-level    skills2. Basi...
From the perspective of teacher librariansOur students deserve:  • Write responses here          • Write responses here
EDUCATION REALITYWhat challenges do teacher-librarians face when trying toeducate students at a rigorouslevel?
Challenges faced byTeacher-Librarians:• Write responses here   • Write responses here
THE BOTTOM LINE If we   care about our students,   understand information literacy,      we can no longer do business a...
ASK YOURSELF1. Do we have high enough   expectations of our students?2. Is the content we teach rigorous   enough?3. Are o...
ASK YOURSELF5. Do our students see the personal   connection between what they learn   at school and their futures?6. Do o...
The Big6™ Skills:          Basic Themes• The Big6 process can be applied in allsubjects, with students of all ages, andacr...
Basic Themes:                   continued• The Big6 process is necessary andsufficient for solving problems andcompleting ...
What is the Big6?When students are faced with aninformation problem to solve orinformation-based decision tomake, they can...
Stage 11 Task Definition 1.1 Define the information problem 1.2 Identify information needed
Stage 22 Information Seeking Strategies 2.1 Determine all possible sources 2.2 Select the best sources
Stage 33 Location and Access 3.1 Locate sources     (intellectually & physically) 3.2 Find information within sources
Stage 44 Use of Information 4.1 Engage     (ex. read, hear, view, touch) 4.2 Extract relevant information
Stage 55 Synthesis 5.1 Organize from multiple sources 5.2 Present the information
Stage 66 Evaluation 6.1 Judge the product     (effectiveness) 6.2 Judge the process     (efficiency)
Big6 and Super3• Task Definition• Info Seeking Strategies                                           Plan• Location and Acc...
Course             Big6Curriculum
Course      Integrated   Big6Curriculum    Program
Taking Charge of Executive          Skills Instruction     1. Understand key strategies, goals,        and performance obj...
Q&A
To Get There….
So How Do You Implementa School-Wide Big6 Initiative   for Authentic Learning?
Big and Small Steps• Engage your principal• Develop a plan• District-wide implementation• Start with a few teachers…build ...
Jerry King http://www.jerryking.com/ and From Now Onhttp://fno.org.
Big6 Advanced   Key Points from this Workshop• Incorporates HOTS - higher order thinking  skills.• Helps students build kn...
Summarize Your        Thoughts• An effective information literacy skills  curriculum helps teacher-librarians  to:• An eff...
WE CAN MAKE A         DIFFERENCENever doubt that a small group ofthoughtful, committed citizens canchange the world. Indee...
Q&A
The EndThink      Thanks for           listeningBig6
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Presentation by Bob Berkowitz at AASL 2011, "Turn the Page" Conference, Minneapolis, MN. Berkowitz poses the questions "What higher-level thinking skills will students need most in the future,"and "how can teacher librarians and classroom teachers integrate strategies that put students in a position to succeed for a lifetime?"

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  1. 1. The Big6:Information Literacy & Executive Skills Future-Proofing StudentsBob Berkowitz, presenter
  2. 2. Raise you hand if you ever… sung karaoke? been without a shower for more than 2 weeks? eaten frogs legs? been in love with someone who was vegetarian? done volunteer work sometime in the last month? had a close relative who lived to over 100? been parachuting or done a bungee jump? lived overseas for more than 1 year? left your cell-phone on during a workshop?
  3. 3. Agenda• Introduction• Executive Skills• Big6 Skills – Task Definition – Information Seeking Strategies – Location and Access – Use of Information – Synthesis – Evaluation• Integration is the Key• Q&A• Closing
  4. 4. What are the skills that make Executivessuccessful? • Write responses here • Write responses here
  5. 5. Executive Skills and Abilities• Time management • Creative thinking skills skills• People management • Organizational skills skills • Effective listening• interpersonal skills communication skills • Decision making• business skills communication skills • Problem solving• verbal communication skills skills • Negotiating skills• Business management • Teamwork skills skills • Coaching skills• Strategic Thinking • Teaching skills
  6. 6. Executive Skills and Abilities• Quick learning skills • Creativity• Effective study skills • Determination• Analytical Skills • Ethics• Risk Taking • Critical thinking skills• Sales Ability • Customer service• Resourceful-ness skills• Reliability • Patience• Responsibility • Multi-Tasking • Diplomacy Skills
  7. 7. EXECUTIVE SKILLS What does that really mean? Academic Soft Habits Skills Skills of MindInformational reading Teamwork AnalysisPersuasive writing Work ethic InterpretationOral presentation Responsibility Precision & accuracyData analysis & • Attendance Problem solvingstatistics • Punctuality Reasoning • Time management
  8. 8. FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFSThe purpose of education is to preparestudents to be: Successful learners for a lifetime Responsible citizens Productive members of a global economy Productive members of an information-oriented society
  9. 9. FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFSSchools: Are capable of changing. Must change on a regular basis if they are going to prepare students for success in an ever-changing society. 9
  10. 10. FOUNDATIONAL BELIEFSTeacher Librarians: Care about their students Want their students to achieve at a high level.
  11. 11. A Vision for studentsIn addition to narrowing gaps in four key areas…1. Leadership and executive-level skills2. Basic skills: the three “Rs”3. Professional and industry-specific skills4. Management and supervisory skills…additional skills are needed for success in the information economy…
  12. 12. From the perspective of teacher librariansOur students deserve: • Write responses here • Write responses here
  13. 13. EDUCATION REALITYWhat challenges do teacher-librarians face when trying toeducate students at a rigorouslevel?
  14. 14. Challenges faced byTeacher-Librarians:• Write responses here • Write responses here
  15. 15. THE BOTTOM LINE If we  care about our students,  understand information literacy, we can no longer do business as usual. We must  do whatever it takes to help all students learn at a globally competitive standard.
  16. 16. ASK YOURSELF1. Do we have high enough expectations of our students?2. Is the content we teach rigorous enough?3. Are our students engaged in their learning?4. Do teacher librarians use assessments to evaluate the success of their instructional strategies?Based on Elements of High Achieving Schools, American Student Achievement Institute, 2007
  17. 17. ASK YOURSELF5. Do our students see the personal connection between what they learn at school and their futures?6. Do our students learn in an environment that supports learning? • Disciplined environment • Adequate resources for all students • Appropriate balance of academic and other activities
  18. 18. The Big6™ Skills: Basic Themes• The Big6 process can be applied in allsubjects, with students of all ages, andacross all grade levels (K-20).• The Big6 is an adaptable and flexible; itcan be applied to any information situation.• Technology skills take on meaning withinthe Big6 process.• Using the Big6 is not always a linear, step-by-step process.
  19. 19. Basic Themes: continued• The Big6 process is necessary andsufficient for solving problems andcompleting tasks.• The Big6 is an ideal approach forintegrating information literacy learning withall subject area curricula at all grade levels.• The Big6 provides a common vocabularyfor “metacognition” – that helps everyonetalk about how they learn and solveproblems.
  20. 20. What is the Big6?When students are faced with aninformation problem to solve orinformation-based decision tomake, they can use a systematic,problem-solving model –they can use the Big6
  21. 21. Stage 11 Task Definition 1.1 Define the information problem 1.2 Identify information needed
  22. 22. Stage 22 Information Seeking Strategies 2.1 Determine all possible sources 2.2 Select the best sources
  23. 23. Stage 33 Location and Access 3.1 Locate sources (intellectually & physically) 3.2 Find information within sources
  24. 24. Stage 44 Use of Information 4.1 Engage (ex. read, hear, view, touch) 4.2 Extract relevant information
  25. 25. Stage 55 Synthesis 5.1 Organize from multiple sources 5.2 Present the information
  26. 26. Stage 66 Evaluation 6.1 Judge the product (effectiveness) 6.2 Judge the process (efficiency)
  27. 27. Big6 and Super3• Task Definition• Info Seeking Strategies Plan• Location and Access• Use of Information Do• Synthesis• Evaluation Review www.big6.com
  28. 28. Course Big6Curriculum
  29. 29. Course Integrated Big6Curriculum Program
  30. 30. Taking Charge of Executive Skills Instruction 1. Understand key strategies, goals, and performance objectives 2. Identify competencies 3. Set goals and prioritize the path to fill gaps 4. Implement solutions 5. Monitor and measure results, and communicate the impact.30
  31. 31. Q&A
  32. 32. To Get There….
  33. 33. So How Do You Implementa School-Wide Big6 Initiative for Authentic Learning?
  34. 34. Big and Small Steps• Engage your principal• Develop a plan• District-wide implementation• Start with a few teachers…build success• Put an END to topic research!• Prominently display…• Share one step at a time at staff meetings
  35. 35. Jerry King http://www.jerryking.com/ and From Now Onhttp://fno.org.
  36. 36. Big6 Advanced Key Points from this Workshop• Incorporates HOTS - higher order thinking skills.• Helps students build knowledge• Moves students beyond location & access to construction, communication and assessment• Keeps students engaged with ideas and information• Teaches students to be good researchers• Helps students manage information• Aligned with student outcomes• Enables students to do schoolwork better• Dynamic agent for learning.
  37. 37. Summarize Your Thoughts• An effective information literacy skills curriculum helps teacher-librarians to:• An effective information literacy skills curriculum helps teachers to:• An effective information literacy skills curriculum helps students to:
  38. 38. WE CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCENever doubt that a small group ofthoughtful, committed citizens canchange the world. Indeed, it is theonly thing that ever has. -- Margaret Mead
  39. 39. Q&A
  40. 40. The EndThink Thanks for listeningBig6
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