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Creative Commons Staff Development Plan

  1. 1. Creative CommonsStaff Development <br />By Maricor Chang, Mindy Perry, Caitlin Manock and Paula Shapiro<br />
  2. 2. Statement of Need<br />7th grade district Language Arts teachers are concerned students are using images incorrectly and breaking a copyright law<br />Students included various images for prior projects and only 1 in every class noted the source of the images<br />Allow teachers to become familiar with issues pertaining to images on the Internet and Creative Commons Licenses<br />Teachers can use the information to instruct students on proper image use for the Journalistic unit<br />
  3. 3. Proposal Brief<br />Librarians propose a one hour staff development meeting at Clearview North Middle School<br />Provide teachers information on various Creative Commons licenses<br />Online Sources for images with clear licensing details (Creative Commons, Flickr, Google)<br />Standard integration with both Common Core Language Arts standards and Standards for the 21st-Century Learner <br />
  4. 4. Support<br />StandardsCommon Core:<br />CC.7.W.8 Research to Build and Present Knowledge: Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, using search terms effectively; assess the credibility and accuracy of each source; and quote or paraphrase the data and conclusions of others while avoiding plagiarism and following a standard format for citation.<br />Standards for the 21st-Century Learner:<br />1.1.5Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis of accuracy, validity, appropriateness for needs, importance, and social and cultural context.<br />1.3.1 Respect copyright/intellectual property rights of creators and producers<br />1.3.3 Follow ethical and legal guidelines in gathering and using information<br />3.1.6 Use information and technology ethically and responsibly<br />3.3.4 Create products that apply to authentic, real-world contexts <br />
  5. 5. Support Cont.<br />Big 6: <br />step 3 (Locate and Access Information), step 4 (Use of Information), and step 6 (Evaluation) <br />District Strategic Technology Plan Objectives:<br />Schools will be lead by 21st-Century Professionals:<br />2.2 Provide online, web-based, and face-to-face resources for professional development in a). Technology b).Curriculum/Tech Integration. <br />Students will be healthy and responsible in 21st-Century Learning Contexts<br />3.5 Incorporate ethical and responsible use of technology and online information in curriculum<br />
  6. 6. Goals<br />Empower teachers to instruct, evaluate, select, organize and present images responsibly<br />100% of teachers will understand Creative Commons licenses and how to use images appropriately <br />Students will no longer randomly search images on Google with no regard for responsible use<br />
  7. 7. Example<br />Teachers will show students how to use Creative Commons Guidelines, Flickr and other worksheets/materials from workshop<br />Teachers can access and use Flickr to find specific images<br />Students will learn and practice responsible methods using Creative Commons in their journalistic unit. <br />
  8. 8. Activity<br />Librarians will review the 6 different Creative Commons licenses<br />Access Creative Commons website and discuss various search image options such as Flickr and Google images<br />Teachers will follow directions under handout<br />
  9. 9. Allow teachers to search through pictures in Creative Commons using Flickr and Google tabs<br />Discuss findings in large group<br />Have teachers brainstorm ways to include Creative Commons in other lessons<br />Answer any questions<br />
  10. 10. Timeline<br />1 hour staff development:<br />15 minutes- talk about 6 Creative Common licenses <br />15 minutes- teachers will research on their own<br />15 minutes- discuss findings<br />15 minutes- questions/comments<br />
  11. 11. Preparing<br />3 months ahead: Discuss with principals about meeting with 7th grade district Language Art teachers<br />2 months ahead: Schedule computer lab in central location<br />1 month ahead: Collaborate with district librarians to discuss and create workshop lessons/materials<br />3 weeks: contact 7th grade Language Arts teachers via e-mail<br />
  12. 12. Week of: Remind teachers about workshop and encourage them to attend via e-mail<br />4 days before: Make copies of handout and activities. Make sure that all computers are working properly in computer lab. Review agenda and lesson<br />Day of: Turn on all computers. Check Creative Commons link. Inform school security of visiting teachers. Set out materials for lesson<br />
  13. 13. Materials Required:<br />Computers<br />Internet access<br />Creative Commons access<br /> LCD projector<br />multiple copies of handout<br />
  14. 14. Facilitator Responsibilities<br />Approval from principals- Meeting time/budget/teacher release from staff development day for 2 hours.<br />All- Contact individual principals for approval, plan workshop through Skype and Google docs, and contact individual teachers for reminder. <br />
  15. 15. Assessment<br />Check teacher’s research to determine if they associated the correct pictures and meanings with Creative Common licenses <br />Have teachers fill out questionnaires. Librarians will review comments and observation to determine success/changes <br />Maintain communication with teachers during their unit to evaluate any additional support <br />Collect data of final student products during team meetings to determine workshop impact<br />
  16. 16. Budget<br />Cost of:<br />Paper<br />Materials<br />Handouts<br />Total= $150<br />
  17. 17. Conclusion<br />Teachers will understand Creative Commons licenses and how to search for images on the internet for proper use<br />Teachers will instruct their students accordingly on proper image use for all projects going forward<br />Students will gain ethical image use and practice skills in their final unit projects<br />
  18. 18. Reference: <br />AASL. (2009).  Standards for the 21st-Century Learner in Action. Chicago: AASL.<br />Beare, K. (2011). Using Flickr for English Language Classes. Retrieved from <br />Blakeman, K.  (2010). Finding the Right Image on the Internet. Online, 34(6), 15-18. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. <br />Creative Commons. (2011). About the Licenses. Retrieved from <br />
  19. 19. Creative Commons. (2011). Pictures. Retrieved from <br />Education World, Inc. (2011). Mission Statements with Vision: Where Is Your School Going? Education World Retrieved from (Mountain Gap Middle School Mission Statement) <br />Eisenberg, M. B. & Berkowitz, R. E. (2010). Big 6.  Retrieved from<br />Illinois State Board of Education. (2010).  English- Language Arts Common Core State Standards. Retrieved from<br />
  20. 20. Notess, G. R. (2009). Finding Free Media. Online, 33(1), 41-43. Retrieved from EBSCOhost. <br />October 2009. Lesson Plan 42: five card flickr story. Interface Magazine, Issue 19. Website/Retrieved from  <br />Rutherford County Schools Technology Committee. (2008). Rutherford County School Strategic Technology Plan.  Retrieved from <br />