Stepping Up Student Learning by Rebuilding the Course Foundation with Faculty-Librarian Collaboration<br />Kristen Motz an...
Librarian  Professor:Impact in Collaboration<br />Kudos to Dr. Helen Woodman, University College, for her work with me on...
WRITING…IN A READING COURSE?<br />Used with permission from Richard Guindon<br />
INQUIRIES<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914729343/<br />
Inquiries into Teaching and Learning Project<br />Librarian and classroom faculty collaboration<br />Argumentative researc...
Class Learning Outcomes:<br />As a result of the process of writing and completing an argumentative paper, students will b...
Recognize the various levels of validity of material found in textbooks and in other varieties of print material;
Develop and practice summarizing skills, including annotating and concept mapping;
Develop the ability to ask appropriate questions of print material leading to better understanding of the author’s message...
Recognize multiple points of view on a given topic and take positions in support of or in opposition of these viewpoints;
Read diversely and deeply, applying literal and interpretative comprehension skills necessary for continuing college-level...
How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age<br />THiNK: Think: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for...
What to do with Weird Things<br />Research Both Sides of Your Topic<br />Take a Position<br />Find 8 Reliable Sources<br /...
Professor Tools and TechniquesRecycled<br /><ul><li>Puzzle Me sheets
Journals/Logs
Sweat Pages
Textbook-based Assignment
Individual Paper
Group Presentation
Student Created Games</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/100043823/<br />
Professor Tools and TechniquesRevised for New Assignment<br />Course Concept Map        New Rubrics<br />Course Timeline<b...
PUZZLE ME SHEET     	DATE  __________	<br />				NAME _______________________<br />	What did I learn in today’s class that ...
Librarian Tools and Techniques<br />Class Web Page<br />Point-of-Need Instruction<br />Information Literacy Assessments<br...
Librarian Session 1<br /><ul><li>Week 1
Introduction to Librarian
Course Concept Map
Introduction to Class Help Page
Information Literacy Assessments</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/velkr0/3472576304/<br />
Librarian Session 2: Getting Acquainted<br />Week 4<br />Second Connection<br />Review of Class Help Page (with book locat...
Librarian Session 3 - Week 5<br />Third Connection<br />Review of class help page<br />Interactive web evaluation exercise...
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  • Helen addresses why she assigns writing in a reading course.
  • How does the collaboration between a FLITE instruction librarian and classroom faculty in the process of designing and implementing an argumentative research paper assignment in College Critical Reading impactstudent performance on course learning outcomes?
  • Helen – course textbooks; Students could select one source from each textbook for the paper.
  • Minneapolis Stone Arch &amp; 35W Bridges at Night – Doug WallickDecember 2, 2008 The Stone Arch Bridge is over 100 years old and the new 35W Bridge is 2 months old, so this is a pretty new sight along the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. 
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    1. 1. Stepping Up Student Learning by Rebuilding the Course Foundation with Faculty-Librarian Collaboration<br />Kristen Motz and Helen Woodman<br />Ferris State University<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibbit/2123959232/<br />
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    3. 3. Librarian  Professor:Impact in Collaboration<br />Kudos to Dr. Helen Woodman, University College, for her work with me on this project. It wouldn’t have worked without her amazing energy, cooperation, and creativity.<br />College Critical Reading<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/paulwatson/20539223/<br />
    4. 4. WRITING…IN A READING COURSE?<br />Used with permission from Richard Guindon<br />
    5. 5. INQUIRIES<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/crystaljingsr/3914729343/<br />
    6. 6. Inquiries into Teaching and Learning Project<br />Librarian and classroom faculty collaboration<br />Argumentative research paper<br />Impact on students<br />Performance on course learning outcomes<br />
    7. 7. Class Learning Outcomes:<br />As a result of the process of writing and completing an argumentative paper, students will be able to:<br /> <br /><ul><li>Evaluate the relevance and importance of text (reading) material in various content areas;
    8. 8. Recognize the various levels of validity of material found in textbooks and in other varieties of print material;
    9. 9. Develop and practice summarizing skills, including annotating and concept mapping;
    10. 10. Develop the ability to ask appropriate questions of print material leading to better understanding of the author’s message and point of view;
    11. 11. Recognize multiple points of view on a given topic and take positions in support of or in opposition of these viewpoints;
    12. 12. Read diversely and deeply, applying literal and interpretative comprehension skills necessary for continuing college-level work</li></li></ul><li>Outlining the Argumentative Paper<br /> INTRODUCTION<br />SUPPORT<br />SUPPORT<br />SUPPORT<br />CONCLUSION<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nics_events/2349630643/<br />
    13. 13. How to Think About Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age<br />THiNK: Think: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for Everyday Life<br />
    14. 14. What to do with Weird Things<br />Research Both Sides of Your Topic<br />Take a Position<br />Find 8 Reliable Sources<br />Write Individual Paper<br />Keep a Research Log<br />Create Original Game<br />Plan Group Presentation<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/iheartspam/34837902/<br />
    15. 15. Professor Tools and TechniquesRecycled<br /><ul><li>Puzzle Me sheets
    16. 16. Journals/Logs
    17. 17. Sweat Pages
    18. 18. Textbook-based Assignment
    19. 19. Individual Paper
    20. 20. Group Presentation
    21. 21. Student Created Games</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/100043823/<br />
    22. 22. Professor Tools and TechniquesRevised for New Assignment<br />Course Concept Map New Rubrics<br />Course Timeline<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/denisecarbonell/3923601326/<br />
    23. 23. PUZZLE ME SHEET DATE __________ <br /> NAME _______________________<br /> What did I learn in today’s class that “surprised” me?<br /> What in today’s class still “puzzles” me?<br />
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    28. 28. Librarian Tools and Techniques<br />Class Web Page<br />Point-of-Need Instruction<br />Information Literacy Assessments<br />Research Consultations<br />
    29. 29. Librarian Session 1<br /><ul><li>Week 1
    30. 30. Introduction to Librarian
    31. 31. Course Concept Map
    32. 32. Introduction to Class Help Page
    33. 33. Information Literacy Assessments</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/velkr0/3472576304/<br />
    34. 34. Librarian Session 2: Getting Acquainted<br />Week 4<br />Second Connection<br />Review of Class Help Page (with book locations)<br />Introduction to Catalog<br />Introduction to 2 Databases<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/rooty/3661350095/<br />
    35. 35. Librarian Session 3 - Week 5<br />Third Connection<br />Review of class help page<br />Interactive web evaluation exercise<br />Let’s Go Whale Watching<br />lakemichiganwhales.com<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nhunt/1437954595/<br />
    36. 36. Librarian Session 4 - varies<br />Fourth Connection<br />APA Citation Work: Human Citation Game<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/vancouverfilmschool/4379914053/<br />
    37. 37. New Strategies from Librarian<br />Information Literacy Assessments: Online<br />
    38. 38. New Strategies from Librarian<br /><ul><li>Research Consultations
    39. 39. Paper slips handed out twice in class
    40. 40. Overwhelming response</li></li></ul><li>Firming Up the Foundation – Results!<br />113 students –> 94 completed papers (83.2%)<br />78.25% passed paper with C- or better<br />Progressive improvement in student-selected sources<br />Increased student interaction with librarians, Writing Center, and course professor<br />56 FLITE research consultations<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/ogcodes/257409323/<br />
    41. 41. Challenges<br />Overwhelming rush to FLITE librarians:<br />FLITE was prepared<br />Equally overwhelming rush to Writing Center:<br />Writing Center was not prepared<br />
    42. 42. Multiple Bridges: Weird Topic Librarians<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/jamesbondsv/3904919485/<br />
    43. 43. Student Input 1<br />Keep the argumentative paper <br />Make the paper at least 8 pages long <br />Assign 8 sources<br />Begin paper’s annotated outline earlier<br />Cover APA citation earlier/more often<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/nics_events/2350462608/<br />
    44. 44. Student Input 2<br /><ul><li>Keep the Writing Center tutors involved
    45. 45. Keep the FLITE librarians involved – students loved that part
    46. 46. Require completion of the Argumentative Paper and all of its components to pass the course</li></ul>http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaymiek/2474089179/<br />
    47. 47. Group Presentations & Games<br />Back to the Future (reincarnation) – Monopoly<br />Alien Invaders (build a spaceship) – Trivia Pursuit<br />Ghostland – Candyland<br />Grab an Angel - Monopoly<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/colemama/3941644833/<br />
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    50. 50. Student Quote<br />“Thank you for your teaching. . . .I think you should keep the length of your research paper the same next semester because it has helped me in Eng 150. I have an A in that class thanks to your teaching in reading sources and writing papers.” <br />(Personal communication, December 2009)<br />
    51. 51. Faculty–Librarian Bridges Old and New<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/dwallick/3078130103/in/set-72157606087976205/<br />Doug Wallick – Filckr 2010<br />
    52. 52. Discussion<br />What portions of this collaborative project would work in your setting?<br />What tools and techniques look most helpful for the classrooms you instruct?<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/bibbit/2123959232/<br />

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