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  • INFOhio, Ohio’s K-12 digital library is very proud to have worked with the MCOECN for the past 21 years and to be prominently featured on their website. As Sarah explained, the movement to blended and digital education is moving at the speed of light. Everyone in this room can place their school district somewhere on the digital learning continuum. INFOhio is no different. We have moved from just being a library catalog or just being databases to developing strong tools and amazing resources to support school’s critical needs.
  • INFOhio, Ohio’s K-12 digital library is very proud to have worked with the MCOECN for the past 21 years and to be prominently featured on their website. As Sarah explained, the movement to blended and digital education is moving at the speed of light. Everyone in this room can place their school district somewhere on the digital learning continuum. INFOhio is no different. We have moved from just being a library catalog or just being databases to developing strong tools and amazing resources to support school’s critical needs.
  • In the next few minutes, please join me on a resource walk as we look at how INFOhio the digital K-12 library for Ohio supports the state of Ohio’s push to an innovation economy through blended and digital learning, college and career readiness, Ohio’s new learning standards including the Common Core and professional development needs. .
  • This graphical depiction of College and Career Readiness says it all. From preparing our earliest learners to meet the challenges of strong reading, writing and math curriculum to challenging our 4-12 th grade students to prepare for whatever post secondary options they choose, Ohio’s education community is finding ourselves in the middle of a whirlwind of change. With the shifts to Common Core standards that have College and Career Readiness anchor standards, all educators are talking and learning about the new instructional shifts. These shifts in understanding, integrating and aligning your curriculum to the Common Core Standards have probably made you feel like you are lifting 300 lb iron weight. [email_address]
  • For those of you wondering where to find the resources to accommodate these major educational shifts. INFOhio has an answer. INFOhio provides you with a “virtual door” to no cost, high quality, teacher selected, and curriculum-related databases for your instructional program. Many of you have probably used Google or Wikipedia at one time or another. These are good resources, but to raise the bar and reach for the rigor required in the Common Core you need access to multiple digital and print databases that provide reliable and authoritative evidence. These electronic resources – provided at no charge -- are funded by Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) using a combination of federal funds through the State Library of Ohio, in addition to state appropriations from OhioLINK, OPLIN, and INFOhio.
  • This core collection of 16 high quality resources is available to you and your students 24x7. If you are at home, you will need the user name and password you see on your handout. But the question remains, how do these resources connect to the Common Core. How can your teachers and students use these effectively to raise the rigor and critical thinking skills necessary for the Common Core?
  • Let’s look at how INFOhio supports the Common Core. On this slide are some of the key concepts that are found in the Common Core. These are all connected to Inquiry and improving student’s critical thinking skills. key concepts. Literacy Across the Curriculum / Research / Text Complexity and Informational Text / College & Career Readiness / Mathematical Principals. Not only does INFOhio provide the tools, but we are creating connections from five key Common Core concepts to those tools.
  • Keeping up with the changing standards? Are you confident about teaching your students the inquiry process? Wish you knew how to get started? Don't worry, you're not alone. Many educators are in your position and are looking for a quality solution. INFOhio's IMatrix system will help you understand inquiry and offer you a variety of materials for classroom instruction... and everything is directly tied to your standards. The IMatrix cube represents how the system works. The layers are the grade levels—Pre-K through 12 (green). The cube is four rows deep with each row representing a major content area (yellow). If you slice the cube from left to right you will see the six Dimensions of Inquiry—each representing a group of skills and steps in the inquiry process (blue). 10/04/12
  • GO INFOhio breaks the research process down into three major steps: Ask—ACT—Achieve. Each phase asks key questions that link students to INFOhio resources, forms, and reliable websites.
  • Federal grant from State Library of Ohio to create Information Literacy Course: Blended Learning in Action Aimed at Juniors and Seniors. Getting students ready for college and careers and getting teachers ready for blended learning. Increase rigor in research. We’re on schedule to have it ready in the fall, we’re hoping by the end of October. The idea is that students can work on a module at home and then teachers can review the results and address misconceptions and weak points one-on-one or in small groups. And it’s sensitive to the fact that not everyone has great Internet access. Designed it so that a teacher can download materials to use with class.
  • The Online Library Catalog that your district supports offers the first front to finding lexiles for text complexity. Most students know what lexile they are reading at, so having resources that allow them to select a reading at their lexile level allows teachers to differentiate without singling out any student.
  • Both EBSCOhost and World Book allow for lexile searching also. Ebsco actually promotes differentiation by allowing the student or teacher to select a lexile range for the topic they are researching. This can help all students find the information they need at their reading level. World Book does lexile their articles which helps everyone to know the rigor of the article.
  • Early World of Learning is targeted for grades K-3 reading and literacy. Good tool for the Third Grade Reading Guarantee and any student who has a reading improvement plan. A link at the bottom of all pages takes you to the Educator Center for a comprehensive breakdown of site features and recommendations for integrating Welcome to Reading into the classroom literacy curriculum. Including resources to help educators determine which reading level is appropriate for each child based on assessments of demonstrated reading abilities and behaviors. An individual For Educators guide accompanies each story in the A, B, C, and D levels. Each guide offers an overview of the phonics and vocabulary taught in the story, classroom discussion questions, “mini-lessons,” and thematic connections to sing along songs, nursery songs, and stories for further reading. Download the printable version of the stories to fold into Little Books with your students. Trek’s Travels also includes and Educator Center and an individual For Educators guide accompanies each early childhood theme. Each guide offers an overview of the skills and concepts taught, educators' story synopsis, background information, discussion questions, ideas for interactive classroom learning, game instructions
  • Learning Express Library offers a wide range of resources for test preparation at the elementary level to college entrance exams. Additionally, there are online courses and workplace skills improvement. The Jobs and Career Accelerator offers career guidance, resume writing suggestions and job searching.
  • Learning Express Library offers a wide range of resources for test preparation at the elementary level to college entrance exams. Additionally, there are online courses and workplace skills improvement. The Jobs and Career Accelerator offers career guidance, resume writing suggestions and job searching. 22928006370377 A9VWVEP3
  • Science Online allows science and math researchers to find animations, timelines, experiments, activities, and much more. This resource has a conversion calculator, science standards and ideas for suggested lessons. The INFOhio 21 st Century videos at http://www.infohio.org/Educator/21stcenturyvideo.html will give further information about Science Online.
  • Many of the INFOhio resources can be integrated into a blended learning class with search widgets that can be embedded into the course structure and used for research while the student is attending the course. This makes connecting with the resource more seamless.
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  • There are many more INFOhio tools and resources that can be used to implement the rigorous instructional shifts of the Common Core and Ohio Learning Standards. We hope that you will reach out to INFOhio as your district plans for the implementation of the Common Core and linking resources to the instructional program you are developing. And please make sure that all educators in your districts know about and understand the power of INFOhio and its importance in helping them with their challenges.
  • There are many more INFOhio tools and resources that can be used to implement the rigorous instructional shifts of the Common Core and Ohio Learning Standards. We hope that you will reach out to INFOhio as your district plans for the implementation of the Common Core and linking resources to the instructional program you are developing. And please make sure that all educators in your districts know about and understand the power of INFOhio and its importance in helping them with their challenges.

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  • http://infohio.org/Parent/OutreachKit/WhatIsINFOhio.html 2
  • Schools’ Critical Needs
  • Start Ready, Leave Ready Start Ready, Leave ReadyCollege and Career Readiness Slide courtesy of ODE 4
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  • Find these at www.infohio.org 6
  • Connecting INFOhio Tools to the Common Core INQUIRY 7
  • IMatrix-imatrix.infohio.org 8
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  • Information Literacy Course 10
  • Online Catalog displays Lexile or Reading Program in results. 11
  • These databases include Lexiles for their articles. 12
  • Third Grade Reading Guarantee Educator Center •Recommendations for integrating this resource into literacy curriculum. •Discussion questions •“Mini-lessons” •Thematic connections 13
  • Learning Express Library for students, teachers and parentseBooks, online practice tests, and online courses help students with college and career readiness. 14
  • Learning Express Library 15
  • Science Online has Math resources too 16
  • INFOhio Mobile Apps and Widgets for Blended Learning 17
  • http://www.infohio.org/Educator/lessons.html 18
  • WWW. INFOHIO.ORG infohio power 19
  • WWW. INFOHIO.ORG• Look at Infohio.org• Explore the Resources• Select 5 resources you could use in your class.• Describe how you will use them with your class.• Turn Document into Springboard. 20