Introduction to the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum


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An overview of the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) Library Skills/Standards/Curriculum

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  • This is meant as an introduction—a road map if you willYou may feel more confused than when you walked in…remember, anything new requires a learning curve, and this document is just like the modules—adopt, adapt, or ignore
  • We’re cramming 4 days into 4 hoursHope that you leave with a general understanding of the binder and how it works, enough to start to play around with itRefresh and reflect sessions/tomorrow will helpNot an expert, but I will do my best!
  • I want to make sure we’re speaking a common language…What’s going on in your district with the Common Core?Go around the room, share out from tables with Modules/Common Core on tables
  • Let’s dive in…The binder is the basis…there are also peripherals to the ESIFC like lesson planning templates
  • Let’s take a few minutes to just flip through (share out first impressions after about 5 minutes)
  • We’re going to walk through the 3 major sections, and dive in a little deeper to each one. It seems like there’s a TON of tabs, but these can be chunked into 3 major sections1st– Benchmarks Skills – Priority Benchmark skills are variations on each other2nd--Assessments Stands alone3rd--CCLS alignmentThere are a few extraneous tabs, like the REACTS taxonomy, that we’re not going to get into today due to limited time. most tabs begin with an explanation of what’s contained in each.
  • Let’s back up and take a forest view before we dive into the treesFirst, let’s look at page 10—SourcesYou can see the inspiration behind the ESIFCIf you’re like me, you put all of these standards into your lesson plans –this streamlines the process (book)Next page 3 (chose this instead of page 1, because you can see the embedded components)Skip to 5—This is the framework there’s great stuff in between, but we’re doing the condensed version Embedded in Standard 1 are the phases of inquiry—found on the back of the very first page Each phase of inquiry ends with reflective questions for students prior to moving on to the next phaseStandard 2—personal readingStandard 3– digital citizenship 2 & 3 Very important but we will be skimming through theseKeep flipping until you get to the chart. This is IT – the ESIFCCheck out the last column—it’s a beautiful thing. You may be saying—where’s the CC alignment? That comes later. Pick a grade level that relates to you—find one or two skills in the white section—hang on to these in your mindBENCHMARK SKILLSThese break down the ESIFC into individual grade levels instead of grade level bandsSkills in bold – have an accompanying assessment We’re getting closer and closer to the trees as we move through these tabs GRADE-BY-GRADETakes the skills out of the chart and really breaks them downDo you recognize where these skills come from? (previous chart)K typobolded, priority benchmark skillsReally comes down to a preference of format between the benchmark skills and the grade by grade benchmarks Last section= pretty handoutTAKE A BREAK HEREWe’ll see these again in assessments (take a break)—on the break, assessment tables, hang up your paper and pick a representative to share out some of your table’s thoughts
  • Let’s start by sharing what we think about “assessments” – if you were a table that wrote down assessments, what did you write/draw?
  • The assessments tab is the practical “meat” of the ESIFCThese are the things you can take with you and immediately put to use in SeptemberSome of you may be familiar with these – SLOsThese assessments can be used as diagnostic (pre-tests), formative, or summative (post-test)First page of each grade level is a chart—why are they no assessments for Standard 2 or 3? Assessments are only available for the inquiry process. Take a few minutes to flip through – choose an elementary, middle, and high school graphic organizer to look at, then we’ll talk about what you notice. -Can be used across grade levels-No content, just skills-multiple graphic organizers for each priority benchmark skill -graphic organizers scaffold up (blue note tags)**Next: Modifying assessments***
  • Pass out blue sheetThese are meant to be modified—on your USB drive are all the assessments as word documents
  • Let’s flip to the last major section –CCLS alignment Before we go further, I want to highlight a key phrase in the introduction (pink slip)Pages 4-7 show a sample lesson plan and the lesson planning process—we will practice this in a bit. If you keep flipping to page 8 and beyond, you’ll find the CCLS/IFC alignments by grade levelFormat:L-RTags—these can be used to match up resources to standards/skills, enter these into your catalog, tag itemsCommon CoreIFC skill/standard (again, priority benchmarks are bolded)Additional skills at the endLet’s flip to the writing standards for Grade 7 (page 81)Look at 7th grade Writing standard (W.7.7)– this language consistent for grades 3-8EMBEDDED SKILLS ACTIVITY – goldenrod papers CC is all about deep, not wide—there’s a lot packed into these
  • Now that we’ve done this activity, let’s flip back to the alignment—why do you think B. Stripling deliberately did not align one-to-one?-There are EMBEDDED skills in each—multiple standards relate to CCLS, CCLS standards are grouped by like-skills -Skills repeat-Keeping it grade specific shows scaffoldingAdditional skills at the end Quick stretch break – 5 minutes – when we come back, we’ll dive into lesson planningDON’T NEED THE BINDER—WILL BE PUTTING SOME PAPERS ON YOUR TABLES
  • There are four major pieces to lesson planning with the ESIFC. This is a great opportunity for me to remind you—adapt, adopt, ignore. No one is saying you have to do this—you may find it useful, or you may like your own approach. HOWEVER the ESIFC provides great in-roads for initiating collaboration with teachers.
  • Building a cabinet analogyMaterials = ContentProcess = Skills to build the cabinetDifferent types of wood = different types of content Librarians (skills) + Teacher (content) = successCan I teach you how to build a cabinet without materials? Would it be successful?Deeply engage kids in the "building of the cabinet"Without process, research is copy and pasteWhen they do that, they're just moving the materials/content from one place to another. This is not building a cabinet.They haven't build anything! Need to build to learn.Lessons for assessments are PROCESS based lessons, need content Can we teach content without process?Yes--just give kids the information. BUT they don't retain because they didn't go through the process. Why don't students transfer? If we teach content ONLY--content doesn't transferPROCESS transfers from a history article, to a science article, to a painting, to a piece of literature, to a movieNow the transfer means somethingWhat's the only way I can teach you how to build a cabinet?YOU have to MODEL itThis is the trickiest part. We do these things automatically. If we want kids to know how to do it, we have to be able to verbalize the thinking behind the process
  • White one page lesson planFlip to K.5 in assessmentsAs always --adapt, adopt, ignore(click back two slides)
  • Develop lesson plans, then share out—give them about 30-40 minutes to work through it, then share for 10Hint: If your lesson is embedded in the text—start by reading the text
  • My advice is to start with a single lesson.If you’re at the elementary level on a fixed schedule, maybe try a one-shot lesson, or try to integrate a single piece of the lesson plan template, like modeling/guided practice. At the secondary level, or the elementary if you’re lucky enough to have a flexible schedule—maybe you have a teacher this year that is willing to collaborate. The ESIFC is a great tool for making those collaborative inroads—it enables you to step up as a leader in the Common Core, to say, not only do I understand the Common Core superficially, but I have an understanding on how deep these standards really go—and I can help you help students develop the skills they need to be successful. That is a powerful thing to be able to say and do for teachers—and lets your expertise shine beyond gathering carts of books.Show your teachers the “unpacked core” paper—let them know you can do that for any standard they’re focusing on. Thoughts?Questions?
  • Stripling Model – May Network Team Institute (NTI) trainingHasn’t officially passed yet in Shift 5 5WRITING FROM SOURCESSubshift - 5AWork with sourcesStudents gather, assess, synthesize, integrate, analyze sourcesSubshift -5BGrapple with complex text and content; leverage academic vocabulary Students apply academic vocabulary and content knowledge they gained through other shifts, but also through gathering, assessing, and synthesizing sources. Research is an integrated process which combines the reading, writing, and language standards.Subshift -5CEmphasize questioning, Inquiry, and explaining understanding rather than defenseStudents engage in an iterative and cyclical inquiry processSubshift -5DFollow inquiry process: questions, sources, information, scope and planproduct Students' questions lead them to the sources, which lead to information, which lead to the scope of the project, which may lead back to the questions, and so on. This process is iterative and results in a rigorous, grade level appropriate product.Subshift - 5EUse technology and other mindsThis is the 21st century, and the internet is a research tool, but students do more than a simple Google search; they collaborate productively with other students and adults.Subshift -5DRepeatResearch opportunities should be happening throughout the school year and take varying forms, including (but not limited to) short and more sustained research projects. In secondary, research should happen early and often.
  • Introduction to the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum

    1. 1. An introduction to THE EMPIRE STATE INFORMATION FLUENCY CONTINUUM August 2013
    2. 2. WELCOME! Please take a binder and USB drive. BEFORE WE GET STARTED Draw, doodle, or write some thoughts about the prompt on your paper. Be creative! Have fun! We’ll share out a little later.
    3. 3. TODAY’S AGENDA/GOALS 1) Binder Walkthrough 2) Lesson Planning with the ESIFC 3) Inquiry Cycle/EngageNY Research Paper
    5. 5. “GROUP THERAPY”
    6. 6. Three Key Features of the ESIFC: 1. Scaffolde d Skills Aligned to CCLS 2. Formative Assessments 3. Modeling Image Credit: Arminho-Paper, Flickr CC
    9. 9. ESIFC OVERVIEW/ BENCHMARK SKILLS 3 standards Using Inquiry to Build Understanding and Create New Knowledge Pursuing Personal and Aesthetic Growth Demonstrating Social Responsibility Indicators/Skills Priority Benchmarks Assessments
    10. 10. ASSESSMENTS Aligned to “Priority Benchmarks” Can be used in multiple grade levels Diagnostic, Formative and Summative
    11. 11. ASSESSMENT MODIFICATION 2 Types of Changes Formatting: Content: • Adding boxes Changing the assessed skill; making more complex/simple • Making the paper larger • Providing lines to write on
    12. 12. UNPACKING THE COMMON CORE Image Credit: Libookperson, Flickr CC
    13. 13. A WORD ABOUT ALIGNMENT • Alignment is not one-to-one • Why? • Mini-Alignments
    14. 14. Lesson Planning LESSON PLANNING WITH THE ESIFC Image Credit: AustinEvan, Flickr CC
    15. 15. PIECES OF THE LESSON PLAN PUZZLE ESIFC Skill Image Credit: Brad Montgomery, Flickr CC
    16. 16. OLGA NESI’S “BUILDING A CABINET” METAPHOR Image Credit: LitCritter, Flickr CC
    17. 17. LESSON PLAN TEMPLATE Grade Level: Class Time: It’s OK to have more than one class period per lesson—just indicate which sections will be done for each Essential Understanding: What will students learn? This is not CONTENTspecific but SKILL specific—should align to assessment Learning Outcomes: What will students be able to do? (Based on Essential Understanding) Common Core Standard: One lesson cannot realistically address more than one CC standard, and may only address PART of a standard—if so, highlight the particular skill you’re covering IFC Skill: This should be aligned to the assessment/graphic organizer Questioning: What are some questions that you’ll ask students? (These should be rooted in the text)
    18. 18. Mini Lesson Guided Practice Independent Practice Learning/Teaching Activities CT=Classroom Resources Teacher L=Librarian AKA: “The Hook”/Introduction/Anticipatory Set + Modeling Explains what students are expected to learn “I DO” Model what you want students to practice Make sure guided practice matches independent practice “WE DO” “YOU DO” Differentiation Closing/ Sharing/ Reflection Assessment AKA “Closure” This will always be the ESIFC Graphic Organizer Follow up: Same skill, different content Extension(s): Scaffolding—pushes out & up, next level
    19. 19. BUILDING A LESSON • Let’s walk through a Kindergarten lesson • Feeling overwhelmed…?
    20. 20. 606570
    21. 21. YOUR TURN! Using the provided assessment, content, and CC standard… Try your hand at working through the ESIFC lesson plan template. (Hint: The Annotated Lesson Plan Template will help)
    22. 22. Three Key Features of the ESIFC: 1. Scaffolde d Skills Aligned to CCLS 2. Formative Assessments 3. Modeling Image Credit: Arminho-Paper, Flickr CC
    25. 25. REFRESH & REFLECT SESSIONS: November 20, 2013 3:00-5:00, ISC-D ___________ January 16, 2014 8:00-3:00 ISC-A You are welcome to bring a teacher-partner to these sessions
    26. 26. CONNECT Connect to self, previous knowledge | Gain background & context Use Databases WONDER Develop questions | Make predictions, hypothesis REFLECT Reflect on own learning | Ask new questions INVESTIGATE Find & evaluate information to answer questions/ test hypothesis | Think about information to illuminate new questions & hypotheses Assess Sources: RADCAB CONSTRUCT EXPRESS Apply understandings to a new context, new situation Express new ideas to share learning with others Close reading, Annotation, Finding text-based evidence to support claims Construct new understandings connected to previous knowledge Draw conclusions about questions & hypotheses N. Laura 2013 | Adapted from the Stripling Model of Inquiry/Empire State Information Fluency Continuum and EngageNY May 2013 NTI Training Materials
    27. 27. RESOURCES Olga Nesi’s LibGuide: 3611785 NYC Department of Education – Library Services Standards and Curriculum: sandCurriculum/default.htm Research Paper Requirement Info: 2013/CCResearchPaperSlides.pdf Information Fluency Continuum and Common Core Learning Standards
    28. 28. PHOTOS: Flickr Creative Commons Seattle Municipal Archives 281236 AustinEvan 270551/in/photolist-4uUZez-4W6Jgg Brad Montgomery 410868 CONTENT: All content adapted from the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum and Olga Nesi’s Common Core Workshops: ?pid=441097&sid=3611797 PowerPoint created by Nicole Waskie-Laura | @nwaskielaura Arminho-paper Libookperson 193 LitCritter