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Big6 by the month short overview

  1. 1. Big6 Information & Technology Literacy Curriculum Program By the Month Eisenberg 2010
  2. 2. Information & Technology Literacy Program A meaningful program must be: • Defined • Predictable • Measured • Reported Eisenberg 2010
  3. 3. Big6 Information & Technology Literacy Curriculum Program To Do List Focus on a complete and accountable Big6 program: defined, measured, implemented, reported.  Defined = Identify essential, “power” learning objectives/grade level expectations for each Big6 skills at each grade level. Link to standards (subject area, information literacy, ICT).  Predictable = Implement a consistent, intentional, monthly program coordinated and integrated with classroom curriculum.  Measured = Identify assessment criteria, strategies, and evidence for each Big6 grade level expectation.  Reported = Identify formal reporting mechanisms (to classroom teachers, parents). Eisenberg 2010 Eisenberg 2010
  4. 4. Implementing Big6 by the Month 1. DEFINED: For each month, determine 4-8 Grade Level Objectives for each grade level based on the designated Big6/Super3 stage. 2. PREDICTABLE: adopt, and adapt the Big6 by the Month schedule to your own school setting and calendar. – For each month, link to classroom/subject areas: » if available, use existing curriculum or curriculum mapping info. » if necessary, conduct Assignment Mapping. – For each week, develop instructional lessons based on Grade Level Objectives linked to classroom assignments. 3. MEASURED: For each month, develop Big6/Super3 Assessment (approach, evidence, criteria) based on Grade Level Objectives and linked to classroom assignments. 4. REPORTED: Determine audience and means of reporting to that audience document and communicate performance. Eisenberg 2010
  5. 5. Information & Technology Literacy Program ATTRIBUTE CONTEXT TASK RESOURCES Various Identify 4-8 grade level Within the Big6/Super3 curriculum/standards DEFINED learning objectives per Framework documents (e.g., BIg6/Super3 stage Montana) Clear monthly emphasis – Coordinate with school PREDICTABLE cross-school, district, and and district Big6 website beyond calendars/schedules Determine APPROACH, Connected to classroom EVIDENCE, and TRAILS test, Big6 MEASURED assignments, tests, and other CRITERIA for website tools. assessment To students, classroom Determine frequency and REPORTED teachers, administrators, Big6 website mode for each audience parents Eisenberg 2010
  6. 6. Big6 by the Month Sept: Overview of the Jan: Use of info process Feb: Synthesis Oct: Task definition Mar: Revisit & Reflect Nov: ISS; L&A Apr: Evaluation Dec: Revisit & Reflect May: Culminating Activities Eisenberg 2010
  7. 7. Grade: _________ Big6 GRADE LEVEL CLASSROOM MONTH AGENDA OBJECTIVES ASSIGNMENTS/UNITS Overview: September the process October Task Definition Information Seeking Strategies November Location & Access December Revisit/Reflect January Use of Information February Synthesis March Revisit/Reflect April Evaluation May Culminating Activities/Events Eisenberg 2010
  8. 8. Summary The 21st Century Information & Technology Literacy curriculum is:  Defined  Predictable  Measured  Reported Eisenberg 2010

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