Big6 Information &
By the Month
Information & Technology
A meaningful program must be:
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
Measured = Identify assessment criteria, strategies, and
evidence for each Big6 grade level expectation.
Reported = Identify formal reporting mechanisms (to
classroom teachers, parents).
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.
Information & Technology
ATTRIBUTE CONTEXT TASK RESOURCES
Identify 4-8 grade level
Within the Big6/Super3 curriculum/standards
DEFINED learning objectives per
Framework documents (e.g.,
Clear monthly emphasis – Coordinate with school
PREDICTABLE cross-school, district, and and district Big6 website
Connected to classroom
EVIDENCE, and TRAILS test, Big6
MEASURED assignments, tests, and other
CRITERIA for website
To students, classroom
Determine frequency and
REPORTED teachers, administrators, Big6 website
mode for each audience
Big6 by the Month
Sept: Overview of the Jan: Use of info
Oct: Task definition
Mar: Revisit & Reflect
Nov: ISS; L&A
Dec: Revisit & Reflect
Big6 GRADE LEVEL CLASSROOM
September the process
October Task Definition
Information Seeking Strategies
November Location & Access
January Use of Information
May Culminating Activities/Events
The 21st Century Information &
Technology Literacy curriculum is: