Common Core Research the “Easy” Way Presented by: Lynn Jankowski Library Media Specialist Oak Prairie School Homer Glen, IL
20+ years of teaching experience H.S. business teacher, a H.S. dean andrecruiter, a Middle School computer teacher and a synergy lab teacherMost recently .... a Library Media Specialist (7th year) ... the best job yet!
So, how can we aslibrarians and teachershelp our students takethat drink? .... and incorporate the Common Core standards?
The Common Core State Standards provide a consistent, clearunderstanding of what students are expected to learn, so teachers andparents know what they need to do to help them.The standards are designed to be robust andrelevant to the real world, reﬂecting theknowledge and skills that our young peopleneed for success in college and careers.With American students fully prepared for the future, our communities will bebest positioned to compete successfully in the global economy.
Research Goals within Common Core by Lauren Davis, Senior Editor, Eye On Education
5 Things Every Teacher Should Be Doing toMeet the Common Core State Standards 1. Lead High-Level, Text-Based Discussions 2. Focus on Process, Not Just Content 3. Create Assignments for Real Audiences with Real Purpose 4. Teach Argument, Not Persuasion 5. Increase Text Complexity
Research Goals within Common CoreThe Common Core State Standards emphasize the learning process inrelation to research. The standards emphasize “extensive practicewith short, focused research projects.” The purpose of research isn’tjust to learn about a topic but to become familiar with the researchprocess itself. Students should “repeat the research process manytimes and develop the expertise needed to conduct researchindependently” (Coleman and Pimentel, p. 11).As a result of this repeated practice, students will understand theresearch process and will be able to carry it out on their own later.Students will become “self-directed learners, effectively seeking outand using resources to assist them, including teachers, peers, andprint and digital reference materials” (The Common Core StateStandards, Introduction, p. 7)
How Teens Do Research in a Digital World(study released November 1, 2012) 99% teachers agree that the internet enables students to access a wider range of 71% teachers agree that today’s resources that would digital technologies discourage otherwise not be available students from using a wide variety of sources when conducting research 83% also agree that the amount of information 60% of teachers agree that today’s available online today is technologies make it harder for overwhelming to most students to find credible sources of students information Digital literacy is more important than ever!
Subscribe to the School EditionFind SourcesEvaluate SourcesTake NotesCite SourcesCreate the Outline that drives the finalproduct (paper or presentation)
Why Subscribe?List your databases, encyclopedias, etc.on the home pageTie website evaluation with the citationprocessLink notes and sourcesprovides access to notes at home or atschool (or any device with an internet connection)
Tie Website Evaluation to the citation process Click here.
Extra Website Evaluation Lessons and Links Google Search for Beginners (1) Picking the right search terms (includes google video: How Search Works) Evaluating Internet Resources by Teacher Tap Four NETS for Better Searching by Bernie Dodge (oldie but goodie) Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation of Information website Joyce Valenza’s Research Tools*** unbelievable compilation of resources
Let’s go on-line and take another lookat my research page for middle school. Oak Prairie Library Media Center Research Page
Extra Website Evaluation Lessons and Links(repeat slide) Google Search for Beginners (1) Picking the right search terms (includes google video: How Search Works) Evaluating Internet Resources by Teacher Tap Four NETS for Better Searching by Bernie Dodge (oldie but goodie) Kathy Schrock’s Critical Evaluation of Information website Joyce Valenza’s Research Tools*** unbelievable compilation of resources
Link to: Works Cited Page(Created in Easy Bib)
IETC Presentation: Available on Slideshare.com Library Media Center website:http://opteachers.d92.org/mediacenter/Site/LMC_Home email: firstname.lastname@example.org