Think, Create, Share, Grow: Promoting the Learning 4 Life Initiative


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ALA's Emerging Leaders program included a variety of projects from
librarians of all backgrounds, including one school library-focused project
sponsored by AASL. This project promoted the Learning 4 Life initiative
to teach 21st Century information literacy skills to K-12students. Original
media projects were created from a survey of school librarians across the
nation in order to clarify and promote information literacy instruction. This
workshop will be very helpful to attendees who are not sure how to teach
information literacy skills or need a set of standards to follow.

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Think, Create, Share, Grow: Promoting the Learning 4 Life Initiative

  1. 1. Think, Create, Share, Grow Promoting the Learning 4 Life Initiative Melissa Corey, LMS, Benton High SchoolSaturday, November 5, 2011
  2. 2. What is Learning 4 Life? National implementation plan Two components - Standards for the 21st Century Learner and Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Media ProgramsSaturday, November 5, 2011
  3. 3. What are the Standards? Standards for the 21st Century Learning enhance library instruction Focus on skills for use across the curriculum and in all walks of life Assist in integrating technologySaturday, November 5, 2011
  4. 4. What are the Standards? Think - research, inquire, think critically Create - draw conclusions, create new knowledge Share - share and produce knowledge Grow - develop, pursue interestsSaturday, November 5, 2011
  5. 5. What are the Strands? Skills Dispositions in Action Responsibilities Self-Assessment Strategies Each strand has multiple indicatorsSaturday, November 5, 2011
  6. 6. Where is Implementation? Who is using standards and how? Developed a survey using Google Forms Questions - using standards, describe how you empower students to THINK, CREATE, SHARE, GROW in your library Distributed it to librarians via list servs, message boards, Twitter, conferences, etc.Saturday, November 5, 2011
  7. 7. Results? 66 responses, many including images Most school librarians are using the Standards for the 21st Century Learner in some way Many were using the Standards but felt they were not using them correctly or not at all Very few response indicated no use, only no knowledge that Standards existedSaturday, November 5, 2011
  8. 8. Solutions? Use survey content to promote the L4L initiative, particularly the Standards for the 21st Century Learner Produce original media explaining the Standards and how to use them in the library setting Also provide Web 2.0 tools that can be used in implementing the standards via technologySaturday, November 5, 2011
  9. 9. Final Products L4L Resources Compiled by 2011 Emerging Leaders Group ASaturday, November 5, 2011
  10. 10. Continuing the Learning 2011 Emerging Leaders Group A Diigo Group AASL Standards for the 21st Century Learner Lesson Plan DatabaseSaturday, November 5, 2011
  11. 11. Using the Standards in MO Correlate instructional sessions to ICTL GLEs/CLEs Correlate to the Standards for the 21st Century Learning - broken down by Skills, Dispositions, Responsibilities, Self-Assessment Strategies Indicators Correlate to the appropriate Common Core State Standards (using AASL/Common Core Crosswalk)Saturday, November 5, 2011
  12. 12. Think Research and inquiry process Information evaluation Gathering and finding resources Copyright, citation, and plagiarismSaturday, November 5, 2011
  13. 13. Create Synthesis and organization of information Analysis and decision-making Creation of knowledge Application of knowledge Use of technology and digital mediaSaturday, November 5, 2011
  14. 14. Share Participate in networks, discussions, groups Ethical use of information Presentation of ideas Respect for ideas and opinions of othersSaturday, November 5, 2011
  15. 15. Grow Digital citizenship Reading for pleasure and information Personalization of research Use of social networks to learn Exchange ideas, electronically or in personSaturday, November 5, 2011
  16. 16. Bottom Line Design information literacy instruction based on needed student outcomes (Skills, Dispositions, Responsibilities, and Self-Assessment Strategies indicators) as identified in the Standards for the 21st Century Learner (similar to the Backwards Design Model) OR Correlate existing information literacy instruction to the Standards for the 21st Century Learner to increase accountabilitySaturday, November 5, 2011
  17. 17. Example Objective: Students will evaluate websites for currency, reliability, authority, and purpose prior to using in formal research Lesson: Hands-on practice using Wikipedia articles vs article from library databases, highlight using Awesome Highlighter from Assessment: Pre- and post-tests using Google Forms Indicators: Skills - 1.1.5, 1.1.8, 2.1.4; Dispositions - 1.2.6, 2.2.1; Responsibilities - 1.3.2; 3.3.1, Self- Assessment - 2.4.1Saturday, November 5, 2011
  18. 18. Thanks and How to Contact http://bentonlibrary.orgSaturday, November 5, 2011