Active-learning Potions
Information Literacy in Today’s
Magical Libraries
What have you learned (about) at this
year’s ILA Annual Conference?
                    • Divide into groups
             ...
Name that definition

• Stabilizing through repeated use, certain
  appropriate and desirable synapses in the brain

 -- S...
Name that definition II
• What would you call a collection of electronic
  records that provide information about articles...
The Good News
• “While the growth of axons is profligate during
  early development, it never completely stops
  until ext...
How would you define learning?

• Think-pair-share
• Write down an answer, turn to
  your neighbor, and share your
  ideas...
Active Learning
• “Learning is a developmental process rather
  than only a question of acquisition.”
      -- What the Be...
Active-learning Ideas
•   Listening Teams
•   Visual Quiz
•   Handouts
•   Lecture
•   Think-Pair-Share
•   Applying the C...
Teaching
• “The great irony here is that
  the best teaching draws
  attention away from the
  teacher. The very best
  te...
Challenges
• “Learning new things, in short, is strenuous.
  Students will avoid it if they can” (Leamnson
  20).
• Time c...
Wrap up
• What can we conclude from this workshop?
• What have you learned in this workshop?
• What will you take back to ...
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Active Learning Potions

  1. 1. Active-learning Potions Information Literacy in Today’s Magical Libraries
  2. 2. What have you learned (about) at this year’s ILA Annual Conference? • Divide into groups • Use Post-It notes • Answer the question above and post your answer to the poster with the Post-It notes. • Can you post more answers than the other teams?
  3. 3. Name that definition • Stabilizing through repeated use, certain appropriate and desirable synapses in the brain -- See Robert Leamnson’s Thinking About Teaching and Learning (53).
  4. 4. Name that definition II • What would you call a collection of electronic records that provide information about articles, book reviews, or books? Individuals may search on specific parts of the records, called fields.
  5. 5. The Good News • “While the growth of axons is profligate during early development, it never completely stops until extreme old age—perhaps only at death” (Leamnson 21). • Everyone can learn.
  6. 6. How would you define learning? • Think-pair-share • Write down an answer, turn to your neighbor, and share your ideas. • Discuss all together
  7. 7. Active Learning • “Learning is a developmental process rather than only a question of acquisition.” -- What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain (153). • “When learning is active, students do most of the work. They use their brains . . . Studying ideas, solving problems, and applying what they learn. Active learning is fast-paced, fun, supportive, and personally engaging.” -- Active Learning by Mel Silberman
  8. 8. Active-learning Ideas • Listening Teams • Visual Quiz • Handouts • Lecture • Think-Pair-Share • Applying the CRAAP Test  Do it! Research question: “How does active learning improve a student’s education? Does it?”
  9. 9. Teaching • “The great irony here is that the best teaching draws attention away from the teacher. The very best teaching, like the very best writing, is often transparent” (Leamnson 18).
  10. 10. Challenges • “Learning new things, in short, is strenuous. Students will avoid it if they can” (Leamnson 20). • Time constraints • Knowing the students. Derek Bok believes the best teachers always work to learn more about their students.
  11. 11. Wrap up • What can we conclude from this workshop? • What have you learned in this workshop? • What will you take back to your library? -- Name three things.

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