Strategies for Pizazz:
Rebuilding One-Shots into
Engaging Instruction
Sessions

Trisha Prevett
Reference Librarian
Nova So...
MLIS & ILIC
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One shots
Preparing
Organizing
Creating
Technology
Fun!
Examples
Q&A through-out
Photo from www.nqq-usa.c...
Q&A
What type of instruction is your norm?
Who is your audience?
How do you determine content?
What are One Shots?
• 1980’s & 1990’s college faculty’s call for
“orientations” or “library presentations” as a
result of ...
http://everythingsright.com/post/18219886868
Q&A

Reflect a moment on the process you take
to put together a presentation. Can you
describe it in a few words/phrases?
Preparing : First Thoughts
• Time constraints
• Wants from professors
or other stakeholders
• Level/Age/Prior
Knowledge
• ...
http://cpitelecom.net/?page_id=4503

• How is this information going to be
presented?
– Lecture? Activities? Demonstration...
Q&A
How do you account for different
learning styles in your teaching?
Organize
• Make a plan, outline,
rough draft
• How will you keep on
track?
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–

Personal outline
Library Guides
Powe...
Organize Now!
Got the plan? Need the flow…
• Content/MIC’s are the
PROTEIN
• Condiments & fixings
make it good!
• Assessment, making
con...
Putting it all together…
• Start by assessing what they
do know (formative)
• Let this guide the amount of
information (if...
Q&A
Are you assessing? How? Or why
aren’t you?
Any questions at this point?
More Fixin’s
• Active Learning!
– Audience members gain
knowledge by doing
– Feeling confident? Try PBL:
problems-based le...
Buy-in
• How do you get support
for an idea?
– Lay it out simply &
clearly
– Help audience make
connections
– “real world”...
Think about your Delivery…

Authenticity!
http://shirtoid.com/66416/be-yourself/

http://dabholkarmadhura.files.wordpress....
Q&A
How are you authentic when you
teach/present?
Incorporate Technology
• Response systems
– Poll Everywhere, Socrative, clickers

• Videos
• Streaming music
• What’s hot?...
Make it fun
• Relax, laugh, smile
• Use funny pictures
or videos
• Pick “hot topics”
• Incentives
– Giveaways
– Prizes

• ...
That’s it!

http://8tracks.com/mmmandy/songs-for-an-overwhelmed-student
Examples!
www.nova.campusguides.com/researchsteps
www.nova.campusguides.com/biol1510
http://bit.ly/1ghk9fU
Tip Sheet
http://bit.ly/1mPwtSm Accessible via Google Drive
References & More Info
Burkhardt, J. M., & MacDonald, M. C. (2010). Teaching information literacy: 50
Standards-based exer...
Questions?
• Trisha Prevett
Reference Librarian
Alvin Sherman Library
Nova Southeastern University
trisha.prevett@gmail.co...
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    1. 1. Strategies for Pizazz: Rebuilding One-Shots into Engaging Instruction Sessions Trisha Prevett Reference Librarian Nova Southeastern University
    2. 2. MLIS & ILIC
    3. 3. • • • • • • • • One shots Preparing Organizing Creating Technology Fun! Examples Q&A through-out Photo from www.nqq-usa.com
    4. 4. Q&A What type of instruction is your norm? Who is your audience? How do you determine content?
    5. 5. What are One Shots? • 1980’s & 1990’s college faculty’s call for “orientations” or “library presentations” as a result of significant technological change –History of Information Literacy Instruction, Grassian & Kapolwitz • Morphed into IL, continually evolving—digital fluency, metaliteracy, threshold concepts… http://www.amazon.com/Life-Ideal-Deal-Michelle-Russellebook/dp/B006XF5B2S
    6. 6. http://everythingsright.com/post/18219886868
    7. 7. Q&A Reflect a moment on the process you take to put together a presentation. Can you describe it in a few words/phrases?
    8. 8. Preparing : First Thoughts • Time constraints • Wants from professors or other stakeholders • Level/Age/Prior Knowledge • MICs-Most important concepts…think BIG picture! http://www.strategydriven.com/strategydriven-big-picture-of-business-knowledge-center/
    9. 9. http://cpitelecom.net/?page_id=4503 • How is this information going to be presented? – Lecture? Activities? Demonstrations? – Differentiation? Meeting the audience’s needs
    10. 10. Q&A How do you account for different learning styles in your teaching?
    11. 11. Organize • Make a plan, outline, rough draft • How will you keep on track? – – – – – Personal outline Library Guides PowerPoint Prezi Something else?
    12. 12. Organize Now!
    13. 13. Got the plan? Need the flow… • Content/MIC’s are the PROTEIN • Condiments & fixings make it good! • Assessment, making connections, active learning, building skills, buy in
    14. 14. Putting it all together… • Start by assessing what they do know (formative) • Let this guide the amount of information (if you already know this ahead of time you can plan for this) • Activate audience’s prior knowledge, help them to make connections to the material • If they have no PK, frame the situation http://instructionaldesignandtraining.blogspot.com/2011/05/addie-evaluation-phase.html
    15. 15. Q&A Are you assessing? How? Or why aren’t you? Any questions at this point?
    16. 16. More Fixin’s • Active Learning! – Audience members gain knowledge by doing – Feeling confident? Try PBL: problems-based learning activities • Scaffold objectives, think building blocks! – Have the skills you impart build upon each other toward a final goal as you go through the presentation
    17. 17. Buy-in • How do you get support for an idea? – Lay it out simply & clearly – Help audience make connections – “real world” examples BRIBERY!
    18. 18. Think about your Delivery… Authenticity! http://shirtoid.com/66416/be-yourself/ http://dabholkarmadhura.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/be-yourself-coolcreative-text-true-favim-com-324186.jpg
    19. 19. Q&A How are you authentic when you teach/present?
    20. 20. Incorporate Technology • Response systems – Poll Everywhere, Socrative, clickers • Videos • Streaming music • What’s hot? – list servs, tech blogs, librarian techie blogs
    21. 21. Make it fun • Relax, laugh, smile • Use funny pictures or videos • Pick “hot topics” • Incentives – Giveaways – Prizes • Find your style and make it work
    22. 22. That’s it! http://8tracks.com/mmmandy/songs-for-an-overwhelmed-student
    23. 23. Examples! www.nova.campusguides.com/researchsteps www.nova.campusguides.com/biol1510 http://bit.ly/1ghk9fU
    24. 24. Tip Sheet http://bit.ly/1mPwtSm Accessible via Google Drive
    25. 25. References & More Info Burkhardt, J. M., & MacDonald, M. C. (2010). Teaching information literacy: 50 Standards-based exercises for college students. Chicago, IL: American Library Association. Grassian, E. S., & Kapolwitz, J. R. (2009). Information literacy instruction theory and practice. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman. Hofer, A. R., Townsend, L., & Brunetti, K. (2012). Troublesome concepts and information literacy: Investigating threshold concepts for IL instruction. Portal : Libraries and the Academy, 12(4), 387-405. Mackey, T. P., & Jacobson, T. E. (2011). Reframing information literacy as a metaliteracy. College & Research Libraries, 72(1), 62-78. Nentl, N., & Zietlow, R. (2008). Using bloom's taxonomy to teach critical thinking skills to business students. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 15(1-2), 159-172. Prevett, T. (2013). Razzle and dazzle ‘em: Stage directions for engaging instruction sessions. College & Research Libraries News, 74(6) 317-18. Tomlinson, C. A. (2008). The goals of differentiation. Educational Leadership, 66(3), 2630. Favorite blogs: EDUCASE, Information Wants To Be Free, The Next Web , Information Literacy Weblog List servs: ILI-L Information Literacy Instruction Discussion List, COLLIB-L College Libraries
    26. 26. Questions? • Trisha Prevett Reference Librarian Alvin Sherman Library Nova Southeastern University trisha.prevett@gmail.com • HHLib9 Online Conference Feb 26th & 27th – www.nine.handheldlibrarian.org

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