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Teacher-Librarian Institute for Integration of Research into the K-12 Curriculum

Librarians partner with a department head from their school to design research-based/intensive assignments, authentic assessments, and evaluative rubrics to build developmental information literacy learning into multiple classes across grade levels.

Institute Goals

 

The Institute is a work-learning workshop that will give librarians an opportunity to design research-based/intensive assignments, authentic assessments, and evaluative rubrics in collaboration with a teacher from their school, in order to build developmental information literacy learning into the curriculum. 

At the conclusion of the Institute participants will be able to

  • Collaboratively design and implement assignments that will support developmental information literacy learning across grade levels for a subject area at their school
  • Collaboratively design and implement authentic student learning assessments for information literacy outcomes across grade levels for a subject area at their school
  • Articulate performance levels for information literacy learning outcomes which will be integrated into assignments across grade levels for a subject area at their school
  • Describe the integration of information literacy learning outcomes into the curriculum standards across grade levels for a subject at their school
  • Describe information literacy articulation issues and student preparation for the next step in their education.

To Do Before the Institute

Before the Institute, we have three things for you to do. 

1. Look at the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and AASL Standards for the 21st-Century Learner Crosswalk for your subject(s) and grade(s) and identify 5-8 learning outcomes that you believe should be addressed in the unit or assignment that you plan to work on during the Institute. For example, if you are preparing a research project for a 9th-grade English class, go to the English Language Arts page, and look at Grades 9 & 10. We encourage you to choose AASL standards that are linked to CCSS because the AASL standards are more research-related and also tend to be more specific. Bring your list of 5-8 learning outcomes with you to the Institute on the first day.

2. Read “A Self-Directed Guide to Designing Courses for Significant Learning” by L. Dee Fink.  Fink’s Integrated Course Design will be the framework for our Institute’s curriculum, so we advise you to familiarize yourself with this model.

3. Please complete this brief form regarding your experiences with designing and assessing research assignments.  This information will not be shared with other participants, but will be used by the facilitators to evaluate the Institute’s outcomes: http://goo.gl/forms/ZNx534LDvE

Resources for Outcomes and Assessment

Common Core Curriculum Standards Initiative

Teacher Tools (created by and for CCSD Teachers) - resources for planning and writing lesson plans

Nevada Dept of Education Common Core Standards - Adopted in October 2010; This website offers transition documents, training materials, and updates pertinent to the Nevada CCSS.

Crosswalk of the Common Core Standards and the Standards for the 21st Century Learner

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