Presentation on theme: "T EACHING THE TEACHERS : INTEGRATING INFORMATION LITERACY INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM Vanessa Earp Assistant Professor Liaison Librarian for."— Presentation transcript:
T EACHING THE TEACHERS : INTEGRATING INFORMATION LITERACY INTO THE TEACHER EDUCATION CURRICULUM Vanessa Earp Assistant Professor Liaison Librarian for Education Kent State University LOEX April 2009
I MPORTANCE OF INFORMATION LITERACY @ K ENT S TATE Project SAILS Interview presentation topics ILILE (Institute for Library & Information Literacy Education)
C OLLEGE OF E DUCATION, H EALTH, & H UMAN S ERVICES 3 departments & 3 schools Undergraduate & graduate Total enrollment = 5,051 Graduate enrollment = 1,895 Undergraduate enrollment = 3,156 Teacher prep enrollment = 1,513 (47%) TAG Courses (Transfer articulation guidelines) 4 courses (Education in a Democratic Society, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, and Introduction to Exceptionalities)
ILILE Institution for Library & Information Literacy Education 2006 Information Literacy in Teacher Education Grant 2 tracks Candidate as learner Candidate as teacher $3,500 award
K ENT S G RANT P ROPOSAL Submitted under track 1 Originally wanted to work with Education in a Democratic Society ~ there were issues! Revised based on feedback from faculty and department chair Final proposal includes all TAG courses 2 workshops for faculty (August & December 2006) Faculty were awarded a $200 stipend for attending We also fed them!
F IRST W ORKSHOP A UGUST 2006 21 faculty members attended Introduced the concept of information literacy Examined syllabi to find assignments where information literacy was already in place.
W HAT W E L EARNED F ROM T HE F IRST W ORKSHOP Communication is key What they covered, types of assignment Issues they had with students Faculty were unaware that the library would provide instruction for their students Prior to this meeting the librarian had only conducted 1 class for undergraduate teacher ed students!
F ALL 2006 L IBRARY I NSTRUCTION Be careful what you wish for! 27 in class sessions were taught 512 students enrolled in those 27 classes Faculty were very positive and happy Issues with the instruction TAG courses arent sequenced A lot of information was repetitive
S ECOND W ORKSHOP D ECEMBER 2006 How did the semester go? Facultys response to instruction Students response to instruction Librarians response to instruction Possible revisions for Spring 2007? Move to a workshop format instead of in class instruction? What to do about students who have already had instruction? What topics should be covered?
S PRING 2007 L IBRARY I NSTRUCTION Workshop format Topics Navigating Education Databases (12) Savvy Internet Searching (10) APA Citation Style (8) Reading & Abstracting Research Articles (9) Registration & tracking of students? Faculty comments Student participation – 518 Navigating Education Databases Savvy Internet Searching APA Citation Style Reading & Abstracting Research Articles
S UMMER 2007 No workshops held Revised existing workshops Navigating Education Databases Online modules Savvy Internet Searching Online modules
F ALL 2007 L IBRARY I NSTRUCTION Same four workshops Navigating Education Databases (in person or online) Savvy Internet Searching (in person or online) APA Citation Style (in person) Reading & Abstracting Research Articles (in person) Complications of online modules Student participation & response Approximately 91 students
S PRING 2008 L IBRARY I NSTRUCTION Workshops reduced to 3! Navigating Education Databases (in person or online) Savvy Internet Searching (online only) APA Citation Style (in person or online) What about Reading & Abstracting Research Articles? Student participation Approximately 103 students
F ALL 2008 L IBRARY I NSTRUCTION All online? Are you crazy? Why? Student participation? Approximately 216 students Faculty thoughts?
W HERE W E A RE T ODAY Spring 2009 participation approximately 153 students Testing in WebCT with quizzing Total number of participating students since spring 2007 1,081 (many students have completed all the workshops) Assessment?
I SSUES W E E NCOUNTERED With faculty Not assigning specific workshops Not handing out instruction sheet Not allowing the TAG courses to be sequenced With students Complaints about out of class work Complaints about online system Complaints on having to repeat workshops How did we handle these?
W HAT D OES THE F UTURE H OLD ? For Fall 2009 all online modules will be embedded into WebCT with quizzing. Over the summer more interactivity will be incorporated into the modules New instruction program for Orientation courses will impact this project.
W HAT E LSE W OULD YOU L IKE TO K NOW ? Questions?
A DDITIONAL I NFORMATION Institution for Library and Information Literacy Education (ILILE) http://www.ilile.org/http://www.ilile.org/ Project SAILS https://www.projectsails.org/https://www.projectsails.org/ KSU Library modules http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10773 http://www.library.kent.edu/page/10773