Presentation on theme: "A “HOT SPOT” PRESENTATION BY SHONDA BRISCO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY ENCYCLO-MEDIA 2010 Bridging the Gap: Preparing Your Students for."— Presentation transcript:
A “HOT SPOT” PRESENTATION BY SHONDA BRISCO ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OKLAHOMA STATE UNIVERSITY ENCYCLO-MEDIA 2010 Bridging the Gap: Preparing Your Students for College Research
Education Needs Beyond High School A study released in July 2010 by Georgetown University shows that the economic recession has accelerated the need for a skilled labor force to deal with information and technology. Georgetown University
Skills Needed By 2018, it is estimated that 63% of the jobs available will REQUIRE workers with a college education.
Will Your Students Be Able to Compete? The Class of 2011 – Are your seniors ready for college? The Class of 2018 – What about your 5 th Graders? How are you preparing them for the future?
Expectations of Incoming Freshmen What skills are expected of incoming freshmen to successfully complete college research assignments? 1. Critical thinking skills; 2. Ability to develop new information content; 3. Effective and ethical use of online resources; 4. Technology skills; 5. Ability to use both print and electronic resources; 6. Ability to cite resources used.
A comparison of the Information Literacy Standards of the American Association of School Librarians and the American College and Research Libraries shows that the instructional objectives are the same.
Closing the Gap
What K-12 Librarians Can Do Start early! Information Literacy starts in elementary school…teach search strategies such as: Super 3 Big 6
What K-12 Librarians Can Do Teach students how to use BOTH print and online resources---
What K-12 Librarians Can Do Teach students how to use subscription databases (Digital Prairie)… These are FREE to every school library in Oklahoma!
What K-12 Librarians Can Do Teach search strategies for databases
What K-12 Librarians Can Do How to distinguish between “good and bad” information on the Internetdistinguish between “good and bad” information on the Internet —while realizing that Internet content will NOT be allowed for research assignments.
What K-12 Librarians Can Do Learn how to search the “Deep Web” for good information, including primary source materials, government documents, and research presented by universities.
What K-12 Librarians Can Do Collaborate with teachers to develop lessons that incorporate critical thinking skills and eliminate the possibility for plagiarism. (Ban the Bird Units!)
What Teachers Can Do Collaborate with school librarians to develop lesson plans that incorporate research that requires the use of subscription databases and print resources;
What Teachers Can Do Teach students how to use both MLA and APA citation styles for academic research---which now require that students use both depending upon the subject content (science or humanities).
What Teachers Can Do Develop lesson plans that require progressive “check points” throughout the research and writing process, in order to eliminate the possibility of plagiarism or “last minute” research papers filled with cut and paste content.
What Teachers Can Do Connect with Academic Librarians who are willing to help teach K-16 Information Literacy skills.
What Teachers Can Do Develop a “College-Contact” map that shows where your juniors and seniors plan to attend college; Mark those colleges on the map with the students’ names using a stick-pin; Work with your school librarian to contact the Instructional Librarian at that University to learn more about their instructional syllabus; Connect each Academic Librarian to your students to allow them to learn more about their future college research library.
What Academic Librarians Can Do Provide outreach to smaller, more isolated school districts to work with school librarians, teachers, and administrators to develop programs that help students transition to academic research during their freshman year.
What Academic Librarians Can Do Develop programs that promote academic research skills for high school students that correlate with both the AASL and the ACRL guidelines for Information Literacy standards.
What Academic Librarians Can Do Become involved in the work being done by high school librarians and teachers by sharing lesson plan ideas, resources, and contact information to assist in helping students with research projects, regardless of their location within the state.
To learn more about the K-16 Project Resources for this Hot Spot Presentation are available online at:
Need Help Developing Lessons? Mark your calendar for : Monday, January 17 th, 2011 Southern Nazarene University Bethany, OK When OLA Presents:
WITH DAVID LOERTSCHER SOUTHERN NAZARENE UNIVERSITY BETHANY, OK JANUARY 17, 2011 Leveraging Literacy to Improve Learning
The high school to college transition can be tricky for many students, especially when it comes to Information literacy. Dr. David Loertscher, past AASL President, former OU-SLIS Professor and author of instruction classics such as Ban Those Bird Units!, will provide K-12 and Academic librarians with tools that can be used to teach information-literate students who will succeed in college and beyond!
David V. Loertscher is an entertaining and dynamic teacher who teaches and presents workshops to school librarians throughout the United States and beyond. He is a professor in the School of Library and Information Science at San Jose State University, a past president of the American Association of School Librarians and an international consultant.