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1 Using The Big6 at Panther Valley Utilizing Michael Eisenberg and Robert Berkowitzs problem-solving model

2 Why the Big6? "Educators are challenged to change the way students learn to provide a workforce that meets the needs of the 21st century" (Martin 55-58). A primary step to this challenge is implementing a school-wide research model such as the Big6 that gives students the tools to become problem solvers, to create products that meet real needs, to demonstrate leadership in presenting ideas, and to connect learning to community goals.

3 These skills are transferable in every subject at every level and in real life situations! lifeskills/ Competence in information problem-solving will greatly enhance a students ability to learn content and fulfill the requirements of assignments.

4 What is the Big6? The six stages: 1. Task Definition 2. Information Seeking Strategies 3. Location and Access 4. Use of Information 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation A FRAMEWORK for information literacy to guide students through a six-step approach to problem solving--especially the research process.

5 Advantages to the Big6: The model is based on Bloom's levels of cognitive learning; knowledge, comprehension, supplication, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation (Carey) The model follows Piaget's stages of childhood development: pre-operational, concrete- operational, and formal-operational (Carey) The model supports a report on the American Library Association Website, research shows the Big6 "supports students in metacognitive and knowledge management tasks" (Wolf)

6 Advantages to the Big6: " Data collected from thousands of students showed that students who were taught informative nonfiction using the Big6 approach with a combination of analytical, creative, and practical activities, outperformed students who were taught two alternative approaches..." Linda Jarvin, Ph.D., Associate Director, PACE Center, Yale University

7 Standards Based… Standards for the 21st-Century Learner, identify skills, resources and tools that are addressed in the model Develop and refine a range of questions to frame the search for new understanding Find, evaluate, and select appropriate sources to answer questions Evaluate information found in selected sources Read, view, and listen for information presented in (e.g., textual, visual, media, digital) in order to make inferences and gather meaning Make sense of information gathered Demonstrate mastery of technology tools for accessing information and pursuing inquiry.

8 More standards to help your students Continue an inquiry-based research process by applying critical-thinking skills (analysis, synthesis, evaluation, organization) to information and knowledge in order to construct new understandings, draw conclusions, and create new knowledge Organize knowledge so that it is useful Use Strategies to draw conclusions from information and apply knowledge to curricular areas, real-world situations, and further investigations Use technology and other information tools to analyze and organize Information Collaborate with others to exchange ideas, develop new understandings, make decisions, and solve problems Use the writing process, media and visual literacy, and technology skills to create products that express new understandings Reflect on systematic process, and assess for completeness of investigation Develop directions for future investigations.

9 Implementation This website was created to help students become comfortable with the process. This website was created by big6 to help facilitate in helping understand and implement Big6 C:\Documents and Settings\Teacher\My Documents\Big6 Resources.mht This website was created to help teachers become comfortable with the process AND provide great resources

10 Implementation such as bookmarks Supplies can also be purchased to reinforce the Big6 & posters

11 Works Cited Barnes, Jeanne. Online Resources to Support BIG6 INFORMATION SKILLS. Web. 12 Dec. 2010Jeanne. C:\Documents and Settings\Teacher\My Documents\Big6 Resources.mht Carey, James O. "Michael Eisenberg and Robert Berkowitz's Big6". School Library Media Activities Monthly. Sept. 2002: Print. Dorian, Ray and Judy Davies. Partners in Learning: Students, Teachers and the School Library. Libraries Unlimited, Inc: Englewood, Colo., Print. Eisenberg, Michael and Robert Berkowitz. Big6 Online. 31 Aug Web. 9 Sept Martin, Ann M. "School Libraries Renewed." District Administration Oct. 2008: Print. Riedling, Ann Marlow. Information Literacy: What Does It Look Like in the School Library Media Center?. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, Print. Wolf, Sara, Thomas Brush, and John Saye. "The Big Six Information Skills As A Metacognitive Scafford: A Case Study." American Library Association Vol. 6. SLMR online Web. 9 Aug Valenza, Joyce Kasman. Power Tools Recharged. Chicago: American Library Association, 2004.

12 Images Clipart was obtained from Open Clipart Library Posters and Bookmarks are from o&cPath=72&products_id=392

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