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1 Power up for the Common Core with INFOhio!

2 A full set of tools… …will help you manage the Common Core

3 Where can you find the tools to help educators and students?


5 Power Up with INFOhio ICoaches Electronic Resources Learning Skills IMatrix Knowledge Building Community GO! INFOhio Twitter 21 Essential Things I On INFOhio Facebook Learning Commons eBooks Discovery Portal We’re not just library automation anymore!

6 Core Collection of Resources

7 INFOhio’s 21st Century Learning Commons A community bringing inquiry learning strategies and Web 2.0 tools to Ohio K-12. Professional development opportunities Learning Skills and instructional strategies 21 Essential Things for 21st Century Success INFOhio 21 st century skill videos Knowledge Building Community

8 First, create an account

9 Watch the videos These short videos will give you a nice overview of the resources and some effective ways to use them.

10 Check out the 21 things

11 Let’s look at the tools INFOhio has to help with: Text Complexity Literacy Research College and Career Readiness Mathematical Practices

12 Text Complexity and Informational Text

13 Common Core Connection English Language Arts Range of reading and level of text complexity √ Read and comprehend complex literary and informational texts independently and proficiently.

14 What is Text Complexity? Common Core ELA Standards:Appendix A

15 1. Determine the quantitative measures of the text. Lexiles or ATOS ranges can be used.

16 2. Analyze the qualitative measures of the text. Evaluate: Purpose Structure Language Knowledge Barnhart, Marcia. Text Complexity Webinar, May 3, 2012.

17 3. Reflect upon the reader and task considerations. Prior knowledge and experience. Content and theme concerns. Complexity of associated tasks. Cognitive capabilities. Reading Skills. Motivation and engagement with task and text. Barnhart, Marcia. Text Complexity Webinar, May 3, 2012.

18 4. Recommend placement in the appropriate text complexity band. Barnhart, Marcia. Text Complexity Webinar, May 3, 2012.

19 Where do we find texts in the appropriate text complexity band? Choose an excerpt of text from Appendix B: We could…. or… Use available resources to determine the text complexity of other materials on our own. Barnhart, Marcia. Text Complexity Webinar, May 3, 2012.

20 Want to learn more? Watch the webinar by Marcia Barnhart.webinar Join the KBC and discuss online with other Ohio educators.

21 Learning Commons – Thing #8 Finding resources for all learning levels and styles. Also includes several articles on Lexiles. Using EBSCO databases for lexile level search.

22 Discovery Portal Select Educator’s Guide and search for Text Complexity.

23 These databases include Lexiles for their articles.

24 Ebsco allows searches by Lexile too.

25 Your school’s library catalog can help you find titles. Click on Reading Level Search. Select Reading Program for AR or Lexile search. Enter a score range. You can enter a subject term or leave it blank to see all titles at that level.

26 Online Catalog displays Lexile or Reading Program in results.

27 The INFOhio eBook Collection contains Lexiles when available.

28 Literacy – across the curriculum

29 Common Core Connection What are the Literacy Standards? Standards for reading and writing in Science Social Studies History Other Technical Subjects*

30 Range and content of student reading To build a foundation for college and career readiness, students must read widely and deeply from among a broad range of high-quality, increasingly challenging literary and informational texts. Through extensive reading of stories, dramas, poems, and myths from diverse cultures and different time periods, students gain literary and cultural knowledge as well as familiarity with various text structures and elements. By reading texts in history/social studies, science, and other disciplines, students build a foundation of knowledge in these fields that will also give them the background to be better readers in all content areas. Students can only gain this foundation when the curriculum is intentionally and coherently structured to develop rich content knowledge within and across grades. Students also acquire the habits of reading independently and closely, which are essential to their future success. Common Core State Standards, College and Career Readiness Anchor Standards for Reading, p.10

31 To what grade levels do the Literacy Standards apply? Grades 6 - 12 Barnhart, Marcia, INFOhio Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards webinar, 2-12-12. Why not grades K – 5? The Literacy Standards are predicated on the assumption that K-5 teachers already teach reading and writing across content areas.

32 An Integrated Model of Literacy “We acquire knowledge and thinking skills best when we learn them reciprocally, when we are asked to read, write, argue, and problem solve as we engage with text and with an organized body of essential knowledge” Mike Schmoker Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning ASCD 2011 Barnhart, Marcia, INFOhio Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards webinar, 2-12-12.

33 Organization of the Literacy Standards The Literacy Standards are organized into three main sections Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies Reading Standards for Science and Technical Subjects Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects Page 61Page 62Pages 64-66 Barnhart, Marcia, INFOhio Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards webinar, 2-12-12.

34 Three Big Ideas 1.Literacy is everyone’s job. 2. Students must read complex texts independently and proficiently in every discipline. 3. Students must write argumentative and explanatory texts in every discipline (process writing and on-demand writing). Barnhart, Marcia, INFOhio Common Core ELA and Literacy Standards webinar, 2-12-12.

35 Want to learn more? Watch the webinar by Marcia Barnhart.webinar Join the KBC and discuss online with other Ohio educators.

36 Learning Commons-Check out Things #2 and 4 Good review of all INFOhio resources for content areas Reviews EBSCO resources for connections to professional journal articles

37 Learning Commons-Check out Things # 8, 20 Resources for differentiating instruction Specific resources for Science, Math and Technology

38 IMatrix-

39 IMatrix—What’s the Grade?

40 IMatrix—What’s the Subject Matter?

41 IMatrix—Dimensions of Inquiry

42 Dimensions of Inquiry

43 IMatrix—Searching IMatrix

44 Imatrix-Two Ways to SearchSearch

45 To S earch by Block Select: Grade Level, Subject and Dimension of Inquiry.

46 To search by Standard Statement Search by Standard Enter the Standard Code

47 Search Results Use the arrows to see additional pages. Click to Show or Hide Details

48 Basic standard information Shows Dimensions of Inquiry related to the standard Cross Curricular Connections shows other related standards. Click on code to open links to those standards. Details screen

49 Assessment gives resource suggestions for standard assessments. College and Career Anchor Standard Instructional Strategies and Resources including INFOhio Electronic Resources More of detail screen

50 INFOhio Literacy Across the Curriculum Resources

51 Research

52 Common Core Connection Research to Build and Present Knowledge √ Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating the subject under investigation. √ Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources, assess the credibility and accuracy of each source, and integrate the information while avoiding plagiarism. √ Draw evidence from literary or informational texts to support analysis, reflection and research.

53 Learning Commons Many research related modules # 3 – Encouraging student success in research. #17 – How to find standards- based materials. Research Project Calculator and Widgets Using the Opac and Discovery Portal

54 Learning Commons-Check out Things # 4 and 5 Keeping up professionally: DIALOGE model, inquiry, curation. Using RSS feeds and email alerts

55 Learning Commons-Check out Things # 9 and 18 Assessing students’ information literacy skills with TRAILS. Finding free ebooks and mobile apps for research.

56 Learning Commons – Check out Things # 10 and 14 Go beyond Google – learn about different database interfaces and notetaking with Evernote. New search engines like Wolfram Alpha and Boolify.

57 Learning Commons – Check out Things #11, 15 and 19 Finding and citing images. Use cool tools like Wordle, Glogster and Use World Book for citation builder, primary sources, timeline, pathfinders.

58 Learning Commons – Check out Things #7 and 20 Materials for STEM (math, science, technology). Help at home for students and parents.

59 It also contains a Learning Skills module. Videos feature real Ohio educators modeling instructional strategies for teaching research skills.

60 Research Project Calculator

61 The resources include student activities, graphical organizers, tip sheets, lesson plans and links related to the steps of the research process.

62 Students can use it to create a timeline for their work. Questions link students to helpful materials.

63 Ask, Act, Achieve Teacher’s Guide The Teacher’s Guide offers help on each topic, subtopics, and links.

64 Students get an interactive guide to help them with research.

65 Each question has helpful links and resources.

66 ACT: How do I find valid information? Links to appropriate INFOhio databases.

67 Discovery Portal Search for topics of interest.

68 Students get help with the research process…

69 …and a large variety of topical resources.

70 World Book – Research Tools For Teachers and Students

71 The Core Collection

72 College and Career Readiness Start ready….. Leave ready.

73 How the Common Core defines College and Career Readiness Students can: Demonstrate independence. Comprehend & evaluate complex texts. Construct effective arguments. Convey intricate & multifaceted information. Discern a speaker’s key points. Ask relevant questions. From the ELA Common Core Standards Introduction

74 Additionally, they: Build strong content knowledge. Respond to the demands of audience, task, purpose, & discipline. Comprehend as well as critique. Value evidence. Use technology & digital media strategically. Understand other perspectives & cultures. From the ELA Common Core Standards Introduction

75 Learning Commons-Check out Things #12 and 13 Good review of INFOhio resources for College and Career Readiness Practice test examples

76 College and Career Readiness for 3 rd Grade Reading Guarantee Common Core Connection English Language Arts Reading Standards-Foundational Skills- (K-5) √ Print Concepts √ Phonological Awareness √ Phonics and Word Recognition √ Fluency NEW

77 Educator Center Recommendations for integrating this resource into literacy curriculum. Discussion questions “Mini-lessons” Thematic connections Early World of Learning

78 Learning Express eBooks are great resources for teachers.

79 Learning Express for students eBooks, online practice tests, and online courses help students with college and career readiness.

80 Browse the Learning Centers to see what is available.

81 Occupation practice tests Praxis

82 Tool to help students explore and prepare for a career.

83 Job & Career Accelerator enables users to: Explore suitable occupations from over 1,000 detailed occupation profiles. Find available jobs in their area from a database of over five million up-to-date job postings. Create professional targeted resumes. Master interviewing techniques. Improve work related skills. Prepare for occupation-related exams. Plan, tailor & track multiple job searches at the same time. Receive expert advice and tips each step of the way.

84 EBSCOhost—Academic Search Premier

85 Select Academic Search Premier Check Academic Search Premier and click Continue button

86 Search Search is the same as the other Ebsco databases.

87 Discovery Portal Selecting the College and Career area gives you access to a variety of resources.

88 Mathematical Practices

89 8 CCSSM Mathematical Practices 1.Make sense of problems and persevere in solving them. 2.Reason abstractly and quantitatively. 3.Construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. 4.Model with mathematics. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, NCTM.

90 8 CCSSM Mathematical Practices 5.Use appropriate tools strategically. 6.Attend to precision. 7.Look for and make use of structure. 8.Look for and express regularity in repeated reasoning. The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, NCTM.

91 Learning Commons-Check out Thing #20 Specific resources for Science, Math and Technology

92 Science Online has Math resources too.



95 EBSCOhost—Search Student Resource Centers for Math activities

96 Scholastic Math Articles in.PDF and Teacher’s Guide

97 Scholastic Math Articles in.PDF and Teacher’s Guide

98 Go! INFOhio for Math Resources


100 Follow INFOhio on Twitter, Facebook and Our Newsletter

101 Learn With INFOhio! Webinar Series Want professional development delivered to your computer? Don’t miss this year’s afterschool Learn With INFOhio! series of FREE 45-minute webinars for school librarians, classroom teachers, curriculum coordinators and technologists.

102 ICoach Team will provide professional development for your staff.


104 For more information:

105 INFOhio INFOhio 21 st Century Learning Commons http://learningcommons.infohio.org Go! INFOhio Imatrix

106 Questions?

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