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Im Teaching as Fast as I Can: making purposeful connections through your library program Session 1210 OLA Superconference Tina Antoniou, Ruth Hall & Marc.

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1 Im Teaching as Fast as I Can: making purposeful connections through your library program Session 1210 OLA Superconference Tina Antoniou, Ruth Hall & Marc Kopyto Earl Haig Secondary School, TDSB January 31,

2 Making Purposeful Connections: We constantly trying to partner with everyone, treating each teacher and each student as if they are an individual unit: Supporting individual teachers Creating activities for individual classes Meeting the needs of individual students But do you get a clear sense of how this benefits the whole school?

3 The Challenge Often work alone Expectations from stakeholders Variety of roles The journey - starting with the end in mind

4 The Journey Everyone else has a text book or a profile to teach from, to serve as a road map for their journey. Wheres ours?

5 Mapping the road ahead Creating a framework Focusing your efforts Setting measurable goals Tracking what you do Building the big picture

6 Creating a Framework 1.Designing a brand (library handouts) 2.Framing lessons through a Research Process Model 3.Finding common threads across grades & subjects to create an interdisciplinary approach to research skill building

7 Creating a Framework with Handouts Source Log (MLA) Note Sheet Focused Note SheetFocused Note Sheet - Gr. 9 Science Note Sheet Note Sheet - ESL-D

8 Handouts Common style: library name border around title same font Research Process stages identified Benefits: Create new documents by modifying existing Common look & feel reinforced Science 9 Dance 11

9 The Process of Inquiry and Research Knowledge and Understanding Thinking Communication Application ReflectTransfer Stage 4 Transferring RevisePresent SelectCollaborate Stage 2 Accessing LocateGather IdentifyRelate Stage 1 Preparing DefineExplore SortSynthesize Stage 3 Processing Analyze/ Evaluate Test Research Process Model

10 Research Guides Avoid reinventing the wheel Modify to fit your needs

11 The View From the Classroom: The dilemma of TIME Why its so hard to get beyond show them the resources The pressure to cover the curriculum How can you partner when there are so few moments to Plan & Reflect?

12 Creating a Framework with Assignments Law - 12U Ancient Civilizations - 11M

13 Framing Research Assignments Offer to tweak assignments to organize them into the 4 stages Encourage sharing Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

14 Common Assignments Completed by all students in a grade Reinforce the research process model and skills needed to do research tasks Efficient way to plan & teach Work with the whole child

15 Creating a Framework with Common Research Expectations Find where we should teach note making

16 TDSB Secondary T-Ls Wiki

17 Grade 9 Academic

18 Expectations by grade

19 Identify Common Threads

20 Sample Projects Assignmen t Library Handout

21 Where to Begin? What are you already doing? Types of lessons being taught? Stages in the research process covered? Pick one grade to start with Focus on essential skills Get help from Research Guides, TDSB Wiki

22 Connect to the Big Picture TDSB Secondary T-Ls Wiki


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