Presentation on theme: "Todays student lives and learns in a world that has been radically altered by the ready availability of vast stores of information in a variety of formats."— Presentation transcript:
Todays student lives and learns in a world that has been radically altered by the ready availability of vast stores of information in a variety of formats. The learning process and the information search process mirror each other: students actively seek to construct meaning from the sources they encounter and to create products that shape and communicate that meaning effectively. Developing expertise in accessing, evaluating and using information is in fact the authentic learning that modern education seeks to promote. (NC Information Skills Curriculum Philosophy, 1999).
Prescription for Research Myopia: Implementing a School-wide Research Model Michelle Mills & Tammy Young Media Specialists, Charles D. Owen High School Black Mountain, NC
Living in an information society is NOT always easy … A weekday edition of the New York Times Number of Web Pages 1995: 1.3 million January 2000: more than 1 billion Rate at which information doubles: 1900: Every 1500 years 1990: Every 3 years 1998: Every 18 months In 2010: Every 40 days
OK, Why a research model? …used whenever students are in a situation, academic or personal, that requires information to solve a problem, make a decision, or complete a task. A systematic research model … provides an information problem-solving process, and a set of skills that provide a strategy for effectively and efficiently meeting information needs. IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs, p. 20
OK, Why a research model? To prepare students to become proficient problem solvers To integrate information and computer skills SCOS within other curriculum areas To prepare students for the 21 st century workforce
Research Backs This Up … a school librarian (with) a clearly defined role in information-centered pedagogy plays a critical role in facilitating student learning for building knowledge More LMC hours open = Higher student usage and consequently, higher test scores …more often students receive library/information literacy instruction … (with library staff involved), the higher the test scores. Test scores increase as school librarians teach cooperatively with teachers (2000 Pennsylvania study) Reading scores rise when librarians spend more time planning and teaching cooperatively with classroom teachers (Michigan, 2003) IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs, p. 167-169
Research Model Resources THE BIG SIX OR THE SUPER THREE www.big6.com FLIP-IT www.aliceinfo.org/FLIPit.html FOLLETTS INFORMATION SKILLS MODEL www.sparkfactor.com/clients/follett/home.html JAMIE MCKENZIES RESEARCH CYCLE http://questioning.org/rcycle.html IIM Independent Investigation Method http://www.iimresearch.com/ IMPACT: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs, p. 21
Buncombe Countys Timeline for Implementation Media Specialist Focus Group Researches Models – Big 6 or IIM Media Specialists @ each school present models to faculty. Each school votes - Big 6 selected. 2006-07 – Media Specialists receive training in Big 6 Spring 2006 Summer 2007 2007- 08 Summer 2008 Teacher teams from each school along with media specialist receive training. Teacher teams spend 3 half-days preparing Big 6 projects. New teacher team from each school along with media specialist receive training. 2008- 09 Teacher teams spend 2 full days preparing Big 6 projects. Big6 Celebration
Step I: Topic Students are required to properly generate their own questions and/or problems around a particular topic. Teacher Steps: Choose a unit based on SCS goals Begin unit with class immersion activites Introduce/review IIM vocab. and steps Model development of concept map Assist students with topic selection Help students complete concept maps/questions using prior knowledge (if applicable) Encourage students to find new vocabulary and create a glossary or vocabulary list Student Steps: Work with teacher to develop class concept map of possible topics Choose or be assigned a possible topic of study Record information Web ideas about topic on individual concept map Begin to develop a key vocabulary list The student demonstrates the ability to: Determine the information problem to be solved Reformulate a complete statement of the task Ask a good question. Understand and follow printed and/or oral directions
Selection of Teacher Teams Individual school decision Unit topic vs. individual topics Training – Summer 2 days Fall/Spring 3 days Renewal credit Incentive to attend $$ or trade day
Getting Started at School Administrative Support Introduction at beginning of school Designated TWD training Required lesson plans and observation
Hmmmm….. Flexibility and easy integration Continuous Improvement Plans IGPs Research Models pull it all together: –Thinking Maps –Graphic Organizers –Intel –Project Based Learning –Graduation Projects
Good Morning Owen High School Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to use the next 45 minutes to prepare for a trip to a secret destination. As always should any member of your imf force be caught or killed, Mr. Johnson will disavow all knowledge of your actions. This PowerPoint will self-destruct in five seconds. Good luck.
A Few Good Examples Civil Rights Magazine Atomic Theory Genetic Disorders Alternative Energy Vitamins/Minerals Poster Pure Poetry
Arm Your Students… Use a consistent research model to teach your students how to arm themselves with information literacy skills that will prepare them to do battle in a world filled with dubious data! …with the library arsenal
Resources Berkowitz, Robert E., Robert Darrow, Michael B. Eisenberg, and Kathleen L. Teaching Information & Technology Skills: The Big6 in Secondary Schools. Worthington, Ohio: Linworth Publishing, Inc., 2000. Hendler, Jordan. "SkillsUSA and its Business & Industry PartnersLeadership in Skilled Workforce Development." Collision Industry Conference (CIC). 23 Oct. 2008. Impact: Guidelines for North Carolina Media and Technology Programs. Raleigh, NC: NC Department Of Public Instruction, 2005. "Mission: Impossible." MovieWavs. 2007. 10 Oct. 2007 http://www.moviewavs.com/php/sounds/?id=bst&media=WAVS&typ e=Movies&movie=Mission_Impossible"e=theme1.txt&file=them e1.wav "Awesome Powerpoint Military Backgrounds Set." Awesome Backgrounds. 10 Oct. 2007. "Tooth and Claw." Doctor Who. BBC. Sci Fi, London. 22 Apr. 2006.
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