Presenter Information

Julia Andreacchi

Location

Room 1005

Type of Presentation

Workshop (1 hour and 15 minutes)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

The workshop will stimulate thought and will give participants an opportunity to share their ideas in small group discussion format. Ideas/activities developed adhere to the “Standards for the 21st Century Learner”. “Give me a reason to go to the Library”, (Andrea Drusch). Activities developed are in collaboration with the Teacher-Librarian and classroom Teacher. The novel, Teddy Gets Out! serves as an inspiration to the development of the activities. This powerful story of unconditional love and motivation to succeed serves to successfully address literacy through a series of interdisciplinary activities. Activities address reading comprehension, vocabulary, character education, nature and ecology, artistic expression, geography and history. Differentiated instruction shapes the development of the instructional activities. Activities expand the classroom curriculum and challenge student thinking through real-life and authentic connections. Participants will leave with renewed enthusiasm and armed with specific strategies that can be readily adapted and implemented into the classroom of tomorrow. Student learning outcomes include: 1.developing inquiry and research skills that are transferable and important for life-long learning. 2.encouraging the love of reading 3.constructing new knowledge through critical thinking and problem solving 4.opportunities for self-assessment and reflection in order to bring meaning to the research process 5.transforming students by “celebrating the understood and not the found” (Dr. Ross J. Todd of Reuters). Students become “creators of knowledge instead of consumers of knowledge”. Technology is utilized as a tool for: 1.access to information 2.to facilitate online discussion 3.communication software Program Delivery Format Break Down of 1hour 15 minutes workshop… 1.Post a series of student quotes/testimonials—to explain purpose/intent of workshop (5 minutes) 2.Read from “Teddy Gets Out”…Purpose --Audience Hook Followed by a series of questions to generate audience participation.(10 minutes) 3.Distribution of sample student directed activities to examine inquiry, critical thinking, and reflection. Participants will have an activity to guide them through the analysis of the sample activities. Participants will then report back to the group. (25 minutes) 4. Jump Starting the Process: To engage and spark the imagination and creativity of teachers through an opportunity for them to develop personal activities that can be implemented immediately when the teacher/teacher-librarian return to the classroom. (20 minutes) 4.Refocus Group -- Discussion of "What did I learn today? What can I take away with me?"...A summary through discussion as well as written response --"Ticket out the Door" and Post-Its.(10 minutes) 5.Evaluation and Feedback of Session (5 minutes) What worked as well as suggestions for improvement. 6.Information collected to be posted to blog http://dollardazeandthriftyfinds.blogspot.com Times will be adjusted accordingly in response to group dynamics and participation.

Presentation Description

Utilize the magic of dollar and thrift store finds to deliver a novel study that “rocks”. This workshop will demonstrate how the teacher-librarian and classroom teacher can collaborate to repurpose a number of finds to create activities that engage students in inquiry, critical thinking and reflection. Join us in this adventure. The buck stops here.

Keywords

Information literacy, Interdisciplinary approach in education, Critical thinking, School libraries, Teacher-librarians, Libraries and education

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 2nd, 11:45 AM Oct 2nd, 12:30 PM

10 Bucks = 10 Great Ideas: Dollar Daze and Thrifty Finds to Engage Students in Literacy and Learning

Room 1005

The workshop will stimulate thought and will give participants an opportunity to share their ideas in small group discussion format. Ideas/activities developed adhere to the “Standards for the 21st Century Learner”. “Give me a reason to go to the Library”, (Andrea Drusch). Activities developed are in collaboration with the Teacher-Librarian and classroom Teacher. The novel, Teddy Gets Out! serves as an inspiration to the development of the activities. This powerful story of unconditional love and motivation to succeed serves to successfully address literacy through a series of interdisciplinary activities. Activities address reading comprehension, vocabulary, character education, nature and ecology, artistic expression, geography and history. Differentiated instruction shapes the development of the instructional activities. Activities expand the classroom curriculum and challenge student thinking through real-life and authentic connections. Participants will leave with renewed enthusiasm and armed with specific strategies that can be readily adapted and implemented into the classroom of tomorrow. Student learning outcomes include: 1.developing inquiry and research skills that are transferable and important for life-long learning. 2.encouraging the love of reading 3.constructing new knowledge through critical thinking and problem solving 4.opportunities for self-assessment and reflection in order to bring meaning to the research process 5.transforming students by “celebrating the understood and not the found” (Dr. Ross J. Todd of Reuters). Students become “creators of knowledge instead of consumers of knowledge”. Technology is utilized as a tool for: 1.access to information 2.to facilitate online discussion 3.communication software Program Delivery Format Break Down of 1hour 15 minutes workshop… 1.Post a series of student quotes/testimonials—to explain purpose/intent of workshop (5 minutes) 2.Read from “Teddy Gets Out”…Purpose --Audience Hook Followed by a series of questions to generate audience participation.(10 minutes) 3.Distribution of sample student directed activities to examine inquiry, critical thinking, and reflection. Participants will have an activity to guide them through the analysis of the sample activities. Participants will then report back to the group. (25 minutes) 4. Jump Starting the Process: To engage and spark the imagination and creativity of teachers through an opportunity for them to develop personal activities that can be implemented immediately when the teacher/teacher-librarian return to the classroom. (20 minutes) 4.Refocus Group -- Discussion of "What did I learn today? What can I take away with me?"...A summary through discussion as well as written response --"Ticket out the Door" and Post-Its.(10 minutes) 5.Evaluation and Feedback of Session (5 minutes) What worked as well as suggestions for improvement. 6.Information collected to be posted to blog http://dollardazeandthriftyfinds.blogspot.com Times will be adjusted accordingly in response to group dynamics and participation.