Presentation Title

More Than Just a Field Trip: Teaching Dual Credit Students to Make the Most of the College Library

Location

Room 218

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Dual credit programs are increasingly popular, as high school students seek to gain college credits and shorten the time to graduation. An instruction session at a college library is more than time away from class, it is an opportunity for college librarians to help dual credit students begin the transition from high school to college. Librarians who work with dual credit teachers to plan outcomes-based instruction can make a real difference in the way dual credit students approach research, source evaluation and writing. Feedback from dual credit teachers and in-class assessments ensure that students make the most of the opportunity to get acquainted with college level research techniques. This presentation will address dual credit instruction fundamentals, techniques for reaching out to dual credit instructors, active learning strategies, and other ways to make the visit as fun and informative as possible.

Presentation Description

Today’s dual credit high school students are tomorrow’s college students. Librarians who work with dual credit instructors to plan instruction can help students learn research techniques that will help them write high quality papers at the college level. A day at the library is more than a day away from class. It is an opportunity for college librarians to help dual credit students begin the transition from high school to college. This presentation will emphasize active learning techniques for the classroom to ensure that students on campus for a short time get the most out of their instruction session.

Keywords

Library instruction, dual credit, active learning, high school to college transition, collaboration

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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Oct 10th, 8:30 AM Oct 10th, 9:45 AM

More Than Just a Field Trip: Teaching Dual Credit Students to Make the Most of the College Library

Room 218

Dual credit programs are increasingly popular, as high school students seek to gain college credits and shorten the time to graduation. An instruction session at a college library is more than time away from class, it is an opportunity for college librarians to help dual credit students begin the transition from high school to college. Librarians who work with dual credit teachers to plan outcomes-based instruction can make a real difference in the way dual credit students approach research, source evaluation and writing. Feedback from dual credit teachers and in-class assessments ensure that students make the most of the opportunity to get acquainted with college level research techniques. This presentation will address dual credit instruction fundamentals, techniques for reaching out to dual credit instructors, active learning strategies, and other ways to make the visit as fun and informative as possible.