Location

Percival

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Relevance

Information literacy sharpens critical and creative thinking skills. A combination of these skills will create a higher order of thinking which is essential for excellence in school and for surviving in today’s society. These skills are also needed in order for students to communicate in knowledgeable, logical, and defensible ways. The skills are important tools that are necessary and required for an individual to effectively participate in problem solving, decision making, setting and achieving realistic goals, building self-confidence - which in turn enriches one’s self-esteem, as well as, social skills. Without information literacy, critical and creative thinking skills, youths, as well as, adults will be at a significant disadvantage in school, in the workplace, as well as in today’s society; in fact many will fall short in developing their self-identity. Student, as well as adults, cannot just be excellent learners; they must be lifelong learners to keep pace in today’s world.

Brief Program Description

Students and adults cannot just be excellent learners, but lifelong learners to keep pace in today’s world. Information literacy and critical thinking presentation provides skills for individuals to grow and develop as a person and professional. Individuals will learn:

Higher-Order Thinking

Problem solving

Effective and Positive Communication Skills

Setting Realistic Goals

Self-Development/Growth (Who are you)

Building Confidence

Summary

The focus of this presentation is to provide attendees with the necessary tools to grow and develop as a person and a professional. Youths, as well as adults will be required to locate, evaluate, organize and communicate information with clarity in order to carry out their everyday responsibilities.

Attendees will be provided with the tools needed to solve problems, set and achieve realistic goals, develop self-identity, make decisions, build self-confidence which will restore low self-esteem, as well as, enhance their social skills. Without information literacy and critical thinking skills, individuals will be at a significant disadvantage in society.

Youths, as well as adults cannot just be excellent learners; they must be lifelong learners to keep pace with today’s society. Therefore, the presenter will discuss skills that are fundamental to becoming an information literate youth/adult and professional, which in turn will contribute to their academic and career success. The presentation is designed to actively involve attendees in developing information literacy and critical thinking skills. It will provide opportunities for the attendees to practice what they learned.

Evidence

N/A

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Clayton-Molina

She is an Adjunct Professor who teaches Critical Thinking Workshop, Health Insurance and Coding, Political Science, and Arguments of America. She also works in the Juvenile Trial Court System. She is a Motivational Speaker and a Mentor for at-risk-youths, domestic violence victims, and incarcerated women.

She received a PhD in the Philosophy of Public Policy and Administration with a concentration in Criminal Justice. She successfully conducted a study on Hispanic High School Dropouts. She has a passion and a major concern for youths. One of her goals is to plant as many positive seeds in as many youths as she possible can. She also has a Master degree in Public Administration and a Bachelor in Political Science. She had been a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority since 2004.

Keyword Descriptors

at risk youths, youth, critical thinking, information literacy, and motivation

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 1:00 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 2:15 PM

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Information Literacy and Critical Thinking: The Power of Success

Percival

Students and adults cannot just be excellent learners, but lifelong learners to keep pace in today’s world. Information literacy and critical thinking presentation provides skills for individuals to grow and develop as a person and professional. Individuals will learn:

Higher-Order Thinking

Problem solving

Effective and Positive Communication Skills

Setting Realistic Goals

Self-Development/Growth (Who are you)

Building Confidence