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Information Literacy/Technology
Education Integration Plan Toolkit            Information Literacy
  South Carolina Department of
        Education, 2003
What needs to happen for
kids to be able to live as
successful adults?
    Kids need to become
       adults who can
                Think
              Question
           Make decisions
Find and use information for based on
                needs
   Work with others in groups and
           collaborations
The three most
important school-
to-life critical skills
                    Research
                 Problem Solving
                 Communication
  New BASICS
  Compelling Research
• Use of technology to communicate
• Working in groups
• Solving problems when answers
  are not self-evident
• Understanding how systems work
• Collecting, analyzing, and
  organizing data
          Olson (1998) School to Work Programs
           Statewide Initiative
..To see information literacy and technology
education become an essential integrated
component in each district’s instructional
initiatives
..to see students involved
..to see all educators involved
..to see technology used appropriately and
   ..
effectively
Achievement in content area learning
    Compelling Research

 “Technology can have the greatest
   impact when integrated into the
   curriculum to achieve clear,
   measurable educational
   objectives.”

          CEO Forum (2001)
   Compelling Research

Alignment between content-area
      learning standards and
   carefully selected technology
  uses can significantly increase
             test scores
          (Bain and Ross, 1999)
Significant Increase in Student Learning
        Teacher’s Report
 • Research skills
 • Ability to apply learning to real world
   situations
 • Organizational skills
 • Interest in the content
 • Significant improvement in SAT scores

              •(Cradler & Cradler, 1999)
         What is information literacy?
Information literacy is
   ability to access, evaluate and use information
  from multiple formats -- books, newspapers,
  videos, CD-ROMs, or the Web.

Information literacy means
  application of problem-solving skills in situations
  students face in all their subject areas.
  set of competencies, skills that will grow with
  students, even when current operating systems,
  search engines or platforms are obsolete.
  Technology is………………..
Technology Education focuses on
 incremental skills in using and
 applying technology tools for relevant,
 meaningful, instructional activities

Information Literacy’s focus is on
 content, communication, information
 searching, analysis and evaluation
   What is a technology enhanced,
    student-centered classroom?

Connections to an exciting new world of hot
and lively current information
Students make meaning and develop insight
while the teacher shows them how to navigate
and reason through the labyrinth of new
sources
Front of the room disappears as computers
support investigations, explorations and
excursions
    What is a technology enhanced,
     student-centered classroom?
Major focus of classroom activity is
QUESTIONING
Effective searching, prospecting, gathering and
interpretation techniques required
Tools and information used to explore solutions
to contemporary issues
Questioning and information literacy become
fundamental
Wires and cables transformed into powerful
channels for learning
The Standards Movement Addresses What
 Students Should Know from Content
      The use of technology as a tool
      for discovering and applying content
       knowledge in authentic contexts for:
                   • solving problems,
      has not been addressed
               • making decisions,
      in the content standards
               • exchanging information and
                   • communicating
                     Information
           Literacy/Technology Education
Statewide        K12 Integration Plan
 Initiative

   Integrates information literacy and
   technology education into problem
   solving and inquiry lessons and
   activities based on the
   CURRICULUM Standards and ISTE
   and AASL Standards
Purpose of Integration –
Components of “teaching” research and
problem solving?
   Good research and problem solving activities just
    don’t happen – time planning, access
   Developmentally and progressing through
    complexity - scaffolding
   Questioning piece is the most important part –
    makes or breaks
   Use a problem solving model
   Need common, consistent model
   What does it look like? Modeled and taught – not
    just assigned
   Key person – the principal and how he/she views
    the value
    Why?

•Children exposed to interdisciplinary units
of study use technology as a tool to become
literate, cooperative, problem-solving, self-
motivated learners.
•Linking technology with core instructional
objectives is what makes good, effective use
of technology.
    Why?
•Technology-rich environments can
support initiatives focused on improving
learning outcomes.

•Teachers are the first to recognize
increases in students' self-esteem and
confidence, enhanced content area
understanding, and more informed and
empathic responses to world events as a
result of using technology.
     This is what we have for
          South Carolina
       Major Components

1. Performance Matrix    Statewide
2. Curriculum Overlay     Initiative
3. Process Model (Big6)
4. Sample Modified Lessons (Not yet
   completed)
5. Standards Alignment
        First Things First

 Standards Performance Matrix
What do students:
•need to know?
•be able to do at each grade level
•How can we scaffold learning?
            Next Component
        Curriculum Overlay
Exactly what skills should students be
learning based on curriculum and
standards?      SKILLS
What are some activities that reflect
integration of skills? Activities
What are some resources that make it
happen? Resources
               Third


 Big6TM Problem Solving Model
1. Task Definition
2. Information Seeking Strategies
3. Location and Access
4. Use of Information
5. Synthesis
6. Evaluation
            Finally…

      Standards Alignment
 Puts Curriculum Standards and
Information Literacy Standards in
side-by-side columns, so it’s easy
     to see how they dove-tail
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