[library-media] Information Literacy workshop

Loutensock, Georgia GLoutens@usoe.k12.ut.us
Thu, 25 Sep 2003 10:33:19 -0600

Dear Colleagues,
I just received this information.  Hopefully it is not too late to become
involved.  Welcome back to Sharyl and Marian.  (Some people don't know what
retirement means.)
UEN is sponsoring an Information Literacy workshop by Dr. Sharyl G. Smith
and Marian Karpisek on November 10 - 11, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Milton
Bennion Hall, Room 205 on the University of Utah Campus. There are 6 spots
available on a first come first serve basis. If you are interested in
attending the workshop please e-mail me. 
Class Description: 
Information literacy is a critical survival skill of the 21st Century. It is
important for students to learn how to identify information problems as well
as find, evaluate, and use information to solve these problems. Information
literacy skills and appropriate use of technology tools are important
because they facilitate student learning in school and life. Educational
associations and publications are advocating "integrating computer skills
into the content areas, proclaiming that computer skills should not be
taught in isolation." There is increasing recognition "that the end result
of computer literacy is not knowing how to operate computers, but to use
technology as a tool for organization, communication, research and problem
solving." (Eisenberg & Johnson, 2002) 
Dr. Sharyl Smith is the former Utah State Office of Education Library Media
Specialist and is currently on faculty at the Information School at the
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. Marian Karpisek was the
Library Media Supervisor for Salt Lake City School District 1981-1995. She
has been an Information Literacy consultant from 1995 to the present. 
The purpose of the workshop is to provide an opportunity to learn ways to
integrate information literacy and technology in the development of
activities, web resources, training materials or other products.
Participants first will focus on the Big6(tm) Information Problem-Solving
Process and relevant technology tools and resources. Then they will discover
how to turn a curriculum standard into a successful learning experience that
implements various approaches to learning and student use of higher-order
critical thinking skills. 
Working in Groups, during the workshop you will: 
1. Design an activity, web resource or other product that integrates
information literacy and technology. 
2. Apply Gardner's Multiple Intelligences to ensure that a variety of
intelligences and learning styles are addressed. 
3. Ensure that student objectives, activities, and assessment reflect the
range of Bloom's Taxonomy for a variety of higher-order thinking skills. 
4. Design meaningful assessment, with clearly stated product(s) and
* Review basic concepts of rubrics. 
* Evaluate how well the final product meets the original task; evaluate the
product and the process for effectiveness and efficiency. 
Renee Willemsen 
Utah Education Network 
Project Coordinator for: 
Intel Teach to the Future 
PBS TeacherLine 
Technology Integration Academy 
tel: 801-585-9726 
cell: 801-230-3053 
fax: 801-585-9040 

Georgia M. Loutensock
Curriculum Section
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-4200

801-538-7769 (fax)