Information literacy – the ability to assess the need for information, access information sources effectively and efficiently, evaluate information for accuracy and quality, and use it appropriately – is a cross-disciplinary skill crucial for college and career readiness and a foundation for lifelong learning.
CSLA was pleased to partner with CUE for the second year in a special day long summit in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Information literacy, the theme for this year’s summit, is an area of focus in teacher librarians’ credentialing. This summit, led by teacher librarians from CSLA, was designed to hone information literacy skills with which to empower students. The Summit took place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 on the last day of the CUE 2015 Annual Conference. Registration for the Summit was included in all CUE conference registrations.
This year’s Summit featured special guest speaker Kathy Schrock.
Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and a public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist.
Schrock has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990’s and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Discovery Education STAR and Guru. In 1995, Kathy created the award-winning site, “Kathy Schrock’s Guide for Educators,” and, in 1999, she partnered with Discovery Education and maintained the site until late 2012 when the site was retired. Kathy writes a monthly blog, Kathy’s Katch, for the Discovery Educator Network, and her other online resources may be found on Kathy Schrock’s Guide to Everything!
Schrock’s session at the Summit was titled The Common Thread: Weaving Information Literacy Skills to Engage Learners.
Kathy Schrock’s presentation resources
Additional Summit speakers were all CSLA members:
- Deborah Stanley, The Importance of Research Teaching in a Common Core Digital World Session resources
- Janice Gilmore-See, Getting to DOK 4: Depth of Knowledge and Information Literacy Session slides
- Glen Warren, The Uncommon Core: Advancing Student Centered Learning through Gaming and Information Literacy Session slides
In addition to the Saturday Summit, CSLA members presenting sessions on Thursday included:
- Jane Lofton with Gail Desler, Can I Use That? Fair Use for the Remix Generation Session resources Session slides
- Jane Lofton, Blogging Across the Curriculum: Inspire Student Voice, Address Common Core Session slides Jane’s blogging support site
Summit Twitter hashtag: #cueils
For more information about the CUE conference, go to www.cue2015.org.