Why It’s Important to Know, Trust and Think Critically About the Resources I Use
Teachers are telling us that helping students use online resources effectively is really important to them. Those 21st Century skills that are needed to be ready for college and careers are often not addressed in the classroom curriculum, so teachers are seeking ways to add information literacy instruction and resources on their own. netTrekker provides teachers with a greater understanding of just what information literacy is, why it is important and how to teach it…
- Teach students how to ask significant questions.
- Acquaint students with the types of sources available to them.
- Give students models and tools to use in evaluating information sources.
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By Lynn Ochs, netTrekker Professional Learning Director
One week in early October it was my honor to be in the presence of an amazing group of dedicated library media specialists in Milwaukee Public Schools. Despite severe budget cuts and increased responsibilities, with some managing up to 4 and 5 school library programs at a time, they maintain a laser focus on providing high quality digital and print resources to their fellow educators and students. Daily, they model what it means to be a 21st Century learner – creating, communicating, collaborating and thinking critically about how to manage their time so as to lead and support their many patrons. At the helm is Lisa Chatman, District Library Media Specialist. Vivacious and passionate about the role of library media specialists in schools, Lisa works diligently to support and provide new learning opportunities to her dedicated staff.
I found my unsung heroes that beautiful, sunshine-filled day in Milwaukee, in an unexpected place.
Who are your unsung heroes? Have you thanked them lately for their dedication to providing a high quality education to our next generation leaders? Let’s do it today!