Launching Life Long Learners
Applying Standards for the 21st Century Learner
How can you, a Library/Media Center Professional, launch life-long learners?
- Identify appropriate texts in multiple formats (print, visual, audio)
- Read and understand them
- Use critical thinking to interpret new information and apply it to learning objectives and personal growth
Select and use texts from different media
Read and Understand
Decode author's meaning and comprehend it in in multiple perspectives.
Interpret and Apply New Information
Through personal reflection and collaboration, transform information to real life solutions.
A Snap Shot of Standards in your Library/Media Center
Standard 1 -- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.
Standard 2 -- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.
Standard 3 -- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society
Standard 4 -- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.
SKILLS. . . (1.1, 2.1, 3.1, 4.1. . .A Summary)
Students identify main, overarching inquiry: what do I want to know, and why do I want to know it? They ask, and explore the answers to:
- What information do we have already from class texts? From other texts, traditional and nontraditional?
- What smaller questions will lead us to answering the main question? How do we find these answers?
- Is our new information reliable? Why?
DISPOSITIONS . . .(1.2, 2.2, 3.2, 4.2. . .A Summary)
- Students take questions a step further. They reflect and collaborate to refine inquiry question to be more specific.
- Students use creativity to adapt focus, find new resources, and place them in context.
- Students learn persistence and commitment to complete their inquiry, despite challenges (missing information, unreliable sources).
RESPONSIBILITIES. . .(1.3, 2.3, 3.3, 4.3. . .A Summary)
- Students master the concepts of intellectual property (citations and copyright laws).
- Students seek and acknowledge the existence of different perspectives.
SELF-ASSESSMENT STRATEGIES. . .(1.4, 2.4, 3.4, 4.4. . .A Summary)
- Students use self assessment, teacher assessment, and peer feedback to guide progress and and enhance outcome.
American Association of School Librarians, Bernardsville branch
Monday, June 15th, 7:30-9:30pm
This is an online event.
Join us to discuss Standards for the 21st- Century Learners.
What do you think? Tell us!