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Standard 2-3 Reflection

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Standard 2.3 Information literacy curriculum
Candidates employ strategies to integrate the information literacy curriculum with content curriculum.  Candidates incorporate technology to promote efficient and equitable access to information beyond print resources.  Candidates assist students to use technology to access, analyze, and present information.




            There are a number of artifacts within the program, which I feel fit this standard, and have included a few, which fit the best.  Firstly, the Ethical Policies from ISTC 601 and Collection Development Policy from ISTC 615 are two artifacts, which present policies at the county, state, and national level regarding use and selection of materials in print and non-print format.  The ethical policies found in both artifacts are meant to keep students safe while also ensuring intellectual freedom is not violated.  These policies help when determining what technology or resources can be acquired by the library media center.  The collection development policy details considerations for non-print and electronic resources, which affects the technology to be incorporated in lessons.  Standard 2.3 is affected by these policies as they dictate what types of technology/resources will be acquired by the library leading to their incorporation into lessons by the librarian and/or teacher.

            The ILPM artifact discussed in Standard 1.1 relates well with Standard 2.3, as it explains three ILPMs (Information Literacy Process Models), which can be of help in integrating information literacy.  The ILPMs help greatly but fit on different educational levels.  The I-Search ILPM fits best on the elementary level, the Big6 in middle school, and Pathways to Knowledge in high school.  If I could, I would have used the Big6 for a lesson in my secondary placement, as it would have worked well with the research project the students were conducting.

            Several lessons within my secondary placement display the incorporation of points within Standard 2.3.  Another artifact during my secondary placement was the creation of the library wiki.  The wiki became a place to collaborate and a center for resources, for both students and teachers.  Students could review books, look up resources and tools, and use it as a place to collaborate.  I set up the group pages on the History Day portion of the wiki as a place for students who were working on the projects to collaborate.  I also included a page linked in both the History Day and main page of the library wiki, on presentation tools.  I included these tools after completing a lesson with the History Day students on the tools.  Students were using technology before this lesson to access and analyze information for their research; this lesson was a nice conclusion in teaching them how to use technology to present their information.  These lessons also exemplify many points within the AASL Standards for 21st Century Learners.  Many of the sub points within the four main standards are seen within this project.  Students think critically while participating productively on the wiki with their peers; making informed decisions on the tools and resources they use as they complete the project; and growing as they research on topics they find interesting and using the tools presented to express their knowledge in their own way.

            Finally, with a class researching plants for sixth grade science, I conducted a lesson on evaluating websites.  For homework, students were instructed by the teacher to bring in a few websites they thought would help in their research.  After explaining the media center’s Internet resources they would be using to help in their research, I distributed a handout.  The handout was a Website Evaluation tool created by my mentor; students were to use the handout to evaluate one of the websites they found for homework and turn it in by the end of the period.  I went over the handout before sending them off to research, letting them know they may want to use the information to check out the reliability of other websites they were using.

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