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Standards and Curriculum - Library Services

Standards and Curriculum - Library Services

Empire State Information Fluency Continuum A new resource, called the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, is now available thanks to the NYC School Library System. This resource emphasizes the importance of inquiry in learning and establishes information fluency standards for grades K-12, which are aligned with Common Core Learning Standards. The fusion of the two sets of standards aims to create students who are capable of absorbing and applying appropriate information to any situation. The document identifies three information literacy standards which encourage students to be thinkers, explorers, and citizens and outlines the essential steps of inquiry: connect, wonder, investigate, construct, express, and reflect. The continuum also includes grade-specific benchmarks for information skill development and sample diagrams and worksheets which may be used to assess students’ progress.

Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education « Libraries and Transliteracy [tweetmeme source=”librarianbyday” only_single=false]Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from ACRL, (The Association of College and Research Libraries division of the American Library Association) includes a sections on the definition of information literacy, IL Technology, IL & higher education, IL & pedagogy, standards, assessments, performance indicators, and a practical guide for instruction librarians. I’ve included the four standards & their performance indicators below but left out the included outcomes. You can read the document online or download a pdf. Approved by the Board of Directors of the Association of College and Research Libraries on January 18, 2000, Endorsed by the American Association for Higher Education (October 1999) and the Council of Independent Colleges (February 2004) An information literate individual is able to: Standard One – The information literate student determines the nature and extent of the information needed. 1. Like this:

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Badges for Higher Education This group is focused on finding ways badges work well in higher education. Higher learning institutions have the potential to accept badges in the admissions evaluation process as well as as issuers credentialing course content and informal learning experiences. This group explores these and a range of related issues, such as supporting disciplinary research into badges (more details). Higher Education Resources Survey Data: (2014 cycle preliminary report)Examples of digital badges in higher education: The Higher Ed working group completed its first cycle at the end of 2014, and is being reconvened under the leadership of Dan Hickey, James Willis and Carla Casilli for a second cycle as of July 2015. In addition, join the Google Group to stay up-to-date on the Higher Education Working Group.

Guidelines READS is Florida's K-12 integrated reading guidelines - Florida Association for Media in Education Read (as a personal activity) Explore (characteristics, history and awards of creative works) Analyze (structure and aesthetic features of creative works) Develop (a literary-based product) Score (reading progress) One of the goals of the school library media program is to provide intellectual and physical access to a broad range of literature and informational reading materials for personal pleasure and curriculum support. READS - with AASL Standards for the 21st -Century LearnerGrade 6 SummaryGrade 7 SummaryGrade 8 SummaryGrades 9 and 10 SummaryGrades 11 and 12 Summary

The Top 8 Free/Open Source LMSs Update 10/26/16: Back by popular demand! We saw your comments and decided to incorporate the free LMSs you told us about. We’ve also upgraded our honorable mentions into full entries in order to give you better information about each one. I have a friend who once wrapped his entire body, head to toe, in tin foil. He also wrote “steak + guacamole” on himself in permanent marker, and then sauntered (in public, on public sidewalks with normal people all around) to his local burrito joint. He endured the stares, embarrassment, and giggles all for one, glorious thing: a free burrito. People will do a lot just to get something for free. I’ve collected a list of the very best freemium, totally free, and/or open source LMSs out there, and it’s all below, no enduring of awkward stares on the sidewalk required. 1. This is the gorilla in the room of open source LMSs. Moodle’s welcome screen Differentiating features Pros/cons Review it here! 2. An example of creating a lesson plan in CourseSites 3. 4. 5.

Styleguide Thought someone might find this useful – it’s the styleguide we use for my library’s digital branch ! It’s a long document, broken up into these sections: General Guidelines for Blog Posts Citing/Attribution Featured Section Comments – What to do with them Creating a “Voice” How Can I Get a Conversation Started? I have a suggestion/problem. Staff Responsibilities {*style:<b> </b>*} Please follow these guidelines when writing blog posts on our public website. Post frequency/length: Frequency: 2 posts per week for each Subject Guide Posts in the Services section – as needed Length: sufficient to cover topic shorter is always better – just enough to cover the content Formatting: one space between sentences – not two! avoid ALL CAPS use a spell checker break post into small paragraphs rather than one large chunk of text Post titles: keep them short, snappy, and descriptive capitalize every word except prepositions (like a book title) Internal Post Structure: Bulleted lists are great web (lowercase) Summary of post

Kindergarten English Language Arts Submitted by Emily on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 5:48am CKLA Office Hours Core Knowledge will be holding Office Hours for K-2 Monday April 7th from 3:30-4:30. The primary purpose of this Office Hours session is to present some tools that are being developed around CKLA, in conjunction with the NYSED-contracted ELL specialist Diane August, to support diverse learners within the Skills Strand of CKLA. To attend Office Hours please follow this link to register: Once you register, you will receive a follow-up log in email the morning of the Office Hours event. Merging the CCSS with Existing Literacy Practices General Overview of Listening and Learning General Overview of Skills CKLA Kindergarten Unit-by-Unit CCSS Alignment Printing Specifications Visual Component Guide Date Contributed:

Tools - Guidelines and standards manuals The word 'Guidelines' is in fashion, but implies flexibility. I prefer 'Standards.' The appearance and exposure of the corporate brand must be constant. In even the most entrepreneurial corporate culture where "all permissions are granted unless expressly denied," identity must be the great exception, in which all permissions are denied unless expressly granted. Otherwise, chaos will rule. Edward Tufte says this well: "If there is a well thought-out design standard, it should be followed. Until 2000 or so, the best manuals were beautifully designed books, expensively produced to support their quality message and policy importance. Some manuals are at least partly 'open' on the Web, and I will add well-designed examples below as I (or you) find them. [Thanks to teacher Paulo Granato (e-mail) in Brazil for suggesting this page, and to URL contributors such as Hans Stol, Piotr Sierzega, Johnny Hood and Design Maven Frank Briggs.]

Draft Blog Guidelines Shamelessly cobbled together from several sources (such as LITA’s blog policy and the canonical St. Petersburg College Library Blog Policy), here’s a generic draft blog guideline. Alane, per your earlier comment, I wasn’t sure how or whether to wedge in a statement about not talking about confidential projects, which would be on the lines of OCLC not discussing products. Purpose The MPOW Libraries are providing blogs to MPOW departments to advance the … [mission/purpose/general big-sky hoo-hah; a functional statement, as opposed to “because we wanted to say we were blogging”]. Blog managers XYZ will be responsible for overall blog administration [tag, you’re it!]. Hosting Blogs are hosted at [] Blog Assignments For 2007, to conserve bandwidth and ensure a smooth migration to this new service, one blog will be assigned on request to each department at MPOW Libraries. Acceptable Use MPOW Libraries reserve the right not to post any blog post, or to later remove it. Pages