Friday, January 24, 2014

Staff development opportunity: Asking Great Questions webinar

Join us for the next LMC @ The Forefront webinar!

View on your own computer with the access directions below or join Debbie and me in the Conference Room at the TEC.

If you are coming to watch with us, please RSVP by email to me. 

Inquiry Learning Big6-Style: It All Starts with Asking Great Questions!
Tuesday, January 28, 2014 - 3:00-4:00 PM

In This Session
Meaningful inquiry learning can be exciting and fun for students as they explore, discover, and stretch their intellect and skills. It can also be terrifying and challenging as there are no simple answers or cookie cutter paths to success. Students must wrestle with complex issues and use and further develop all of their thinking and problem-solving abilities. Effective inquiry engages students in making connections and constructing knowledge. It goes far beyond simply searching for and reporting answers. Meaningful inquiry taps into student curiosity and challenges them to push past their comfort zones.

Underlying all of inquiry is information problem-solving—well-articulated by the Big6 process. But, while the Big6 is applicable to any information problem-solving situation, inquiry requires much deeper competence and development at each stage, particularly in Task Definition and Use of Information. Asking and framing good questions is at the heart of meaningful inquiry. Addressing those questions requires being able to deeply engage with information, knowledge, and ideas from a wide range of resources.

In our community’s next webinar, Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz focus on meaningful inquiry learning by emphasizing Task Definition and Use of Information.  Mike and Bob will share a framework and strategies for improving students’ question-formulation and understanding. Join them on January 28 to learn how to use information tools and techniques to create “aha” moments and products that demonstrate deep student learning.

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About the Presenters
Mike Eisenberg is a teacher and mentor whose personal motto is, "make it better!"  He is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, serving from 1998 to 2006. Mike's current work focuses on information, communications, and technology (ICT) literacy, information credibility, and information science education K-20. 

Bob Berkowitz is a lifelong educator with teaching experience in both rural and urban settings. He began his career as a high school language arts teacher.  He also managed and taught in school libraries at the elementary, middle school and high school levels. Bob has been named a W.K. Kellogg Foundation Expert in Residence and has won National Council of Teachers of English recognition as a Center of Excellence in English and the Language Arts.

This program is sponsored by Library Media Connection.

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