Since January 2015, I have had the opportunity to teach a graduate course on Information Literacy twice to 39 amazing teachers. As the second course is winding down, I realize just how much I have learned, and enjoyed learning, with these teachers.
The purpose of this blog is to continue the learning for me – and to invite others to learn more about information literacy, online reading, digital texts, and the research process for children – along with me.
As a former classroom teacher of 16 years (Kindergarten, First, Third, and Sixth grades) and a university professor of 16 years, I recognize that continually learning is what keeps us fresh as teachers.
You might wonder, “What makes her an expert at information literacy?”. Well, I am not. But I want to learn more, and that is the first step. I do have the experience of visiting classrooms, working with teachers, conducting research, and writing professionally in this area. Recently my colleague and I published the second edition of our book “Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry”. I see the book as a path to more learning, rather than a trophy to be put on a shelf.
As I share what I learn, I hope you will find the information, resources, thoughts and questions to be helpful to your own teaching and learning. Please join us.