IB Theatre Research Investigation

Our theatre teacher recently approached me to present to her HL Theatre class on their Dramaturgical Research Investigation.  The investigation requires an annotated bibliography (called a “critique of sources” by the IB) and she ask that include some guidance on source evaluation and in-text citation.  Here’s my presentation and a shoutout to Tony Tepedino’s excellent tutorial on embedding.


Searching for Research Methods

A number of conversations must have converged at the Academic Council meeting yesterday because I was invited to join a cross-division committee to develop a preK-12 research/information literacy scope and sequence.  I’ve been talking with my boss (the Director of Information Services) and our curriculum coordinator for some time, so it’s fantastic to see it happen.  Hopefully, this will connect with the WIS Information Literacy Dispositions and Outcomes that I developed in November.

The PS is interested in using a ISP called AGOPPE from Montgomery County, MD.  

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Seems very Big 6-ish to me.  Looking forward to seeing how they use it!

Becoming a Nationally Certified School Librarian

I started this blog with my own goals and just stumbled up the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards criterion for Library Media Specialists.  You can access it here but I also wanted to save their skills/indicators.  National Certification is a goal I’m considering for next year.

Entry 1: Instructional Collaboration
In this entry: You demonstrate your ability to collaborate with teachers to plan, develop, and implement an instructional sequence that integrates multimedia, research, or information literacyprocesses into classroom instruction. 

Entry 2: Fostering an Appreciation of Literature
In this entry: You demonstrate your ability to foster an appreciation of literature in your students by encouraging them to read, listen to, or view a variety of literary materials. You provide a 17-minute video recording consisting of a narrated, 2-minute pan of the room to highlight your collection and organization of materials and a 15-minute segment from a single lesson that demonstrates how you help students as developing readers to understand and appreciate literature. 

Entry 3: Integration of Instructional Technologies
In this entry: You demonstrate the effective selection and integration of technologies into the instructional program of your school. You demonstrate teaching strategies used to integrate technologies into a lesson and how you foster students’ understanding of the ethical or legal use of information. You provide a 20-minute video recording consisting of two 10- minute continuous and unedited segments showing different parts of a single lesson that demonstrate how you integrate technologies into your teaching and help learners effectively use technology as it relates to their learning process.

Entry 4: Documented Accomplishments:Contributions to Student Learning

In this entry: You illustrate your partnerships with students’ families and community, and
your development as a learner and collaborator with other professionals by submitting
descriptions and documentation of your activities and accomplishments in those areas.