Teaching and Assessing Information Literacy

Recent studies have shown that today’s students need to develop information literacy skills to make sense of the overwhelming amount of data available to them. As a result, recent developments in curriculum and assessment—such as the Common Core State Standards and changes to the SAT—reflect an increased focus on developing students’ critical thinking skills, and underline the importance of helping students find, evaluate, and use information more effectively.

Attend this webinar to learn how to help students meet these critical standards through analyzing sources and constructing original arguments as they develop their information literacy skills.

Topics will include:

  • Commonly asked questions from students about finding, evaluating and using information
  • How information literacy is crucial to the new generation of curriculum and assessments
  • Keys to teaching students information literacy, making their research more efficient
  • How ProQuest’s Research Companion helps educators prepare high school students for university-level research

Scheduled speakers:
Holly
Ruffner
District Media Specialist
Palm Beach County Schools (Fla.)

Adam Blackwell
Senior Market Development Manager
ProQuest

Date of broadcast: 
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
2:00 pm EST