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Definition/Description of the LIS/SLM Internship Diversity Experience


The Field Experience Portfolio contains specific directions and formats for reporting on diversity experiences

The ETRA department will count as "extensive and substantive" diversity experiences the field experience, ETT 586:  Internship in Instructional Technology and the field experience, ETT 569:  Practicum in which at least one of the following criteria is met:

1)      the candidate delivers a lesson to a group of students at least 20% of whom are members of ethnic minority groups, are from low socio-economic status households, have limited English proficiency, or have a disability;

2)      the candidate delivers a lesson appropriately modified in content or methodology in order to address ethnicity, low socio-economic status, limited English proficiency or disability;

3)      the candidate interacts one-on-one in a tutoring relationship or other educational setting with a student who is a member of an ethnic group or socio-economic status different from their own or with a student who has limited English proficiency or a disability.

The diversity experience will be documented in the ETT 586 or ETT 569 student journals, by the supervising teachers and academic supervisor, and in the Internship, Practicum, and Masters' portfolios.  (In the very slight chance that none of these are addressed during the Internship, the student will then be required to meet #2 above in ETT 533:  [Administration of] School Library Media Centers.) 

Diversity Experience Data Collection

Data for the "extensive and substantive" LIS/SLM diversity experience will be collected using the "Diversity Report" form.  This form identifies K-12 students based on race, class, income, and special needs.  (This document also identifies faculty diversity.)  The field experience student will obtain diversity information for his/her field experience school from the Illinois Report Card and/or from the local district.  

(In the very slight chance that the student is required to meet #2 [the candidate delivers a lesson appropriately modified in content or methodology in order to address ethnicity, low socio-economic status, limited English proficiency or disability] in ETT 533:  (Administration of) School Library Media Centers, data will be collected identifying how this was met by the ETT 533 instructor and also reported on in the student's Masters' portfolio.)