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LIS Content Collaboration Assignment

Information Literacy/Content Curriculum Collaborative Assessment

This assignment includes the lesson activity, itself, and a paper detailing and reflecting on that collaborative endeavor.

A. Information Literacy/Content Curriculum Lesson

In collaboration with a classroom teacher: identify, develop, teach, and evaluate an information literacy lesson which will support selected curriculum content in that teacher's class. Seek to use a variety of media -- print, non-print, and electronic -- appropriate to the selected information literacy/content curriculum lesson. Oral lesson can be from ½ hour to a unit stretching over several days. **Oral portion of lesson is to be observed and evaluated by the site supervisor. S/he is then to share his/her comments with the NIU Library Information Specialist Field Experience Supervisor.

B. Information Literacy/Content Curriculum Collaboration Paper

  1. Identify the age/grade level and content area for which you developed the lesson plan; i.e., an 8th grade literature class, a 10th grade science class, etc.
  2. Name what particular area(s) of information literacy you collaborated on; i.e. internet searching strategies for science careers, blogging about the war in Afghanistan, etc.
  3. State at least one of AASL's four "Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" (2007) or one of the nine AASL "Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning" found in Information Power (1998) which supports this collaborative effort.
  4. List goals and objectives created and used for the collaborative project.
  5. Write up an explanation of how the lesson was taught: instructional strategies, media used, etc.  
  6. Write up an explanation of how the lesson was evaluated.
  7. Attach, in LiveText, copies or URLs of all lesson materials (PPT slides, web pages, wikis or blogs,  handouts, worksheets, etc.).
  8. Include resources used for this lesson (references and/or bibliography).
  9. Reflect on the collaborative process.

This paper has no proscribed length; however, it is expected that the candidate will sufficiently cover all requirements. Written portion is to be turned in to the NIU Library Information Specialist Field Experience Supervisor via LiveText.  

**This assignment can be used in your masters' portfolio as an example of an Instructional Design artifact. Given that, you may wish to use an ID model (for example the ASSURE model) as part of this assignment.

The following AASL Standards are met with this assignment: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.2, 3.3, 4.1, and 4.3.