The Research Process
With or without the Common Core, there is a renewed focus on inquiry in K-12 education. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in research skills, but they seldom have a clear understanding of how to grow their learning – how to shift from superficial, fact-finding overviews, to deep, targeted, and detailed evidence collection. This edWeb.net Emerging Tech webinar was dedicated to developing instruction that helps students with that transition. Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School, CT, and Debbie Abilock, co-founder of NoodleTools, Inc., also discussed building close reading activities that promote critical resource evaluation.
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