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Big6 Information and Technology Skills: Essential and Relevant
Monday November 14, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Dr. Mike Eisenberg, Professor and Dean Emeritus, University of Washington’s Information School
Sponsored by Libraries Unlimited
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Is information literacy learning (and the Big6) passé? Obsolete? Out of touch? Heck no! In fact, it’s just the opposite. The Big6 (and Super3) are more relevant today than ever.
Last time we checked, this is still the information age and students are facing even more challenging information problems than ever. Information technology continues to innovate at breath-taking speed, and teachers are searching for practical ways to integrate those technologies into meaningful learning experiences. The key, as always, is to focus on the students and developing their information and technology skills so they can succeed in school and in life. That’s what the Big6 does so well. It provides a simple but powerful approach to help students learn essential information and technology skills in the context of local school or district curriculum priorities.
Well-known educator and visionary Mike Eisenberg presented a content-packed webinar that emphasized practical strategies for defining and delivering a relevant and meaningful information and technology skills instructional program. This recorded webinar will be beneficial for prek-12 teacher-librarians, administrators, classroom teachers, parents, and school board members.
Dr. Mike Eisenberg, the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, is an educator, scholar, advocate, and mentor whose personal motto is, “make it better!” Mike is the co-creator of the Big6 Approach to Information & Technology Literacy. He is a prolific author of nine books and dozens of articles and papers. Mike has worked with thousands of students—pre-K through higher education—as well as people in business, government, and communities to improve individual and organizational information and technology access and use.
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