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Google This! The Research Process Revisited
Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT; with Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Instructional and Programming Librarian, Castilleja School, Palo Alto, CA
Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources
Do students confuse a single Google search with research? How do students research? Is there a “right” way? What are their research strengths? What are our instructional challenges? How can we best teach the inquiry process? Is there a “best” way? In this edWebinar, Michelle Luhtala and guest Tasha Bergson-Michelson, Instructional and Programming Librarian at Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA and former Search Educator at Google (2010–13), answer these essential questions. Tasha will also share her “obsession with search.” School librarians, teachers, administrators, and all educators interested in the research process will enjoy and learn from this recorded session.
About the Presenters
Michelle Luhtala is the Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut and was one of five school librarians named as a “Mover and Shaker” by Library Journal in 2015. She is the winner of the 2011 “I Love My Librarian” Award and the Library Association’s 2010 Outstanding Librarian Award. The New Canaan High School Library won AASL’s National School Library Program of the year in 2010. Follow her on Twitter @mluhtala.
Tasha Bergson-Michelson is the instructional and programming librarian for Castilleja School in Palo Alto, CA. Since 1995, Tasha has been exploring what makes for successful information literacy instruction in corporate, non-profit, subscription, and school libraries, and through after-school programs and summer camps. Most recently, Tasha was the Search Educator at Google, where she wrote an extensive series of Search Education lesson plans, the Power Searching MOOCs, and–most importantly–collaborated with other librarians around the world to explore the most effective ways of teaching research skills. Tasha was designated a 2014 “Mover & Shaker – Tech Leader” by Library Journal.
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