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Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test? Using Formative Assessment to Improve Students’ Resource Selection Skills

Thursday, February 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST

Is it Time to Scrap the C.R.A.A.P. Test?

Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT

Sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources

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Since 2016, a growing body of research indicates that students are struggling to distinguish fact from fiction when reading online. But the problem runs deeper than what research shows. Distinguishing truth from disinformation is only a small part of a larger problem. Students frequently rely on shallow reference materials as core sources for research, treat 2-minute news clips as in-depth journalism, and fail to distinguish between reportage and opinion articles. Lecturing students about these shortcomings rarely helps, but providing meaningful feedback on research checkpoints (e.g., research questions, works cited lists, and thesis statements) can be instructionally effective. Join Michelle Luhtala as she shares replicable lessons and instructional materials to help learners improve their inquiry skills.

This edWebinar will be of interest to grades 6-12 educators across subject areas. Michelle will answer questions throughout her presentation.

 

Michelle LuhtalaAbout the Presenter

Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair at New Canaan High School in Connecticut, 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 Michelle on Twitter @mluhtala.

 

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