Teach Students to Cite Sources Properly: Style Guides According to MLA and APA

Instructor: Sya Van Geest, experienced educator, A.Q. course instructor and workshop leader.

What teaching strategies and tools can we employ to teach students the skills of citing sources accurately according to the latest MLA and APA style guides? How can we actively engage them in their learning in a fun, productive manner, and in ways that also promote the value and ethics of maintaining an accurate list of resources consulted?

Together we will do a guided walk through class lessons using a computer slide set and group strategies describing hands-on activities for practice. Areas addressed will include the latest MLA and APA style guides, with ways and means to teach students how to cite accurately. Handouts include a set of computer slides; sample Reference List for student support and display, overheads for teaching and a Reference List of resources including Internet sites.

WHEN (Module 5 of 8)
Tuesday, February 22, 2005
 4:00 - 4:55 pm Eastern time (1pm Pacific Time)
TELECONFERENCE
 OR
Thursday, February 24, 2005
 4:00 - 4:55 pm Eastern time (1pm Pacific Time)
TELECONFERENCE

REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY at www.thepartnership.ca.  Go to 2004/2005 Calendar and scroll down  to February 22nd or 24th.

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT
    €     Be a leader in your school and know the most up-to-date MLA and APA style guides.
    €     Enhance your teaching strategies to teach referencing.
    €     Receive field-tested, practical teaching materials.
    €     Be invited to participate in a chat group focused on ongoing sharing and discussion as you use the materials in your work.
    €     Receive a Reference List of resources linking you and your students to further learning, especially Internet sites.

KEY TOPICS YOU'LL EXPLORE AT THIS WORKSHOP
    €     The basic components of citations according to two recognized styles - MLA and APA.
    €     Best teaching practices to give students the knowledge and skills of citing sources.

METHOD OF INSTRUCTION

 Join the instructor and other participants by teleconference. Log onto the OLA website and access the course materials live during the session (this feature is operated by someone at your location) or print off the lessons and follow along making notes for yourself where necessary along the way. The instructor will walk participants through sample classroom lessons and demonstrate the use of instructional resources including visual organizers, computer slide sets, and assessment tools. Opportunities to discuss and exchange ideas and strategies are built into each session.

FEES

 € Member: $48.00 + GST
 € Non-Member: $68.00 + GST
 € Multiple Session Registration Special: If you register for a minimum of three different sessions within the eight modules available, you will receive 25% off the regular fee which is equivalent "buy 3, get 1 free!"
 € Session registration limit: 30 registered sites.
 Fees include telephone connection, all long-distance charges and allows for multiple people to participate in one location.


Instructor Biography

 Sya Van Geest is an experienced educator. She comes with more than thirty years of experience as a classroom teacher and teacher-librarian at both elementary and secondary schools, a curriculum consultant and author, A.Q. course instructor and workshop leader, guest lecturer and public speaker, storyteller and Forest of Trees reviewer. She continues to be active and is much in demand to share her expertise in diverse areas of librarianship. Sya received OLA's prestigious Distinguished Service Award in 2004.

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