Teach Students to Process Information Using a Variety of Analysis 
and Note-taking Skills

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

How can we teach students the most complex phase of researching - that
is, processing information? Do you share the concern that students
record information that may reflect little real thinking or deep
reading? How can we assess and evaluate real learning?

This session will present a variety of concepts and skills involved in
processing information along with specific teaching strategies and
learning materials to address each. These include strategies to teach
students to assess and evaluate information for point-of-view and bias,
for authority, accuracy, and their information needs. Also demonstrated
will be the teaching and assessment of eight different note-taking
strategies. Explore design features and uses of various visual
organizers with strategies to use them as teaching tools. Three specific
assessment and evaluation methods and tools will be demonstrated.

Handouts include a set of computer slides with teaching notes, sample
research assignments that feature process expectations, lesson outlines,
visual organizers, an annotated Reference List and assessment and
evaluation tools.

WHEN (Module 6 of 8)
Tuesday, March 29, 2005
 4:00 - 4:55 pm Eastern time
Thursday, March 31, 2005
 4:00 - 4:55 pm Eastern time

 Click date to REGISTER ON-LINE TODAY at  Scroll
down to 2004/2005 Calendar and click on date to register.
 (See 'FEES' below for the Multiple Session Registration Special)

    EUR     Increase your teaching expertise to advance real deep
learning in student?s processing information.
    EUR     Receive field-tested, practical teaching materials for your
personal adaptation and use.
    EUR     Be invited to participate in a chat group focused on ongoing
sharing and discussion as you use the materials in your work.
    EUR     Receive a Reference List of resources including books from
the OLA Store, Internet links, and software to advance our own
professional learning and tools for students use.

    EUR     The critical concepts, skills and knowledge that are
integral to processing information.
    EUR     Features of best teaching practices that get students out of
the shallow copy mode and into real deep reading and thinking.
    EUR     Features of assignments that set out to teach and evaluate
student processing of information.


 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.


 EUR Member: $48.00 + GST
 EUR Non-Member: $68.00 + GST
 EUR 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!"
 EUR 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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