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
TELECONFERENCE
 OR
Thursday, March 31, 2005
 4:00 - 4:55 pm Eastern time
TELECONFERENCE

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

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT
    €     Increase your teaching expertise to advance real deep learning in student?s processing information.
    €     Receive field-tested, practical teaching materials for your personal adaptation and use.
    €     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 including books from the OLA Store, Internet links, and software to advance our own professional learning and tools for students use.

KEY TOPICS YOU'LL EXPLORE AT THIS WORKSHOP
    €     The critical concepts, skills and knowledge that are integral to processing information.
    €     Features of best teaching practices that get students out of the shallow copy mode and into real deep reading and thinking.
    €     Features of assignments that set out to teach and evaluate student processing of information.

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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