Engaging with Web Literacy and Learning K-8

Instructor: Carol Koechlin, Consultant for School Libraries

6 weeks on-line @ your desktop starting April 18, 2005

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 This course will focus on the design of web literacy and learning experiences to support curriculum from K-8.We will explore web sites that support curriculum as well as ready-made web-based activities and how to evaluate their usefulness. Participants will have opportunities to apply the elements of good design to their own curriculum objectives as they review and evaluate existing web-based activities. Our goal is to engage students in sound curriculum activities where students are building understanding while thinking critically and creatively.


 This course is best suited for those who already have a fair knowledge of web searching. Teachers and teacher-librarians serving the K-8 grades, computer teachers, information literacy consultants, and key literacy teachers and coordinators will find the content of this course relevant and timely.

    €     Strategies to develop web literacy
    €     Web resources to promote independent reading
    €     Exploration of curriculum based learning activities available on the web
    €     Evaluation of these activities in respect to personal curriculum need
    €     Design of web-related learning activities to achieve higher order thinking


 Each week, you'll receive an e-mail with the lesson for that week, plus practice exercises that will help you work through the week's sources and reinforce your learning. A web-based bulletin board will enable you and other participants to ask question of the instructor and to provide on-line feedback about problems incurred. The course will include a teleconference call with you and your fellow participants, hosted by the instructor, to give advice and clarify the learning experience.


 Participants will become familiar with sites that help build student reading skills and support curriculum content for K-8 students. You will understand various types of web-based learning activities and learn how to separate the good from the not-so-good. You will gain strategies to tackle plagiarism as we explore the criteria for designing engaging and effective web-related student activities.


 Members: $149.00 + GST
Non-members: $194.00 + GST

Instructor Biography

 Carol Koechlin recently retired as an Instructional Leader for the Toronto District School Board. Carol has co-authored (with Sandi Zwaan) five internationally-recognized books on the teaching of information literacy, and has written many articles for professional journals. She continues to consult in the fields of information literacy and school librarianship, and is a popular conference presenter and workshop leader.


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