Overview

Information Literacy: Critical Thinking For the Digital Age (M.S./H.S.)
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Information Literacy: Critical Thinking For the Digital Age (M.S./H.S.)

Educators will gain tools for boosting student understanding of information evaluation and use. Students with information literacy skills are prepared to think critically in an information rich society that can be overwhelming and misleading. An “information literate” individual knows when information is needed, how to find, interpret, and ethically use it. In this workshop, teachers and administrators examine information literacy standards and prepare to embed information literacy into core subject areas to benefit student understanding and engagement. The instructor will supply sample lessons in the sciences and humanities to discuss, as well as strategies for cross-discipline collaboration. As a result, participants will be better prepared to encourage students’ information literacy skills and to collaborate professionally. This workshop is designed for school administrators, principals, curriculum coordinators; high school and middle school social studies teachers, English teachers, and science teachers.

Instructor Bios

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Information Literacy: Critical Thinking For the Digital Age (M.S./H.S.)

  • Melissa Mannon

    Melissa Mannon

    Ms. Mannon is currently the certified Library Media Specialist at Goffstown High School. She is also a certified Technology Integrator. She has worked in the field of library and information sciences for 25 years, formerly running her own archives consulting firm, and working in public libraries and museums in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Ms. Mannon holds a Master’s Degree in library science from Simmons College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University. She has a passion for teaching information literacy skills, aiming to help students wade through the overabundance of information to think critically and responsibly. Ms. Mannon has written several books and articles on varied information topics. Her most recent publication is a collaborative chapter for Elsevier Publishing entitled “The New Hampshire Human Library Project: Breaking Barriers and Building Bridges by Engaging Communities of Learners.”

09:00am - 03:30pm
Manchester Campus, 88 Commercial St.
Melissa Mannon
169.00 Tuition (lunch included)
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