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NYLA SSL – Carol A. Kearney Educational Leadership Institute 2019
August 7, 2019 - August 8, 2019
The revised ESIFC addresses priority information-skill areas that have emerged in the last ten years–and aligns with AASL, ISTE, ELA, Social Studies, and NextGen Science Standards.
The reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) will provide a comprehensive continuum of information fluency skills PK-12 and clear guidance for school librarians to integrate the teaching of essential information fluency and inquiry skills across all grade levels and throughout the curriculum.
Information fluency includes print and digital skills in inquiry, multiple literacies, technology, digital citizenship, critical thinking, creative/design thinking, and active learning; dispositions that are necessary for active, student-driven learning and independent reading; and social responsibilities needed for ethical participation in an information-driven, democratic society. The skills of the ESIFC will align with the expectations of various national and New York State standards documents, including NextGen science standards, New York’s Social Studies and ELA standards, and AASL and ISTE standards.
In partnership with the School Library Systems Association (SLSA), the 2019 Leadership Institute led by Dr. Barbara Stripling will offer participants the valuable opportunity to explore the new ESIFC and collaborate with colleagues to develop personalized approaches, lessons, formative assessments, and strategies to transform teaching and learning in their schools and/or districts. As an added feature, the Institute will offer opportunities for participants (who have been selected by their system directors) to develop plans and tools to train others in their own school library systems.