Cultivating Effective Instructional Design to Co-plan, Teach and Assess Learning

 

Instructional Design

Knowledge-building, creativity and innovation, and honing of information management and literacy skills are key goals of the learning commons. The intentional teaching of these skills, as well as opportunities to utilize a variety of resources, technologies and spaces to support learning require collaboration and planning and thoughtful instructional design, as does the effective assessment of learning. Learners also need to ‘learn how to learn’ through deliberate design of opportunities to build metacognition of learning skills, process and content. It is essential to support both student and teacher growth and success in these areas.

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Instructional LeadershipLibrary Learning Commons (LLC) leadership team applies information literacy instruction to the design of resource based learning experiences.
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LLC leadership team works with teachers to apply information literacy instruction to the design of inquiry learning experiences.
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LLC leadership team works with teachers to understand and implement inquiry models to the design of excellent learning experiences.
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LLC leadership team empowers personalized professional learning of inquiry approaches.
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Instructional PartnershipsTeacher-librarian/LLC teacher and classroom teacher cooperatively plan instruction that enables learners to work effectively with information and ideas.
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Teacher-librarian/LLC teacher and classroom teacher cooperatively develop units of instruction that engage learners in inquiry learning.
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Teacher-librarians are active participants with all faculties in the design of guided inquiry to plan, teach, assess and reflect on effective learning experiences.
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Teacher-librarians foster student and teacher technological capacities and digital literacies.
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Engaging with Inquiry ApproachesLearning experiences are designed to give students research experience.
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Learning experiences are designed to have real world context and relevancy for students.
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Learning experiences are designed to engage students in choice of topics they care about.
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Learning experiences are co-designed and planned with students to empower real-world and relevant learning experiences.
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Differentiated LearningLearning experiences accommodate multiple learning styles and abilities.
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Learning experiences are supported by differentiated content.
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Learning experiences support differentiated learning approaches and processes.
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Learning experiences support the personalization of learning for all learners.
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Technology for LearningEvolving technologies and infrastructure to support teaching and learning needs are introduced.
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Evolving technologies and robust infrastructure facilitate collaborative learning.
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Evolving technologies and robust infrastructure engage participatory teaching and learning.
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Evolving technologies and robust infrastructure empower networking and participatory learning opportunities within and beyond the school.
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Assessment for, of and as LearningStudents are guided through the learning experience and given feedback by instructors at critical stages in the inquiry/project process.
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Students self and peer assess throughout the inquiry/project process and set goals for improvement.
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Students engage in reflective strategies to ensure metacognition of content and process learning.
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Students understand inquiry learning and can articulate how the experience helps them grow as learners.
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Evidence-Based PracticeTeacher-librarians/LLC teachers work with the LLC leadership team to review the LLC learning experiences and set goals for improvement.
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Teacher-librarians and teachers build and share their professional knowledge of approaches and environments to support inquiry learning and assess its effectiveness.
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Teacher-librarians intitiate collaborative action research with teachers to build best practice strategies and approaches to learning in the LLC and assess its effectiveness.
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Teacher-librarians contribute their knowledge of best practice results in their LLC to the broader education community.
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