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Module 2 - February 15th through March 13th, 2016


Module 2 Overarching Topic: Inquiry and Research



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In Module 2, you will: 

  1. Delineate lesson plan design and research-based instructional strategies.

  2. Investigate inquiry-based learning and compare it with research models.

  3. Develop a rationale for teaching through inquiry, other models, or both.

  4. Begin to explore the importance of assessment in student learning, lesson design, and evidence-based practice.


Module 2.1: Dates: 2/15 - 2/21


Topic: Understanding by Design


Focusing Question: What are the components of an effective lesson plan and how do they play out in classroom-library collaborative planning?



Module 2.2: Dates: 2/22 - 2/28


Topic: Inquiry and Other Research Models: Related Methods of Information Problem-Solving


Focusing Question: What are the similarities and differences between inquiry learning and other research models?



Module 2.3: Dates: 2/29 - 3/6


Topic: Inquiry into Inquiry: Benefits and Challenges of Inquiry Learning


Focusing Questions:  What are the benefits and challenges of inquiry learning in the school environment? How does inquiry transfer to lifelong learning?



Module 2.4: Dates: 3/7 - 3/13


Topic: Assessment 101


Focusing Questions:  Why is assessment important? What kinds of formative assessments can school librarians co-develop and administer in order to demonstrate their impact on student achievement?


Spring Break:  March 14th - March 20th


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