Reading and Writing Workshop Teaching in the 21st Century Classroom
The workshop strategies that teachers practice through the District’s Reading and Writing Project are constantly evolving. Today the 21st Century Learning Skills of curiosity, creativity, ...more
We live in the Information Age, and because we do, information literacy has become one of the most important competencies required for success at any stage of life.
Our resource-rich school libraries play a key role in promoting both information literacy and reading for information and inspiration. Staffed by credentialed teacher librarians our middle and high school libraries are becoming 21st century learning environments that offer equal opportunities for achievement to all students.
The mission of the SRVUSD library program is to provide an information-rich environment which enables students to become effective users of ideas and information and literate life-long learners.
- In the 21st century this means our students will use skills, resources, and tools to:
- Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge
- Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge
- Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members of our democratic society
- Pursue personal and aesthetic growth
We hope that you will find the information here useful, and will seek out the teacher librarian at your site to begin (or continue) to design and implement technology-rich, content-deep learning opportunities.
Integrating Tech Skills into Workshop
Here are some tips to build 21st Century skills into Workshop.
21st Century Post-Its! (and other ways to integrate tech skills into workshop)
WALLWISHER: think of it as digital Post-Its!
Critical Thinking Skills
The attached PDF is a free eBook from Microsoft that looks at utilizing Web Based Research to Develop Critical Thinking skills. It's very comprehensive and has great ideas and conversation starters.
Google haslaunched their eBookstore , which is different than Google Books. The great feature about the Google eBookstore , is you can download these books on many different types of devices. iPod, iPad, Android, Computer, Nook and Sony devices. The books do cost money, however there are many free titles to choose from as well.