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Jul. 21, 2011:
New school version.

K-5 Information Skills Standard Course of Study

Today's student lives and learns in a world that has been radically altered by the ready availability of vast stores of information in a variety of formats. The learning process and the information search process mirror each other: Students actively seek to construct meaning from the sources they encounter and to create products that shape and communicate that meaning effectively. Developing expertise in accessing, evaluating, and using information is in fact the authentic learning that modern education seeks to promote.
The intent of this K-5 Information Skills Standard Course of Study document is to provide tried and true strategies, activities and ideas for media coordinators and classroom teachers as they teach the essential knowledge and skills that prepare students to locate, analyze, evaluate, interpret, and communicate information and ideas in an information-intensive environment. Authentic practice of these skills enables students to realize their potential as informed citizens who think critically and solve problems, to observe rights and responsibilities relating to the generation and flow of information and ideas, and to appreciate the value of literature in an educated society.

The Gorham K-5 Information Skills Standard Course of Study is modeled on the Maine K-12 Information Skills Competency Goals and the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.

Table of Contents

Integration Strategies Grades K-2

Integration Strategies Grades 3-5