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Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Free All-Day Workshop!

Engaging with the ACRL Framework: A Catalyst for Exploring and Expanding Our Teaching Practices

Throughout this free one-day workshop participants will explore concepts and pedagogical approaches outlined in the Framework and their significance to their own instructional work. Attendees will apply their learning and reflection to creating instruction plans for their local contexts and considering possibilities for growing teaching partnerships. More specifically, participants will:

  • Recognize the overarching goals and the major components of the Framework and what theories influenced the document's creation.

  • Reflect on their personal perspectives on and experiences with the Framework and how these influence their engagement with the document.

  • Examine their unique institutional and instructional contexts and the possibilities and constraints these contexts present for their pedagogical work.

  • Apply principles of instructional design to develop instruction that is centered on the Frames and that fosters learning transfer and metacognition.

  • Explore the unique knowledge and experiences that librarians bring to teaching and learning and their implications for expanding librarians' instructional roles and partnerships.

  • Explore how the Framework can be used to foster dialogue and collaboration among educators.

Lunch and snacks will be provided for all attendees.

About the Presenters

Kim Pittman is the Information Literacy and Assessment Librarian at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she coordinates the library’s instruction program, leads assessment efforts, and teaches a first-year seminar course. She is a founding member of the Lake Superior Libraries Symposium Steering Committee and co-founder of the Minnesota Library Association Instruction Roundtable (IRT). With IRT co-chairs Amy Mars and Trent Brager, Kim helped develop the 23 Framework Things online program. She participated in ACRL’s Assessment in Action program in 2015-16, leading a Framework-inspired project investigating student persistence in the research process. She holds a Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brittney Johnson is Head of Library Instruction at St. Edward’s University in Austin, Texas, where she develops programmatic curriculum in information literacy and leads the library instruction team in implementing the curriculum. Brittney also collaborates with the First-Year Writing program to develop integrated models of teaching research and writing that center around shared threshold concepts of information literacy and writing studies, and she teaches the senior-level Capstone course, both online and face-to-face. She holds a Master of Science in Cognitive Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a Master in the Art of Teaching in Education from the University of Alaska - Southeast. Along with Andrea Baer and Lindsay Matts-Benson, Brittney co-designed this workshop curriculum.


Information about parking can be found at http://library.tamu.edu/about/directions/evans-library-annex.html  The maximum daily rate is $15.

Friday, July 13, 2018
8:00am - 5:00pm
Annex 405 , Annex 405A , Annex 405B, Annex 405C , Annex 405D
Library Annex
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