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Final Update, Week 10: InfoLit course (EDT 110)

Posted on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012

We made it!  Our students learned some crucial information literacy skills, helped solve a community problem (illiteracy) and turned in a pretty solid research portfolio to Project READ.  Yesterday, we met one final time this quarter to reflect as a group, along with Becky Garvin, Director of Project READ and Cathy Sayer, Director of Service-Learning at Wright State University.  In preparation for this reflection, the students write responses to 4 or 5 reflection prompts.  Then we discuss as a group what they have learned about information literacy, about themselves and about their communit

Update, Week 2: InfoLit course (EDT 110)

Posted on Friday, January 13th, 2012

Tuesday in class, Cheryl and I tried something new.  In addition to our guest speaker, Becky Garvin from Project READ (our community partner), and introducing the concept of the Invisible Web and some advanced Google search techniques, we also assigned the students a team-building activity.  The students were put into teams (the teams they will be working with throughout the quarter on their research portfolios) to build a tower using only spaghetti and marshmallows.  After they built their towers, we discussed their group process and how they worked as teams.  We hope it will help foster a

Info Lit course - Week 1 2012

Posted on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

And, we're back!  My co-teacher and I taught Day 1 of our information literacy course this morning.  Our students this quarter will research fundraising for non-profit agencies.  We have a list of questions our students will attempt to answer including:  "What motivates people to donate to non-profit agencies?"  and "How have non-profit agencies been using social media to raise funds?"   Here is a more complete list of questions related to the ResearchTopic.

First-year seminar service-learning project

Posted on Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

About this time last year, I approached a friend, Craig This, who teaches a UVC 101 course (first-year seminar or FYS).  I told him I'd like to try a service-learning research project with a UVC 101 class.  He jumped at the opportunity and said "Sign me up!"  I had already approached a community partner, Project READ, about the potential partnership, and they had also (enthusiastically!) agreed to accept students' research and service.

Concert for Literacy

Posted on Friday, June 24th, 2011

Our EDT 110 class community partner, Project READ, has a huge fundraiser next week.  The 7th annual Concert for Literacy will take place Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. at the Fraze Pavillion in Kettering, Ohio, featuring Parrots of the Caribbean (A Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band).  Tickets are $10 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under.  All proceeds benefit Project READ.