Today • Background on Information Literacy • Overview of Social Studies CBAs • Look at 4th Grade Civics CBA Whose Rules? • Group and Independent work • Share synthesis and evaluation/thoughts • Time to look at Baker Pathfinders, OSPI CBA site, and work w/ grade levels. • Before you leave— • Which CBAs do you plan to do? When? • What resources will you need? • Who are you going to collaborate with?
Information Literacy Background • AKA—Research, Information Problem Solving, Information Cycle, Big6… • Librarians lobbied for EALRs in Info Lit • Mt. Baker adopted standards based on Big6 • Info Lit imbedded in Social Studies EALRs and GLEs (reflected on our report cards) • Social Studies CBAs developed by OSPI
Baker Standards (Big6) • 1. Task Definition • 1.1 Define Problem (Essential Question) • 1.2 Identify Information Needed • 2. Information Seeking Strategies • 2.1 Determine all possible sources • 2.2 Select best sources
3. Location and Access • 3.1 Locate and Evaluate sources • 3.2 Find information within sources • 4. Use of Information • 4.1 Engage w/ information (read, listen, view) • 4.2 Extract relevant information
5. Synthesis • 5.1 Organize information from multiple sources • 5.2 Presentation/conclusion • 6. Evaluation • 6.1 Product and conclusions • 6.2 Process
Real Life… • 1. Who to vote for? Need unbiased, accurate information & reliable opinions. • 2. Sources: news, candidates, blogs, Parties…You choose your favorite. • 3. Decide on reliable sources and access them. • 4. Read, watch, listen, and choose what is most important for your decision. • 5. Vote • 6. Happy? Free and fair elections w/ good information?
What are CBAs? Social Studies CBAs are multi-stepped tasks or projects aligned to specific state standards (Social Studies EALRs), which target skills and knowledge necessary for engaged, informed citizenship.
Common Steps of the CBAs • Essential Question (Information Lit) • Key Concepts & Vocabulary (Reading) • Information Literacy (Research) • Inquiry (Reading!) • Organization & Synthesis (Thinking) • Group Process & Discussion (Communication) • Position (Writing!) • Presentation (Communication!)
Assumptions with Assessment • Standards-based, project-based assessment is compatible with best social studies practices currently in use • Project-based assessment enables students to learn the knowledge & skills necessary for engaged, informed citizenship • Any new state assessments must promote integration.
OSPI’s Main Recommendation in HB 2195 Report • Requirements: one per grade level or per social studies course (3rd-12th grade); required Civics CBA at each benchmark (3-5, 6-8, 9-12)
Civics CBAs – New Law!HB 2579 • Beginning with the 2008-09 school year, school districts shall require students in the fourth or fifth grades, theseventh or eighth grades, and theeleventh or twelfth grades to each complete at least one classroom-based assessment in civics. • Choices-- • Whose Rules? • You Decide D
CBA’s Support • Bridging Documents • We The People/Project Citizen • Facing the Future • History Day • Integrated Environmental Health Middle School Project • Resources • WLMA • International Education Coalition • TVW • Washington State Archives • Civil Liberties Program • Starter Kits • Native American Curriculum Project (Evergreen State College) • Washington State History Museum • Densho • OSPI : http://www.k12.wa.us/CurriculumInstruct/SocStudies/default.aspx • Mt Baker Pathfinders: http://www.mtbaker.wednet.edu/elemlib/social_studies_cba.htm
ReportingDRAFT This is a online form. Trina is working on ways to collect data easily. As of now, we don’t have to save student work.
To do today… • Use the resources here to complete 4th Grade Civics Whose Rules? (Baker Pathfinder) • Regroup to discuss conclusions and reactions. • Time to look at other Pathfinders and at OSPI CBA site. (with grade level?) • Before you leave— • What pathfinders do you plan and when? • What resources will you need? • Who will you collaborate with?