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Information Literacy to be Focus of CSLA/CUE Summit at CUE 2015 Annual Conference

December 17, 2014

Walnut Creek, Calif., Dec. 17, 2014 -- Information literacy - the ability to assess the need for information, access information sources effectively and efficiently, evaluate information for accuracy and quality, and use it appropriately - is a cross-disciplinary skill crucial for college and career readiness and a foundation for lifelong learning.


CUE and the California School Library Association (CSLA) are pleased to partner for the second year in a special day long summit in conjunction with the CUE 2015 Annual Conference in Palm Springs, CA. Information literacy, the theme for this year’s summit, is an area of focus in teacher librarians’ credentialing. The CUE/CSLA Information Literacy Summit will take place on Saturday, March 21, 2015 on the last day of the CUE 2015 Annual Conference. Registration for the Summit is included in all conference registrations, including the Saturday-only rate.


According to Jane Lofton and Pam Oehlman, two CSLA Past Presidents coordinating the summit, “CSLA is delighted to co-sponsor this summit and share with CUE attendees some vital aspects of Information literacy since helping students to become information literate is so crucial to their futures as they enter college and the work force.”  


This year’s Summit features special guest speaker Kathy Schrock. schrock picture_2-1.jpg

Kathy Schrock has been a school district Director of Technology, an instructional technology specialist, a middle school, academic, museum, and a public library librarian. She is currently an online adjunct graduate-level professor at two universities and an independent educational technologist.

Schrock has been involved with technology to support teaching and learning since the early 1990's and is an Adobe Education Leader, a Google Certified Teacher, and a Discovery Education STAR and Guru. In 1995, Kathy created the award-winning site, “Kathy Schrock's Guide for Educators,” and, in 1999, she partnered with Discovery Education and maintained the site until late 2012 when the site was retired. Kathy writes a monthly blog, Kathy’s Katch, for the Discovery Educator Network, and her other online resources may be found on Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything! Schrock’s session at the Summit is titled The Common Thread: Weaving Information Literacy Skills to Engage Learners.


Schrock will also host an Academy from 8:00 am to 11:00 am Thursday morning of the CUE conference titled Creating with the Chromebook. Academy attendees will come away with ideas for formative and summative assessments so that students can showcase their mastery of content knowledge. Cost for the Academy is $110.


Additional Summit speakers include Deborah Stanley whose presentation is titled The Importance of Research Teaching in a Common Core Digital World; Janice Gilmore-See who will speak on Getting to DOK 4: Depth of Knowledge and Information Literacy; and Glen Warren who will present Uncommon Core: Advancing Student Centered Learning through Gaming and Information Literacy.


For more information or to register for the CUE conference, go to www.cue2015.org.


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About CUE

Ed Tech Professional Development is at the core of CUE's work. We are passionate believers in advancing student achievement through technology. By providing Ed Tech professional development to schools, districts, and local educators on the infusion of emerging technologies, we can help better prepare students for college and careers ahead. | www.cue.org


About CSLA

CSLA advocates for excellence in school library programs, develops leaders in the school library field, and collaborates with other educational leaders to ensure that all California students are effective, responsible users and creators of ideas and information. | www.csla.net