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Preparing High School Students For A Bright Future, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2012

Preparing High School Students For A Bright Future, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

Librarians have been lighting the way to college and career readiness for decades. With the implementation of the Common Core Standards on the horizon, school librarians have a fresh opportunity to breathe new life into their library instruction programs and enlighten students’ minds. During this session the presenter will compare the AASL and ACRL information literacy standards and illuminate their presence in the new Common Core. Using all three standards as a framework, the presenter will share lesson plans designed to teach high school students essential information literacy skills that will help them sparkle and shine in college and the ...


Strategies For Teaching 21st Century Skills To Tomorrow's College Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna Mcnally, Jennifer Schwelik Oct 2011

Strategies For Teaching 21st Century Skills To Tomorrow's College Students, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth J. Burhanna, Joanna Mcnally, Jennifer Schwelik

Ann Marie Smeraldi

Today’s first year college students arrive on campus underprepared for the academic demands that await them. Despite the dedicated efforts of high school librarians, research continues to illustrate that students lack basic information literacy skills crucial to their academic success in higher education. In this session high school and academic librarians will explore this issue with participants to identify key deficits in students’ 21st Century Skills. The presenters will share their insights on college professors’ expectations and offer best practices for educating tomorrow’s college students. Presenters will provide ideas for lesson plans and assessment; actual college assignments will ...


Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson Oct 2010

Our Transition Mission: Collaborations For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi, Kenneth Burhanna, Deidra Herring, Jillian Maruskin, Patricia Owen, Laura Piazza, Jennifer Schwelik, Beth Tumbleson

Ann Marie Smeraldi

A panel of school and academic librarians that work with students transitioning from high school to college will describe the programs and practices offered at their institutions and offer their insights. The panelists are knowledgeable of AASL and ACRL Information Literacy Competencies, TRAILS, the INFOhio/OhioLINK 12-13 Transition initiative, academic library programs for high schools, and high school practices. Join the conversation, ask questions, and share your stories as we work together to discover the best way to support students’ academic success.


It Takes A Village: Educating 21st Century Students For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi Oct 2009

It Takes A Village: Educating 21st Century Students For College Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

12-13 Transition . . . 21st Century skills . . . PreK through 20 . . . These buzz words appear in email subject lines and on websites . . . they pop up in articles, but what does it all mean for school library media specialist and academic librarians? Come explore how library media specialists and academic librarians can forge new alliances and collaborate to prepare today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders. Participants will learn about one academic librarian’s experiences serving as a high school liaison and working with college freshmen.


12 - 13 Transition: Collaborations For Student Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi Apr 2009

12 - 13 Transition: Collaborations For Student Success, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

Are high school students prepared academically for the challenge of college? Have they mastered essential information literacy skills that are the foundation of scholarly inquiry? This presentation explores the answers to these questions and offers suggestions on how educators at all levels can help students be college ready and not just college eligible.


Making It Click: Using An Audience Response System To Engage Students And Assess Learning, Ann Marie Smeraldi Mar 2009

Making It Click: Using An Audience Response System To Engage Students And Assess Learning, Ann Marie Smeraldi

Ann Marie Smeraldi

As accessibility to technology in the classroom increases and promises to improve student engagement and performance, it is easy to be tempted into using wikis, blogs and clickers without fully understanding the implications of their use. Librarians and other educators continuously experiment with new technologies in an attempt to lure Millennials away from their iPods and cell phones, but without careful consideration of the pedagogy that supports the use of these new technologies, their effectiveness as learning tools is diminished. This session will focus on the use of an audience response system (“clickers”) to engage students in active learning during ...