Monthly Archives: March 2011

More SL & IL connections

I’ve been digging in the literature trying to find someone who had tried incorporating service learning and information literacy in upper-division subject specific courses. I’m not sure how this article escaped my attention for the last year – perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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Reflection

It’s become more and more clear to me that reflection is really the key to a successful service-learning experience, particularly for students – but also for instructors and community partners. I’ve used some of the following resources to guide reflection … Continue reading

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SL Discussion at ACRL

Join Jennifer Nutefall and I at ACRL for a round table discussion: Strengthening information literacy through service learning partnerships. This round table discussion takes place Friday, April 1 from 12:15 – 1:15 in the Exhibit Hall in the Pennsylvania Convention … Continue reading

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Outstanding Collaboration Award

I’m pleased to announce that I received an award today at the Wright State University Learning Community luncheon.  My partners, Craig This (a first-year seminar instructor at WSU) and Becky Garvin (Interim Director for Project READ, our community partner) and … Continue reading

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Service Learning, a “high-impact educational practice”

You’ll see some new additions to the recommended reading page, including High-Impact educational practices: What they are, who has access to them, and why they matter by George D. Kuh (published by the Association of American Colleges & Universities). The first … Continue reading

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IL Course (EDT 110) Week 10

Days like yesterday don’t happen often – but they make all the struggles of teaching worthwhile.   Our students completely blew us away yesterday! A tradition of this course is that we invite our community partner staff members and the Director … Continue reading

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IL Course (EDT 110) Week 9

Next week, March 8, our students will turn in their completed research portfolios to Project READ.  So this week (week 9), the groups were working fast and furious to continue compiling their portfolios and write appropriate recommendations based on their … Continue reading

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IL course (EDT 110) Week 8

Last week in class, our students spent time working in groups to revise their citations and annotations for the annotated bibliography and also begin to compile some recommendations based on their research.  We met with each team separately to check … Continue reading

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