The focus of this blog will be primarily on the discussions members of our faculty are having about research, as we look to update our model. We have been looking at research as a topic for a year now and will continue through 2007-2008. Whenever we update the model, it is important to reflect with the people who will help implement the changes. They have to believe in them as well. We’ve been having some meaningful discussions with some interesting questions that we still need to explore.
Background Info: Our Research Model has been in place for over 20 years. It is unified in that all students receive the same basic information literacy skills instruction that is in the model. It is up to the teacher and librarian to incorporate the skills into the inquiry process being conducted at the time of need. Since we are a middle school with a team structure, the librarian consults with the team to provide instruction throughout the year.
So come along on the journey with us.