DPLAfest 2016 has ended
Taking place in the heart of Washington, DC, DPLAfest 2016 (April 14-15) will bring together hundreds from DPLA’s large and growing community for interactive workshops, hackathons and other collaborative activities, engaging discussions with community leaders and practitioners, fun events, and more. DPLAfest 2016 will appeal to anyone interested in libraries, technology, ebooks, education, creative reuse of cultural materials, law, open access, and genealogy/family research.

Area institutions serving as co-hosts include the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, and the Smithsonian Institution.

To view photographs, recordings, and social media from DPLAfest 2016, visit https://dp.la/info/get-involved/dplafest/april-2016/media/.
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Thursday, April 14 • 11:45am - 12:30pm
Primary Sources and Open Educational Resources (OER): A Model for K-12 Librarians to Co-Lead STEM Inquiry

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In this session, you’ll be introduced to an innovative and collaborative model used by librarian-teacher cohorts in a current IMLS project, School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning (2014-2017). Learn how librarians are working with science and mathematics teachers to build inquiry and literacy aligned to CCSS and NGSS standards in STEM classrooms through the integration of primary sources and open educational resources (OER). Using OER is a key vehicle for educators to create and remix relevant and shareable curriculum, across classrooms, districts, and states.

Session participants will be introduced to the collaborative instructional model used in School Librarians Advancing STEM Learning, a 3-year IMLS National Leadership Grant project, awarded to the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) (2014-2017). In this project, teacher and librarian teams (grades 6-12) are working together to build science literacy by co-designing OER units of inquiry that integrate primary sources, informational text, close reading, and the use of textual evidence into the science classroom. Librarians are learning to be essential partners in building science literacy as they support science teachers in the selection of appropriate resources and then guide student engagement with a carefully selected primary source set--including those in DPLA exhibits and collections. Extending upon this, librarians are also modeling instructional shifts in the Common Core State Standards by guiding student close reading, text- and source-based questioning, and development of evidence and claims through the analysis of sources. In addition to an overview of this model, session participants will explore exemplar OER units designed by project teacher-librarian teams that address CCSS science literacy, inquiry and rigor; be introduced to open education practices and project templates and tools; and, discuss leadership strategies for outreach and building similar collaborative partnerships with STEM teachers.

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Amee Evans Godwin

Senior Advisor, ISKME
Senior Advisor at ISKME, I have been active in directing applied research and facilitating networks focused on open educational practice, professional learning and strategic action for over 15 years. I was the founding Program Director of ISKME's digital public library, OER Commons... Read More →
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Letha Kay Goger

Education & Library Consultant
I'm interested in realizing the potential of librarians -- school and public -- to advance STEM literacy and global literacy in their communities. STEM literacy + global literacy builds a multidisciplinary and multicultural perspective on the world. STEM literacy is expressed when... Read More →

Thursday April 14, 2016 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Library of Congress (Jefferson Building): Whittall Pavilion 10 First Street, SE Washington, DC 20540