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<ul><li><p>St. Catherine University </p><p>Master of Library and Information Science Program </p><p>LIS 7283/7286 Clinical Experience/Supervised Student Teaching </p><p>(LIS 7283-3 credits/LIS 7286-6 credits) </p><p>Fall 2013 </p><p>Thursdays, 5:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m. CdC 17 and school sites </p><p>September 5, October 3, October 24, November 21, December 12 </p><p>Instructor: Katherine Smola Telephone: 952-239-9314 Email: smolajk@charter.net </p><p>Welcome! I am excited to work with you during your clinical experience/supervised student teaching. Your efforts and willingness to stretch yourself during the semester will determine your growth as a professional. I am here to help, so please call or email with any questions or concerns. I wish you a wonderful experience with your cooperating librarians! </p><p>Course Description </p><p>Practical experience in elementary, middle and high school library media centers in two stages: 1) clinical observation experience; and 2) supervised student teaching. Fee required. Credits do not count toward MLIS degree. Two sections of this course are offered. LIS 7283 is designed for students who already possess Minnesota state teaching credentials. LIS 7286 is for students who do not possess Minnesota state teaching credentials. The sections differ in the number of supervised student teaching hours as indicated below. </p><p>LIS 7283: For educators. (3 credits) </p><p>LIS 7286: For non-educators. (6 credits)Students currently holding media support positions will do their student teaching at another site. Prerequisites:LIS 7283: Completion of all required school library media courses and approval of the director of the SLMS program.LIS 7286: Completion of all required school library media courses, required EDUC courses and approval of the director of the SLMS program. </p><p>Required Texts </p><p>Toor, R., &amp; Weisburg, Hilda K. (2007). New on the job: A school library media specialists guide to success. Chicago: American Library Association. </p><p>Coatney, S. (Ed.). (2010). The many faces of school library leadership. Santa Barbara: CA: Libraries Unlimited. </p><p>Optional Text </p></li><li><p>Toor, R., &amp; Weisburg, Hilda K. (2011). Being indispensable: A school librarians guide to becoming an invaluable leader. Chicago: American Library Association. </p><p>MLIS Student Learning Outcomes </p><p>http://www.stkate.edu/academic/mlis/pages/student_learning_outcomes.php </p><p>MLIS SLOs Relevant Assignments </p><p>Identify and analyze information needs and opportunities of individuals and organizations. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Demonstrate critical thinking by integrating relevant models, theories, research and practices. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Demonstrate management, interpersonal and organizational skills. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Communicate knowledge from library and information studies and related disciplines. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Demonstrate information technology fluency. Student teaching experience </p><p> Site presentation </p><p> Assessment rubric Portfolio </p><p>Demonstrate understanding of the selection, acquisition, licensing, organization, preservation, retrieval, and use of recorded knowledge and information resources </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p></li><li><p>Promote and model the professional values of ethical responsibility, intellectual freedom, and universal access to information. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Demonstrate awareness of diverse groups and how to serve them effectively. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric Portfolio </p><p>Teach others to identify, analyze, organize, and use information. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Articulate a philosophy of service that demonstrates an understanding of the history, philosophy, principles, policies, and ethics of library and information science and technology. </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Participate in ongoing professional development. </p><p> Assessment rubric Professional memberships Professional meeting Ning and listserv Portfolio </p><p>Learning Objectives </p><p>Working with a cooperating school library media specialist, the student will demonstrate competency in the Library Media Specialist Standards of the Minnesota Board of Teaching. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to: </p><p>Student Learning Objectives Method of Assessment </p><p>Develop and implement an information media program that reflects the vision, mission, and goals of the school. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p></li><li><p>Develop and implement an information and technology literacy program that is an integral part of the total curriculum </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Develop and implement information media program policies and procedures consistent with the principles of professional practice and appropriate to the mission and goals of the school and district. </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Initiate and maintain motivating environments that foster the continued professional growth of the learning community. </p><p> Student teaching experience Assessment rubric Professional memberships Professional meeting Ning and listserv Portfolio </p><p>Demonstrate an understanding of the teaching of information and technology literacy that integrates understanding of information media with the understanding of pedagogy, students, learning, classroom management and professional development </p><p> Student teaching experience </p><p> Site presentation </p><p> Assessment rubric </p><p> Portfolio </p><p>Understand the content and methods for teaching reading. </p><p> Student teaching experience Site presentation Assessment rubric Portfolio </p><p>Learning Strategies </p><p>This course is designed in a seminar format with students focusing on topics of concern to beginning school library media specialists. Teaching/learning strategies used in this course are small group discussion, collaborative/cooperative learning, and problem-solving. </p><p>D2L (Desire2Learn) </p><p>We will be using the D2L course management system for our class. Explore D2L if you are not familiar with it. Please check the Announcements regularly and consult the Content area for seminar support material. You will be posting information to the Discussion forum. Please </p></li><li><p>complete a profile (link can be found on the left side of the page) with only as much information as you feel comfortable sharing. I would appreciate it if you would provide a current photo of yourself and complete the Future Goals section. This is, of course, optional. </p><p>Attendance Policy </p><p>Because much of our class will be based around discussion and demonstration, your participation is vital. Attendance at each seminar is expected. While I understand that a rare circumstance may arise to cause you to be absent, please know that an absence, late arrival, or early departure, for whatever reason, will need to be made up, and you will be responsible to arrange a time with me for that purpose. If possible, please notify me before class if you cannot attend. </p><p>Professional Behavior </p><p>The College of St. Catherine expects each of its students to uphold the Student Code of Conduct, which includes civility, respect for differences, and academic integrity and honesty. In addition, the MLIS Student Guide states that the department expects students to conduct themselves in a mature, civil and professional manner, perform at the highest level, and have a sincere desire to see each other succeed. Students should realize their responsibilities as individual and professional representatives of both the university, as a whole, and the MLIS department. </p><p>Assignments </p><p>Meeting deadlines is an indicator of professionalism. There may be a situation or an emergency that prevents you from submitting an assignment when due. Please inform me as soon as possible if you require additional time. </p><p>Written assignments should use APA citation style, 12 point Times New Roman font, and text should be double-spaced. Citation guides are available on the SCU library website. All assignments will be evaluated based on quality, thoughtfulness, and completeness. </p><p>Assessment will be based on the following criteria: </p><p> Adherence to the assignment Intelligent analysis Application and understanding of course material Originality of thought Clarity of expression Good communication skills (oral presentations) Proper use of writing conventions including APA citation style (written assignments) </p><p>Academic Integrity </p><p>The College of St. Catherine expects each of its students to uphold the Student Code of Conduct, which includes civility, respect for differences, and academic integrity and honesty. In addition, the MLIS Student Guide states that the department seeks to encourage in each student an understanding of and capacity for independent critical judgment, academic rigor, intellectual honesty and the highest standards of professional ethics and conduct. </p><p>Special Needs </p></li><li><p>The ONeill Center for Academic Development offers student services that promote academic achievement including the Writing/Reading Center and Math/Science Center, and the Resources for Disabilities Center. It is located on the ground level of the Coeur de Catherine. Students with special needs are invited to contact the ONeill Center (www.stkate.edu/oneill) for help. Please also inform me the first day of class or sooner if you have special needs. </p><p>Congruence with University Mission </p><p>LIS 7283/6 Clinical Experience/Supervised Student Teaching advances the vision and mission of St. Catherine University, and the University goals of a Liberal Arts Education, specifically as this course prepares students to explore the nature of critical thinking in library and information science. Specific liberal arts goals addressed in this course include Leadership and Collaboration, Diversity and Global Perspective, Critical and Creative Inquiry, Discipline-Based Competence, Effective Communication, and Lifelong Learning. </p><p>Assignments and Course Requirements </p><p>Readings from the texts, as assigned in the course calendar, should be completed prior to each seminar. Each time we meet we will have an Idea Exchange. Please bring any sample documents or lesson plans (enough copies for each person) that you might have that pertain to a given seminars topics to discuss and share with the group. </p><p>Course requirements are designed to meet the Minnesota Board of Teaching: Library Media Specialist Standards. </p><p>1. Observations Schedule two teaching observations at two sites with me, the first to occur by October 25. We will schedule your first observation during our first seminar, so come with your calendar. Hopefully, you will have had time to plan with at least one of your cooperating librarians and have some idea as to dates you will be actually working with students. Submit a lesson plan to me three days prior to each observation. After each observation, we will debrief, and I will follow-up with a written summary/evaluation. DATE DUE: September 5 </p><p>2. Presentation Each seminar will meet at one of the school sites. When we meet at one of your sites, you will have the opportunity to show us what you are doing and learning during your student teaching experience. Give us a tour of your library and any associated areas of your school. Prepare a presentation that begins with reading a new 2012 picture book or give a book talk about a new book for older readers. Then continue with a demonstration of how students and staff are using/learning technology in your building. Discuss how the facility, selection of resources, and program administration impacts student learning. We will set up a schedule of our meeting places during the first seminar. DATE DUE: September 5 (to schedule), date of seminar meeting at your site (presentation) </p><p>3. Assessment Rubric for Licensure Review the required competencies within the School Library Media Specialist Program </p></li><li><p>Assessment Rubric for Licensure based on the Library Media Specialist Standards of the Minnesota Board of Teaching July 2009. (This was distributed during the pre-student teaching advising meeting.) Identify several competencies under each section that you would like to address. (You wont be able to address them all during your student teaching experience.) Talk with your site supervisors and agree upon which competencies are to be achieved during your clinical experience/supervised student teaching and generate ideas of what activities you will do to complete the competencies. Bring the rubric to our seminar with some of the activities listed across from the competencies. Turn in your completed rubric with your cooperating site supervisors notes and signatures at our last seminar. DATE DUE: October 3 (possible activities listed), December 12 (completed rubric) </p><p>4. Professional Memberships If you are not already a member, join MEMO (Minnesota Educational Media Organization) as a student member to participate in your state professional organization - $20.00.If you are not already a member, join ALA (American Library Association) as a student - $33.00. You may also want to consider joining one or more of its divisions such as AASL (American Association of School Librarians), ALSC (Association of Library Service to Children), or YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association). Divisions are at additional cost. Provide documentation of membership to both organizations. DATE DUE: October 3 </p><p>5. Ning and Listserv Join and read the MEMO Ning (http://memotech.ning.com/) and invite me to be your friend. Subscribe to and read LM_Net listserv (http://www.eduref.or...</p></li></ul>

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