Full course description
About Ready for Research: PreK-5
This six-week course is designed to introduce elementary and preschool teachers and library media specialists to effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah's Online Library to enrich their teaching and students' learning. The course guides participants through using the many databases of newspapers, journals, and magazines as well as encyclopedias, videos, music collections, and more. Each week participants add on to an online library resource made just for their students, as well as explore learning actives and effective research strategies that ensure students benefit from the online library resources as well.
Credit: 1 USBE or 1 SUU Credit
Course Type: Online
Course Level: Beginner
Cost: Free to Utah Educators
Endorsement Category: UEN Essentials
Expected Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
- Increase digital literacy by finding and evaluating information resources available through Utah’s Online Library.
- Understand citation tools built into databases for the purpose of developing digital citizenship in teaching and learning
- Learn about different Utah’s Online Library partners online resources that are available to teachers and their students by finding unique databases available at the K-12, Public, and Academic Libraries.
- Identify a variety of databases that Utah’s Online Library has to offer by finding different types of content such as educational games, articles, videos, facts, photos, recipes, and music.
- Integrate Utah’s Online Library resources into the classroom by developing a lesson plan that includes content from at least four databases from Utah’s Online Library.
- Communicate and collaborate with other educators on best use practices of Utah’s Online Library
- Create a resource specifically for your class to teach about Utah’s Online Library.
Throughout the six-week course, participants will be creating a resource for students to learn about research in Utah’s Online Library. This resource may be a website, canvas module, digital brochure, or take another form approved by the instructor.