Metronet Information Literacy Project
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In its second year, the SPPS Metronet Information Literacy Project is a collaborative effort between Saint Paul Public Schools and Metronet, to implement the Minnesota Educational Media Organization Informationand Technology Literacy Standards. Teams comprised of ibrary media specialists andteachers from six of the seven high schools will meet regularlythroughout the school year as they work together to incorporate the Research Process, use of Reliable Resources and Responsible Use of Information and Technology into their instruction. Metro State University and theSaint Paul Public Libraries are also partners in this project. For more information: http://connect.spps.org/MILP

Participant Goals

Research

Improvethe ability of students and teachers to conduct effective research byusing a process that includes the following 5 steps:
  1. Formulate a Question
  2. Gather and Evaluate information
  3. Conclude (form c conclusion)
  4. Communicate information and conclusion
  5. Evaluate process and product
Use Reliable Resources

Allparticipants will identify and use available, reliable resourceswhenever possible. This includes but is not limited to, electronic,human, and print. Collaboration will be common practice rather thantheory.

Responsible Use

Promoteunderstanding and practice responsible use of information andtechnology. Advise and assist  teachers in the creation ofplagiarism-proof assignments. Help all involved to approach ethical usein the spirit of goodcitizenship rather than compliance.

Project Goals

The Metronet Information Literacy Project (MILP) goals are:
  1. Improve the ability of participating 10th graders to conduct research by teaching them a process which involves the following five steps:  
    • Question
    • Gather and Evaluate  
    • Conclude  
    • Communicate
    • Evaluate
  2. Increase students’ understanding of the legal and ethicalissues related to information use including plagiarism, copyright, andthe responsible use of technology.
  3. Foster greater library media specialist-teachercollaboration and teamwork and promote the implementation of theMEMO/MLA “Recommended Standards for Information and TechnologyLiteracy.”
  4. Demonstrate and stimulate increased levels of interlibrarycooperation among the types of libraries participating in this project:school library media centers, public libraries, and academic libraries.