Teaching with SIFT: A new approach to online information literacy

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Renaissance Dallas Hotel

2222 North Stemmons Freeway

Dallas, TX 75207

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“Mike Caulfield has developed a free, adaptable tool for teaching digital literacy. You want in on this.” - John Warner

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Mike Caufield, working with the American Democracy Project, has developed SIFT, a new information literacy tool, currently being used with college students. In this one-day workshop, participants will work with Mike to learn SIFT and to imagine its uses with high school and middle school students.

What you will do

Participants will be introduced to the openly licensed Check, Please—an online course that shows students how to fact and source-check in five easy lessons, taking about 30 minutes apiece. The entire online curriculum of Check, Please is two and a half to three hours and is suitable homework for the first week of a college-level module on disinformation or online information literacy, or the first few weeks of a course if assigned with other discipline-focused homework.

This one-day event will alternate between modeling classroom practices and discussing pedagogical issues—especially for using SIFT with younger students—and specific local needs. Participants should bring charged laptops or tablets, though in a pinch the activities can be completed with a smartphone.

Who should attend

  • College composition teachers
  • High school teachers interested in new work in information literacy
  • School librarians
  • Journalism teachers
  • Writing Project leaders interested in leading information literacy work at their Writing Project sites

What you need to know

  • Acceptance is first come, first served.
  • Tickets are $150 and include breakfast, lunch, and snacks on February 6th.
  • Registration deadline is January 6, 2019.
  • There are hotel rooms available in our room block for $149++/night on a first-come, first-served basis and you will be able to request one when you purchase your ticket. There are also many other hotels nearby.
  • Registration fee is non-refundable.

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