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Core 101 & 301 Faculty Toolkit

Writing Workshop Activities & Lesson Plans

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Instructor Training Workshop Slides
These slides provide instruction for planning and conducting writing workshop lesson plans and include sample topics, timelines, and activities.

Information Literacy Workshop Activities & Lesson Plans

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The information literacy focus for Core Seminars centers on information exploration & evaluation. These lesson plans can be used as they are written or modified to best suit your course and teaching style. They include multiple individual and small group activities that can be used in sequence or pulled out, remixed, revised, and adapted.

 

Information Exploration 

Information Exploration Lesson Plan I
This lesson plan includes individual activities and class discussion questions that focus on information exploration early in an inquiry process. It can be adapted for a 110 or 70 minute class workshop. Handouts used include:

Information Exploration Lesson Plan II
This lesson plan includes activities and class discussion questions that focus exploring different information sources in order to gain greater context for course readings. It can be adapted for a 110 or 70 minute class workshop. Handouts used include:

Information Evaluation 

Information Evaluation Lesson Plan I
These activities and discussion questions are rooted in a spirit of critical inquiry. They introduce students to basic principles of information evaluation in relation to a specific purpose/audience. This lesson plan can be adapted for use in a 70 or 110 minute class. Worksheets include: 

Information Evaluation Lesson Plan II: Using BEAM
This learning activity uses the BEAM method of evaluating information sources based on their intended use by researchers/students. This lesson plan can be adapted for use in a 70 or 110 minute class.

Gallery Walk Activity
Students will learn to evaluate information as a class via a gallery walk of information sources on a particular topic.