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THINKING SKILLS: INTEGRATING LIBRARY RESOURCES WITH LEARNING OBJECTIVES 
Keeley Library  July 30, 2000
Technology + Academic Skills
COURSE: 09154
Technology + Academic Skills
STANDARD
NUMBER
CONTENT AND PERFORMANCE
OBJECTIVES
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  • Careers
  • Research Projects
  • Focusing
  • Information Gathering, Summarizing
  • Using Note Cards Research
  • Sample Title Page and Outline
  • Documenting: Quoting, Bibliography
  • C 24

     

    CONTENT: Individually formulate open ended questions to explore a topic of interest and then design an appropriate methodology,  form and way to document sources for a report 
    of their research.
    PERFORMANCE:  Students will write a research paper investigating the career of their choice. MLA standard will be used in their reports.
    Authorship (elements of non fiction) C 25 CONTENT: Use group generated criteria for evaluating different forms of writing, and explain why these are  important before applying them.
    PERFORMANCE:  Students will use the computer to edit and revise documents. They will show their understanding of the MLA format when they reformat the document.
  • Careers
  • Information Gathering, Summarizing
  • Using Note Cards Research
  • M 26 CONTENT: Compare and analyze how each medium offers a different perspective on the information it presents
    PERFORMANCE:  Students will complete the MassCIS exercises on career exploration, and will gain a clearer understanding of career and educational choices.
  • Focusing
  • Using Note Cards 
  • Information Gathering, Summarizing
  • Sample Title Page and Outline
  • Writing Essays
  • C 23 CONTENT: Use their own questions, notes, summaries, and  outlines to deepen learning across disciplinary areas.
    PERFORMANCE: Students will  be given a topic pertaining to reading texts. They will then write a short response/ open ended essay demonstrating their understanding of the topic, and substantiating with details from the readings given.
  • Focusing
  • Using Note Cards 

  •  
    Study 
    Skills
    CONTENT:  Students will learn and apply the essential reading and study skills needed to succeed in secondary and college work. (Develop goals, learn strategies, develop additional skills..)
    PERFORMANCE: Students will complete an objective test using strategies learned .
  • English Language (usage)
  • Intro 
    to SAT
    CONTENT:  Students will decode accurately and understand new words encountered in their reading.. Students will acquire and use accurately an advanced reading vocabulary..
    PERFORMANCE: Students will become familiar with vocabulary frequently seen in SAT tests, and complete an objective test.
  • Using Graphic Organizers
  • Creating Graphic Organizers
  • Careers

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    Orientation
    to 
    Durfee 
    and 
    Pathways
    CONTENT:  Compare and evaluate educational and career opportunities..
    PERFORMANCE:  Students will "study"  the course offerings for the course descriptions, and will create a graphic organizer illustrating an individual plan for their four years in high school.
  • Careers
  • Research Projects
  • Focusing
  • Information Gathering, Summarizing
  • Using Note Cards 
  • Sample Title Page and Outline
  • Documenting: Quoting, Bibliography
  • Career 
    Exploration
    CONTENT: Students will compare and evaluate educational and career opportunities, using technology based resources and a variety of media effectively:
    PERFORMANCE: Using the MLA standards for reports, students will write a Career Investigation Research paper.
  • Writing Letters
  • Authorship (elements of non fiction)
  • English Language (usage)

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    Keyboarding CONTENT: Students will understand the operation, application and function of computers and related technology in a constantly changing global society. They will demonstrate competence by creating, accessing manipulating, and analyzing information.
    Applications: Use a variety of software applications
    Decision Making; Solve problems using critical thinking and technological skills.
    Global Communication: Demonstrate skills for communicating in an international pluralistic environment.
    Keyboard mastery: Demonstrate proficiency in the touch method of keyboarding.
    Technical Skills: Use operating platforms, categorize data, operate industry -standard equipment, and utilize information resources.
    Transitional skills: Practice and use technological knowledge and skills in personal, educational and employment settings.
    Troubleshooting: identify and correct basic hardware and software problems.
    PERFORMANCE: In a friendly letter format, students will correct all errors in word usage.
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