INFO 237-10
School Library Media Materials
Fall 2018 Syllabus

Dr. Shelly C. Buchanan 
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Course Description

Survey of materials in a variety of formats that meet the needs of K12 students. Materials will be examined that support state and national curriculum standards as well as materials that support independent reading and learning.

Course Requirements

Assignments

  • Assignment #1 -  Introduction (via Flipgrid) using Character Rescue Team
    • Students will introduce themselves by sharing a book character rescue team they have developed for a personal rescue.
  • Assignment #2 - Shared Book Review 
    • Students will review a novel from a professor-recommended list using a rubric to determine text complexity. Partners will share and compare rubrics and write an individual reflection that explores the similarities and differences in assessment.  CLO #3
  • Assignment #3 - Curricular Text Set Partner Project
    • Student partners will create a curricular text set to support their Shared Book Review text.  Students will assess and curate diverse format items for complexity and subject area appropriateness.  Students will also engage in process reflection. CLO #3CLO #1 
  • Assignment # 4 - Lessons Unit Group Project
    • Students will participate in a group project to develop an aligned unit of lessons to support student digital curation in a content area.  Students will also engage in process reflection. CLO #3 
  • Assignment #5 - Cultural Explorations Text Set
    • Students will select and read an anchor text focused on an issue of diversity and will then curate a collection of related digital materials; additionally, they will write a reflection commenting on the role of the TL in curating digital materials, the process of evaluation, and the challenges of curation.  CLO #2
  • Assignment #6 - Book Promotion
    • Students will choose a grade level to evaluate several popular reading materials and design a display, either physical or online.  CLO #3
  • Reflection Journal Discussion - Students will engage in weekly reflections and discussions relating to literacy, learning, educational and relational philosophies, dispositions, cultural competence, and more. CLO #4

Course Calendar

  • Assignment #1 – Flipgrid Introduction with Rescue Team - due week 1
  • Assignment #2 – Shared Book Review - due week 4
  • Assignment #3 – Curricular Text Set - due week 7
  • Assignment #4 – Curation Lessons Unit Project - week 10
  • Assignment #5 – Cultural Explorations Text Set - week 12
  • Assignment #6 – Book Promotion - due week 15
  • Weekly Journal Entries – due every Monday throughout the term

Grading

  • Introduction - 10 points
  • Shared Book Review - 20 points 
  • Curricular Text Sets - 50 points
  • Curation Lessons Unit Project - 50 points
  • Cultural Explorations Text Set - 50 points
  • Book Promotion - 50 points
  • Reflection Journal - 50 points

Other Relevant Information:
Readings as relevant will be added throughout the semester.  

Course Workload Expectations

Success in this course is based on the expectation that students will spend, for each unit of credit, a minimum of forty-five hours over the length of the course (normally 3 hours per unit per week with 1 of the hours used for lecture) for instruction or preparation/studying or course related activities including but not limited to internships, labs, clinical practica. Other course structures will have equivalent workload expectations as described in the syllabus.

Instructional time may include but is not limited to:
Working on posted modules or lessons prepared by the instructor; discussion forum interactions with the instructor and/or other students; making presentations and getting feedback from the instructor; attending office hours or other synchronous sessions with the instructor.

Student time outside of class:
In any seven-day period, a student is expected to be academically engaged through submitting an academic assignment; taking an exam or an interactive tutorial, or computer-assisted instruction; building websites, blogs, databases, social media presentations; attending a study group;contributing to an academic online discussion; writing papers; reading articles; conducting research; engaging in small group work.

Course Prerequisites

INFO 200INFO 202INFO 203INFO 204

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

  1. Exhibit knowledge of published resources for school curriculum, such as reference materials, selection tools, state and national standards, and Web sites.
  2. Evaluate selection tools.
  3. Critically examine representative materials designed for youth, and apply criteria to evaluate them in relation to state and national standards, community and diversity needs, and meeting informational and recreational needs.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of Common Core standards and their impact on instruction and the library.

Core Competencies (Program Learning Outcomes)

INFO 237 supports the following core competencies:

  1. F Use the basic concepts and principles related to the selection, evaluation, organization, and preservation of physical and digital information items.
  2. I Use service concepts, principles, and techniques to connect individuals or groups with accurate, relevant, and appropriate information.

Textbooks

No Textbooks For This Course.

Grading Scale

The standard SJSU School of Information Grading Scale is utilized for all iSchool courses:

97 to 100 A
94 to 96 A minus
91 to 93 B plus
88 to 90 B
85 to 87 B minus
82 to 84 C plus
79 to 81 C
76 to 78 C minus
73 to 75 D plus
70 to 72 D
67 to 69 D minus
Below 67 F

 

In order to provide consistent guidelines for assessment for graduate level work in the School, these terms are applied to letter grades:

  • C represents Adequate work; a grade of "C" counts for credit for the course;
  • B represents Good work; a grade of "B" clearly meets the standards for graduate level work;
    For core courses in the MLIS program (not MARA or Informatics) — INFO 200, INFO 202, INFO 204 — the iSchool requires that students earn a B in the course. If the grade is less than B (B- or lower) after the first attempt you will be placed on administrative probation. You must repeat the class if you wish to stay in the program. If - on the second attempt - you do not pass the class with a grade of B or better (not B- but B) you will be disqualified.
  • A represents Exceptional work; a grade of "A" will be assigned for outstanding work only.

Students are advised that it is their responsibility to maintain a 3.0 Grade Point Average (GPA).

University Policies

Per University Policy S16-9, university-wide policy information relevant to all courses, such as academic integrity, accommodations, etc. will be available on Office of Graduate and Undergraduate Programs' Syllabus Information web page at: http://www.sjsu.edu/gup/syllabusinfo/. Make sure to visit this page, review and be familiar with these university policies and resources.

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