This 6-week online class is designed to help teachers and library media specialists effectively use the wealth of information resources in Utah’s Online Library to enrich their teaching and students’ learning. The course guides participants through using the many databases of newspapers, journals and magazines as well as encyclopedias, videos, music collections and more. Each week participants add on to a resource list, as well as explore project-based learning activities and effective research strategies that ensure students benefit from the Utah’s Online Library resources as well.
Credit: 1 USBE or 1 SUU Credit
Course Type: Online
Course Level: Beginner
Cost: Free to Utah Educators
Endorsement Category: UEN Essentials
Expected Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course participants should be able to:
- Increase digital literacy by finding and evaluating information resources available through Utah’s Online Library
- Learn about the different library partners online resources that are available at the K-12, public and academic libraries.
- Identify a variety of databases that Utah’s Online Library has to offer by finding different types of content such as educational games, articles, videos, facts, photos, and music.
- Learn how to integrate library resources into the classroom by developing a lesson plan that includes content from at least four databases from the Utah’s Online Library.
Create a 45-60 minute lesson plan that includes content from at least four sources from Utah’s Online Library. You may choose your topic and the grade level for this lesson plan.