Information and Digital Literacy
Vision and Mission
The mission of the Information and Digital Literacy curriculum is to engage learners in purposeful reading and authentic learning experiences that encourage critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation to be 21st century ready. It is the vision of this curriculum to provide students with rich, authentic and varied learning experiences that will cultivate their abilities to think critically and research mastery. U-46 believes a curriculum should reflect the interests and experiences for the community and encourages students to take risks and ownership of their skills to become critical thinkers. Teachers use knowledge of standards to instruct, assess and motivate all learners. Students are given extensive time for purposeful reading, inquiry, collaboration, and thinking critically to gain knowledge.
All U-46 students can achieve this mission and know the joys of reading and inquiry when challenged by high expectations and provided appropriate instructional supports.
The following frameworks provide an overview to the instructional goals for all students when engaging with information and digital media. Each learning goal contains the following:
- Overarching Learning Goal: Statement of what students will know and do by the end of their learning experience
- Standards: I-SAIL, AASL. ISTE, and Illinois Learning Standards addresses
- Essential Questions: Questions that are more specific and guide instruction of the focus standards
- Enduring Understandings: Statements that summarize the important idea that is central to the learning
- Learning Objectives: Statements to support and guide instruction and students' learning
- Content Connections: Curriculum connections that exist in current curriculum
- Formative: determines student progress to inform instruction
- Summative: evaluates student learning at the end of the unit to measure how well a student met the intructional goals
- Academic Vocabulary: Content specific vocabulary
- Recommended Resources: Each learning goals include resources accessible through the library/learning commons