The Research Process

Presented by: Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian, New Canaan High School, CT, with Debbie Abilock, Writer, consultant, past school administrator & librarian, co-founder, NoodleTools, Inc.
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With or without the Common Core, there is a renewed focus on inquiry in K-12 education. Students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in research skills, but they seldom have a clear understanding of how to grow their learning – how to shift from superficial, fact-finding overviews, to deep, targeted, and detailed evidence collection. This session is dedicated to developing instruction that helps students with that transition, and to building close reading activities that promote critical resource evaluation.