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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Making the Most of Digital Resources: Research Skills for Student-Centered Projects

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Research skills can be found all over the standards - core content, technology, library, college and career readiness - but there is great variation on how they are taught in the classroom. In this age of information overload, student who are effective researchers are much more likely to make informed decisions, pursue their own interests, use study time efficiently, and be prepared for life after K-12.

Unfortunately, research is often misunderstood as googling information without validation, stating facts with no analysis, and plagiarizing without realizing it. As a result, students have difficulty formulating queries, knowing where to find what type of information, and making sense of information to generate new knowledge. So many missed opportunities for students to create content and own the knowledge!

Statewide digital resource programs such as TexQuest (texquest.net) provide access to a wealth of authoritative resources through user-friendly and age appropriate interfaces. This session will focus on strategies to increase awareness, use and integration of online databases; address the needs of young and mature learners; and boost critical thinking and creativity.

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Susanna Clavello

Coordinator, Digital Age Learning, Education Service Center, Region 20
I have 27 years of experience in public education and currently serve as the Coordinator of Digital Age Learning at a regional service center in San Antonio, TX. Passionate about the possibilities that technology offers and the importance of preparing students for their future, I support schools in fulfilling their vision of teaching and learning in the digital age. In October 2015 I became a Professional Certified Coach and Energy Leadership... Read More →

Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Clarendon Room Boston Park Plaza