Library Juice Academy

Online Professional Development for Librarians

Techniques for Student Engagement in Library Instruction

Instructor: Kristin Ziska Strange

Dates: Not currently scheduled

Credits: 1.5 CEUs or 15 PDHs

Price: $175

How do we engage students in their own learning, especially in short, one-shot library instruction sessions? In this workshop we will examine a variety of student engagement techniques, focusing on Bloom's Taxonomy of Learning, problem solving, and metacognition. Over the course of four weeks we will examine up to 10 of these techniques and how they can be applied in traditional, blended, and online classes. We will especially uncover approaches that will work for one shot library sessions. In groups we will examine one or two student engagement techniques in detail, and explore how these might work in our own contexts. We will also develop a plan for applying a student engagement technique in our own practice. This will be a discussion intensive workshop in which it will be essential to follow a close schedule of information presentation, interaction, and assessment.

This course can be taken as one of the courses in our eight-course Certificate in Library Instruction, but can be taken as a stand-alone course as well.

Kristin Ziska Strange

Kristin Ziska Strange is an Instructional Designer with University of Arizona's Office of Digital Learning. A good portion of her responsibilities in this role revolve around helping instructors plan and create engaging and meaningful courses for online students. In her free time, she teachese courses on video game design and Doctor Who. She holds master degrees in Library and Information Science and Curriculum and Instruction and a graduate certificate in Information Management. Currently, she is working toward a doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction. Kristin's research and practical interests include game-based learning, faculty identity, professional development, student engagement, and online learning.

Course Structure

This is an online class that is taught asynchronously, meaning that participants do the work on their own time as their schedules allow. The class does not meet together at any particular times, although the instructor may set up optional sychronous chat sessions. Instruction includes readings and assignments in one-week segments. Class participation is in an online forum environment.

Please contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount, or to be notified when it is next scheduled.