Information Literacy Skills—Information literacy is a set of abilities requiring individuals to “recognize when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.” (ACRL)
The Model Curriculum for Learners in Pennsylvania School Libraries
The Model Curriculum for Learners in Pennsylvania School Libraries, aligned with the AASL National School Library Standards for Learners and the ISTE Standards for Students, provides a curricular framework in information literacy for school librarians to partner with teachers to help students achieve 43 standards and 7 career-ready skills for which librarians can take primary teaching responsibility and 14 standards that school librarians can partner with teachers to support:
The Model Curriculum follows the model used by the SAS Quality Review Team of the PDE, which is the Understanding by Design framework of developing curriculum, instruction, and student assessment designed for ASCD by Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe.A team of school librarians headed by Dr. Mary Kay Biagini, University of Pittsburgh, developed this model in response to a recommendation of the PA State Board of Education in the Pennsylvania School Library Study of 2011.
PA Standards Aligned System: Curriculum Framework (K-12 document link to pdf at bottom of page)
AASL National School Library Standards
Derry Township School District Library Curriculum
Link to DTSD Curriculum Page