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MA DHE Initiatives
The Vision Project
"The Vision Project is the vehicle through which public higher education [in Massachusetts] has come together to stay focused on this work and hold ourselves accountable for results." Read more about the seven key outcomes, project initiatives, and reports on the website.
PARCC and Core to College
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) Massachusetts and Core to College website includes the Massachusetts definition of college readiness, assessment, standards, and related materials.
Project Information Literacy
"Project Information Literacy is a national study about early adults and their information-seeking behaviors, competencies, and the challenges they face when conducting research in the digital age." The website includes study descriptions, videos, and findings. Previous studies have looked at college students and recent graduates. The current study is examining the transition from high school to college.
National Forum on Information Literacy (NFIL)
NFIL is a "collaborative of 100 + national and international organizations working together, on various levels, to mainstream this critical, 21st century educational and workforce development concept throughout every segment of society." The website features an extensive collection of articles and resources.
Small Group Comments
After the panel, small groups of program participants met in small groups to discuss what they had learned. They shared their ideas and questions with us via Poll Everywhere.
21st Century Skills and Standards
Accreditation standards for New England schools and colleges.
Common Core State Standards Initiative for MA
Liberal Education and America's Promise initiative, from the AACU
ACRL Information Literacy Standards
Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education from the Association for College and Research Libraries.
"Standards for the 21st-Century Learner" from the American Association of School Libraries "offer vision for teaching and learning to both guide and beckon our profession as education leaders."
Framework for 21st Century Learning
Developed by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, (P21) a national "coaltion made up of education nonprofits, foundations, and businesses working together to make 21st century education a reality for all students."
The resources in this wiki have been assembled by MSLA members to assist school librarians in creating lessons and projects to support the Common Core curriculum in Massachusetts. The focus of this wiki is on implementation of the Common Core specifically in Massachusetts.
Why We All Have a Stake in the Common Core Standards
This article from the Chronicle for Higher Education describes the role college faculty might play with Common Core standards.
Jobs for the Future (JFF)
Jobs for the Future is an organization that "works with our partners to design and drive the adoption of education and career pathways leading from college readiness to career advancement for those struggling to succeed in today’s economy." Key initaitives include:
- Early College Designs - helps school districts implement school designs that enable students to master college and career ready work while in high school
- Back on Track to College - schools and programs that adapt the early college model for off-track youth
- Pathways to Prosperity - 9–14 pathways that help youth attain a postsecondary credential with currency in the labor market while still in high school
- Students at the Center - synthesizes research and adapts for practice key components of student-centered approaches to learning. Project website includes tools, essays, and exemplars to help educators apply the best of current student-centered research are available. Our program panelist Rebecca Wolfe directs this initative. Dr. Wolfe recommends the following resources:
Dr. Wolfe has shared the following documents from Students at the Center:
Stonehill College FLPP
"Organized by the MacPháidín Library and the Center for Teaching and Learning, the Faculty-Librarian Partnership Program (FLPP) offers faculty members the opportunity to explore how they can better collaborate with librarians to further their curricular goals."
Passport to Chemistry Adventure at Mount Holyoke College
The program is funded by the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation and was started by Maisie Shaw and Maria Gomez. It is now run by Ashley Figueiredo and Maria Gomez at Mount Holyoke College in partnership with the MA public libraries.
Spearheading Health Information Literacy in the Community: Librarians as Leaders
This paper describes a multi-institutional educational program that brings community
organizations and libraries (in Worcester) together with the goal of developing health information literacy
skills in elementary school children aged 11 to 12 years.