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Are You Tired of The Same Old CRAAP…Test?

September 15 (Online)
12:20 pm - 1:10 pm CT
Room: Online
Information & News Literacy
Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Library and Media Specialists, Teachers

How do you encourage students to evaluate sources effectively? With the rise of mis-information and echo chambers, our CRAAP model of evaluation was not supporting the development of critical thinking skills of our students. We needed a new model to teach students how to evaluate information that resonated with them and encouraged the inclusion of multiple viewpoints and critical thinking. We created our own tool based on seven specific elements that we coined TRAPPED.

Participants will be introduced to this new approach to source evaluation that can be integrated seamlessly with all research projects and/or media literacy initiatives. This session will discuss and offer participants a new way to teach students to evaluate sources that is robust, positive in nature, and supports differentiated instruction for all students.

Additionally, we will share resources and lessons we have used with students to help them self-identify their media filter bubble and ways to burst that bubble. At the very least, you will leave knowing there’s an APP for that!

Raquelle Brennan
Raquelle Brennan
Librarian, New Trier High School (Winnetka, IL)

Raquelle is a librarian at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL. She enjoys working with students to develop their research and critical thinking skills using TRAPPED.

Susan Peterson
Susan Peterson
Librarian, New Trier High School (Winnetka, IL)

Susan Peterson is a librarian at New Trier High School in Winnetka, IL. She began her education career in the classroom teaching Social Studies, but her love of reading and research moved her into the library. She is passionate about teaching students how to find good quality sources, collaborating with teachers and colleagues and learning something new every day.