Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Call for Chapters - The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans is seeking recipes!


The Discovery Tool Cookbook: Recipes for Successful Lesson Plans is seeking recipes!

Put on your creativity bonnet! We’re looking for practice-based examples of lesson plans or projects that work in a discovery tool environment. Like any good kitchen, variety is key; we want lesson plans for one-shot classes and credit-bearing courses written in an approachable, informative style for librarians on-the-go.

Recipes will follow the Cookbook format. Your 500-to-700-word submission must describe a successful lesson plan or activity that uses a discovery tool. Recipes will also include:
●      Recipe name (a.k.a. your “chapter” title)
●      Your name, university or other affiliation, and email
●      Potential cookbook category (see below)
●      Nutrition Information (summary of the lesson plan with learning outcomes)
●      Dietary Guidelines (link to a threshold concept and corresponding knowledge practice(s) from the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Recipes in the “Regional Fare” category, such as those for grades 9 to 12, may refer to other applicable guidelines.)
●      Cooking Time (includes preparation time and length of lesson)
●      Number Served (class size)
●      Ingredients and Equipment (what do you need to make this work)
●      Preparation (what needs to be done ahead of time)
●      Cooking Method (the lesson plan)
●      Allergy Warnings (helpful tips)
●      Chef’s Notes (author’s comments and anecdotes)
●      Clean Up (closing the loop, formative and/or summative assessment to measure the effectiveness of the instruction)
●      Additional Resources (handouts, assessment)

Cookbook categories:

Section One: The Larder
Short activities to have on hand that can be used when needed. These can be added in or used as substitutions in other lesson plans.

Section Two: Starters
            Warm up activities, metacognitive moments to transition to the main “meal”

Section Three: Tapas
            Shared (group) activities

Section Four: Meal Plans
            Full lesson plans for single or multiple instruction sessions

Section Five: Room Service
Flipping the classroom: lesson plans, activities to prepare students for the in-class session

Section Six: Regional Fare
Lesson plans for grades 9-12, and underserved populations such as international and English as a Foreign Language students, veterans

Other stuff:
Recipes will be selected based on relevance and clarity. Accepted submissions must include examples of handouts or worksheets or a related image.
Email your draft recipes by  October 23, 2015 to discoverytoolcookbook@gmail.com. Notifications will be sent out on November 13, 2015. Final recipes will be due in early January.

Email us at discoverytoolcookbook@gmail.com with any questions. Please refer to the The Library Instruction Cookbook (ACRL 2009) and The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook (ACRL 2014) for examples of format and tone.

We look forward to your proposals!

Nancy Fawley, Director, Information & Instruction Services, University of Vermont Bailey/Howe Library
Nikki Krysak, Library Director, St. Johnsbury Academy