2019: Transform Learning with the Reimagined ESIFC

August 7 & 8, 2019

Syracuse University Sheraton, Syracuse, New York

(arrival/check in 8/7 starting at 10am)

Room reservations may be made online or by calling the Sheraton directly at (888)-627-7097 or (315)-475-3000. Rooms are $131+tax and fees, single or double occupancy. Ask for the NYLA/SSL Institute rate when booking. All room reservations must be made by 7/2.

Institute:

Wednesday 8/7 1:00pm to 5:00pm and 7pm-9pm

Thursday 8/8 8:30am-3:00pm


Registration has now moved to "regular status"! The cost has increased as early bird registration time is over. Please register here and you will receive an email regarding the payment process.

The revised ESIFC addresses priority information-skill areas that have emerged in the last ten years--and aligns with AASL, ISTE, ELA, Social Studies, and NextGen Science Standards.

The reimagined Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) will provide a comprehensive continuum of information fluency skills PK-12 and clear guidance for school librarians to integrate the teaching of essential information fluency and inquiry skills across all grade levels and throughout the curriculum.

Information fluency includes print and digital skills in inquiry, multiple literacies, technology, digital citizenship, critical thinking, creative/design thinking, and active learning; dispositions that are necessary for active, student-driven learning and independent reading; and social responsibilities needed for ethical participation in an information-driven, democratic society. The skills of the ESIFC will align with the expectations of various national and New York State standards documents, including NextGen science standards, New York’s Social Studies and ELA standards, and AASL and ISTE standards.

In partnership with the School Library Systems Association (SLSA), the 2019 Leadership Institute led by Dr. Barbara Stripling will offer participants the valuable opportunity to explore the new ESIFC and collaborate with colleagues to develop personalized approaches, lessons, formative assessments, and strategies to transform teaching and learning in their schools and/or districts. As an added feature, the Institute will offer opportunities for participants (who have been selected by their system directors) to develop plans and tools to train others in their own school library systems.

Come make the ESIFC your own, build lasting relationships with your colleagues from across the state, and step up to leadership in empowering all New York students to learn and thrive in school and beyond!

View the flyer below for complete information!

2019 Institute Flyer.pdf

This year's Institute will be held at the Syracuse Sheraton Hotel and Conference Center on the grounds of Syracuse University on August 7th and 8th, 2019. You can book your room online using a credit card. For purchase orders or any other form of payment, please call the hotel directly at (888)-627-7097 or (315)-475-3000. Rooms are $131+tax and fees, single or double occupancy. Ask for the NYLA/SSL Institute rate when booking. All room reservations must be made by 7/2.