Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Elementary Counselors Get Schooled in Information Literacy

The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida has a report up about elementary education and information literacy. It is titled Elementary Counselors Get Schooled in Information Literacy and was written by Thomas Hagerty.

From the site:

Elementary professional school counselors from the Polk County School District held their spring meeting April 10 at the University of South Florida Lakeland. The featured speaker was Dr. Wendy-lou Greenidge, assistant professor of counselor education, USF Lakeland. She spoke on "Using Online Resources and Technology to Improve Elementary School Counseling Programs."

In her presentation, Greenidge stressed the importance of information literacy - the ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

"In this Information Age, to provide the best service to their clients and to promote their own professional development, counselors need to develop information literacy," said Greenidge. "The Internet houses an abundance of counseling information and resources. However, to effectively and efficiently access this information requires knowledge of search engines, Web sites, and databases."

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