[Libs-Or] ACRL Immersion Program - APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 7

Robin Paynter robinpaynter at gmail.com
Wed Apr 25 15:21:57 PDT 2012

Immersion Program
   Why Immersion?

ACRL’s Immersion Program allows you to embrace your educational role by
embarking on a path of teacher development and pedagogical inquiry in a
community of practice for academic librarians devoted to collaborative
learning, individual renewal, and instructional effectiveness.

ACRL offers four unique tracks of the Immersion Program each year.  The
long-standing Teacher<http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/teachertrack12>and
are offered together in summer; the Intentional
are offered in fall.
*The Immersion Program tracks are not sequential; individuals can apply for
and attend whichever track(s) are best for them. *

*"This was definitely a career-transforming experience." -- Past Immersion
Participant *
*"I can honestly say I have never experienced a more holistic learning
experience! WOW! -- Past Immersion Participant *
Invitation to Apply

Applications are currently being accepted for the Immersion '12
Immersion Program Schedule Teacher Track

*Program Dates:* July 22-27, 2012
*Program location:* Champlain College - Burlington, Vermont
*Application Materials:* Now available
*Applciations due*: December 2, 2011
*How to apply:* The application deadline has passed.
Program Track

*Program Dates:* July 22-27, 2012
*Program location:* Champlain College - Burlington, Vermont
*Application Materials: *Now available
*Applciations due:* December 2, 2011
*How to apply:* The application deadline has passed.
Assessment Track

*Program Dates:* November 14-18, 2012
*Program location: *Scarritt Bennett Center - Nashville, Tennessee
*Application Materials: *Program
application materials are available
*Applciations due*: May 7, 2012
Intentional Teaching Track

*Program Dates:* November 14-18, 2012
*Program location: *Scarritt Bennett Center - Nashville, Tennessee
*Application *Materials: Program
application materials are available
*Applciation due:* May 7, 2012
Immersion Program Curriculum Teacher Track

This track<http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/teachertrack11>focuses
on individual development for those who are interested in
enhancing, refreshing, or extending their individual instruction skills.
Curriculum includes classroom techniques, learning theory, leadership, and
assessment framed in the context of information literacy. Participants
selected for the Teacher Track will prepare a description of an
instructional situation and a related presentation in advance of the
Immersion program. During Immersion, participants will revise the
presentation based on feedback from colleagues and faculty.
Program Track

This track<http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/infolit/professactivity/iil/immersion/programtrack12>focuses
on developing, integrating, and managing institutional and
programmatic information literacy programs. Participants selected for the
Program Track will develop individual case studies in advance of the
Immersion program. Change dynamics, systems thinking, institutional
outcomes assessment, scalability, and the integration of teaching,
learning, and technology will be brought to bear on analyzing the various
programmatic challenges presented in the case studies. Immersion
participants will be expected to develop the case studies into an action
plan for implementation at the home institution.
Assessment: *Demonstrating the Educational Value of the Library *Track

(Formerly titled Assessment Immersion) This
intended for experienced academic librarians (5+ years teaching
experience) active in teaching and learning and those with leadership roles
for information literacy program development who want to improve their
knowledge and practice of both classroom and program assessment. This
program will approach assessment from a learning-centered perspective;
participants will emerge with a broader understanding of assessment and how
to use assessment as an important tool to guide evidence-based classroom,
curriculum and program development. Participants will develop a plan for
their assessment activities which will form the basis for future engagement
with these issues both individually and as a leader of IL initiatives at
their institutions.
Intentional Teaching: *Reflective Teaching to Improve Student Learning *

(Formerly titled Intentional Teacher) This
aimed at the experienced academic librarian (5+ years teaching
experience, in a library or other setting) who wants to become more
self-aware and self-directed as a teacher. This program facilitates the
process of critical reflection through peer discussion, readings and
personal reflection as a pathway to professional growth and renewal. The
program offers a mixture of structured and co-constructed learning segments
such as peer discussions, individual reading and reflection times, and
participant-led communities of practice.

Questions? Contact Mark Szarko (szarko at mit.edu) or Margot Conahan (
mconahan at ala.org).
Forwarded by Robin Paynter
ACRL Oregon Communications Coordinator
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