GID Academy User Reviews

Practical strategies for how to help teachers build their units. Remembering to listen more, focus on the goal, and work
together instead of providing solutions.

I believe this resource is a very innovative, collaborative way to do what we teachers already do in the classroom but a more guided way for children to enjoy the process of learning.

I learned how my students could make their own inquiries during the research process and develop their critical thinking skills.

As an elementary school librarian, one big takeaway from this course is the importance of fostering “wondering” in young students. I also realize the value in a structured, guided inquiry process and have gained new language and concepts from
this course.

My biggest takeaway from this course is that students need to do more than just look up facts. They need to learn through asking questions and investigating instead of just finding facts.

That this is a structured approach to Information Literacy that we should be able to implement at all grade levels, to some extent or another. I am eager to see more “concrete” examples of what this looks like at the elementary level, but I do think there are many components that I already teach, and can “tweak” to align more to this process.

Excellent. Well paced. I plan on going over the last section with myco-librarian so we may hash the plan forward together. Give students the structure and the time to work and create theirown meaning from various resources.Curiosity drives meaningful learning. Always ask “what is the purpose of this assignment? How do we get there? What do we want the students to learn and practice?”

I found the GID website (course curriculum) very easy to navigate, well organized and helpful in guiding me through the material.

It is important to teach students to learn in a world of
information abundance!

This will be my first time implementing a GID, and after completing this course, I know I am ready to use all the tools at
my disposal.

The Guided Inquiry Design is a process that takes time to implement. It replaces the old way of assigning topics to students and having them look up information online or in Encyclopedias.

Allowing students to research and formulate their own essential questions allows students to think critically and take ownership of their learning. Providing students with a wide array of valid, reliable sources empowers them to search locate and analyze information to build a strong foundation for their research.

I really appreciate the short video models and journal style. This really fit my learning style and allowed me to work at my own pace. I was taking the class with colleagues, but if I was on my own, a guilt in engagement piece would be helpful.

I find it so important to give students time to pause and reflect. Reflection is not something that comes easily to some students and I think often this step is skipped. I love the way you think about information evaluation and using misinformation as a learning moment. I also love the idea of growing inquiry habits K-12.

Teaching information literacy through inquiry-based learning has the potential to be extremely beneficial by enhancing school librarians already establish practices/resources by the development of a systematically process that has the possibility to become inherent. School librarians need to explore information sources potential to ensure students increased participation via inquirybased learning. School librarians can effectively use their structured knowledge and wealth of information sources to assist students in figuring out assembling processing evaluating and managing an inquiry process that encourages independent learning through explorationengagement and processes.