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Equip • Engage • Empower

Every day, learning is taking place across barriers once thought to be insurmountable. For the 15th anniversary of OETC, join more than 6,000 attendees to explore the endless possibilities that distance learning and alternative learning models provide. Attendees will come together to teach and learn about new ways to equip, engage, and empower learners and educators across the state and beyond!

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Tuesday, February 12 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Information Literacy: Crucial Skills for Students Right in Your Classroom

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Today, information skills instruction is no longer solely the responsibility of the school librarian. Classroom teachers must be ready to guide students toward independently accessing, evaluating, and properly using information in context. In this session, learn what information literacy really is and why these skills are now essential to student success. Come away with ready-to-use strategies to integrate information literacy skills into your classroom through everyday interactions.


Stacy Nockowitz

Librarian, The Columbus Academy.org
Stacy Nockowitz is a national speaker on many aspects of educational technology and information literacy, including helping students to develop a positive digital footprint and integrating web tools into the curriculum. Ms. Nockowitz has been involved in education for over 20 years, first as a classroom teacher and currently as the middle school librarian at The Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Brandeis... Read More →

Cindy Zive

Technology Integration Specialist, The Columbus Academy
Cindy Zive is presently the Technology Integration Specialist at Columbus Academy in Gahanna, Ohio. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts (B.A. in Education) and Boston University (M.Ed.), Ms. Zive spent the past 35 years immersed in Ed Tech both in the public and private sectors. For the last 15 years, she has been devoted to helping teachers integrate emerging technologies into curriculum, including assisting in the implementation of... Read More →

Tuesday February 12, 2013 12:00pm - 12:45pm