Students are the heart of any school library program. As school librarians, we know we must teach our students the skills they need to succeed in the ever-changing and complex information environment. The Empire State Information Fluency Continuum (ESIFC) has been re-imagined to provide a guide for that teaching; it is a comprehensive PK-12 continuum of the skills, responsibilities, and dispositions that will enable our students to flourish, both personally and academically. 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 this workshop, we will explore the new ESIFC and translate it into action. You will discover essential skills of inquiry, multiple literacies, design thinking, social responsibility, and even student agency. Most importantly, you will be able to collaborate with colleagues to develop personalized approaches, lessons, formative assessments, and strategies to transform teaching and learning in your school.
Consolidated Framework of Standards and Indicators
Crosswalk (ESIFC, ISTE, and AASL)
Crosswalk Graphic Organizer (.docx)
Comparison of ELA and ESIFC Anchor Standards
School Planning Template (.pdf)
School Planning Template (.docx)
Inquiry Lesson Plan Template (.pdf)