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Crockett, Lee Watanabe and Andrew Churches. Mindful Assessment: The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning.

Crockett, Lee Watanabe and Andrew Churches. Mindful Assessment: The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning (Teaching 21st Century Skills to Modern Learners) Solution Tree Press, 2017. 128p. $29.95. ISBN: 9781942496885.

This credible team of authors who have excellent connections to school libraries have teamed to construct rubrics that might be used to assess what students have learned when the teacher librarian embeds a particular skill into a cotaught learning experience with a classroom teacher. Considering what content knowledge the teacher wants the learners to know and be able to do, first decide what skill in your quiver will boost that content knowledge just in time to make a powerful difference. Then during the assessment period of your two mentors, both of you will look for both the content knowledge mastery and the process skills exhibited to determine how many of the learners met or exceeded both your objectives. Here is the list of process skills covered in this book: Solution fluency, information fluency, creativity fluency, media fluency, collaboration fluency latency, global digital citizenship. One can quickly see the overlap of these areas of process skills with the new AASL standards and the treatment here is a bit less jargonistic and straight forward, making it easier to get your head around and use with other members of the teaching staff. Publishing with a popular press in education is also a great advantage for these authors in getting their ideas accepted in the larger educational community. A must purchase and excellent source if you like the idea of rubrics as a means of assessment.

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Author:Loertscher, David V.
Publication:Teacher Librarian
Article Type:Book review
Date:Dec 1, 2017
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