STANDARD 1: USING INQUIRY TO BUILD UNDERSTANDING AND CREATE NEW KNOWLEDGE - “I am a thinker.”
An independent learner asks authentic questions and accesses, evaluates, and uses information effectively to develop new understandings.
STANDARD 2: PURSUING PERSONAL AND AESTHETIC GROWTH - “I am an explorer.”
An independent learner responds to and creates literary and artistic expressions, uses effective strategies for personal exploration of ideas, and reads on his or her own by choice.
STANDARD 3: DEMONSTRATING SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY - “I am a citizen.”
An independent learner contributes to the learning community by seeking multiple perspectives, sharing his or her understandings with others, and using information and resources ethically.
Source: Empire State Information Fluency Continuum: Benchmark Skills for Grades K-12 Assessments/Common Core Alignment. Developed by the New York City School Library System. NYC Department of Education. 2013. Noncommerical Use Licensed under Creative Commons.
"I am a thinker."
"I am an explorer."
"I am a citizen."
"Students need to use the skills of inquiry to learn. The Cycle of Inquiry and Learning provides a framework for active learning and the formation of new understandings."
From "Introduction: Information Fluency Continuum, Benchmark Skills, Assessments." Empire State Information Fluency Continuum. Developed by the New York City School Library System.