A Template for Creating Cohesive, Organized IL Instruction Sessions

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I recently made a shift in my career, stepping away from my Reference and Instruction position that was heavy with sessions and student contact, and moved into an Instructional Designer position within the same institution. 

It was a VERY difficult decision to make, in part because I had a great library to call my own, with co-workers I greatly enjoyed, and work that was rewarding and gave me space to try new teaching methods. I knew also though that long term I wanted to reach a larger audience with my teaching methods for Information Literacy and how I incorporate learning technologies into classes, and that this jump would help me do it.  

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Before I left that position though I knew I had to find a way to put all my lesson plans Teaching and Learning Activities, tools, and knowledge about courses into an easy to parse document, for whomever stepped into my role after me. I didn't do the work I did there just to take it all with me, secreting it away like a squirrel with an acorn. From this thought process came the template below. If you click, this Canva link it will take you to a template you can copy and export to your chosen program ( I've found that making multiple pages in publisher allows you to plan an entire course digitally within one file easily),  but you can also feel free to just download the jpg below. This has also been linked in the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy Sandbox.

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Hopefully this will template allow others to also become not just more cohesive and organized but more thoughtful in their instruction sessions, looking at the individual components that make them up, how they are assessing for success, and what frameworks they may be tackling on a regular basis.