L4C WikiEducator Workshop for Secondary School Librarians

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Hello soon-to-be wikiambassadors! Welcome to our WikiEducator skills training workshop for Secondary School Librarians. This two and a half day hands-on face-to-face activity, hosted by NALIS and facilitated by the Distance Education Unit, Ministry of Education, will equip you with the wiki skills needed to start developing content immediately.

Purpose of the Workshop

This workshop was born out of a need for the development of a repository of lesson plans and resources (particularly with a Caribbean focus) to aid the implementation of the Library and Information Literacy Curriculum in secondary schools in Trinidad & Tobago. The selected school librarians attended a one-day Lesson Planning Workshop, conducted by an officer from the Curriculum Development Division, Ministry of Education.

It is hoped that this workshop will sensitize school librarians to the potential wikieducator holds for the development of library and information literacy skills training and will foster a zeal for using wikieducator in creative ways. As newly annointed wikiambassadors, participants of this workshop will be encouraged to spread the wiki word and become active members of an ever widening local as well as regional wikicommunity and to contribute to regional as well as local L4C initiatives, long after the workshop has ended.

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According to the Skills Development Framework for Wikieducators,at the end of this workshop, you would have at least attained a competency level of WikiApprentice Level 2. Eager to get started? Well let's go!

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At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. explain the benefits of wikis and other web 2.0 technologies
  2. explain the concept of free content
  3. describe the four Creative Common Licenses
  4. create an account in wikieducator
  5. edit and format text
  6. create new pages and links
  7. upload images, files and multimedia
  8. communicate and collaborate in wiki
  9. structure content within wiki
  10. use pedagogical templates to create a learning resource
  11. use basic wikieducator tools to collaboratively author and publish content on wikieducator


Day 1: April 14th, 2009

Day 1: Home assignment

Day 2: April 15th, 2009

Day 3: April 16th, 2009

Tutorials at a Glance

Mini Lesson 1: Creating an account

Mini Lesson 2: Editing Basics

Mini Lesson 3: Basic Text Formatting

Mini Lesson 4: Creating New Pages and Links

Mini Lesson 5: Uploading images, files and multimedia

Mini Lesson 6: Collaborative content authoring and editing

Mini Lesson 7: Communication and interaction within wikieducator

Mini Lesson 8: Using pedagogical wiki templates

Mini Lesson 9: Thinking about structure


Wiki Syntax Cheat Sheet revised

Wiki Syntax for available templates

Confirmed Participants

Grant-Fraser Elia Female Ministry of Education

Distance Education Unit & NOSTT

Courseware Manager,

Workshop Facilitator

eliamgf@yahoo.com Signed
Wrenel Roberts Male Ministry of Education

Distance Education Unit & NOSTT

Multimedia Specialist,

Workshop Facilitator

Cherrie Maria Female School Library Services (SLS)

Educational Library Services Division (ELSD)

Librarian III (Ag.)

Workshop host

Phillip Payne Male Sixth Form Government school Librarian I (Ag.)
Heywood Renee Female St. Joseph's Convent, POS Librarian I (Ag.)
Warrick Yasmin Female Fatima College Librarian I
Valentine Sheryl Female Arima Central Secondary Librarian I (Ag.)
Maharaj Rupa Female Lakshmi Girls Librarian I (Ag.)
Sookram Savitree Female Pt. Fortin East Secondary School Librarian I (Ag.)
Daniel-Fraser Allison Female ASJA Girls' San Fernando Librarian I (Ag.)
Hosein Sharlene Female Waterloo Secondary School Librarian I (Ag.)
Balliram Savita Female Barrackpore East Secondary School Librarian I (Ag.)
Jarvis-Patrick Joanne Female El Dorado East Secondary School Librarian I
Sastoo Judy Female Iere High School Librarian I
Mc Carthy Jacqueline Female SLS, ELSD Librarian III
Seetahal Hazel Female SLS, ELSD Librarian III
Greene Rachael Female SLS, ELSD Librarian III (Ag.) rachaelwg@gmail.com
Romain Catherine Female ELSD, NALIS Systems Librarian
Greene Paula Female Information Networks Division, NALIS Librarian IV (Ag.)


This space is for reflections by participants on their workshop experience. Video clips will also be inserted here. Coming soon!

Photo Gallery

Photos coming soon!

Workshop Report

The facilitators of this workshop are highly competent


Overview of the Library & Information Literacy Wiki Pilot Project

Library & Information Literacy Wiki Pilot Project Space

Lesson plans from participants of the wikieducator pilot project

Photos from Trinidad & Tobago

Arima These photos may be useful for Social Studies or Caribbean History projects.

Teaching Resources

This is a wiki space contains online and print resources that could be useful for the teaching of information literacy. Topics covered include:

Information Literacy presentations can be uploaded here.

  • Remember to include the references that were used, and to be aware of copyright considerations for images and other materials.

Sample surveys have also been uploaded.

Inspirational Library Stories
This is a TED video about William Kamkwamba on building a windmill. It was very inspirational and illustrates the power of libraries to transform lives.


Please take a few minutes to complete this short survey to assist with improving the resources uploaded to this wikieducator space.
Survey on wikieducator space for school librarians