University of South Carolina (University of South Carolina, School of Library and Information Science)

Log Number: RE-14-19-0001-19

University of South Carolina will conduct a three-year research study to identify the impact of collaboratively designed and implemented Guided Inquiry Design (GID) Units on K-12 student learning outcomes. GID is an instructional approach that enables school librarians and classroom teachers to support student-driven inquiry. During four summer institutes, the project's instructional specialist will equip 40 school librarian-teacher instructional teams to implement GID units their schools. The researchers will then assess how the collaboratively designed and implemented GID units impacted K-12 student learning outcomes and make that data available. They will develop an online community of practice to support long-term implementation in ways identified by the research project as being most impactful.
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