University of Rhode Island
- Conducted programmatic research for the Metcalf Institute for Environmental Reporting.
- Assisted in planning for the Annual Science Immersion Workshop for Journalists.
The nature of information is changing. Communication technologies are driving humanity towards an increasingly hyperconnected and collaborative society. While the potential to share ideas and creations is limitless, we must move towards this inevitable future as effective and ethical users of information.
The skills of the 21st century learner and worker are based on critical thinking, communication and innovation. It is imperative to build these strengths in our citizens through effective information literacy instruction. Librarians and information specialists must play a key role in developing these talents, and I hope to have the opportunity to participate in this noble goal.
Below are listings of my previous experience and education. I have also included samples of lessons, presentations, and other work that showcase my abilities as a communicator.
"Collaboratively, Brennan, a natural teacher, created and implemented exceptional standards-based lessons that extensively involved students in inquiry-based projects. Brennan's lessons offered students an opportunity to individualize and construct his or her learning experience. They also offered the student's ownership of the process and the product, as well as an opportunity to be self-directed, apply critical/analytical thinking, organizational, and presentation skills...Clearly, he has the ability to create, implement, and manage an exemplary, dynamic, technologically rich 21st century school library media program." Mentor Evaluation
"Bravo! Brennan is the most outstanding student in my practicum and he shows the most promising skills as an LMS! Brennan is a gifted teacher and LMS...Brennan has quickly adapted to this LMC program and he provides a welcoming environment to help all students succeed. He is a team player. He will be doing the budgeting and collection development for his school's library." Practicum Site Visit Evaluation