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What is the Big6?
Developed by educators Mike Eisenberg and Bob Berkowitz, the Big6 is the most widely-known and widely-used approach to teaching information and technology skills in the world. The Big6 is an information and technology literacy model and curriculum, implemented in thousands of schools - K through higher education. Some people call the Big6 an information problem-solving strategy because with the Big6, students are able to handle any problem, assignment, decision or task.

McDowell County Public Schools are carefully considering adopting Big6 across all schools and grade levels, in a unified and consistent manner, as a tool to help students become better 21st Century problem solvers.

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