I’ve attached the spreadsheet for what it’s worth – although I think the direction Darryl has taken now will ultimately prove both more fruitful and easier to explain to classroom colleagues. I must confess that I haven’t done anything on this for about a year because aspects of my job changed and I was pulled in a different direction (which is why Darryl has picked it up) so it is not as complete as I would like it to be. We are having another push to look into this more seriously now though, for various reasons, so your timing is excellent. Darryl’s also been having some fascinating and very productive conversations with Barbara Stripling, who developed the Empire State Information Fluency Continuum, on which FOSIL is based, which have reinforced to him how much thought and expertise went into the original formulation of the skills, and how much they have to offer in integrating the ATLs meaningfully into inquiry.
Conversations are always fruitful – and the last year has shown how much is possible with online meetings – so it would be great to get together at some point soon. As you say – anyone else out there interested in joining the conversation?
[Note: my spreadsheet is a bit crude. A database would be better for this really, and in the longer term we are hoping to use our Mondrian Wall curriculum mapping software. The two sheets in my spreadsheet are not ‘connected’, they are just the same data sorted in different ways. If you make changes on one sheet, delete the other, make a new copy and resort it using the dropdown menus at the top.]