Friday, July 1, 2016

SLIG 2017 Highlight: You be the Judge!

At some point, don't we all want to be a judge dispensing with justice as seen on so many television shows like Judge Judy? However, in this course, "You be the Judge: A Practicum Using Standards to Evaluate Genealogical Work," students will engage in a supervised practical application of Genealogy Standards. 

Each day students will evaluate genealogical work samples of unknown quality to determine whether the samples meet, partially meet, or do not meet standards. From these exercises students will gain insight into the mindset and the habits involved in consistently producing work that meets standards. Students will develop evaluation strategies to identify weaknesses in their writing or in the writing of others. 

Students will begin to develop the evaluation skills needed to assess the quality of their work and the work of others. This is a forum for discussions of each standard and for substantive genealogy questions. The rubrics concept (what they are) and the application of rubrics (how they are used) will be introduced on the final day of the course.

This is a good course for students who aspire to become certified as it will familiarize them with the standards and the rubrics concept.

The class will move quickly and assume that attendees are familiar with Genealogy Standards, Evidence Explained, and Numbering Your Genealogy.
Required Texts:
Genealogy Standards (2014)
Evidence Explained, 3rd edition
Numbering Your Genealogy: Basic Systems, Complex Families, and International Kin (Special Publication of the National Genealogical Society)
Rubrics for Evaluating New Applications for BCG Certification (free download from the BCG website)

SLIG Registration opens on Saturday, July 9th at 9:00 AM MDT. Go to to learn more about this course as well as the thirteen other courses available in 2017.

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