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Facilities plan

  1. 1. Facilities PlanApril StandardITEC/FRIT 7132<br />*This presentation is equipped with audio commentary.<br />
  2. 2. Jefferson County High School<br />Consolidated all local high schools in 1995<br />Estimated student population of 1,000<br />Title I school; High poverty rate<br />Large population of “At-Risk” students<br />Rooted in “Relationships”, “Rigor”, and “Relevance”<br />http://jefferson.ga.jch.schoolinsites.com/<br />
  3. 3. “Every Child, Every Day!”<br /> Within the publication of Information Power, AASL advocates, “The school library media specialist ensures that the basic principles of the library media program align with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school” (p.102).<br />
  4. 4. What they think…<br />
  5. 5. Suggestions…<br />
  6. 6. JCHS Media Center Floor Plan<br />
  7. 7. This is working…<br />
  8. 8. Co-Teaching Area<br />
  9. 9. “This is the door…”<br />Judy Brown stresses, “You never know what might happen when you open a door…” (p. 23).<br />She also emphasizes that “reopening [a door may serve] as a catalyst for small, but very effective changes…” (Brown, p.21).<br />The “door” for the JCHS MC would be a warm, friendly welcome w/an attractive entrance.<br />
  10. 10. “This is the door…”<br />
  11. 11. Accessibility…<br />The LMC should be “welcoming” and “user-friendly” (Toor, 2007, p.34).<br />Steve Baule advises that a new MS “[thinks] about all possible constituencies and [tries] to provide access for them” (2005, p.15).<br />An accessibility issue for the JCHS MC is the circulation desk. <br />A solution would be to “de-clutter” the entrance and provide wheelchair access to the book drop.<br />
  12. 12. A Welcoming and Accessible Entrance…<br />
  13. 13. “Hot” Spots…<br />
  14. 14. Cooperative Pairs…<br />The “Six Facets of Understanding” can be best achieved through cooperative learning (McTighe, 2006, p.97).<br />Perspective: “…Instruction should include explicit opportunities for students to confront alternative theories and diverse points of view regarding the big ideas…” (McTighe, 2006, p.97).<br />Empathy: Students must “get beyond odd, alien, seemingly weird opinions or people to find what is meaningful in them” (McTighe, 2006, p.99).<br />
  15. 15. “Comfy” area for collaboration…<br />
  16. 16. Differentiation…<br />“Keep an open eye and an open mind for the student with a serious passion” (Tomlinson, 2005, p.57).<br />In Information Power, AASL asserts, “The goal is to assist all students in becoming active and creative locators, evaluators, and users of information to solve problems and to satisfy their own curiosity” (1998, p.2).<br />
  17. 17. Room for the Independent Learner for Extending/Refining…<br />http://www.demco.com<br />
  18. 18. Several Birds with One “Café” Stone…<br />Fostering Independence: “Welcome to the 21st century of librarianship. It’s not teacher-led. It’s student-centered” (Whelan, 2008, p.37). <br />Increasing Foot Traffic: “…Circulation has more than tripled since the coffeehouse opened” (Whelan 36).<br />Maintaining Lines of Sight: “Ensure that the library media center can be supervised from a single spot- the circulation desk” (Baule, 2005, p.15). <br />Management: The arrangement of the room can help or hinder your ability to maintain discipline” (Toor, 2007, p.59).<br />Pleasing Teachers: “Give us COFFEE!!!!!!!!!”<br />
  19. 19. Learning is social…<br />
  20. 20. Co-Teaching and Instructional Support…<br />“Think of what you can do to make teachers comfortable in the LMC. That makes them more open to working collaboratively with you” (Toor, 2007, p.58).<br />“A colleague remarked to me recently that the plight of teachers is that we were taught to teach science, not to be scientists. We were taught to teach public speaking, not to be orators” (Tomlinson,2005, p.32).<br />
  21. 21. The “Teacher’s” Space…<br />
  22. 22. Conference Room…<br />
  23. 23. New JCHS MC Floor Plan<br />
  24. 24. Policy Recommendations…<br />
  25. 25. Policy Recommendations…<br />
  26. 26. Resolution<br />In Information Power, AASL advocates,“Helping students flourish in [the] learning community is the central concern of student-centered library media programs” (1998, p.2).<br />I have learned the only ‘constant’ in a media center program should be flexibility. We should constantly evaluate student achievement and continuously adjust our policies and plans to meet students’ and teachers’ needs. <br />
  27. 27. References<br />AASL, AECT, (Eds.). (1998). Information Power. Chicago, London: American Library Association.<br />Baule, Steve. (2005). Planning Considerations for Library Media Center Facilities. Library Media Connection, Nov/Dec 2005, 15.<br />Brown, Judy. (2007). This is the Door. Knowledge Quest, Small Changes: Bringing Vision to Reality, v. 35, no. 3, 21-23.<br />McTighe, Jay and Wiggins, Grant. (2006). Understanding by Design. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.<br />Tomlinson, Carol Ann. (2005). How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.<br />Tomlinson, Carol Ann. (2005). The Differentiated Classroom. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.<br />Toor, Ruth and Weisburg, Hilda. (2007). New on the Job: A School Library Media Specialist’s Guide to Success. Chicago, IL: American Library Association.<br />Whelan, Debra Lau. (2008) Café Society. School Library Journal, Jan 2008, 37. <br />

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