North Media Center Highlights and Statistics February 2013
North Media CenterFebruary Highlights and Statistics
Monthly Highlights--Collaborative Lessons In addition to the regularly scheduled collaborative class sessions meeting in the Library Media Center, Mrs. Stout is co- teaching a Senior Non-fiction Inquiry Unit with two Senior English teachers, Mrs. Diercksen and Mrs. McGowan. The unit uses best practices from UBD and Guided Inquiry to framework student centered inquiry units incorporating Google documents and Common Core standards. Students are self-selecting core texts and essential questions, reflecting upon their progress, and demonstrating their new insights in a culminating final project. Mrs. Stout is working with the MTPL and ILL to acquire high interest non-fiction for the project. In addition, the North library has purchased several new high interest non-fiction acquisitions. Two additional teachers have signed up for the unit in the fourth marking period.
Monthly Highlights--Events in the Media Center The book club met once in February to discuss The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Next up is The City of Bones, Book 1 of The Mortal Instruments Series, by Cassandra Clare. The entire series is available on Nooks 1-6.
Monthly Highlights--Professional Development Mrs. Stout continues to attend the District Professional Academy Board, and intends to stay involved with the Board’s endeavors to continue to foster meaningful PD opportunities to cultivate teacher leaders. Mrs. Stout also joined the building based School Improvement Committee and would like to focus on improving the availability of focus group sessions for students during the Block 3 transition period. At the February PLC session, Mrs. Stout offered a Google Ninja Troubleshooting Session. Mrs. Stout served on the Digital Literacy Month Committee and helped lead the district Middletown Google Ninja Program Initiative to success.
February StatisticsDirect Instruction Class Sessions 138Drop In Class Sessions 7Classes scheduled for 24Presenters/Events/TestingCirculation 251Before School Visits 476Lunch and Pass Visits 233After School Visits 25LibGuides Usage 3557
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