North Media Center Highlights and Statistics March 2013
North Media CenterMarch 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--Collaborative Lessons Several other classes, including Ms. Weimer’s Economics class and Mrs. Salot’s Integrated Algebra class, are working on creating Infographics in the Library Media Center. Students are visually representing their data and statistical findings on topics including consumerism and careers in mathematics for these classes. All Freshman Academy students have met for several class sessions in the Library Media Center to work on the Global Issues thesis project. Students are using the Gale Global Issues in Context database as their primary source for researching information and are using Google Docs to share their research proposals and source sheets with their History and English teachers.
Monthly Highlights--Professional Development Mrs. Stout presented a Master Teacher Innovation Lab on the framework for Student Centered Inquiry units this month. Mrs. Stout also attended a Follett Destiny Training Session in Edison, NJ. She intends to use the materials presented to weed the current collection at High School North. This will allow her to identify areas of need in the collection. Her intention is to purchase new materials to support the Common Core, with a specific focus on high interest non-fiction selections. Mrs. Stout served on the Digital Literacy Month Committee and attended the Digital Learning Month Celebration at High School South on March 11th.
March StatisticsDirect Instruction Class Sessions 112Drop In Class Sessions 2Classes scheduled for 2Presenters/Events/TestingCirculation 144Before School Visits 320Lunch and Pass Visits 273After School Visits 72LibGuides Usage 2392