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This powerpoint analyzes a current elementary school media center and makes suggestions for its improvement.

This powerpoint analyzes a current elementary school media center and makes suggestions for its improvement.

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  • 1. Deer Chase Elementary School “Home of the Trailblazers” Media Facility Plan Presented by: Tera Fulmer ITEC 7132: Administration of the Instructional Media Program Spring 2007 Instructor: Dr. Allen
  • 2. Table of Contents • School Data • Media Center Introduction • Existing Floor Plan • Photo Tour • Facility Use Information • Student Survey Results • Teacher Survey Results • Remodeled Floor Plan • Improvements
  • 3. School Data
    • Deer Chase Elementary School opened in the fall of 2006 to relieve the overcrowding of Willis Foreman, Jamestown, and Tobacco Road Elementary Schools.
    • Deer Chase Elementary School is located in the Fairington Subdivision located in South Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia.
    • The school currently serves 657 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Fifth grade.
    • There are 43 teachers. This includes 2 SDD Teachers, 1 Self-Contained Teacher, 3 Augmented Teachers, 2 Coaches, and 1 Music Teacher.
  • 4. School Data
    • There are 22 paraprofessionals: 13 in special education, 5 in kindergarten, 3 in first grade, and 1 in the media center.
    • There is 1 Principal, 1 Instructional Specialist, 1 Guidance Counselor, and 1 Library Media Specialist.
  • 5. Media Center
    • The Deer Chase Elementary School Media Center contains a conference room, 2 A/V rooms, 2 editing rooms, 1 storage room, 1 office, and 1 room used for a variety of purposes: paraprofessional’s office, lamination, and teacher resource center.
    • There are 6 computers in the media center available for student use.
    • The book collection is comprises of 5167 titles.
  • 6. Existing Media Center Facility
    • Welcome to the Deer Chase Elementary School Media Center!
    • The media center is located directly across from the office; however, it is only accessible through an entrance located in the center of the school.
    • The picture on the left is the view of the Deer Chase Elementary School Media Center as seen through the windows of the hallway entering the school.
    • The picture on the right is a view of the entrance into the school’s media center.
  • 7. Existing Media Center 5 circular tables & two rectangular Media Prod. Studio Studio Media Prod. Storage Circulation Area Work Room Office Restroom Conference Room Computer Stations Entrance Shelving Unit Angled Reading Table Story Time Area Emergency Exit
  • 8. Main Media Center
  • 9. Current Furniture Placement
    • There are 5 circular tables located in the center of the media center with 2 rectangular tables located to the right of them.
    • There is also an angled reading table situated in the right corner.
  • 10. Story Time Area The picture to the left shows the seating for the Story Time Area, which is contained by a wall that rises about half-way to the ceiling. This area is in the back of the library. There is an emergency exit also located here.
  • 11. Circulation Desk
    • These are two views of the circulation desk.
    • The circulation desk is located at the front of the media center.
    • A box drop can be seen in the picture to the right.
    • A network printer and two computers are located on the circulation desk.
  • 12. Current Book Stacks There are approximately 5167 books shelved on either one of the nine short, stand-alone shelving units, or in one of the shelving units affixed to the perimeter of the media center.
  • 13. Current Periodical Display
    • As of now, there are periodicals, and newspapers displayed on either a magazine display shelf, or a short bookshelf.
  • 14. Office Space
    • The picture to the left is the Media Specialist’s office space. (She did not allow a full picture due to the mess.)
    • The office contains a computer, desk, telephone, and a work table.
  • 15. Office and Work Space
    • This work space area is partially used as the office of the Media Center’s Paraprofessional. (She requested that her desk remain out of the picture due to the mess.)
    • It contains the laminating machine, 2 computers, desk, network access, server, telephone, refreshments area, restroom, and curriculum resources for teachers.
  • 16. Storage Area
    • CONTAINS:
    • surplus curriculum materials
    • carts
    • items in need of bar-coding
    • Audio/Visual Equipment
    The Media Specialist would not allow a picture taken of this area due to disorganization.
  • 17. Conference Room
    • This space is located in the back-left of the media center.
    • The area is available for use based on a sign-up sheet located at the circulation desk.
    • There are 4 fold-up tables, a large rectangular table, and a dry-erase board.
  • 18. Audio/Visual Rooms These pictures show two separate Audio/Visual Rooms. The one of the left is used to film the Deer Chase Morning News, while the one on the right contains two large workspace counters, Ellison Machine, border paper, and T.V./VCR hook-ups which broadcast videos and DVDs to the entire school on three different channels.
  • 19. Media Production Area The picture shows one media production area that contains two computers used in the production of the Deer Chase Morning News. The second media production area is currently used for storage, and my media specialist did not want me to take a picture of it due to the mess.
  • 20. Positive Survey Results
    • Optimally located within the building
    • Size of media center
    • Story Time area
    • Accelerated Reader & Accelerated Reader Store
    • Media can be transmitted throughout the school via live video, VHS, or DVD
    • There are many shelves that are of the appropriate size for elementary students to easily reach materials.
  • 21. Negative Survey Results
    • Students are only allowed to check-out one book at a time
    • Lack of computers and other technology
    • Operates on a fixed schedule for whole classes
    • Uses a sign-up sheet for teachers to use certain resources
    • Students are forced to check out A.R. books
    • Uncomfortable chairs
    • Seating should hold two classes at one time.
  • 22. Facility Use
    • The Deer Chase Elementary media center operates on an “open and flexible” schedule.
    • Small groups or individuals may come to the media center anytime during the school day.
    • The media center is open each school day from 8:15 – 4:15 for students and staff.
    • Each student has their own library pass with their barcode for check-out.
    • Students who wish to do research or use the internet must have a pass from their teacher with the topic of research noted.
    • Pre-Kindergarten through First Grade classes may sign up for story time, and the teacher must remain with his/her class.
  • 23. Facility Use
    • An open class format is provided for teachers to have an entire class come to the library for a definite purpose such as research, technology, and or story time.
    • Teachers are encouraged to collaborate with the media specialist to provide specific instructional activities.
    • Planning for whole class instructional visits should be arranged a week in advance.
    • Teachers may check out materials for a period of one month with the exception of curriculum materials which can be checked out for the entire school year.
    • Students in Kindergarten and First Grade may check out one book for a period of one week, and only first graders may take them home.
  • 24. Facility Use
    • Children in grades 2-5 will be allowed to check out 2 books for one week with a renewal option if more time is needed.
    • Students with a late or lost book are unable to check out other books until the book or books are returned.
    • Magazines and reference materials must be used in the media center and will not be available for check-out.
    • The media center will assess all damages and charge the student for the cost of replacing the book. Lost books must be paid before a student can check out any other books.
  • 25. Facility Use
    • The media center paraprofessional is responsible for all laminating.
    • The conference room may be used when a slot is available on the conference room sign-up sheet.
    • No outside group is allowed to check out any materials.
    • Teachers should sign-up to use the media center on the media center sign-up sheet at least a day in advance.
    All of these policies and procedures were taken from the Deer Chase Elementary School Media Center handbook accessed in the media center on February 28, 2008. A copy of this handbook is located at the circulation desk.
  • 26. Recommended Facility Use Changes
    • Teachers should be required to check out books and other materials for two weeks, as to ensure the availability of resources to other teachers, and students.
    • Teachers and the media specialist should work together to create a reserved section of resources and books for teachers to check out for a current unit of study.
    • Confidentiality statement ensuring that all records of items checked-out are private and used only for the purpose of record keeping.
    • Monthly meetings for the purpose of collaborative planning will be held in order to ensure that the library media center is used to its full potential.
  • 27. Remodeled Media Center New Items Moved Items Media Prod. Studio Studio Media Prod. Storage Circulation Area Work Room Office Restroom Conference Room Computer Stations 2 computers at each Entrance Shelving Unit Story Time Area Relaxing Reading Area Table Table Table Table Table Table Teacher Table
  • 28. Explanation of Remodeled Media Center
    • First, I would remove the circular tables and replace them with rectangular ones in order to maximize space, and decrease the amount of socializing.
    • These tables would include chairs that have comfortable seating. Therefore, all of the chairs from the existing media center will be replaced
    • These new tables and chairs will also be repositioned as to ensure that multiple classes do not intermingle.
    • There will also be an additional table “Reserved for Teachers”
    • http://www.demco.com
    • Accessed: February 29, 2008
  • 29. Explanation of Remodeled Media Center
    • The angled reading table would be removed and replaced with a more comfortable, and inviting reading area including an ottoman/table, and rug
    • Two of these L-shaped reading couches will be added.
    • http://www.csnlibraryfurniture.com
    • Accessed: February 29, 2008
  • 30. Explanation of Remodeled Media Center
    • Additional computer stations will be added in order to satisfy the need for a computer lab within the school.
    • Each computer will be smaller and therefore use the space more efficiently.
    http://www.furniture25.com http://www.dell.com Accessed: February 29, 2008
  • 31.
    • Media Facility Plan
    • Presented by: Tera Fulmer
    • ITEC 7132: Administration of the Instructional Media Program
    • Spring 2007
    • Instructor: Dr. Allen