Media Center Facilities Plan FRIT 7132 Administration of Instructional Media Spring 2009 Renee Jackson
Dorothy L. Sims Elementary Rockdale County Public Schools <ul><li>1821 Walker Road  </li></ul><ul><li>Conyers, Georgia 300...
Table of Contents <ul><li>Mission Statement Rockdale County Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement Sims Elemen...
Rockdale County Public Schools <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of the Rockdale County school syste...
Sims Elementary <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>S eek </li></ul><ul><li>I nspire </li></ul><ul><li>M aster </l...
School Data  <ul><li>Sims is a Title 1 School and school hours are from 7:35 am to 2:10 pm. </li></ul><ul><li>Built in 198...
School Amenities <ul><li>Gymnasium </li></ul><ul><li>Paved track and open sports fields </li></ul><ul><li>Covered outdoor ...
Technology  <ul><li>Rockdale County employs separate technology  </li></ul><ul><li>and media specialists. </li></ul><ul><l...
Sims Media Center  <ul><li>There is one media specialist and one media clerk. The employ of one full time media specialist...
Sims Media Center  <ul><li>The media center houses the school’s main server. </li></ul><ul><li>The media center is respons...
Sims Media Center  <ul><li>The media center offers a computer catalog that is accessible from outside the school. </li></u...
Sims Media Center   <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that students and staff are effective users of i...
Sims Media Center Description The media center is located on the first hallway to the right after entering Sims Elementary...
Sims Media Center Description These exits are convenient to the parking lot and make the facility a good place for activit...
Sims Media Center Description <ul><li>This is the view of the exterior entrances from inside the media center. The natural...
Sims Media Center Description The media center is a room about 60 ’  x 70 ’  feet with windows all across the top of the e...
Sims Media Center Description View from inside media center of doors to offices. There are two other interior doors that c...
Sims Media Center Description There is an office for the media specialist inside the media center. This office connects to...
Sims Media Center Original   Floor Plan
Photo Tour of Media Center Entering the media center you see a bulletin board on the left and a display of teacher materia...
Photo Tour of Media Center As you pass the bulletin board you come to the circulation desk and the standing station of thr...
Photo Tour of Media Center View of circulation desk and standing computer station from center of media center.
Photo Tour of Media Center This view shows the standing computer station and the area used to store some of the teacher’s ...
Photo Tour of Media Center This view shows the back wall holding some of the teacher’s materials. The half wall is used to...
Photo Tour of Media Center This is a view of the teacher materials and overhead projectors. A lot of the materials are sto...
Photo Tour of Media Center From the area where the overhead projectors are parked you can see the sitting computer station...
Photo Tour of Media Center The first photo shows a cart blocking the doors to the adjoining offices that were once a part ...
Photo Tour of Media Center This is a view of the reference section as you move around the corner from the computer station...
Photo Tour of Media Center This is the corner where the reference and biography sections meet. The walls are light tan and...
Photo Tour of Media Center As you continue along the wall, you come to some non-fiction. The shelves are neat with plenty ...
Photo Tour of Media Center Next is everyone’s favorite cozy reading area with a sofa and loveseat. The students love to si...
Photo Tour of Media Center This picture shows additional views of the sofa area which also includes a television and dvd p...
Photo Tour of Media Center This bookcase holds professional materials on one side and oversized picture books on the other...
Photo Tour of Media Center This shows the opposite side of the divider and the tall bookshelves holding the collection in ...
Photo Tour of Media Center A moveable magazine rack sits in front of a column as the bookcases continue along the exterior...
Photo Tour of Media Center The picture on the left shows the last alcove in the background and the easy books in the low b...
Photo Tour of Media Center A park bench next to the exterior door. Not the most comfortable seating choice.
Photo Tour of Media Center This picture shows the end of the exterior wall and the beginning of the magazine and fiction s...
Photo Tour of Media Center These pictures show the magazine and fiction sections as the tall bookcases continue around the...
Photo Tour of Media Center The fiction section continues along the wall back towards the circulation desk.  This is a view...
Photo Tour of Media Center This picture shows the media specialist’s chair. The upholstery is dated. The students sit on t...
Photo Tour of Media Center This is the view from the story teller’s chair across the media center to the biography section...
Photo Tour of Media Center These pictures taken from the story area show the openness of the media center.
Photo Tour of Media Center This brings us back to the circulation desk. This picture was taken from the biography section ...
Teacher Response to Survey <ul><li>27 teachers were asked to take a survey at polldaddy.com. </li></ul><ul><li>10 teachers...
Teacher Response to Survey <ul><li>27 teachers were asked to take a survey at polldaddy.com. </li></ul><ul><li>10 teachers...
Student Response   <ul><li>One third grade and two fifth grade classes were asked for their thoughts on the media center. ...
Student Response   <ul><li>One third grade and two fifth grade classes were asked for their thoughts on the media center. ...
Student Response   <ul><li>One third grade and two fifth grade classes were asked for their thoughts on the media center. ...
Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>Though the space is open and bright, it is showing its age. The sofa ...
Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>In the story/teaching area, the students must sit on the floor. The a...
Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>One of the main changes needed is to reclaim the two small conference...
Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>While there is a ceiling mounted projector, there is no smart board f...
Improvements to Media Center Make the entrance to the media center more colorful and inviting with a colorful custom mural...
Improvements to Media Center Continue the color into the media center with blue color on the walls. Harmony brand interior...
Improvements to Media Center Add colorful reading and sports posters to add interest. The prices of the posters shown rang...
Improvements to Media Center Replace the old sofa and loveseat with a more comfortable modular set in a dark blue fabric. ...
Improvements to Media Center Place some colorful rugs through out the media center to add comfort and color. This carpet c...
Improvements to Media Center Place some colorful rugs through out the media center to add comfort and color. This carpet c...
Improvements to Media Center Place two rockers for the older students near the hanging magazine rack. This will free up fl...
Improvements to Media Center http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK10368&DFT0000 Replace the old tables with multi-functional table...
Improvements to Media Center http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=15719&sid=F5C51DB5F6C4488BBD2200F2A73CD1 Add four...
Improvements to Media Center http://touchboards.com/smart/smart_SB660i2.html#pricingsummary To enhance instruction add a 6...
Improvements to Media Center http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK867&LPCC56 Install a computer carrel with approved ADA height fo...
Revised Floor Plan
Media Center Policies <ul><li>Georgia Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Code: IFBD </li></ul><ul><li>160-4-4-.O1 M...
Media Center Policies <ul><li>Georgia Department of Education  </li></ul><ul><li>Code: CGB </li></ul><ul><li>160-5-1-.22 P...
Media Center Policies <ul><li>Georgia Department of Education  </li></ul><ul><li>FACILITIES SERVICES UNIT </li></ul><ul><l...
Media Center Policies <ul><li>Federal Americans with Disabilities Act </li></ul><ul><li>Sims complies with the ADA guideli...
Needed Media Center Policies <ul><li>All school media centers should be required by the state to have at least one wheelch...
Needed Media Center Policies All school media centers with a base FTE of 450 should be required by the state to have doubl...
Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.rockdale.k12.ga.us/Our%20Mission/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rockdale.k12.ga...
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  1. 1. Media Center Facilities Plan FRIT 7132 Administration of Instructional Media Spring 2009 Renee Jackson
  2. 2. Dorothy L. Sims Elementary Rockdale County Public Schools <ul><li>1821 Walker Road </li></ul><ul><li>Conyers, Georgia 30094 </li></ul>Home of the Stallions
  3. 3. Table of Contents <ul><li>Mission Statement Rockdale County Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Mission Statement Sims Elementary </li></ul><ul><li>School Data </li></ul><ul><li>School Amenities </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Sims Media Center Data </li></ul><ul><li>Sims Media Center Description </li></ul><ul><li>Original Floor Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Tour </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher Response to Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Student Response </li></ul><ul><li>Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified </li></ul><ul><li>Improvements to Media Center </li></ul><ul><li>Revised Floor Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Media Center Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Needed Media Center Policies </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul>
  4. 4. Rockdale County Public Schools <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>The mission of the Rockdale County school system, the boundless learning community where students aspire to their dreams and success is expected of all, is to ensure that each student performs at his/her highest academic level and is a successful, participatory member of our democratic society through a system distinguished by </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fearless advocates for students; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>community alliance for students' success; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>empowering students to shape their own future; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>infinite learning opportunities for all; and </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>customized measures of individual student success. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Sims Elementary <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>S eek </li></ul><ul><li>I nspire </li></ul><ul><li>M aster </li></ul><ul><li>S ucceed </li></ul>
  6. 6. School Data <ul><li>Sims is a Title 1 School and school hours are from 7:35 am to 2:10 pm. </li></ul><ul><li>Built in 1988, Sims sits on 38.9 acres. </li></ul><ul><li>Sims has a design capacity for 550 students with 63,500 square feet of instructional space. </li></ul><ul><li>The current enrollment is 515 students with 45 certified staff members. </li></ul><ul><li>Sims serves Pre K – 5 th Grade. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 - Pre K class </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 - Kindergarten classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 - 1st Grade classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 - 2nd Grade classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>6 - 3rd Grade classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 - 4th Grade classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>4 - 5th Grade classes </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  7. 7. School Amenities <ul><li>Gymnasium </li></ul><ul><li>Paved track and open sports fields </li></ul><ul><li>Covered outdoor pavilion </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoor classroom/nature area and pond </li></ul><ul><li>Picnic area </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance and counseling area </li></ul><ul><li>Audio and video newsroom for student produced broadcasts </li></ul><ul><li>Music classroom </li></ul><ul><li>2 computer labs </li></ul><ul><li>Student-centered media center with extended hours </li></ul>
  8. 8. Technology <ul><li>Rockdale County employs separate technology </li></ul><ul><li>and media specialists. </li></ul><ul><li>There is one technology specialist and one computer parapro. </li></ul><ul><li>The technology specialist makes all technology purchases and oversees the two computer labs. </li></ul><ul><li>There is one computer lab and one project lab. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a television studio for student broadcasts. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Sims Media Center <ul><li>There is one media specialist and one media clerk. The employ of one full time media specialist satisfies the Georgia DOE policy of one media specialist per 450 FTE in a K-5 grade school. </li></ul><ul><li>The media center has 11 computers available for students and faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>The media collection has a total of 10,809 items as of February, 2009. </li></ul>Mrs. Dickerson, Media Specialist (L) and Mrs. Howard, Media Clerk (R)
  10. 10. Sims Media Center <ul><li>The media center houses the school’s main server. </li></ul><ul><li>The media center is responsible for broadcast of video to the classrooms from broadcast television, and other video formats. Proper forms must be provided before the video is shown. </li></ul><ul><li>The media center houses the school laminator and mobile overhead projectors. </li></ul><ul><li>In January 2009, the Accelerated Reader program was added to the media center’s responsibilities. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Sims Media Center <ul><li>The media center offers a computer catalog that is accessible from outside the school. </li></ul><ul><li>There is a media center website with links to favorite authors, and a Georgia Book Awards reading list. </li></ul><ul><li>The media center hosts Family Reading Nights and visiting authors. </li></ul><ul><li>Book fairs are held twice each year. Money made from the book fairs is used to buy new materials for the collection. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Sims Media Center <ul><li>Mission Statement </li></ul><ul><li>To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information, to provide resources and activities that </li></ul><ul><li>support the curriculum and contribute to lifelong learning, and to promote a lifelong love of reading. </li></ul>Hours The Media Center is open to students, parents and staff each school day from 7:10 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
  13. 13. Sims Media Center Description The media center is located on the first hallway to the right after entering Sims Elementary. The media center is the first door on the right. There is only a single door opening of 34 ” . This satisfies the ADA policy requirements for doorway size of 32 ” for a single doorway. Nothing of real interest invites people inside. The entrance could use some sprucing up.
  14. 14. Sims Media Center Description These exits are convenient to the parking lot and make the facility a good place for activities and events held outside of regular school hours. There are two outside entrances to the media center. These entrances satisfy ADA requirements of access to parking.
  15. 15. Sims Media Center Description <ul><li>This is the view of the exterior entrances from inside the media center. The natural light is nice. </li></ul>Picture of entrance closest to front door of Sims. Picture of the second exterior entrance.
  16. 16. Sims Media Center Description The media center is a room about 60 ’ x 70 ’ feet with windows all across the top of the exterior wall. The approximately 4200 square feet of space exceeds Georgia DOE facilities policy for square footage per student. A FTE of 515 requires only 2850 square feet. At Sims full capacity it still meets the 2950 square foot requirement.
  17. 17. Sims Media Center Description View from inside media center of doors to offices. There are two other interior doors that connect the media center to two small rooms. These rooms are connected by a moveable wall. The rooms are currently being used as office space and are no longer used as part of the media center. They are located just inside the main entrance to Sims Elementary. This was valuable media center space and should be part of the media center again.
  18. 18. Sims Media Center Description There is an office for the media specialist inside the media center. This office connects to a small kitchen. It also connects to the media clerk’s office which houses the computer system server, the video playback equipment and video collection.
  19. 19. Sims Media Center Original Floor Plan
  20. 20. Photo Tour of Media Center Entering the media center you see a bulletin board on the left and a display of teacher materials on the right.
  21. 21. Photo Tour of Media Center As you pass the bulletin board you come to the circulation desk and the standing station of three computers and a printer.
  22. 22. Photo Tour of Media Center View of circulation desk and standing computer station from center of media center.
  23. 23. Photo Tour of Media Center This view shows the standing computer station and the area used to store some of the teacher’s materials. Carts and overhead projectors are parked in this area also.
  24. 24. Photo Tour of Media Center This view shows the back wall holding some of the teacher’s materials. The half wall is used to hide the overhead projectors on carts. Put does not do an adequate job of hiding the clutter.
  25. 25. Photo Tour of Media Center This is a view of the teacher materials and overhead projectors. A lot of the materials are stored in plastic bags. Not a pretty site! Closed storage is needed here.
  26. 26. Photo Tour of Media Center From the area where the overhead projectors are parked you can see the sitting computer station with eight computers. You also can see to the far end and one of the exterior doors.
  27. 27. Photo Tour of Media Center The first photo shows a cart blocking the doors to the adjoining offices that were once a part of the media center and used for storage. The second photo is another view of the doors from the opposite side of the computer station.
  28. 28. Photo Tour of Media Center This is a view of the reference section as you move around the corner from the computer station. Though the room is bright, the décor is dated by country accents.
  29. 29. Photo Tour of Media Center This is the corner where the reference and biography sections meet. The walls are light tan and the carpet is blue. A few modern, blue, plastic chairs are paired with tables with dark laminate tops and metal legs.
  30. 30. Photo Tour of Media Center As you continue along the wall, you come to some non-fiction. The shelves are neat with plenty of room. However, the displayed artwork is by students from 1988. Time for an update.
  31. 31. Photo Tour of Media Center Next is everyone’s favorite cozy reading area with a sofa and loveseat. The students love to sit here. The furniture seats five, and it has seen better days.
  32. 32. Photo Tour of Media Center This picture shows additional views of the sofa area which also includes a television and dvd player on a stand. It is located near the first exterior entrance. Lots of light comes in through the glass door and the tall windows beside it. At times it could be too much light for television viewing. New blinds would help.
  33. 33. Photo Tour of Media Center This bookcase holds professional materials on one side and oversized picture books on the other. Both of these should be moved to other spots. A globe, lamp and CD player sit on top. It serves as a low divider for the sofa reading area and the main library area.
  34. 34. Photo Tour of Media Center This shows the opposite side of the divider and the tall bookshelves holding the collection in alcoves along the exterior wall. There are wood and laminate tables and chairs for older students. Not the most comfortable seating. The space is open and has plenty of natural light but there are a lot of hard surfaces.
  35. 35. Photo Tour of Media Center A moveable magazine rack sits in front of a column as the bookcases continue along the exterior wall. A wall hung rack would free up floor space. The low bookcase houses the easy books.
  36. 36. Photo Tour of Media Center The picture on the left shows the last alcove in the background and the easy books in the low bookcase in front. There is a wide open aisle between them. The second picture shows the end of the room with tall windows and an exterior door.
  37. 37. Photo Tour of Media Center A park bench next to the exterior door. Not the most comfortable seating choice.
  38. 38. Photo Tour of Media Center This picture shows the end of the exterior wall and the beginning of the magazine and fiction section. The low bookcase holds the easy books and forms a u-shaped story and teaching area for younger students.
  39. 39. Photo Tour of Media Center These pictures show the magazine and fiction sections as the tall bookcases continue around the perimeter of the room. The outdated country décor continues.
  40. 40. Photo Tour of Media Center The fiction section continues along the wall back towards the circulation desk. This is a view of the fiction section from the exterior entrance of the media center.
  41. 41. Photo Tour of Media Center This picture shows the media specialist’s chair. The upholstery is dated. The students sit on the floor to hear a story or lesson. Not very comfortable for the students.
  42. 42. Photo Tour of Media Center This is the view from the story teller’s chair across the media center to the biography section. There are wooden tables and chairs in the foreground for the younger students. Though utilitarian, not very comfortable.
  43. 43. Photo Tour of Media Center These pictures taken from the story area show the openness of the media center.
  44. 44. Photo Tour of Media Center This brings us back to the circulation desk. This picture was taken from the biography section looking towards the fiction section.
  45. 45. Teacher Response to Survey <ul><li>27 teachers were asked to take a survey at polldaddy.com. </li></ul><ul><li>10 teachers responded. </li></ul>Q. 1 What do you think is the best physical feature of the media center? “ The media center is bright and cheery. The large windows let n natural light and the open area of the space is conducive to group discussions on literature. We also have a nice selection of books for both students and teachers.” “ The shelf layouts - the easy books separated from the others.” “ The space and layout.” “ I think the best overall feature of our media center is the personnel. The rest needs updating!” “ The variety of books for the students.” “ Everything is easily accessible and the children can be viewed from all vantage points.” “ I think the best feature of the media center is the computerized card catalog.” “ I like the way the bookshelves are arranged. Plenty of open areas to sit and read.” “ The tables and bookshelves are low in the center. It creates a good traffic flow, and wall items are easy to see.” “ I like the way it is arranged so that a large group can sit on the floor and listen to stories. It is also ‘open’ and friendly, and easy to move around. It is light and cheery, and very welcoming! I think our students feel ‘ownership’ of our library.”
  46. 46. Teacher Response to Survey <ul><li>27 teachers were asked to take a survey at polldaddy.com. </li></ul><ul><li>10 teachers responded. </li></ul>Q.2 If you could make a physical change to the media center, what would it be? “ Clean up the area behind the bank of computers. The plastic bags holding the small sets of books looks messy and cluttered. Putting that area behind closed doors would be better.” “ Change up the décor, it is old.” “ More updated look, more art, comfortable seating areas for students to read, beanbags, etc. Maybe a nice rug, some color!!” “ I would paint it, add a ‘smart board,’ equip it with more comfortable chairs and round tables.” “ I would replace the tables with ones that have darker colored surfaces. A brown black would be ideal. I have several reasons for this.” “ I would have creative designs on the wall to make it more inviting. Open up the space on the left and put the sofas in that area. It should also include other chairs and quiet reading areas.” “ I would paint the walls a soft blue or other relaxing color. Right now they are light tan. I would also like to see some display furniture pieces. We don’t have any area to display student projects or collections.” “ Maybe make the ‘sofa corner’ larger and add some cushions, etc. so that a whole class could sit comfortably for a story or activity.” “ I can’t think of anything.”
  47. 47. Student Response <ul><li>One third grade and two fifth grade classes were asked for their thoughts on the media center. </li></ul>When asked what they liked best, their responses included: “ Easy to move around.” “ The neatness.” “ Layout.” “ Lots of books.” “ Paintings from students.” “ It’s fun.” “ I like the kid stuff – stuffed animals.” “ Interesting books.” “ Comfy couch.” “ Technology.” “ Relaxing couch area.” “ Big enough space.” “ Easy to move around.” “ Enough lighting.”
  48. 48. Student Response <ul><li>One third grade and two fifth grade classes were asked for their thoughts on the media center. </li></ul>When asked what would make the media center more inviting, their responses included: “ More sofas.” “ Comfy couches.” “ Bean bags.” “ Updated decorations.” “ Pictures of people reading.” “ Little kids section on the right and big kids section on the left.” “ Posters of sports figures in action.” “ Paint the walls blue.” “ Make it colorful and more modern.” “ Paint the tables.” “ Comfy reading cubby.” “ Recliners.” “ Cushions on the chairs.” “ Little kid reading area with pillows and stuffed animals.” (Some responses were given more than once.)
  49. 49. Student Response <ul><li>One third grade and two fifth grade classes were asked for their thoughts on the media center. </li></ul>When asked what would make the media center more inviting, their responses included: “ Cubbies for taking AR tests.” “ Cartoon characters on the walls.” “ Updated decorations.” “ Rocking chairs.” “ Posters of singers and authors.” “ Paint the walls.” “ Soft chairs.” “ Pillows.” “ Big rug.” “ Music.” (Some responses were given more than once.)
  50. 50. Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>Though the space is open and bright, it is showing its age. The sofa and loveseat are comfortable but are old and only provide seating for five people. The country décor definitely dates the space. There needs to be updated artwork and splashes of color in the decorations. Posters and objects of interest to today’s students need to be added. The walls are an uninviting industrial tan. A more interesting, yet restful blue paint color on the walls would add life to the space. </li></ul>Old furniture Country décor and student artwork from 1988 Drab wall color
  51. 51. Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>In the story/teaching area, the students must sit on the floor. The addition of pillows would make for a more comfortable listening experience. The story teller’s chair is in need of an update. The park bench is another hard surface that needs to be replaced with comfortable seating. Rugs need to be added to provide color and designate reading areas for students. Replacing the current wooden tables and chairs with brighter plastic chairs and tables with darker laminate tops would be more user friendly. </li></ul>Old Chair Hard chairs Hard bench
  52. 52. Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>One of the main changes needed is to reclaim the two small conference rooms that once belonged to the media center and that are now used for offices. There is no dedicated storage area for the media center so this is valuable real estate. Teacher materials that are now in messy looking plastic bags could be moved to the conference rooms and placed in closed cabinets. The laminator and overhead projectors on carts could be stored there along with other professional and classroom materials. </li></ul>Blocked conference rooms Messy shelves Overhead projector
  53. 53. Elements that Need to be Changed or Modified <ul><li>While there is a ceiling mounted projector, there is no smart board for instructional use in the media center. There are 11 computers in the media center. Eight in a computer bank and three at a standing station. There are no wheelchair accessible computers in the media center. </li></ul>Computer bank Standing computer station
  54. 54. Improvements to Media Center Make the entrance to the media center more colorful and inviting with a colorful custom mural. These examples are by Melaney Bracken of Jasper, Georgia. http://www.melaneysmurals.com/NewSite/frame_page.htm
  55. 55. Improvements to Media Center Continue the color into the media center with blue color on the walls. Harmony brand interior latex paint with zero VOCs. http://www.sherwin-williams.com/pro/paint_colors/paint_color_trends/2009/violet-blue-family/index.jsp Celestial SW6808 Sherwin-Williams Paint
  56. 56. Improvements to Media Center Add colorful reading and sports posters to add interest. The prices of the posters shown range from $5.99 to $24.99 http://www.sportswall.com/sports.html http://www.art.com http://www.art.com
  57. 57. Improvements to Media Center Replace the old sofa and loveseat with a more comfortable modular set in a dark blue fabric. $2,314.00 for set shown without coffee table. Add a matching 3 seat bench for $962.00. http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=7938&sid=F5C51DB5F6C4488BBD2200F2A73CD1&search_by=desc&search_for=sofa&mpc=WW http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=9060&sid=F5C51DB5F6C4488BBD2200F2A73CD1 Replace the story teller’s chair with a modern version for $796.00
  58. 58. Improvements to Media Center Place some colorful rugs through out the media center to add comfort and color. This carpet comes in 7'8&quot;Wx5'4&quot;D for $269.99 and in 7'8&quot; x 10'9&quot; for $459.99 per carpet. http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK765&LPCL83 Add comfortable vinyl pillows to the story area for the younger students. These cost $29.44 per pillow for 6 or more. http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK3817&LPCC29
  59. 59. Improvements to Media Center Place some colorful rugs through out the media center to add comfort and color. This carpet comes in 7'8&quot;Wx5'4&quot;D for $269.99 and in 7'8&quot; x 10'9&quot; for $459.99 per carpet. http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK765&LPCL83 Add comfortable vinyl pillows to the story area for the younger students. These cost $29.44 per pillow for 6 or more. http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK3817&LPCC29
  60. 60. Improvements to Media Center Place two rockers for the older students near the hanging magazine rack. This will free up floor space and provide an inviting reading area for the older students. The rockers cost $229.98 for two. The hanging magazine rack costs $209.99. http://demco.com/goto?BLK8276&CLK0000 http://www.demco.com/CGI-BIN/LANSAWEB?PROCFUN+LWDCWEB20+LWDC225+PRD+ENG+FUNCPARMS+ZZWSESSID(A0200):58236154721221033118+ZZWNAVPAG(A0100):PRODUCT+ZZWBTRKID(A0120):ALL0000+DATESEQ(A0140):3212009214821
  61. 61. Improvements to Media Center http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK10368&DFT0000 Replace the old tables with multi-functional tables. Eight 22” desks and eight chairs cost $1,069.99. Eight 26” desks and eight chairs cost $1099.99. Purchase four of each size. These tables can be reconfigured during presentations.
  62. 62. Improvements to Media Center http://www.gaylordmart.com/adblock.asp?abid=15719&sid=F5C51DB5F6C4488BBD2200F2A73CD1 Add four new mobile chairs with writing tablet at a cost of $1,215.00 each.
  63. 63. Improvements to Media Center http://touchboards.com/smart/smart_SB660i2.html#pricingsummary To enhance instruction add a 64” SMART Board 660i2 interactive whiteboard system with a floor stand for $5148.00. For closed storage of teacher materials reclaim the two conference rooms and add closed cabinets. Put the laminator and overhead projector carts in this area as well. Each cabinet costs $484.99. http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK1979&LPCC62
  64. 64. Improvements to Media Center http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK867&LPCC56 Install a computer carrel with approved ADA height for $949.99. http://www.dell.com/content/products/features.aspx/weekly_great_deals?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs Add a Dell Inspiron 530 computer with Windows XP for $599.00
  65. 65. Revised Floor Plan
  66. 66. Media Center Policies <ul><li>Georgia Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Code: IFBD </li></ul><ul><li>160-4-4-.O1 MEDIA PROGRAMS . </li></ul><ul><li>(1) REQUIREMENTS. </li></ul><ul><li>(c) Each school shall have a media center staffed by media personnel in accordance with Rule 160-5-1- .22 Personnel Required and shall develop processes to implement system media policy and procedures. The following shall be included in school media program implementation . </li></ul><ul><li>I'-- Authority O.C.G.A. § 20-2-167; 20-2-168(b); 20-2-182(f) ; 20-2-184. Adopted : Ma y 14 , 1998 Eff e cti v e : June 15 , 1998 </li></ul><ul><li>Sims meets this policy requirement by having a media center that is staffed by a full time certified media specialist. </li></ul>
  67. 67. Media Center Policies <ul><li>Georgia Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>Code: CGB </li></ul><ul><li>160-5-1-.22 PERSONNEL REQUIRED. </li></ul><ul><li>(1) DEFINITIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>(a) Base-size school - a school that has a minimum unweighted FTE count as follows: </li></ul><ul><li>Grades K-5 450 </li></ul><ul><li>14. A school system shall employ a full-time media specialist for each base-size </li></ul><ul><li>or larger school . </li></ul><ul><li>(i) A school system shall provide no less than half-time services of a media </li></ul><ul><li>specialist for each school less than base size and shall provide adult supervision in the </li></ul><ul><li>media center for the entire instructional day. </li></ul><ul><li>Authority O . C . G . A . § 20-2-167 ; 20-2-180 ; 20-2-181 ; 20-2-182 ; 20-2-183 ; 20-2-184 ; </li></ul><ul><li>20-2-185 ; 20-2-186 ; 20-2-187 ; 20-2-240 ; 20-2-695 ; 20-2-696 . </li></ul><ul><li>Adopted: September 14, 2000 Effective : October 5, 2000 </li></ul><ul><li>Sims meets this policy requirement by having a media center that is staffed by a full time certified media specialist from 7:10 am to 3:00 pm. </li></ul>
  68. 68. Media Center Policies <ul><li>Georgia Department of Education </li></ul><ul><li>FACILITIES SERVICES UNIT </li></ul><ul><li>December 8, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>All square footages stated are net totals . Existing media centers are approvable with up to a 500 square foot reduction from requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>If a facility is enlarged, then the media center must meet the above requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>School systems are encouraged to incorporate the use and support of technology in the media center. It is permissible to use space within the media center square footage for computers, printers, internet applications, technology support, electronic distribution, networks, and associated instructional processes and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>Sims meets the FTE based requirements for square footage for a media center. At the current enrollment of 515 the requirements are 2850 square feet and at full capacity the square footage requirement is 2925 square feet. The media center is approximately 4200 square feet. </li></ul>
  69. 69. Media Center Policies <ul><li>Federal Americans with Disabilities Act </li></ul><ul><li>Sims complies with the ADA guidelines for door width. </li></ul><ul><li>4.13 Doors. </li></ul><ul><li>4.13.5 Clear Width. Doorways shall have a minimum clear opening of 32 in (815 mm) with the door open 90 degrees, measured between the face of the door and the opposite stop (see Fig. 24(a) , (b) , (c) , and (d) ). </li></ul><ul><li>4.14 Entrances. </li></ul><ul><li>4.14.1 Minimum Number. Entrances required to be accessible by 4.1 shall be part of an accessible route complying with 4.3 . Such entrances shall be connected by an accessible route to public transportation stops, to accessible parking and passenger loading zones, and to public streets or sidewalks if available (see 4.3.2(1) ). </li></ul><ul><li>Sims is in compliance with the ADA guidelines for doors and entrances. The doors are 32’ wide and the exterior doors open onto sidewalks adjacent to the parking lot. </li></ul>
  70. 70. Needed Media Center Policies <ul><li>All school media centers should be required by the state to have at least one wheelchair accessible computer in the media center per 450 FTE. </li></ul><ul><li>Sims does not have any wheelchair accessible computers in the media center. This would be a benefit to students or parents or guardians who are wheelchair bound to have equal computer access. </li></ul>http://www.demco.com/goto?BLK867&LPCC56
  71. 71. Needed Media Center Policies All school media centers with a base FTE of 450 should be required by the state to have double doors at all exterior entrances/exits. Sims media center has single doors at both exterior entrances/exits. In case of a fire or other need to exit swiftly the single doors could impede a safe and swift exit. http://www.fotosearch.com/sc/UNW352/u23168122/
  72. 72. Bibliography <ul><li>http://www.rockdale.k12.ga.us/Our%20Mission/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rockdale.k12.ga.us/schools/ses/default.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.rockdale.k12.ga.us/personal/cwojcik/media/Pages/Policies.aspx </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm#4.13 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm#4.1 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm#4.3 </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.access-board.gov/adaag/html/adaag.htm#4.3.2(1 ) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/fbo_facilities.aspx?PageReq=FBOFacilitiesInfo </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.doe.k12.ga.us/sia_as_library.aspx?PageReq=SIAASFAQs </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.hasslefreeclipart.com/ </li></ul>
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