Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

FRIT 7331 Strategic Management Plan
Key Assessment #3 Planni...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

to give credit to all your sources. For No. 2 you may draw l...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

FRIT7331 Strategic Management Plan
Key Assessment Descriptio...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

6) Budget sources: Name current sources of funds and state a...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

FRIT7331 Strategic Management Plan
Key Assessment Descriptio...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

Objective 1c
Objective 2a

Evaluation 2a

Objective 2b

Eval...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program

Strategic Management Plan Evaluation Rubric
(PSC/NCATE Asses...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program
AASL 5.2
AASL 5.4
SLO 2d
SLO 5b

4

Facilities
(AASL 3.1,
3.2...
Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program
9

Evaluation
(AASL 3.3, 3.4

AASL 3.3
AASL 3.4
SLO 1d
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FRIT 7331 School Library Strategic Management Plan Assignment

  1. 1. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program FRIT 7331 Strategic Management Plan Key Assessment #3 Planning--Description and Rubric According to Empowering Learners (AASL, 2009, p. 31) one of the responsibilities of the school library media specialist is to “use evidence-based practice to develop a strategic plan that identifies the school library media program’s goals and objectives and the steps taken to meet these goals.” In this three part project, you will demonstrate your ability to develop a strategic management plan for a specific school library media center. PART 1 CONTEXTUAL ANALYSIS OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITY REQUIRED COMPONENTS: 1) School description: An environmental scan of the demographics and relevant characteristics of the school community that includes the following elements.  Geographical location  Grade levels  Socioeconomic makeup of community  Size of student population  Scholastic standing (Annual Yearly Progress [AYP] status, recent standardized test scores)  Size of faculty, number of certified teachers  Special education services  School mission statements and goals (these might be from the school improvement plan or developed for Adequate Yearly Progress)  General description of media center. 2) School library philosophy: Describe the media center’s educational philosophy and the purpose of the media center. This is your own philosophy of media service and mission; however, it is important that the school library media program’s mission and philosophy be closely aligned with those of the school. Clearly express your position on (1) the purpose of the media center, (2) providing access to information, (3) the need to provide a climate conducive to learning; and (4) the proactive connection of the school media program to the local learning community and beyond. 3) School library mission statement: a single action statement that summarizes and condenses the media center’s philosophy Guidelines and Advice-Some of this information in No. 1 is public and can be found readily on the web. Georgia has school reports available from the Department of Education. Some of the other information is specific to schools so you will have to ask school personnel. Be sure 1 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  2. 2. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program to give credit to all your sources. For No. 2 you may draw liberally from Empowering Learners. It is okay to borrow and adapt, but credit all your sources. You should present much of the school description into the form of an infographic or use colorful graphs and charts to present the information. References Include references to accompany any external resources that you use. Use current APA style to format your references. SUBMISSION FORMAT The strategic management plan should be created using a variety of tools and hosted on a PBWorks wiki (make commenting possible). The site should be open to the public. Be sure to include your name on all pages. DUE DATE: Check the assignment drop box for the due date for Part 1. 2 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  3. 3. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program FRIT7331 Strategic Management Plan Key Assessment Description and Rubric PART 2 THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER: FACILITIES AND SERVICES REQUIRED COMPONENTS 4) School library services overview: An assessment of the school library media center current situation and services. This must address the 21st century library and its learners including issues such as bring your own technology (BYOT), web 2.0, e-books, and creative commons. Include the following elements: a) Circulation policy for students (consider different grade levels), staff, and parents. Include policies with regard to all types of resources such as print, ebooks, and computers. Describe privileges, responsibilities, and consequences. b) Scheduling: hours of operation, and how you schedule (addressing flexible/open access). c) Services: list programming and services for students, teachers, staff, and parents. Specifically address services for diverse patrons (including disabilities). 5) School library facilities a) Describe the facility as it is now, including an analysis of the overall learning climate and a description of media center personnel. Describe furnishings and provide a listing of different sections. Include virtual and technological elements, such as wireless access and online resources available to students at home. Include work/production areas that may or may not be accessible to students. Consider sounds, light, traffic patterns, and possible problems with temperature and moisture as a part of this description. Also consider the accessibility of the media center facility for the special needs population. (Inclusion of a floor plan and photos is optional.) b) Explore the virtual facility through websites and OPACs. In general, what kinds of resources are available? What part does filtering software play in online access? Provide a link to the media center website if there is one. c) Analyze the facility for needed changes. Compliment the elements that work well. What changes need to be made to improve facilities? What barriers exist between learners and equitable access to resources and services? Is the library media environment conducive to learning? Is the facility attractive? Is the educational climate positive, overall? Is there adequate space for individuals, small groups, and whole classes? If no improvement is needed, state this clearly and provide supporting evidence. 3 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  4. 4. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program 6) Budget sources: Name current sources of funds and state any formulas that apply (such as dollar amount per FTE). Include typical fundraising efforts such as book fairs and any local supplements, as well as potential sources of revenue. Evaluate the adequacy of funding for the program based on current needs. References Include references to accompany any external resources that you use. Use current APA style to format your references. SUBMISSION FORMAT This part should be added to the site you created for Part 1 of the Strategic Management Plan. Clearly label the new sections and be sure to include your name on all web pages. DUE DATE: Check the assignment drop box for the due date for Part 2. 4 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  5. 5. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program FRIT7331 Strategic Management Plan Key Assessment Description and Rubric PART 3 THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER PROGRAM PLAN: GOALS, OBJECTIVES, AND EVALUATION REQUIRED COMPONENTS 7) Stakeholder Survey: Use an online survey tools such as SurveyMonkey or Polly Daddy to conduct a survey of one group in your school community (administrations, teachers, students, or parents) to assess their wants and needs in relation to the school library media program. Include the survey link as well as a summary of the results. The results should be provided in graphic format. 8) Long-range goals: based on analysis of the program from prior activities, design at least 4 goals for improvement, written to be accomplished over a 5-year span. Give a short rationale for each goal, referencing Empowering Learners or some other authority. These goals must also connect to the school's mission and student achievement. Overall, your goals should align resources, services, and information literacy standards with the school's goals and objectives. Goals should demonstrate a proactive (rather than passive) role in the overall school mission. They should take into consideration the results of the stakeholder survey. They may be based on existing problems discovered through program analysis and data collection. They should address specific needs of the library media program, such as collection development and maintenance. 9) Short-range goals (or objectives): in order to accomplish the long range goals, list component goals that can be worked on over the next year. Some long-range goals may not be addressed by these short-range goals. Short-range goals must relate logically to the longrange goals. If the relationship is not obvious, provide an explanation of the relationship. These short-range goals should have measurable outcomes. Suggested format is below. Goals Objectives Evaluation Goal 1 Objective 1a Evaluation 1a Objective 1b Evaluation 1b 5 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  6. 6. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program Objective 1c Objective 2a Evaluation 2a Objective 2b Evaluation 2b Objective 2c Goal 2 Evaluation 1c Evaluation 2c etc. 10) Evaluation: describe your annual review process, to include program evaluation and strategic planning. How will you know when your goals are met? What data will be collected? Make sure goals are mapped to evaluation strategies and that data are used for decision-making. Who decides what needs to be done, and when? Sketch an annual time line for implementing and evaluating and revising the strategic plan. 11) Advocacy: develop a plan for communicating the library’s strategic plan to your stakeholders and to the professional library community. References Include references to accompany any external resources that you use. Use current APA style to format your references. SUBMISSION FORMAT This part should be added to the site you created for Parts 1 and 2 of the Strategic Management Plan. Clearly label the new sections and be sure to include your name on all web pages. DUE DATE: Check the assignment drop box for the due date for Part 3. 6 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  7. 7. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program Strategic Management Plan Evaluation Rubric (PSC/NCATE Assessment #3 Planning) FRIT 7331 Standard Unacceptable 1 Acceptable 2 Target 3 AASL 1.1 AASL 3.3 SLO-SLM 1b Site description is missing or incomplete. Description is missing some of the required components and/or description lacks details. Description includes all required components. Description is detailed and accurate.  Geographical location  Grade levels  Socioeconomic makeup of community  Size of student population  Scholastic standing (AYP status, test scores)  Size of faculty, number of certified teachers  Special education services  School mission statements and goals from the school improvement plan  General description of media center Philosophy is well written and clearly reflects (1) the purpose of the media center, (2) providing access to information, (3) the need to provide a climate conducive to learning; and (4) the proactive connection of the school media program to the local learning community and beyond. Mission statement is a succinct statement that reflects the media center philosophy Rating 1 Required Element School description (counts twice) 2 School library philosophy and mission statement AASL 3.1 AASL 3.2 SLO 3a SLO 4 a SLO 5b Philosophy is missing or incomplete. Mission statement is missing or incomplete. Philosophy adequately addresses most of the 4 required elements. Mission statement is present and shows some relationship to the media center philosophy. 3 School library services overview AASL 1.1 AASL 3.1 AASL 3.2 Overview is missing or incomplete The overview adequately addresses the The overview is wellwritten, contains accurate, and rich detail. It contains 7 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  8. 8. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program AASL 5.2 AASL 5.4 SLO 2d SLO 5b 4 Facilities (AASL 3.1, 3.2, 5.3, 5.4; C1, C4) AASL 3.1 AASL 3.2 AASL 5.2 AASL 5.4 SLO 2d Component is missing, is incomplete, or lacks sufficient detail. 5 Budget Sources (AASL 5.3 AASL 5.3 Missing, incomplete, or lacks sufficient detail 6 Online Survey (AASL 3.3, 3.4, 4.1 AASL 3.3 AASL 3.4 AASL 4.1 SLO 2d Survey is missing or incomplete 7 Long range goals (AASL 5.4 AASL 4.2 AASL 5.4 SLO 1d SLO 3 a SLO 4 a Missing or inadequate 8 Short term goals or objectives (AASL 5.4 AASL 5.4 SLO 1d SLO 3a SLO 4 a Missing or inadequate required elements. One of the elements may be missing or not adequately described with enough detail. The facility is adequately described. Contains the required elements: description, virtual elements, and analysis. Adequate description of school library budget sources and evaluation of funding. Needs Survey was administered to one group in school community via an online tool. Results of survey are adequately presented. One element may be missing. Contains 4 long range goals with rationales partially supported by authority. The relationship among facilities, programs, and environment that impact student learning is not always clear. The 5 year plan partially aligns resources, services, goals, with the school’s mission statement. Relationship to long range goals is not clear. Goals are not clearly measurable. all the required elements: Circulation policies Scheduling Services Personnel Both the physical and virtual aspects of the facility are described in rich detail. The needs analysis is based on best practices. Contains the required elements: description, virtual elements, and analysis. Rich, detailed description of school library budget sources and evaluation of funding. Needs Survey was administered to one group in school community via an online tool. Contains link. Results of survey are clearly presented. Contains 4 long range goals with rationales supported by authority. Long range goals clearly identify relationships among facilities, programs, and environment that impact student learning. The 5 year plan aligns resources, services, goals, with the school’s mission statement. Clearly reflect the relationship to the long range goals. Goals are measurable and specific. 8 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD
  9. 9. Georgia Southern University Instructional Technology Program 9 Evaluation (AASL 3.3, 3.4 AASL 3.3 AASL 3.4 SLO 1d SLO 2d SLO 3d Missing or inadequate 10 Advocacy (AASL 4.3, 4.4 AASL 4.3 AASL 4.4 Missing or inadequate 11 Presentation of information (AASL, 3.4(C3) AASL 3.4 Information is poorly organized. Technology not used to summarize/present required elements. 12 Grammar, spelling, and APA format Numerous errors in grammar and spelling. Numerous errors in APA format. Partially describes when and how the plan will be evaluated and by whom. Contains a timeline. Plan for communicating strategic plan to some stakeholders lacks detail. Presentation of information is clear and easy-tointerpret. Technology has been used appropriately to present the information. Minor errors in grammar spelling and APA. Completely describes when and how the plan will be evaluated and by whom. Contains a detailed timeline. Well-organized plan for communicating strategic plan to all stakeholders. Share strategic management plan with the professional library community. Presentation of information is creative and interesting. Technology has been used appropriately to gather input and to present the information. Practically perfect grammar and spelling and APA. Abbreviations: AASL refers to AASL/NCATE Standards SLO refers to the Student Learning Outcomes for Instructional Technology Candidates earning unacceptable scores must correct deficiencies by revising their work before a letter grade can be assigned in the course. Candidates should consult the course syllabus for policies regarding revisions of key assessments. Assignment is adapted from the EDIT 6300 Program and Development Plan Assignment with permission of Dr. Mary Ann Fitzgerald. (https://sites.google.com/site/slmdawgs/6300/assignments) 9 Stephanie A. Jones, PhD

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