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Jefferson elementary school_ppt

  1. 1. Jefferson Elementary School 415 Hoschton Street Jefferson, GA 30549     Media Facility Plan Presented by: Savannah Porter FRIT 7132 Fall 2009 Instructor: Dr. Repman  
  2. 2. “Exposure to Excellence Promotes Excellence”
  3. 3. Media Center Mission Statement   The Jefferson Elementary School Media Center strives to provide materials, knowledge, and technology that will: • Develop information-literate students • Help teachers teach • Create a life-long love of reading and, thus, a life-long love of learning.
  4. 4. JES Profile • Jefferson Elementary School is part of the Jefferson City School System. • The system consists of one high school, one middle school, and one grades 3-5 academy, and one primary school grades PK-2 • Jefferson Elementary serves approximately 750 students in grades Pre-K through second. • Eleven classrooms per grade • Approximately 65 certified teachers and administrators • Approximately 50 additional staff members • The goal of Jefferson Elementary is to provide every student with the opportunity to learn to the best of his/her ability. To help achieve this goal, a balanced and varied educational program is available. • Jefferson Elementary School is a community-centered school. The school works together with the community to provide a quality education for the students. A majority of the employees live in the community and attended Jefferson schools. • Parental involvement is highly valued and encouraged. In spite of significant growth, Jefferson is still considered a small community where parents can feel their children are safe.
  5. 5. Materials Collection Non-Fiction The JES Media Center collection includes over 3500 non-fiction items that are continually being updated to correlate with the changing curriculum. Although the media center contains a comprehensive range of non- fiction throughout the Dewey Decimal Classification System, the largest part of non-fiction resource items are in the areas of biographies, folklore/fairytales, Science, and Geography/History. Just recently, the media specialist attended a two-day workshop devoted entirely to analyzing the current collection, identifying resources that are too old, worn, or inappropriate to provide curriculum support, and identifying curriculum areas that need more support.
  6. 6. Materials Collection Non-Fiction
  7. 7. Materials Collection Fiction The JES Media Center collection includes over 2500 fiction chapter books.
  8. 8. Materials Collection Easy Fiction The JES Media Center collection includes over 5000 picture books.
  9. 9. Materials Collection Parent Library The JES Media Center collection includes over 70 items especially for parents. This section provides practice workbooks, flash cards, tips for raising children, Spanish/English translation books and CDs, reading, mathematics and learning handbooks, books on raising the difficult child, books on “is my child learning what he should?”, and other parenting/child education issues.
  10. 10. Materials Collection Parent Library
  11. 11. Materials Collection Videos and DVDs The JES Media Center collection includes over 450 video tapes and DVDs. Teachers are encouraged to check these out as they correspond to their lessons. Content includes fiction (for literature studies) as well as non- fiction. They are stored in the left storeroom in the back of the media center.
  12. 12. Materials Collection Videos and DVDs
  13. 13. Materials Collection Audio Tapes and CDs The JES Media Center collection includes over 80 books on tape. Printed books and matching tapes are stored together.
  14. 14. Materials Collection Guided Reading The JES Media Center collection includes over 1150 guided reading sets of books leveled by Fountas & Pinnell. With an average of 6 books per basket, there are approximately 6900 individual books available. Each set of books is catalogued by reading level and contains 6 to 8 books with the same title for teachers to check out for use in small groups during Language Arts block.
  15. 15. Materials Collection Guided Reading
  16. 16. Materials Collection Browsing Baskets The JES Media Center collection includes over 130 sets of books leveled by Fountas & Pinnell. With an average of 6 books per basket, there are approximately 780 individual books available. Each set of books is catalogued by reading level and contains 6 to 8 books with different titles for teachers to check out for use in small groups during Language Arts block.
  17. 17. Materials Collection Browsing Baskets
  18. 18. Materials Collection Reading Novel Dishes The JES Media Center collection includes approximately 45 sets of books that are used during literacy block for literature circles. With an average of 25 books per dish, there are approximately 1125 individual books available. Each book set is catalogued by grade level so as not to repeat book studies from grade to grade.
  19. 19. Materials Collection Reading Novel Dishes
  20. 20. Materials Collection Literature Circle Baskets The JES Media Center collection includes approximately 144 sets of books that are used during language arts block. With an average of 25 books per dish, there are approximately 3600 individual books available. Each book set is catalogued by grade level so as not to repeat book studies from grade to grade.
  21. 21. Materials Collection Professional The JES Media Center collection includes over 200 books, periodicals, articles for teachers to use. Contents range from general education topics to bulletin board ideas to teaching/classroom management ideas.
  22. 22. Materials Collection Reference The JES Media Center collection includes over 350 reference books including general and specific subject encyclopedias, history, dictionaries, maps, globes, and other materials for research.
  23. 23. Materials Collection Spanish The JES Media Center collection includes approximately 100 books in Spanish. Content varies from non-fiction to fiction.
  24. 24. Materials Collection Magazines The JES Media Center subscribes to 13 printed magazines, 11 online magazines, and 3 newsletters. The intended audience is teachers, students, and parents.
  25. 25. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading?
  26. 26. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading? Aviary, natural areas? Suggest garden rooom
  27. 27. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading? Tables for working – sugg separating?
  28. 28. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading? Computers wide open – can you find a quieter nook?
  29. 29. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading? Move desk nearer door?
  30. 30. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading? Isolate storytime area – too many distractions
  31. 31. Aesthetic Appeal/Comfort Is the current media center conducive to learning/reading? Is the video production room cluttered with teacher workroom materials?
  32. 32. Media Center Policy • Students/teachers have regular, ready access to media services, materials, and equipment • The Jefferson Elementary Media Center is open for student use from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm whenever school is in session. The media specialist or the media clerk is available from 7:30 until 3:30 on school days to assist teachers and students with media materials. In addition, the automated circulation system is activated at all times except when school is closed for an extended holiday. Teachers have been instructed on how to use the automated circulation system and may check out items to themselves any time the building is open. • All classes are scheduled once a week for read alouds or literacy information classes. Teachers attend with their students so that the media specialist is available on an as needed basis to attend to needs of special requests by collaborating teachers. Accessibility
  33. 33.   Media Center Policy • One full time certified media specialist • One full time media clerk • One full time technology assistant • The media specialist is ultimately responsible for overseeing and troubleshooting the operation of computers, technology, and instructional software. Therefore, she must work closely with the technology assistant in maintaining and introducing new technology.   Staffing
  34. 34. Media Center Policy   • Media center collections are inventoried annually. • Media center collections are reviewed and evaluated continually. • Teachers are encouraged to submit a list of requested materials for consideration as they see the need. • New materials are ordered throughout the year. • The need for updating equipment such as video distribution, computers, printers, and software is evaluated monthly.   Materials and Equipment
  35. 35. Media Center Policy • Media Budget created at the district level is valued at the federal and state funded dollar amount per student. All of this money is spent on the purchase/replacement of books as selected by the media specialist and committee. • Profits from book fairs and other media center directed fundraisers are used at the media specialist’s discretion to fund technology or media center related materials including AR prizes, quizzes, printing equipment, production equipment, etc. Budget  
  36. 36. Media Center Policy Circulation • Books are circulated for a two week period with up to two renewals. Students in PreK through second grade may check out one book. Although no fines are charged for overdue books, students are encouraged to return books in a timely fashion. A second book may not be checked out until the first is turned in or a lost book payment is made. • Students in Pre-K through Second Grade will be scheduled to visit the library once a week with their class. Students who miss the opportunity to check out a book on the day their class comes may visit the library individually (with permission from the teacher) to renew, return, or checkout a book. • Students in Pre-K through Second Grade will be scheduled to visit the library once a week with their class. Students who miss the opportunity to check out a book on the day their class comes may visit the library individually (with permission from the teacher) to renew, return, or checkout a book.
  37. 37. Media Center Board Policy Responsibility of Selection of Materials • A. The Jefferson City Board of Education is legally responsible for all matters relating to the operation of Jefferson City Schools. • B. The responsibility for the selection of instructional materials, including both print and non-print media, is delegated to the professionally trained and certificated staff. • C. While selection of instructional media may involve many people (principals, teachers, students, supervisors, community persons, and media specialists), the responsibility for coordinating the selection of most instructional materials and making purchase recommendations rests with certified media personnel.
  38. 38. Media Center Board Policy Criteria for Selection of Materials • 1. Materials shall support and be consistent with the general educational goals of the school system and the objectives of specific courses.   • 2. Materials shall meet high standards of quality in both factual content and presentation. Physical format and appearance of materials shall be suitable for their intended use.   • 3. Materials shall be developmentally appropriate for the students for whom they are selected.   • 4. Materials shall realistically represent our diverse society.   • 5. Materials shall be selected for their strengths rather than rejected for their weaknesses. Biased or slanted materials may be provided to meet specific curriculum objectives.   • 6. The selection of materials on controversial issues will be directed toward maintaining a balanced collection representing various views.   • 7. Gift materials shall be judged by the criteria specified above and shall be accepted or rejected on this basis.
  39. 39. Media Center Board Policy Procedure for Selection of Materials • 1. In selecting materials for purchase for the media center, the media specialist will evaluate the existing collection and the curriculum needs and will consult reputable, professionally prepared selection aids and other appropriate sources.   • 2. Recommendations for purchase shall be solicited from the faculty and the student body and shall be maintained in the form of a consideration file specifying the source and proposed use for the recommended media.   • 3. Selection is an on ongoing process which shall include the removal of material no longer appropriate and the replacement of lost and worn materials still of educational value. The media specialist shall maintain a list of criteria used for purposes of weeding the collection.   • 4. Selections are forwarded to the office of the superintendent through the principal via the established system purchasing procedure.
  40. 40. Media Center Board Policy Review of Selection and Review Procedures • A. The principals shall review the selection and objection rules with the staff at least annually. The staff shall be reminded that the right to object to material is only granted by policies enacted by the Board of Education. They shall also be reminded of ethical and practical consideration in attempting to handle complaints with courtesy and integrity.   • B. The system media committee shall annually review the selection and appeal procedures and, in consultation with the Superintendent, make revisions as needed. Revised procedures shall be distributed to the principal in a timely manner.
  41. 41. Existing Media Center Layout

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