2010-2011 Media Center Orientation


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2010-2011 Media Center Orientation

  1. 1. + WHS Library Media Center Curriculum, Collaboration, Community
  2. 2. + Vision  The library media center is a dynamic space that supports a culture of reading, learning, and inquiry. Students often visit the media center to:  Work on projects or homework  Learn new computer and research skills  Participate in clubs and school activities  Access the Internet or print out homework assignments  And, find an exciting book to read
  3. 3. + Curriculum, Collaboration, Community  Goals of Library Media Center (LMC)  Engage students in the process of inquiry and critical thinking;  Utilize technology to increase student access to and effective use of information across the curriculum;  Focus on literacy as a critical component of academic success and prerequisite to building skills of inquiry and critical thinking;  Collaborate with teachers to integrate information literacy and 21st Century Skills© across the curriculum;  Build and maintain a collection that is current and that meets the needs of the school as a learning community; and,  Promote reading through book clubs, book talks, book lists, book reviews, blogging, book displays, storytelling, and more!  Cultivate a culture and community of active learning and reflection.
  4. 4. + Curriculum, Collaboration, Community  LMC Tech Services  Provide opportunities for professional development  Coordinate the installation of new equipment, including projectors, speakers, document cameras.  Coordinate setups in auditorium and commons  Coordinate copier repair and maintenance  Coordinate checkout of tech equipment, including:  digital cameras  flip cameras  multi-media head sets  laptop and projector
  5. 5. + Collaboration  Provide opportunities for integrating technology in current curriculum.  Work with teachers to design and implement integrated lessons that meet state standards.  Assist teachers in the instruction of lessons that integrate technology.  Collaborate on developing assessment of integrated projects and assignments.
  6. 6. + Community  The library media center is a community space where the academic and social climates of WHS meet.  Activities of all disciplines take place in the media center.  Students are encouraged to use the space for social interaction, intellectual discourse, and scholarly endeavors.  Technology and literacy drive media center activities—as defined by 21st Century Skills and multiple-literacies.  Student expectations are the same before school, during lunch hour, and after school.
  7. 7. + As members of a learning community, students will  Follow school policies in the library media center. For example, eat lunch in the commons, keep cell phones and ipods in lockers, and request a pass to leave class.  Act in a scholarly manner. For example, be respectful of others, show openness to learning new concepts and ideas, and have tolerance for differences in opinions and thought.  Use the media center as a resource to support personal and academic growth. For example, read a YA novel, find information on a hobby or sport, do research for a paper.  Use technology and online resources ethically and responsibly, in and out of school. For example, use Internet to seek information, access online databases, create a photo storybook report.  Take time to be reflective of your behavior, learn from your mistakes, and remain open to “starting over.”
  8. 8. + How do students use the media center  Students visit the media to:  Use the computers  Print an assignment  Study for a test  Check out a book  Attend a club meetings  Relax and recharge  Talk with the media center staff
  9. 9. + Acceptable activities before school and during lunch  Homework  Google Earth  Read online news or magazines  Drawing  Social discourse  Watch online sport  Internet Research  Assigned projects videos  Reading  Club meetings  Email  Multi-media projects  Chess or Mancalla  Edit digital photos  Coloring
  10. 10. + Study Hall Guidelines  Students may use the media center to work on assigned projects during their study hall period.  Students must get a pass from their teacher prior to the study hall period.  Passes must be official and include the date/time and project student should be working on.  Students must check in with their study hall teacher before going to the media center.  Students are expected to stay on task.
  11. 11. + Study Hall Guidelines  Students may be sent back to study hall with warning if they are:  Playing computer games  Disruptive or distracted  Texting or talking on a cell phone  Not working as instructed  Students may be sent back to study hall without warning if they (are/have):  Damaging property  Using proxy site to access blocked sites  No Pass  Left w/o permission
  12. 12. + WHS Library Media Center Curriculum, Collaboration, Community