Department Teacher Media Center Orientation 2008 09


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Department Teacher Media Center Orientation 2008 09

  1. 1. Media Center Faculty Orientation 2008-09 The Unquiet Library Creekview High School Buffy Hamilton, Media Specialist Ruth Fleet, Media Specialist Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk
  2. 2. Media Center Staff <ul><li>Buffy Hamilton, Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Ruth Fleet, Media Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Tammy Beasley, Media Clerk </li></ul>
  3. 3. Program Goals <ul><li>To integrate information literacy skills into all areas of the school curriculum through collaborative planning with our faculty. </li></ul><ul><li>To establish and increase collaboration between the media center and teachers. The target goal is to collaboratively plan a lesson, project, or unit with every teacher at least once per semester. </li></ul><ul><li>To encourage a love of reading and promote reading for pleasure as well as for informational purposes. </li></ul><ul><li>To continue building and maintaining a collection that is current and reflective of the school’s curricular needs and achievement goals. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Media Center Services for Faculty <ul><li>Collaborative planning for research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Technology training for faculty </li></ul><ul><li>Assistance developing resource lists of materials and the creation of research pathfinders for research projects </li></ul><ul><li>Equipment circulation </li></ul><ul><li>Video and audiobook collection </li></ul><ul><li>300+ titles in our GALE Virtual Reference Library </li></ul><ul><li>Research databases </li></ul><ul><li>Daily lamination </li></ul><ul><li>Ellison die-cut machine </li></ul><ul><li>Paper cutter (small) </li></ul><ul><li>Posterboard and construction paper </li></ul>
  5. 5. Our Collection: Print and Virtual Materials <ul><li>Fiction, nonfiction, and reference </li></ul><ul><li>300+ titles in the GALE Virtual Reference Library </li></ul><ul><li>GALILEO databases </li></ul><ul><li>GALE Student Resource Center Gold, Discovering Collection, Literature Resource Center, and Opposing Viewpoints. </li></ul><ul><li>JSTOR </li></ul><ul><li>Facts on File: Bloom’s Literary Reference Center </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and audiobooks </li></ul><ul><li>Print magazines </li></ul><ul><li>Magazines via GALILEO </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our Collection: Equipment <ul><li>Overheard projectors </li></ul><ul><li>Digital cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Flip video cameras </li></ul><ul><li>Califone Boomboxes </li></ul><ul><li>EIKI cassette/CD players </li></ul><ul><li>DVR players (DVD and VHS) </li></ul><ul><li>Listening stations/headsets </li></ul><ul><li>LCD projectors </li></ul>
  7. 7. Circulation Policies: Faculty <ul><li>Equipment may be checked out for one week . If you need additional time, please bring the item to the media center for renewal. </li></ul><ul><li>Videos and audiobooks may be checked out for two weeks . Please return these items on time so that other faculty may use these resources. </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not share materials with other faculty members. If someone else needs an item, return it to us so that we may check it out to that individual. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Collaborative Planning <ul><li>Collaborative planning with your media specialists can help you teach your Georgia Performance Standards and improve student achievement. </li></ul><ul><li>Research shows that schools with a high degree of collaboration between faculty and the media center score higher on standardized tests. </li></ul><ul><li>We are here to help you and to co-teach with you in the media center. </li></ul>
  9. 9. How Do I Start? <ul><li>Make time in your schedule to come and meet with one or both of your media specialists. </li></ul><ul><li>Face to face discussion is an essential component of the collaborative process. </li></ul><ul><li>What will happen when we collaborate? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We will work together to develop a collaborative plan. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will schedule the dates you need in the media center. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>We will work with you to develop a research project that is authentic and productive. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. What Happens When We Collaborate? <ul><li>Decide the goals and objectives of the research project/unit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose of the research project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards (academic and information literacy standards) to be covered through the research project. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Essential questions of the research unit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of information sources/resources that you will require. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine skills students already know and skills to be taught. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. What Happens When We Collaborate? <ul><li>Decide the proposed learning activities and products of the research project/unit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Types of information sources/resources that you will require. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The final product(s) students will produce to reflect their learning and findings. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mini-lessons to be presented by media specialists and by teacher. </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. What Happens When We Collaborate? <ul><li>Determine the responsibilities of all stakeholders of the research project/unit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities of the teacher. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities of the media specialists. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities of the students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Roles and responsibilities of the Instructional Technology Specialist (if needed). </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. What Happens When We Collaborate? <ul><li>Determine the assessment tools and strategies of the research project/unit. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How the research process and final product will be assessed (rubrics). </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How will students assess what they have learned? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reflection and evaluation of the research unit by the classroom teacher, the media specialists, and the students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Consider changes we may need to make to improve the project for the future. </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Our Expectations for You <ul><li>The teacher will remain with the class for the entire schedule period and be an active participant in the instructional process. </li></ul><ul><li>Help us maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning---our media center is a classroom, too! </li></ul><ul><li>Address any off-task or inappropriate student behavior promptly and decisively. </li></ul><ul><li>Classes will not be scheduled when there is a substitute teacher. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Our Expectations for You <ul><li>Convey your expectations for good behavior, active listening, and productive use of media center time to your students before you visit the library. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete seating charts for computer use (lab or commons area) that we will provide you ahead of time to help students be accountable. </li></ul><ul><li>If you need to cancel or change your scheduled library time, please do so in a timely manner as a courtesy to other faculty who may need your time slot(s). </li></ul>
  16. 16. Our Expectations for You <ul><li>Let your students know ahead of time that food and drink are not permitted at the computer stations. Please help us enforce this policy. </li></ul><ul><li>If you schedule library time for checking out books, we request you schedule time for a book return visit to minimize overdues and late fees. </li></ul><ul><li>Please plan to meet with us to collaboratively plan and schedule your library time at least one week in advance. </li></ul><ul><li>Please arrive for your library visit as soon as possible so that we can maximize the class period time. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Care of Media Center Materials <ul><li>Keep up with all parts and accessories for items you check out from the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>Barcoded bags for mobile lab keys and classroom remotes: store these in a safe place and do not throw away . This is how we keep up with your keys and remotes! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Use of Technology and Equipment by Students <ul><li>We do not check out or loan equipment to students. Please do not allow students to use equipment we check out to you outside of your classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>If you are a Teach 21 teacher and need to loan your equipment to students, a district form must be completed and signed by both parents and students. Please see us for these forms. </li></ul><ul><li>Please do not take library equipment off campus. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Important Dates <ul><li>Technology Tuesdays </li></ul><ul><li>No classes will be scheduled after May 8 due to testing and inventory </li></ul>
  20. 20. Student Policies and Procedures <ul><li>Our library hours are 8:00 A.M. until 3:45 P.M., Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; Wednesday and Friday hours of operation are 8:00 A.M. until 3:30 P.M. </li></ul><ul><li>We are open to students who have obtained lunch passes from the media center during the second half of each lunch. Students may come to work on academic assignments or to read quietly. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers may send up to five students per class period with a written pass. We will provide you library passes you may use for this purpose. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Student Policies and Procedures <ul><li>Students may check out up to five books for a two week loan period. Student fines are 10 cents per school day. </li></ul><ul><li>Students may not check out books if they owe fines or have overdue books. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are expected to use computers for academic assignments only; students are expected to follow all rules of the CCSD Acceptable Use Policy. </li></ul><ul><li>Students should sign in for all media center visits unless they are part of a scheduled class. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Student Policies and Procedures <ul><li>Students will be given $10.00 of free printing through our new print management software. Once they use up the $10 of printing, they may renew their account as needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Our printers are not equipped to print class handouts. Please keep this in mind when asking students to make class sets of presentations for your class. </li></ul><ul><li>We do not have a photocopy machine at this time; please make sure your students know this if you ask them to make class sets of presentation handouts. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Student Privileges <ul><li>Students may enjoy snacks and beverages at the designated tables in the library as long as they clean up after themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>Students are welcome to talk and converse as long as they do so in a manner that does not disrupt library activities or distract other students. </li></ul><ul><li>Puzzles and board games are available for students to enjoy during non-scheduled class time. </li></ul><ul><li>Students do not need a pass to visit the library in the morning or after school. </li></ul>
  24. 24. Technology Services/Help <ul><li>Wayne Wohlford: Technology Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Todd Rainey: Network Specialist </li></ul><ul><li>Phillip Dodge: Instructional Technology Specialist/Trainer </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a tech problem? All tech requests must be reported through the technology database. </li></ul><ul><li>Unless you are having a significant crisis, please do not come to the tech office. Please report all jobs in the database. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Thank you! <ul><li>Thank you for your time today! </li></ul><ul><li>We look forward to working with you during 2008-09. </li></ul>