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School Library and Information Technoloby Slideshow

  1. 1. School Library and Information Technology Online Information Meeting Welcome to the online information meeting for the School Library and Information Technology program, this presentation will only take 20 minutes of your time and will prepare you to better understand what a Masters of Arts School Library and Information Technology emphasis from Fresno Pacific University can do for you.
  2. 2. About FPU <ul><li>Program Description </li></ul><ul><li>The teacher librarian program offers both a teacher librarian services credential and a master of arts in education: school library and information technology emphasis. The school library program focuses on an integrated approach to traditional library media services through resource-based instruction. It is designed to meet the needs of candidates and reflect a rapidly changing society; a society increasingly enmeshed in assimilating technology and information literacy into the school and workplace. Candidates may complete coursework in the traditional face-to-face class in Fresno or Bakersfield or in a totally online format. </li></ul>
  3. 3. About FPU <ul><li>Teacher Librarian Services Credential </li></ul><ul><li>This credential is designed to ensure students are exposed to a rich set of experiences that will prepare them for service in school libraries. It is accredited by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) and is specifically designed for service inside the school environment in grades K - 12. </li></ul>
  4. 4. About FPU <ul><li>Master of Arts in Education: School Library & Information Technology Emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>This master's degree focuses on an integrated approach to library services through resource-based instruction. Students develop specialized teaching skills as well as administrative and library science and information technology skills. It is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) </li></ul>
  5. 5. About FPU <ul><li>Incorporates coursework from the teacher librarian services credential </li></ul><ul><li>Offered completely online or on the ground in Fresno or Bakersfield </li></ul><ul><li>Recognized throughout the state and nation for its educational quality </li></ul><ul><li>Coursework structured to allow for a deeper understanding, more rigorous curriculum and time for reflection </li></ul>“ The FPU library program provides a strong foundation for collaborative teaching and learning. In addition, the program has highly qualified instructors with vast experiences in the school library field . ” - Carol Duerkson Program Highlights * Please note: Resources including downloadable materials, contact information and links will be available at the end of the information meeting for your convenience.
  6. 6. About FPU <ul><li>System Requirements for Online Learning </li></ul><ul><li>In order to successfully participate in online courses, you will need the following technology and system requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer or laptop (Windows or Mac will work) </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High-speed internet connection </li></ul></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Browser: </li></ul><ul><li>Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or above or Firefox (This browser is highly recommended for both Windows and Mac users.) Please visit the resources page at the end of this presentation for a free download. </li></ul>
  7. 7. About FPU <ul><li>For Windows : </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Viewer for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Acrobat Reader for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Real Player for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Flash Player for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Shockwave Player for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>Java for Windows </li></ul><ul><li>QuickTime </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>For Mac : </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint Viewer for Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Adobe Acrobat Reader for Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Real Player for Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Flash Player for Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Macromedia Shockwave Player for Mac </li></ul><ul><li>Java for Mac </li></ul>Plug-ins * Please note: Resources including downloadable materials, contact information and links will be available at the end of the information meeting for your convenience.
  8. 8. About FPU <ul><li>Online learning, is it for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Characteristics you need to have: </li></ul><ul><li>Be computer literate </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoy learning online </li></ul><ul><li>Be a self-starter/motivated </li></ul><ul><li>Be able to organize and pace self to meet needed deadlines </li></ul><ul><li>“ The online program allowed flexibility in my busy schedule. I also liked the fact that I learned so many technology skills just by completing the online assignments. I am now much more comfortable teaching students how to use online resources.” </li></ul><ul><li>- Pam Sellick, graduate </li></ul>
  9. 9. About FPU <ul><li>Benefits of online learning </li></ul><ul><li>The ability to take advantage of the liveliness and timeliness of the web in the learning experience, able to flex your learning . </li></ul>Screen shot of Moodle, an online learning tool
  10. 10. About FPU <ul><li>Course list description available on resource page . </li></ul>Candidates move sequentially through the program in a cohort model. A cohort is a group of students that starts and finishes the program at the same time. The students work together in each course and become a support group for each other. Cohorts and course list
  11. 11. About FPU <ul><li>*Tuition and Fees 2008-2009 </li></ul><ul><li>*Graduate Courses (700 level) $445 per unit </li></ul><ul><li>*Teacher education course (600 level) $485 per unit </li></ul><ul><li>**Application fee $90 </li></ul><ul><li>Unclassified application fee $10 </li></ul>*Tuition does not include cost of books and is subject to change for subsequent academic years **Upon completion of this online information meeting you will receive a verification code to reduce your application fee to $45
  12. 12. About FPU <ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fresno Pacific's Graduate School offers two basic types of financial aid: Scholarships and grants, which do not have to be repaid, and loans. Most loans and grants are awarded on the basis of a combination of scholastic or other achievement and demonstrated financial need. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Teacher librarians may apply for the Norma Dick and Lillian Staricco Winnie Scholarships and the graduate grants. Contact Program Director Jo Ellen Misakian. </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>The FPU Church Match Scholarship offers students' churches the chance to get involved in their education. FPU will match 2:1 the amount provided by your church up to $500/semester for churches belonging to the Pacific District of Mennonite Brethren Churches. FPU will match 1:1 up to $250/semester for churches not belonging to the Pacific District. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. About FPU <ul><li>Financial Aid Continued </li></ul><ul><li>Student Financial Aid Services Office </li></ul><ul><li>Phone: 559-453-2041 (Fresno area)              866-321-7502 (toll free) Fax: 559-453-5595 Email: [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>*Please note: Resources including downloadable materials, contact information and links will be available at the end of the information meeting for your convenience . </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fresno Pacific graduate programs also offer a variety of federal, state and private financial aid assistance to students who would benefit from an education but need financial assistance. Such students are encouraged to apply for aid. Financial aid is awarded without discrimination to gender, race, color, national or ethnic origin, age or handicap. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  14. 14. About FPU <ul><li>Admission Information </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online (application available at the end of the presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Submit the rest of the admission requirements for this individual program via fax, email or postal mail. A link to the individual program requirements can be found on the resources page at the end of this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Official transcripts must be received by Fresno Pacific University in a sealed envelope. </li></ul><ul><li>For questions please contact:      Graduate Admissions Office </li></ul><ul><li>Address: 1717 S. Chestnut Ave. Fresno, CA  93702 Phone: 559-453-2016 (Fresno area) 888-328-0378 (toll free) Fax: 559-453-2100 Email: [email_address] </li></ul>
  15. 15. About FPU <ul><li>Admission Information Continued </li></ul><ul><li>International students please check with our International Programs & Services Office (IPSO) for further information, a link will be available at the resource page at the end of this presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>If seeking financial aid, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or contact the student financial services office. </li></ul><ul><li>Once your application and requirements are complete your graduate file will go to the program director for admission review. </li></ul><ul><li>Each applicant will receive a decision letter within 2 - 4 weeks of completing the application. </li></ul>
  16. 16. About FPU <ul><li>Transcripts </li></ul><ul><li>Transcripts submitted for admission or transfer credit become the property of Fresno Pacific University and cannot be returned to the applicant or forwarded to other institutions. This includes making copies of transfer records. </li></ul><ul><li>Please see the resources page at the end of this presentation for Fresno Pacific contact information. </li></ul>
  17. 17. About FPU <ul><li>Application Fees </li></ul><ul><li>The application fee is *$90. If you submit your application by the early enrollment dates listed below, the fee is only $60. We accept applications at anytime and will continue to accept individuals until capacity is reached. </li></ul><ul><li>*Upon completion of this information meeting you will receive a verification code to reduce the application fee to $45 </li></ul><ul><li>  Early Enrollment Dates: </li></ul><ul><li>Fall July 15 Semester begins in August </li></ul><ul><li>Spring   November 15   Semester begins in January </li></ul><ul><li>Summer    March 15 Semester begins in May </li></ul>