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  • Facility Plan A Thornton Cannon

    1. 1. Screven Elementary School Facility Plan Motto: T o gether E veryone A chieves M ore
    2. 2. SES Media Center Profile <ul><li>Serves approximately 285 students </li></ul><ul><li>Serves 20+ staff members </li></ul><ul><li>One full-time Media Specials </li></ul><ul><li>One full-time Media Center Assistant </li></ul>
    3. 3. History of Screven Elementary School <ul><li>It was built in the late 1930’s as a first through twelfth grades. </li></ul><ul><li>It lately became a kindergarten through seventh grade facility. </li></ul><ul><li>It current state (2007) is pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Media Center Current Location <ul><li>Media Center is currently located on left in the main building. It is just down the hallway from the office. </li></ul><ul><li>It is easy to access for students in the middle hall. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Current Facility Floor Plan <ul><li>It is about 1000 square feet including the media center, workroom, speech room, and computer lab. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Current Policy <ul><li>The media center operates on flexible scheduling. Teachers may sign up for time in the media center or computer lab at their convenience. </li></ul><ul><li>It is open from 7:50 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The students may come to the media center after announcement and attendance,which is about 8:15 to 8:20. </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher may request materials needed for instructional units. The media specialist ask that teachers notify at least two day in advance. </li></ul>
    7. 7. Current Policy <ul><li>Teachers may check out up to 50 items for as long as need or until the end of the school year. </li></ul><ul><li>Students may check two books at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference materials can only be checked one instructional day. </li></ul><ul><li>Material lost or damage will need to be paid fro so that the materials can be replaced. </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Access and Publication of Students information is available at: http://www.wayne.k12.ga.us/About%20Us/Programs/Technology/Acceptable%20Use%20Policy/Handbook%20Statements.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Internet Safety and Computer Usage Rules for Students information is available at: http://www.wayne.k12.ga.us/About%20Us/Programs/Technology/Acceptable%20Use%20Policy/Computer-Internet%20Acceptable%20Use%20Rules.htm </li></ul>
    8. 8. Current Policy <ul><li>Media Center Committee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consist of: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Media Specialist and Media Center Assistant </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>3 Teachers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Students </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2 Community Members </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>The staff should contact the Media Center Committee to suggest new instructional materials and equipment. </li></ul>
    9. 9. Positive Survey Findings <ul><li>Students’ Reponse: </li></ul><ul><li>They were excited about the newly bought Accelerated Reader books. </li></ul><ul><li>Facility’s Reponse: </li></ul><ul><li>They very pleased with the recently purchased books that are tie the GPS standard at each grade level. </li></ul>
    10. 10. The Negative Survey Findings <ul><li>Students’ Reponses: </li></ul><ul><li>They wanted a new computer lab or more workstations. </li></ul><ul><li>They would like a healthy snack area located in the library. They also said the area should be away from the books and the computer lab so that these objects do not get damaged. </li></ul><ul><li>They would a comfortable area to relax and read. </li></ul><ul><li>Facility’s Reponses: </li></ul><ul><li>The staff’s one number request is a new computer so that a whole class (20 or 25 students) have computer at one time. </li></ul><ul><li>They said the furniture is too large for smaller students. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no Smart board to be used in the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>There is not where to video/audio tape that is out of the main traffic flow area in the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>There is no conference room, which makes collaboration difficult. </li></ul><ul><li>The workroom is an office and storage area, instead of being a new workroom. </li></ul>
    11. 11. Positives of the Current Floor Plan: The Circulation Desk <ul><li>The circulation desk is located near the entrance of the media center from the main hallway. </li></ul><ul><li>The media specialists can view the media center and the computer lab because its location. </li></ul>
    12. 12. Positives of the Current Floor Plan: Books <ul><li>The media has approximately 5,000 fiction and nonfiction books. </li></ul><ul><li>Media Center plans to add at least 100 new books this school year. </li></ul>
    13. 13. Negatives of the Current Floor Plan <ul><li>Obviously, we have out grown our current school and media center because the media specialist office has become speech pathologist’s room. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Negatives of the Current Floor Plan <ul><li>Since the speech pathologist is currently using the media specialist’s office, the media specialist uses the workroom as an office and video/electronic/periodical storage. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of the tools that the teachers use have been moved to the teachers’ lounge and Instructional Coach’s office, which is in a completely different hallway. </li></ul>
    15. 15. Negatives of the Current Floor Plan <ul><li>Our computer lab is very small. </li></ul><ul><li>It has only seven Mac 9 and one Mac OX 10. </li></ul><ul><li>Its size causes problems when teachers are trying to complete STAR testing and projects. </li></ul>
    16. 16. Negatives of the Current Floor Plan <ul><li>The large oak tables and oak chairs that are currently in the media currently are too large for younger students. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, when this area is used for facility there is not enough seating for all of the staff. </li></ul><ul><li>It does not have a conference room for staff meetings and/or collaboration. </li></ul>
    17. 17. Negatives of the Current Floor Plan <ul><li>Currently, the fifth grade video tape the morning announcements in the corner of the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>The media specialist and teachers would like to have a separate area for video/audio taping. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Facility Plan: Modified Floor Plan
    19. 19. Media Center Improvements <ul><li>Since within the next few years, the county is planning to build a new facility. I chose to totally redesign the layout of the media center. </li></ul><ul><li>I tried to design the future media center to maximize the student engagement, and to promote media specialist/ teacher collaboration. </li></ul><ul><li>Also, the future media center will have more storage area. </li></ul><ul><li>All areas in the media center will have carpet excepts the healthy snack area. </li></ul>
    20. 20. Media Center Improvements-Tables and Chairs <ul><li>The tables and chairs are smaller than the large oak tables and chairs </li></ul><ul><li>The smaller tables and chair are easy for student to use and do their work on. </li></ul>
    21. 21. Media Center Improvement- Reading Area <ul><li>It will have a comfortable seating area that will be used story time and guest speakers. </li></ul><ul><li>This seating can be easily moved so the area can be used for other activities. </li></ul>
    22. 22. Media Center Improvement- Conference Room <ul><li>There will separate conference room that can be use in a variety of ways. </li></ul><ul><li>The seating will comfortable. It will have table that rearranged different to fit the current users needs. </li></ul><ul><li>It include has a Smart Board. </li></ul><ul><li>It will have receptacles into the floor for additional power sources. </li></ul><ul><li>It will have a small window, but it will a special darkening shade to block light, while the Smart Board is being used. </li></ul>
    23. 23. Media Center Improvements- Workroom <ul><li>The workroom will have plenty of counter space for ellision cutter, laminating machine, and resource tools for the staff. </li></ul><ul><li>It will have trade books and professional development materials in this area,too. </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy and Science Kits will located in the shelf units in be in this area. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Media Center Improvements- Snack Area <ul><li>It is will have a healthy snack center located in separate area in the media center that it can be easily monitored by media center volunteers and student helpers. </li></ul><ul><li>It will have vending machine with juice water, yogurt bars, fruits, vegetables,and other healthy snacks. </li></ul><ul><li>The snack center will have a tile floor, so clean up is easy. </li></ul><ul><li>This will prevent the damage of materials in the rest of media center, but this area will attract more students as well as staff to the media center. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Media Center Improvements- Storage Room <ul><li>It will have a storage room for electronics and other technology.It will have cabinets for storage in this area. </li></ul><ul><li>The storage room will be located between the media specialist’s office and workroom for easy access. </li></ul><ul><li>The network server will be located in this area also. </li></ul>
    26. 26. Media Center Improvements- Media Specialist’s Office <ul><li>Media specialist will be located behind the circulation desk so that she can monitor the media center from her office. </li></ul><ul><li>It will have area for her to repair books and technology. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Media Center Improvements-Computer Lab <ul><li>The media center will have a class-sized computer lab. </li></ul><ul><li>Is will also include a smart board with projector to be used during instruction. </li></ul><ul><li>The seating will be comfortable. </li></ul><ul><li>The electrical and network receptacles will be in the floor to maximum the mobile computer station. </li></ul>
    28. 28. Media Center Improvements- Video/Audio Taping Room <ul><li>The media center will have a small room for video/audio taping. </li></ul><ul><li>It will provide a controlled setting for both tapings. </li></ul><ul><li>It will have a chrom-a-key green backdrop which the student can edit the video to add different image in the recording. </li></ul>
    29. 29. Media Center Improvements- Special Reading Area <ul><li>Special Reading Areas for Individual Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This area will have a pirate ship for student to read in. The wall behind the ship will be a mural of the ocean and island. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Also, there are bean bags for student to sit and read. </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Policy Improvements - Scheduling <ul><li>I feel the media center should be open longer for student and staff access to better prepare our students. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Article, School Libraries and Increased Student Achievement: What’s the Best Idea? , by Kristen Scott, clearly states the libraries plays a key role by being a center access point for informational literacy. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I think that the media center should be open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:40 p.m for staff and from 7:50 a.m. to 2:55 p.m. for students. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>I also feel that the media center should be open to be used for community groups or other student activities that occur after normal scheduled library hours. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Policy Improvements-Media Committee <ul><li>After viewing Carroll County Policy on media programs, I suggest that our media center adopt this county outline of the roles of the building level media committee, which are as followed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The committee is responsible for recommending long and short-range media goals, budget priorities, operation, utilization and accessibility produces and selection processes for instructional materials and equipment. </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Policy Improvement- Accountability of Lost Book or Materials <ul><li>Since it is not clearly stated how to charge for lost books in our policy, I would suggest that we add Carroll County’s policy on replace of lost books. </li></ul><ul><li>Carroll County’s Policy on lost library books: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard bound books- &15 or replacement cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hard bound paperback books (Turtleback, Econoclad, etc.) - $8.00 or replacement cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper back books-$7.50 or replacement cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference and more valuable materials- replacement cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines-replacement cost </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Until the book or material is paid for the student shall be denied the privilege of checking out materials from the media center. </li></ul>
    33. 33. Policy Improvement- Updating Copyright Policy <ul><li>Our current policy on copyright is suppose to be date this school year, I would suggest the committee look at Carroll County’s copyright policy as a example or a starting point. It thoroughly cover copyright policy on print items, computer software, cable television and satellite programs, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>You make view this document: </li></ul>
    34. 34. Policy Improvements <ul><li>After review SACS ( Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the Library Association), I have the following suggestions for improving the media center’s policy. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6.21 Maintains a comprehensive materials collection consisting of current media, books, reference sources, and periodicals in print and electronic formats that support student learning, the curriculum, and the instructional program; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.23 Ensures that all students and staff members have regular, ready access to media services, materials, and equipment; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6.26 Ensures that the media staff collaborates with other professional staff members to attain maximum benefit from the resources; </li></ul></ul>
    35. 35. References: <ul><li>Pictures: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pirate Ship Reading Area http://www.customplayhouses.com/images/Theme%20Beds/Pirateship/newpirate/fullview.jpg </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pirate Ship picture: www.cr8agift.co.uk </li></ul></ul>
    36. 36. References: <ul><li>SACS: http://www.sacscasi.org/region/standards/index.html </li></ul><ul><li>Carroll County Policy: http://www.gsbaepolicy.org/policy.asp?PC=IFBC-R&S=4027&C=I&RevNo=1.65 </li></ul><ul><li>Scott, K. J.“School library and increased student achievement: What’s the bug idea?” EBSCOhost retrieved on September 10, 2007. WEBSITE@@@ </li></ul>
    37. 37. Screven Elementary School <ul><li>Alisha Thornton Cannon </li></ul><ul><li>ITEC 7132 </li></ul><ul><li>Facility Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Dr. Repman </li></ul><ul><li>Fall 2007 </li></ul>