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Facility plan

  1. 1. Largo Tibet Elementary School<br />Media Center Facility Plan<br />FRIT 7132<br />Sonya L. Bigbie<br />March 28, 2011<br />
  2. 2. LARGO Tibet elementary School<br />MissionTo ignite a passion for learning and teaching at high levels.<br />VisionFrom school to the world: All students prepared for productive futures.<br />
  3. 3. LTES Media Center Profile<br />Serves approximately 730 students<br />Serves 65+ faculty and staff members<br />One full-time Media Specialist<br />One full-time Media Clerk<br />
  4. 4. Media Center Location<br />Located on the Main Hall<br />Easily accessible to all students<br />
  5. 5. View from Main Hall<br />
  6. 6. Current Facility Floor Plan<br />This Media Center was built in 1969. It is basically one large room with bookshelves lining the walls. It looks very generic. <br />
  7. 7. Media Specialist Area<br />Currently in the middle of the Media Center<br />Unable to see the entire Media Center if it was in one of the office areas<br />
  8. 8. Circulation Desk<br />Check In Desk and Book Drop<br />Check Out Desk<br />
  9. 9. Computer Area<br />Used for searching form particular materials and also for AR tests.<br />
  10. 10. Work Room<br />Houses the laminator, extra computer pieces and video cameras.<br />
  11. 11. Media Broadcast Area<br />Currently we are broadcasting our Morning News program live through Video Furnace and also across the internal distribution system. Because we do not have a “room” we are in the middle of the media center .<br />
  12. 12. Facility Use<br />Check In/Check Out books<br />Class Story time<br />Live Broadcast of Morning News Show<br />Accelerated Reader Testing<br />Search for items located within the Media Center<br />Streaming/Internal Distribution Equipment<br />Faculty Meetings<br />Training Meetings<br />Parent Center<br />Technology Equipment – video cameras, digital cameras and COW(Computers on Wheels)<br />Special Events<br />
  13. 13. Reading Incentives<br />Accelerated Reader – the students are listed on the Wall of Fame as they earn different points through AR. Students are awarded certificates at the end of the year during Honors Day. <br />
  14. 14. Reading Incentives<br />Reader of the Week (ROW)– one student each week is chosen by their classroom teacher as the spotlight student Reader of the Week at Largo. Their picture is taken and place on bulletin board in Media Center. They are also highlighted on scrolling announcements for one week. The pictures then move to the main hallway for the remainder of the year.<br />
  15. 15. Reading Incentives<br />Heart Book Challenge – students are encouraged to read books that are chapter books are a little challenge for them. If they read the book and make at least an 80% or higher, they are given a reward from the Media Specialist.<br />Book Fair – the monies raised are used to purchase books and additional equipment. The Book Fair is held in the Fall and there is a Parent Night where families can come and purchase items.<br />
  16. 16. Special Programs<br />Special Visitors - we were recently privileged to have a Blind Lady come read to us with a Braille Book. We also have authors visit when ever we can.<br />Book Clubs – each year we have several Book Clubs going throughout the year<br />
  17. 17. Survey Findings<br />Media Center is mostly used on an as needed basis which allows freedom for teachers and students.<br />Whole classes visit the MC during Orientation and when completing research for a project<br />84% of the staff felt confident and comfortable in the MC<br />
  18. 18. Survey Comments<br />Media Specialist is organized, friendly and helpful.<br />Everyone who works in Media Center is friendly and helpful.<br />There is a large collection of books and research materials.<br />Media Center closes too early.<br />There is only one room.<br />Takes too long at the beginning of the year to check out and have to return all books too early before the end of the year.<br />
  19. 19. Survey Comments<br />Would like to see:<br />More reading nooks<br />More instruction by Media Specialist on how to research, using resources and using technology<br />More individual areas<br />More book clubs at all levels<br />More computers<br />
  20. 20. Facility Changes<br />Section off the Children’s Section for the younger children.<br />Set up a designated Reading Area with a Reading Rug and also beanbags or large floor pillows.<br />Update circulation desk area.<br />Use brighter colors to brighten up the overall area.<br />
  21. 21. New Facility Layout<br />
  22. 22. Media Center Improvements<br />L-shaped Information Desk, 29"H<br />$2,340.00<br />42''H Double Face Shelving Adder, <br />ld16-5-42a by W.C. Heller $413.99<br />Paragon Infinity™ Circulation Desk Hanging CPU Holder about $4,000<br />42''H Double Face Shelving Starter, ld16-5-42 by W.C. Heller $511.99<br />
  23. 23. Media Center Improvements<br />$219.99 from KidCarpet.com<br />Cozy Lounger 38" <br />Rainbow Print<br />$74.95<br />
  24. 24. District Media Center Policy<br />School Media Center Program:<br />School library media center programs will operate under the established national, regional, state and local standards.<br />Media centers will operate according to flexible schedules in accordance with State rule160-4-4-01. Classes will not be assigned to media specialists or media centers in order to provide planning/free periods for teachers or for the purpose of regular class instruction.<br />Media specialists and teachers will plan collaboratively to ensure the use of media center resources and services that support the curriculum.<br />Media specialist will conduct a formal media center inventory annually.<br />The entire school community will be accountable for the use of library media materials and equipment. <br />Media committees will be established and utilized at the system level and at each school.<br />
  25. 25. District Media Center Policy<br />Copyright:<br />The SCCPSS BOE and its employees will maintain the highest ethical standards possible in the use of copyrighted materials for educational purposes.<br />The SCCPSS BOE and its employees shall adhere to the Copyright Law of the United States of America and Related Laws Contained in Title 17 of the United States Code.<br />
  26. 26. Media Center Policy-Site level<br />Circulation and Policies:<br />Pre K students will not check out books<br />K students will not check out books until their teachers request that they do so(usually after Christmas)<br />1st – 5th grade students are allowed to check out two books at the time.<br />Books are due two weeks after checking out<br />Students are not charged for overdue books<br />Students will be charged for lost or damaged books<br />
  27. 27. Resources:<br />Survey Monkey<br />Gliffy<br />SCCPSS Board Policy Manual<br />SCCPSS District Media Specialists Handbook <br />