Diamond Lakes  Elementary     SchoolThe front of the building. The main office is to theleft of the front door andthe medi...
Walking into the School                           Front Door of the MediaFront Door of the School           Center
In the Media Center Walking into the media center first thing in the                   morning.
After the lights are on and the      blinds are opened!
Student tables   Let the sun shine in!
Space for studentsin the media center.This slide shows that themedia center has lots ofspace for students andclasses but t...
About our SchoolDiamond Lakes Elementary School is a PreK 4 through 5th grade school.The school is in the suburbs of Augus...
About Our SchoolWhen our school opened in 2006, we had a beautiful building with allthe necessary furniture but with NOTHI...
Student Survey ResultsI surveyed students and got some interesting results. All the studentswanted to have web sites like ...
Faculty Survey ResultsThe faculty survey was not as forthcoming into what the teachersactually want. They know that I have...
Media PolicyMedia Center Policies are set by our District Department of Mediaand Instructional Technology. They can be fou...
The Media Center
The Circulation DeskStanding just inside the front door   Looking from the Media Workroom
The Circulation Desk front view
Media Specialist’s Office      Behind the circulation desk!
Computerworkstation              Media Workroom                                     Laminator and poster maker            ...
Around the Media Center
Media Reading Well     The Kindergarten Student     Gem of the Month sits beside     me in the small rocking chair     whi...
Computer Use in the Media Center           Media Center Networked printer
Big Books and Magazines
Media ExtrasPaperback book Rack           Nutrition books from GaDOE
Fun in the Dewey Decimal System
Holidays and FavoritesSt. Patrick’s Day   Junie B. Jones & Captain Underpants
Characters welcome students!
Book Fair/Events Space
Production AreaControl station    News desk
Media Storage OptionsDistribution Center   Media Server
More StorageLarge storage drawers                        Upper cabinets                                                   ...
Map of Media CenterDiamond              RestCircle               R room                          Circulation Desk   Main H...
Minor Changes to Facilitate Flow           Diamond           Circle                                        My new mobile P...
My Mobile Promethean Board http://www.academicsuperstore.com/products/Prome  thean/Activote/928475 This site shows the A...
Promethean Planet Site http://www.prometheanworld.com/server.php?show=  nav.15 This is where my mobile ActivBoard will b...
Conclusion Our media center is very new and needs almost no  changes to the facility. Every need has been  anticipated. T...
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  1. 1. Diamond Lakes Elementary SchoolThe front of the building. The main office is to theleft of the front door andthe media center is to the right. Patricia Krezinski ITEC/FRIT 7132PSC/NCATE Assessment #3
  2. 2. Walking into the School Front Door of the MediaFront Door of the School Center
  3. 3. In the Media Center Walking into the media center first thing in the morning.
  4. 4. After the lights are on and the blinds are opened!
  5. 5. Student tables Let the sun shine in!
  6. 6. Space for studentsin the media center.This slide shows that themedia center has lots ofspace for students andclasses but that it also hasempty space on our bookshelves where we don’thave it! The square footageof the entire media centeris 4,503 sq. ft.
  7. 7. About our SchoolDiamond Lakes Elementary School is a PreK 4 through 5th grade school.The school is in the suburbs of Augusta, Georgia in a rapidly expandingneighborhood. We have seen a rapid influx of inner city studentsmoving into our neighborhood as government housing projectsdowntown are closing. As a result of the increase in population most ofour students are either at or below the poverty line. At 645 students, weare at 102% capacity.Diamond Lakes opened in 2006 as one of two elementary schoolsopened at the same time in the same geographic area. Our schools werebuilt in the middle of 5 other elementary schools all around us in aneffort to relieve overcrowding .We have been able to make AYP every year that we have been inexistence. We have high hopes for making AYP again this year.
  8. 8. About Our SchoolWhen our school opened in 2006, we had a beautiful building with allthe necessary furniture but with NOTHING else. There were no books,no computers, no televisions, and no other equipment. We opened inAugust as most Georgia schools do but it was October before therewere any computers in the building. It took another month to get themall set up and in the classrooms and the media center. In December of2006 we finally got televisions in the classrooms. Around that time, thelibrary began to receive book orders. It has taken all of the four yearswe have been open to get to the place where we are today.All the problems aside, Diamond Lakes Elementary is a beautifulschool, a great place to work, and a wonderful environment forstudents, parents, faculty, and staff.
  9. 9. Student Survey ResultsI surveyed students and got some interesting results. All the studentswanted to have web sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook unblocked.100% wanted control over web sites removed. That is something that isdone at the district level and I have no control over blocking orunblocking web sites. Even if I could unblock those sites, I don’t think Iwould in an elementary school. 75% of the students also wanted moretime to be in the media center before and after school. That is an issuethat I can address at least in the morning. I have an afternoon dutyoutside the media center so the afternoon is still a problem. 50% ofrespondents in fourth and fifth grades also wanted me to add the Twilightseries to our collection but I think that is better suited to a middle or highschool.
  10. 10. Faculty Survey ResultsThe faculty survey was not as forthcoming into what the teachersactually want. They know that I have already worked on buying thebooks for the collection that correlate to their curriculum. This issomething they like and want me to continue. The faculty also saidthey would like to see more teaching of research and library skills. Iplan to add classes of this kind next school year. My district is alreadypurchasing an ActivBoard with ActivVotes for the media center. I amexcited about that and know that it will help tremendously inteaching the skills the teachers mentioned.20% of teachers wanted me to read to their students at least once aweek. There is nothing I would like more but time is a problem. Ifthey sign their class up for a half hour block of time and want me toread, then I make every effort to read to the class. 100% of teachersare happy that the media center has an open schedule and is openduring the entire instructional day.All in all I believe the faculty and student body is happy with theDiamond Lakes Media Center.
  11. 11. Media PolicyMedia Center Policies are set by our District Department of Mediaand Instructional Technology. They can be found on the district website at http://rcboe.org/home On the home page links, you can findthe policy for Internet Acceptable Use. To find the media policies,click on Educators then Media Specialists, and finally MediaHandbook. From this site, all media specialists in the district canview the policies for administration of the media program.
  12. 12. The Media Center
  13. 13. The Circulation DeskStanding just inside the front door Looking from the Media Workroom
  14. 14. The Circulation Desk front view
  15. 15. Media Specialist’s Office Behind the circulation desk!
  16. 16. Computerworkstation Media Workroom Laminator and poster maker Storage cabinets
  17. 17. Around the Media Center
  18. 18. Media Reading Well The Kindergarten Student Gem of the Month sits beside me in the small rocking chair while I read to the class! Kindergartners LOVE this place!
  19. 19. Computer Use in the Media Center Media Center Networked printer
  20. 20. Big Books and Magazines
  21. 21. Media ExtrasPaperback book Rack Nutrition books from GaDOE
  22. 22. Fun in the Dewey Decimal System
  23. 23. Holidays and FavoritesSt. Patrick’s Day Junie B. Jones & Captain Underpants
  24. 24. Characters welcome students!
  25. 25. Book Fair/Events Space
  26. 26. Production AreaControl station News desk
  27. 27. Media Storage OptionsDistribution Center Media Server
  28. 28. More StorageLarge storage drawers Upper cabinets Storage in There is ample storage in three different media rooms with cabinets and shelves. workroom
  29. 29. Map of Media CenterDiamond RestCircle R room Circulation Desk Main Hallway Reading Well Front of Building
  30. 30. Minor Changes to Facilitate Flow Diamond Circle My new mobile Promethean Rest Board will reside here when not room in useI have removed the two bookcases in the middle of the floorto facilitate flow and makemore space available for bookfairs. Front of Building
  31. 31. My Mobile Promethean Board http://www.academicsuperstore.com/products/Prome thean/Activote/928475 This site shows the ActivVote system that has been ordered for me.
  32. 32. Promethean Planet Site http://www.prometheanworld.com/server.php?show= nav.15 This is where my mobile ActivBoard will be purchased from. The price of the entire set up is in the neighborhood of $17,000.00.
  33. 33. Conclusion Our media center is very new and needs almost no changes to the facility. Every need has been anticipated. The school has only been open since August, 2006. Our policies have been worked on for many years and are working well as is. I really don’t think any changes need to be made. I love being a media specialist and have a very supportive media and technological staff at the district level.

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