A Library/Media Center for New Tech High School Neil Krasnoff
Overview <ul><ul><li>About me  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission of A Maceo Smith New Tech HS Media Center </li></ul></ul...
About me <ul><ul><li>Unconventional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Mixture of  realism and idealism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
Mission of A Maceo Smith New Tech HS Media Center <ul><li>The AMSNTHS library strives to become a globally-connected, lear...
Mission: Globally Connected <ul><ul><li>Instructional video conference equipment for full-class sessions via content provi...
Mission: Learning Commons <ul><ul><li>Open, flexible, collaborative physical space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online prese...
Mission: Where students, teachers and staff collaborate <ul><ul><li>A platform for students to positively effect technolog...
Mission: Promote multiple literacies <ul><ul><li>Most importantly: the ability to locate information and evaluate its qual...
Mission: responsible, professional  participation in the social web and in the local community <ul><ul><li>sensitivity to ...
Goals for facility, collection and technology <ul><ul><li>Video conference unit that doubles as display for library inform...
Library for Students <ul><ul><li>Print library and online subscription resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic enviro...
Library for teachers <ul><ul><li>Full service instructional consulting from lesson planning to assessment </li></ul></ul><...
Example of My Work <ul><li>Teacher Problem: Create an engaging project about a geographic region that: </li></ul><ul><li> ...
Solution <ul><li>Turn teacher into a ruthless dictator </li></ul>+ = Idi Ot Hussinsane Then turn the classroom into the im...
Solution  <ul><ul><li>Students are Idi Ot Husinsane's advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They must use relevant informati...
How 21st Century Librarians see the world <ul><ul><li>Literacy and Transliteracy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><u...
Library Agenda Furthers School Agenda <ul><ul><li>Immersion in text and abstraction = higher level success </li></ul></ul>...
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An introduction to Media Services for the faculty of New Tech High School. August 17th, 2011.

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A library media center for New Tech High School

  1. 1. A Library/Media Center for New Tech High School Neil Krasnoff
  2. 2. Overview <ul><ul><li>About me </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission of A Maceo Smith New Tech HS Media Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals for facility, collection and technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library for Teachers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How 21st Century Librarians see the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Library program and school goals </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. About me <ul><ul><li>Unconventional </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Mixture of  realism and idealism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Traveler </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Love Debate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life and work are separate, but...not entirely </li></ul></ul>My Big Fat Jewish-Muslim Wedding
  4. 4. Mission of A Maceo Smith New Tech HS Media Center <ul><li>The AMSNTHS library strives to become a globally-connected, learning commons where students, teachers and staff collaborate in a technology-rich environment and are engaged in activities that promote multiple literacies and responsible, professional  participation in the social web and in the local community. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Mission: Globally Connected <ul><ul><li>Instructional video conference equipment for full-class sessions via content providers, remote collaborators/classes and virtual guests via Skype </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>School activities well-documented on blogs, wikis, and social media  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multicultural, multi-language resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Promote participation in global conversations via Twitter and other online communities </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Mission: Learning Commons <ul><ul><li>Open, flexible, collaborative physical space </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online presence that facilitates student selection of quality information and resources. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Online presence that welcomes involvement with community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiential learning center with access to contemporary mobile devices such as e-readers and tablets </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Mission: Where students, teachers and staff collaborate <ul><ul><li>A platform for students to positively effect technology implementation on campus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place for staff-development activities led by librarian or other staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A place for sharing ideas and engaging in productive meetings </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Mission: Promote multiple literacies <ul><ul><li>Most importantly: the ability to locate information and evaluate its quality. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analyze and produce media of all types </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reading to learn  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep learning through reading full-length books on a topic </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Mission: responsible, professional  participation in the social web and in the local community <ul><ul><li>sensitivity to copyright and fair-use </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>awareness of plagiarism </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students will learn importance of developing positive 'digital footprint' </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Students and teachers will learn about social-networking for learning and professional activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Programs that promote parental involvement and adult mentorship  </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Goals for facility, collection and technology <ul><ul><li>Video conference unit that doubles as display for library information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexible, contemporary furniture arrangement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazine, newspaper collection on Nooks and/or other mobile devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print collection that supports deep learning and recreational reading </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Library for Students <ul><ul><li>Print library and online subscription resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamic environment that leads students to literature and knowledge of the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Newspaper and Magazines on Nooks and Ipads! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A welcoming, supportive environment for learning technology and finding solution to problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A collaborative workspace of choice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A showcase for student work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chess Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Irregular programs: poetry slam, social media events, etc </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Library for teachers <ul><ul><li>Full service instructional consulting from lesson planning to assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tech support and informal staff development in instructional technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Co-teaching with online research, note taking and information evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with Strategic Application of Technology in instruction and in other areas </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Example of My Work <ul><li>Teacher Problem: Create an engaging project about a geographic region that: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>  Covers multiple objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Involves using geographic data to make decisions and solve problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fun for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to assess with rubric </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Solution <ul><li>Turn teacher into a ruthless dictator </li></ul>+ = Idi Ot Hussinsane Then turn the classroom into the imaginary country of Packratistan!
  15. 15. Solution <ul><ul><li>Students are Idi Ot Husinsane's advisors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They must use relevant information to decide which country to invade  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Final Product is presentation before Idi Ot </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Failure to provide good information could be fatal </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. How 21st Century Librarians see the world <ul><ul><li>Literacy and Transliteracy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology as a mentality </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participation in the Global Information Commons </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need for Digital Citizenship  </li></ul></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information access and evaluation still paramount </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. Library Agenda Furthers School Agenda <ul><ul><li>Immersion in text and abstraction = higher level success </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teacher/Media Specialist collaboration correlates with higher test scores </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help with difficult Learner outcomes: Global Awareness and Critical Thinking </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>  Creative Solutions  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhance High-Tech profile of school </li></ul></ul>

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