Media center program plan


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Media center program plan

  1. 1. Five Year Program Plan HCCMS MEDIA CENTER
  2. 2. STUDENT SURVEY RESULTS Notable results showed… 1. Students wanted more time to visit the library. 2. Students were interested in the addition of eBooks and more technology. 3. Students were interested in the addition of more books and newer titles.
  3. 3. MISSION OF HARRIS COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM        The mission of the Harris County School District, the foundational rock upon which futures are built, is to ensure each student succeeds in life, through a system distinguished by students that advance at their own pace through nontraditional pathways. student-driven, project based learning. teachers empowered to be creative facilitators. the use of state-of-the-art technology to become global learners. authentic assessment aligned with real world experiences. the use of our community as a support system.
  4. 4. LONG RANGE GOALS Build the virtual learning environment to assists in literacy skills and helping students become global learners.  Teaching and learning information literacy.  Increase community involvement by establishing more meaningful relationships.  Improve the media center learning environment so that it is more conducive to constructive student activity. 
  5. 5. BUILD THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT TO ASSISTS IN LITERACY SKILLS AND HELPING STUDENTS BECOME GLOBAL LEARNERS.  Revamp the media center website to include useful tools for curriculum and research needs. Scaffolding tools, graphic organizers, downloadable interventions, links to citation sites, reading lists to support projects, and writing guidelines for research papers or reports. (Connection to student survey response)  Link to live and asynchronous ask-a-librarian services to provide 24-7 assistance.  Featured author of the month with suggested reading lists and link to biography. (connection to student survey response)   Upload an e-book hosting application to assists in the circulation of e-books.
  6. 6. IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Students will have 24/7 access to resources from any where with internet access to help with projects, research papers, reading skills, suggested reading lists, and much more.  Students will be able to check out eBooks from anywhere with internet access. This would provide more opportunities to read more books and not be depended on physically visiting the library. 
  7. 7. TEACHING AND LEARNING INFORMATION LITERACY. Develop inquiry-driven curricular units.  Teach content and research skills through library classroom lessons  Build information literacy skills and identify appropriate tools for collecting, communicating, finding , and using information.  Revamp the Accelerated Reader program by adding more appealing incentives for students and getting teachers on board with promotion of program. 
  8. 8. IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVMENT A well developed curriculum will ensure needed literacy skills are being taught in a timely manner.  Students will be educated on proper research skills and research paper writing skills.  Revamping and promoting a new AR program will get students more excited about reading and increase reading overall. 
  9. 9. INCREASE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT BY ESTABLISHING MORE MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS. Collaborate with the local public library as well as the local collegiate library to organize interlibrary loans, events, etc.  Attend local council meetings to align the media center with the local community leaders to establish support for media center programs.  Collaborate with the local museum to establish a relationship and attain information, resources, etc. for school curriculum.  Reach out to private organizations as well as commercial companies for support and resources. 
  10. 10. IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Gaining community support will help with fund raising efforts to purchase more resources for the media center and the students.  Bringing in outside resources, such as guest speakers and events will help get students involved and wanting to visit the media center.  Making reading more exciting by adding new faces and places will improve overall reading among students. 
  11. 11. IMPROVE THE MEDIA CENTER LEARNING ENVIRONMENT SO THAT IT IS MORE CONDUCIVE TO CONSTRUCTIVE STUDENT ACTIVITY. Develop a plan for recruiting volunteers, including incentives and guidelines.  Develop training program for volunteers.  Rearrange media center furniture to create areas to accommodate both collaborative and independent work. 
  12. 12. IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT Adding volunteers will increase supervision, and take over some of the day to day responsibilities, allowing students more time to visit the media center. This will also allow the media specialist more time to assists in students needs.  Having designated areas will allow for more activities to be done in the media center without disturbing others. 