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Goals and Objectives

MissionStatement:ThemissionofGeorgeWashingtonCarverElementary

Schoolmediacenteristoinspireathirstforknowledgeinthestudentsand staff.
LongRangeGoalsandObjectives: 1. Thestudents,facultyandstaffwilldeveloptheirintellectualandeducationalskillstobe effectiveconsumersofinformationandtechnology a. b. c. 2. startawikiforteacherstocollaborateandsharelessonsandresources createschoolmediacenterwebsite/wikiwithcurrentinformationfortheparents andcommunity trainteachershowtocreatepodcasts Updatetechnologyresourcesforstudentsandstaffsotheyareabletoevaluate,useand produceinformation. a. b. c. 3. a. b. c. 4. a. b. c. 5. LargeflatscreenTVswithwirelessdongles purchaseanotherclasssetsofipads updatestudentbroadcastingequipment creatingaWikitoprovideinformationontrainingsandactivitiesassociatedwithin themediacenter. ProvidetrainingopportunitiesviastaffdevelopmentandsmallgroupsonWeb2.0 Toolsscreencasts,videolessons,linksforteachersresources attendgradelevelplanningmeetings studentsandteacherwillknowexplorethelibraryandunderstandhowtosearch forinformationonlineandinpersonatthelibrary ContinuetointroducestudentstothelatesttechnologyviaiPad,iPodTouch, SMARTBoard,DocumentCameras incorporateaunitonbeingaresponsibleconsumerofinformationinformation literacy Encourageanappreciationofliteratureandreadingbothcurrentandclassic. a. b. establishteacherleadwikidiscussionboardsforbookclubs establishamediacenterfacebookpageforsharinginformationofbooksand literaturethatencourageparentsandstudenttogainaloveofreading Buildaknowledgethatcreatesselfrelianceanddevelopscriticalthinking

Increasethecollaborativeeffortbetweenthemediacenterandschoolstaff

Activities: Plan/GoalsTimelineofEvaluationandCompletion: Area YearOne YearTwo YearThree Purchase anotherclass setofipads

Technology/Resources

ApproachPTSOabout PurchaseFlatscreen tech.improvements formediacenterand neededforMCinthe dongle comingyear Purchaseappsfor ipadsbasedonteacher feedbackfromsurvey 20%BookBudgetto ebooks Researchpricesand alternatemeansof raisingsupport grants,contestsetc. 30%BookBudgetto ebooks

Research

40%BookBudgetto ebooks

onlinelearning opportunitiestoenrich curriculumforgifted studentsKhan academypartnership andcoaching CreateWikiforMedia Establishfacebook Center pageforMC UpdateMCwebsite Createwikifor teachersresources andbookclubs Createpodcastfor teachereducationof Web2.0tools trainteachershowto usethewikisforbook clubs,andteacher PLNforcollaboration

OnlineResources

Training/Lessons

Continuetraining teachersonwikisfor bookclubs,and teacherPLNfor collaboration

Lessonfor students/teacherson informationliteracy SLMSAttendgrade levelmeetings

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SLMSAttendgrade levelmeetings

Evaluation: Themediacenterwillbeevaluatedintheyearlymeetingofthemediaspecialistandschool administratorsbasedonthetimelineabove.Thestudenttestscoresandteachersurveys doneattheendoftheschoolyearwillalsoserveasmeasurestoevaluatetheeffectiveness andsuccessoftheobjectivessetforthtoobtainthegoalsforthatyear.Manyofthegoals havetangibleresultsthatcaneasilybeevaluated,suchasacquiringtelevisionsortheclass setofipads.Ifthegoalisnotmetitwillbeaddedtothefollowingyearsobjectivesonthe timeline. Goal 1Thestudents,facultyandstaffwilldevelop theirintellectualandeducationalskillstobe effectiveconsumersofinformationand technology 2Updatetechnologyresourcesforstudents andstaffsotheyareabletoevaluate,use andproduceinformation. References 64%ofonlineteenshaveparticipatedin contentcreatingactivitiesEmpoweringLearners Theschoollibrarianworkstobridgethis digitaldivideandensurethatalllearners areskilledusersofinformationinall formats.EmpoweringLearners

3Increasethecollaborativeeffortbetweenthe Guideline:Theschoollibraryprogram mediacenterandschoolstaff promotescollaborationamongmembers ofthelearningcommunityandencourages learnerstobeindependent,lifelongusers andproducersofideasandinformation. 4Buildaknowledgethatcreatesselfreliance Studentscan(anddo)readandinquire anddevelopscriticalthinking withthoughtfulnessandcuriosityare empoweredtopushtheirownlearningto deeperlevelsandwidervistas. EmpoweringLearners 5Encourageanappreciationofliteratureand Studentscan(anddo)readandinquire readingbothcurrentandclassic. withthoughtfulnessandcuriosityare empoweredtopushtheirownlearningto deeperlevelsandwidervistas. EmpoweringLearners

References: AmericanAssociationofSchoolLibrarians.(2009)EmpoweringLearners:GuidelinesforSchoolLibrary Programs.AmericanAssociationofSchoolLibrarians