About the Media Center

  • We are Focused on Learning! &  Reading is Our SUPERPOWER!

    EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS: 

    2 CHROME BOOKS recently arrived thru DONOR's CHOOSE funding request !

    NEARPOD GOLD LICENSE awarded to me for OSES Usage!

     

    This year we are placing special emphasis on

    1.  Reading & Literacy

    2.  Online Digital Citizenship

    3.  Research Skills

    4. Technology Literacy

    5.  Coding Skills & STEM thru Makerspace, Reading Science & Technology Materials (beginning - 2nd Quarter)

    READING 

    Students are required to select a Science & Technology related book each time they check out to encourage SOL Standards across the curriculum, supporting Science Inquiry & STEM/STREAM Exposure & Investigation, in addition to Fiction & Non-Fiction selections.

    Students are encouraged to Challenge their Reading Levels to stretch their skill level, broadening Vocabulary Development.

    Flocabulary & Brainpop/Brainpop Jr. (online resources/RPS subscriptions) are heavily utilized to provide Vocabulary Development supporting varied learning styles.

    Minimum checkout numbers have been relaxed so that Students have a broader, personal interest, student driven, rigorous literary experience.

    Themed, grade level appropriate, Reading Areas have been designed to provide "Comfortable Spaces" for pleasure reading to encourage the Love of Reading.

    Reading Buddies have been instituted for hesitant readers, students who need hand held manipulatives for focus, and general comfort, to facilitate Personal Reading.

    Seasonal Themes such as "READING with HERMAN" (Herman the Monster) have been developed for FUN READING Experiences.

    ONLINE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP

    WE ARE GOLD LICENSED!!!  I was awarded a "Gold License" from NEARPOD which is an excellent educational tool for Lessons in Digital Citizenship, Technofluency, Research Skills & Many Library Reference Skills & Instruction. (Our GOLD LICENSE gives us FREE UNLIMITED ACCESS to ALL LESSONS & SUPPORT for A Year!)

    Brainpop & Flocabulary offerings are utilized

    TECHNOFLUENCY

    TRAILS Assessment be utilized for Technofluency knowledge & applicable Instruction.  (Pre & Post Assessments) Instruction is planned based on assessment results.

    All students are given Hands On foundational instruction (based on their level).

    Hands On usage of Instruction being utilized in Instruction on a daily basis.

    CODING

    Coding Club - "CODEUP" - Anywhere & Everywhere (we've received 2 Chrome Books dedicated to Coding, Mathematical Graphing & Science Inquiry, supporting STEM/STREAM exposure.

     TECHNOLOGY LITERACY

    Technology skills instruction is offered in our mini computer lab.  Students are required to utilize their skills to perform research projects, personal search & inquiry as well as preparing presentations..