Acworth Stacks

a newsletter from the Acworth ES Learning Commons

Media Center becomes Learning Commons!

Acworth Media Center is transitioning over the next year to a Learning Commons. What does this mean exactly for our population of stakeholders? It means that the space will be even more accessible, flexible, collaborative, digital and student-centered than ever before!

Here are the changes to expect beginning from Day 1:
New furniture: With the help of our PTSA partners and admin support, we have purchased movable tables and chairs, new chairs for the desktop area, soft seating like beanbag chairs and movable stools. We will even have Node Chairs--specifically designed for active learning.
What does this mean? Students can move to where they want to work. They can work in groups or independently. They can have lessons and centers. The space can change daily or even hourly depending on the needs of the students.
More Technology: We have purchased 25 i-pad minis and a cart of 35 laptops to be used exclusively in the Learning Commons.
What does this mean? Students will have access to multiple ways to access information, conduct research, read and play with the new technology resources available. Technology is the way of the future for our students--we need to help them engage with it whenever they need to.

If you would like to read more about what a learning commons is from a local teacher librarian at Mt. Bethel ES, please click here.

Media Center Survey on Google

Teachers, you know I love you all! But I will love you even more if you will complete the survey below! You provide the critical information I need to see where we need to go with the media program.
Thank you so much for your involvement and support!

Click here to open the survey.

Summer Reading!

Don't forget about summer reading! You can connect to the media center blog to log your minutes for the Scholastic Read for the Record. Right now the tally is over 104 million minutes read--we have a long way to go to reach the record. Remember, reading just 20 minutes a day will keep you caught up with your reading skills and actually may improve them!

Click here for Mrs. Clay's Blog to log your minutes :)

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We are here for our students, parents and all stakeholders anytime at all!
Mrs. Peggy Clay, Library Media Specialist
Mrs. Claire Mann, Media Parapro