Winter Newsletter, 2014

Burnside Media Center's Buzz

What's Happening in the Media Center

It has been a busy two months. We have had the Scholastic Book Fair, Read with the Lady Gamecocks, Drop Everything and Read, and helped Fred the Elf with his Christmas shopping by using his clues to identify popular Caldecott award winning books. In addition, kindergarten and first grade students went on a virtual field trip to visit Mrs. Claus.

Thank you for all your support, and I can't wait to see what the new year brings.

New District Technology Requirements

Richland County School District One has revised it technology proficiency requirements for 2013-2014.

All teachers are required to have a minimum of 3 hours of technology professional development

  • Follow all components of the Acceptable Use Policy
  • Use ISAFE resources to present lessons
  • Maintain an informative class webpage
  • Plan and implement a student centered lesson which technology is effectively integrated.
  • Participate in at least one virtual learning activity
  • Participate in at least one Visual Literacy Festival Contest

Visual Literacy Festival

Congratulations to Serenity Merrick for placing Honorable Mention in the Visual Literacy Festival. Her winning editorial cartoon was entitled "Equality... For Real?"

There are still 3 more chances to enter the Visual Literacy Festival as part of your Technology Proficiency Requirements.

Read Around the Planet

It is time to register for Read Around the Planet. Registration forms have been sent out via email. Sign your class up for this fun and educational experience. Other collaborative experiences are available at

Lucy Turner, ITS

Leadership and Learning that Transforms, Empowers, and Engages