APS Media Services Newsletter

January 2016- Happy New Year!!

21st Century Classroom Initiative begins in the media center!

All media centers received a new Interactive LED Panel before the Winter Holiday. Training for the media specialists took place on January 6 and 7 at ISC. According to the thought bubbles, several media specialists walked away feeling more confident in their ability to lead this initiative in their school. Media Specialists and ETSs will train teachers as the boards are installed in classrooms. This is the first phase of the Instructional Technology department's 21st Century Classroom initiative. The four components evident in every 21st Century Classroom are critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration. The 21st Century Classroom initiative provides students the opportunity to experience learning environments that weave together the 4C's and best instructional practices. As this initiative evolves in your school, please take the opportunity to become a certified 21st Century Instructor. Your ETS will keep you informed about the process. Thank you for being an awesome leader in your school.

As Media Specialists, WE WILL lead the way!

Congratulations to our December Donors Choose Awardees!!

Eric Carpenter- Toomer ES- Tablets for Student Independence-$452.00

Shanna Miles-South Atlanta HS- The Game of REAL Life for Seniors- $418.00

Oreta Campbell- Humphries ES-Road Runner & Careers: Grow.Lead.Transform-$673.00

Mileeka Frank- Whitefoord ES- Students Acting Out-$842.00

Christine Tigue- Hope-Hill ES- Center for Reading-$880.00

Nikki Bivins- Express Yourself Poetry- $840.00 & Let's Crack the Code to Comp. Prog. $977.00

Linda Green- Carver HS- Healthy Readers-$676.00& Student Publishers- $842.00 & French Readers-$742.00

Wilma Brightharp-Benteen ES-Project Click, Discover, Publish and Present-$974.00

Paula Boston- E. Rivers ES- 3D Books in the Library, Oh My! -$250.00

Roy Jackson- Springdale Park ES- Grow.Lead.Transform:SPARK March Madness-$578.00

Lisa Gaither-Young MS-Wolf Pack Readers- $2,099.00 & Everyone Reads $394.00

From the Coordinator's Desk.......

Happy New Year Colleagues,

Just a few things to remember as you begin the second semester.

Media Materials Purchasing

· All orders must be placed by Friday 1/29/16

· All items should be received and invoices paid by Monday 3/1/16

· If you do not receive the items ordered request a pro forma invoice and pay by 3/1/16

· P-Cards will be deactivated on Tuesday 3/2/16

21st Century Classroom

· Thank you very much for attending the Interactive LED Interactive Panel training.

· Your support of this vital initiative is critical and greatly appreciated.

· Discover more @ http://www.atlantapublicschools.us/Page/48581


· All GSMF projects should be registered and received by Media Services by Friday March 4th.

· Register @ https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015GSMF

Thanks for all you do,

-Warren Goetzel, APS Media Coordinator

HRRB Countdown is in full effect! Less than 30 days remain before APS HRRB teams square off @ Drew Charter.

We are looking forward to seeing all the HRRB participants and volunteers on January 30, 2016 at Drew Charter School. It's not too late to recruit volunteers. Teachers and media specialists (not coaching a team) that volunteer will receive $300 in books for their media center or classroom library. Breakfast and lunch will be provided for all volunteers. Thanks to all who have agreed to help.