Hilltop Library Annual Report
- Our library theme was The Library is SUPER-Powered
- Hilltop students and teachers checked out over 8,000 books this year.
- Hilltop students donated approximately 2,000 books to Whitney Young Elementary as part of One School One Book.
- Students used Lego Robots, Legos, circuits, Sphero robots, green screens, and iPads to create stop motion movies, animated fables, flashlights, weather reports, obstacle courses, and more.
- Students participated in the Hour of Code to learn about computer programming.
Students scanned our DC contract with an augmented reality app to watch a video and understand online safety.
Students searched for the missing Benny the Bison to explore the research process and apply what they learned to Genius Hour
Students were "Makers" at our STEM focused Maker centers.
What Students Say...
I liked how we got to go on the computers in centers and do coding.
Please have us do more projects because I really like doing them.
Students are Engaged
The majority of students enjoy class and feel that they learn.
Top 5 Activities
Reading Appreciation and Promotion
One School One Book
May K-5 celebration of literacy and a service project.
Right to Read Week
Frances Kimmelman's RTRW with a Frindle Theme.
Hilltop students read over 200,000 minutes.
Over 60 Hilltop students applied to work with high school mentors on STEM maker activities.
5th-grade student news produced a multimedia website with 3 issues.
- Master of Education in Instructional Technology, in progress
- Classes on tech tools and e-portfolios
- School Library Journal Maker webinar series
- Google Trainer Essentials Certificate (qualified for Google Apps and Chrome- applied for certified trainer May 2016)
District and Building Training
- Digital resources
- Video scribe
- Google Classroom
AASL 2015 Presenter Augmented Reality Writing Pieces that Pop
Treasure Mountain 2015 Presenter Augmented Reality Writing Pieces that POP
2015 ISTE Poster Co-Presenter: Focusing on Formative Assessment
INFOhio 2015 Bootcamp Presenter: Tech “Hack Weapons”- Canva
2015 INFOhio webinar: Multimedia Research Projects
Memberships and Awards
2015 Innovative Technology Award recipient, Ohio Educational Library Media Association
Early Literacy Task Force member, INFOhio
Digital Literacy Task Force member, INFOhio
Member of the International Society for Technology in Education,
Member of the American Association of School Libraries
2015 INFOhio District iCoach (Ohio's Digital k-12 Library)
2015 WVIZ School District Advisory Council Member
By the Numbers
A: Average Age of our Materials=1998
Q: How many materials do we have?
Q: What kind of books do we own?
A: Over 40% of the collection is fiction. The rest of the collection is non-fiction. We analyze the nitty gritty details our collection yearly using a computer program.
On the agenda for 2016-2017:
- STEM Makerspace expansion
- Library Software Data clean-up
- Extensively weed non-fiction
- Develop aged collections
- Refine Centers
- Committee Collaborations
- Google Classroom for Professional Development
- Monthly Library Updates
- Classroom Collaboration