PGES LEARNING COMMONS

Winter Update

Our Media Center is Transforming into a Learning Commons

Richland School District

Open Access Scheduling Implementation Plan

2014-2015


Pine Grove Elementary School

Overall Goal:

To ensure our media center transforms into a place that follows the learning commons approach. It will allow our teachers and students have a center where they can extend their classroom. Open access will allow services and programs to be offered for students and teachers at the time of need.

PGES Open Access Plan for the Media Center

Strategies/Action Steps

Present Transition to faculty.

Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade classes will implement independent checkout January 5, 2015.

Second grade classes begin independent checkout on March 19, 2015.

First Grade classes begin independent checkout on April 23, 2015.

Address Physical Environment by weeding books and altering shelving to open up collaboration spaces.

Address Virtual Media center by improving online access to eresources and ebooks.

Needed Resources

Email with necessary documents for information and justification.

Library Passes for each teacher will be purchased by the media center. Refresher class on independent checkout and what that means.

Library Passes for each teacher will be purchased by the media center. Refresher class on independent checkout and what that means.

Library Passes for each teacher will be purchased by the media center. Refresher class on independent checkout and what that means.

Shelving Marking for easier access to books.

Website presence that provides easier access for teachers and students.

Prezies will be created to teach mini courses and sign up form created through Google Docs.

Outcomes

Teacher can begin to prepare for classroom management of check out procedures for sending up to five students at a time as well as group project management processes.

Students will begin independent checkout on January 5 instead of class checkout. This will provide more time for research projects and video conferences.

Students will begin independent checkout on March 19 instead of class checkout. This will provide more time for research projects and video conferences.

Students will begin independent checkout on March 19 instead of class checkout. This will provide more time for research projects and video conferences.

Biography completed by Oct. 2014

Fiction completed by Nov. 2014

Non-Fiction completed by Dec ‘14

Everybody completed by Jan. ‘15

Webpage that includes ebooks, databases, and eresources. Completed by October 2014

http://pinegrove.richlandone.org/

See Virtual Media Center Link on the left.

Courses will be offered beginning in November 2014.

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Hour of Code at Pine Grove

On Dec. 9, 10, and 11 we studied and completed coding activities in our after school program. We had a guest volunteer from SCANA, Mr. Garrett Havens. He assisted the students with completing their codes for the Disney's Frozen activity. The students were very engaged and were very proud of themselves. It was an amazing hour!!!

https://animoto.com/play/pbMsv3cVaNBlRRRvFR4kjg

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