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Ralph Chandler Middle School Library August - September 2017

Goals and Mission

At Ralph Chandler Middle School Library, our goal is to ensure that learners leave here as competent, critical, and ethical users and producers of ideas and information. It is our mission to prepare lifelong learners; information literate and transliterate young people able to determine their information needs, recognize and utilize relevant and credible resources, while evolving into impassioned readers. We seek to underscore the profile of a South Carolina graduate by encouraging students to be creative, innovative, collaborative, self-directed critical thinkers, who become adept at problem solving and who attain a global perspective.

Circulation Statistics

Print/Miscellaneous

eBooks

Individual and Class Visits

  • 8/29 - Ballinger (1,2,5,6) - Library Orientation
  • 8/30 - Irvin (1,2,5,6) - Library Orientation
  • 8/31 - Bradley (1,2,3,4) - Library Orientation
  • 9/1 - McDougal (1,2,3,4) - Library Orientation
  • 9/5 - Randall (1,2) - Library Orientation
  • 9/5 - Barnes (3,4) - 8th Grade Book Tasting
  • 9/6 - Ritchie (3.4.5.6) - 8th Grade Book Tasting
  • 9/7 - LaGro (3,4,5,6) - 8th Grade Book Tasting
  • 9/13 - (1,2,5,6) - 6th Grade ELA Classes - Book Fair
  • 9/14 - (1,2,3,4) - 7th Grade ELA Classes - Book Fair
  • 9/15 - (3,4,5,6) - 8th Grade ELA Classes - Book Fair
  • 9/21 - (1) - ESOL Testing
  • 9/27 - Irvin - (1,2,5,6) - NoodleTools Sign-Up/Tutorial
  • Total = 45 Classes (122 class periods met, 45 of 122 =34.09%)
  • 903 Walk-ins = average of 33.44 a day (This is actually vastly under reported as our electronic sign in system is very glitchy, and many individuals do not sign in.)

Collaboration

  • 9/1 - Digital Citizenship (6th, 7th, 8th Grades) - via Google Classroom
  • 9/5 - Ms. Barnes (3,4) - 8th Grade Book Tasting
  • 9/6 - Ms. Ritchie (3,4,5,6) - 8th Grade Book Tasting
  • 9/7 - Ms. Lagro (3,4,5,6) - 8th Grade Book Tasting
  • 9/3 - 9/7 - Mr. Ballinger (1,2,5,6) - Dystopian Literature LibGuide
  • 9/3-9/7 - Ms. Irvin (1,2,5,6) - Dystopian Literature LibGuide
  • 9/8 - Digital Citizenship (6th, 7th, 8th Grades) - via Google Classroom
  • 9/15 - Digital Citizenship (6th, 7th, 8th Grades) - via Google Classroom
  • 9/22 - Digital Citizenship (6th, 7th, 8th Grades) - via Google Classroom
  • 9/23 - 9/29 - Ms. Ritchie (3,4,5,6) - Career Research LibGuide
  • 9/23 - 9/29 - Ms. LaGro (3,4,5,6) - Career Research LibGuide
  • 9/23 - 9/29 - Ms. Barnes (1,2) - Career Research LibGuide
  • Total = 40 classes and 28 teachers [includes advisory teachers] - (out of 39 instructors = 71.79%)

Database and Subscription Usage Statistics

Events and Activities/Programming

8th Grade Book Tasting
8th Grade Book Tasting
Fall Book Fair 2017 - Wild West Book Fair "Saddle Up and Read"
Banned Books Week - September 24 - 29
Celebrating the Freedom to Read - Flipgrid - Students and Teacher Read from Favorites
Banned/Challenged Books Display

Professional Development

  • 6/15 - Mrs. Walton - Class Flow
  • 6/22 and 6/23 - Mrs. Walton - SC LEAD (Leadership and Enrichment Development Workshop - Columbia, SC
  • 7/11 and 7/12 - Mrs. Walton - Upstate Technology Conference
  • 7/16 - 7/22 - Mrs. Walton - Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History - Yale University
  • 8/14 - Ms. Cornish - Web Master Training for GCS
  • 8/14 - Mrs. Walton - RCMS Team Leader Forum
  • 8/17 - Mrs. Walton - BOY, Media Services Professional Development
  • 9/14 - Mrs. Walton - Chromebook Technology Implementation - Lance Curry
  • 9/15 - Mrs. Walton - SC LEAD (Leadership and Enrichment Development) Workshop - Columbia, SC
  • 9/20 - Mrs. Walton - Chromebook Technology Implementation - Debbie Jarrett

Digital Citizenship

Scope and Sequence of Digital Citizenship Lessons

9/1, 9/8, 9/15 - 6th Grade - Digital Life 101 and 9/22, 9/29 - Strategic Searching (9/29 was Student Handbook Acceptance)

9/1, 9/8, 9/15 - 7th Grade - My Media and 9/22, 9/29 - A Creator's Responsibilities (9/29 was Student Handbook Acceptance)

9/1, 9/8, 9/15 - 8th Grade - Trillion Dollar Footprint and 9/22, 9/29 - Strategic Searching (9/29 was Student Handbook Acceptance)

Candid Camera

Learning NoodleTools, Citing books/webpages/database articles/Relaxing before school.
Random scenes and smiling faces from our library.

Makerspace

Jigsaw Puzzle and Stick Together Puzzle
Girl Power in the RCMS Makerspace - Open Most Every Morning Before School!
South Carolina Junior Book Award Reading Program

Miscellaneous

  • 6/25 and 6/26 - Ms. Cornish and Mrs. Walton unboxed and scanned into Follett Destiny 700+ Chromebooks.
  • We assisted in the rollout/collection/reporting/maintenance/repair/loaners to all RCMS students on 8/28 - ongoing.
  • We initiated electronic magazines - Flipster.
  • We maintain/teach in a stellar Makerspace with robotics (Ozobot, Sphero), electronics (MakeyMakey, littleBits, Arduino, Raspberry Pi), crafts, engineering (Keva Planks, MagnaTiles), coding via Minecraft EDU and more, 3D printing with an UltiMaker 3, and tons of other fun items.
  • We cooperatively worked to create instructional videos via Screencastify for authentication at home for Wi-Fi use and also for enabling Adobe Flash Player for electronic textbook videos and digital citizenship interactive games.
  • We cooperatively worked to create and edit a Chromebook LibGuide and Chromebook Handbook.
  • We cooperatively worked to create reports and edit our Personalized Learning/Refresh documents for implementation in March, 2018.
  • We initiated students and teachers into the use of Flipgrid - a formative assessment tool.
  • We create displays, encourage reading through programming and incentives, readers' advisory, catalog and process items.
  • We introduced a new subscription citation tool - NoodleTools - and have begun helping students create accounts that they will use through 8th grade and beyond (Riverside High, Wade Hampton High, Greenville High, St. Joseph's, Christchurch, Phillips Exeter Academy, The Asheville School; to name a few), as well as tutorials on its use. Electronic note cards, outlining, quoting, summarizing, paraphrasing, and analyzing resources are all part of this tool.
  • We used Adobe Spark Video to create a library orientation video.
  • We used Adobe Spark Page to create a library report document.
  • We conduct one-on-one tutorials for students and parents for Chromebook troubleshooting.
  • We participated in Open House on September 14 with our Book Fair.
  • We oversee student helpers and other volunteer efforts.
  • Ms. Cornish continues in her responsibilities as TAC (Technical Assistance Coordinator), Web Mistress, Fixed Asset Coordinator, and Chromebook Maintenance.

Be sure to come see us in the RCMS Library!

Ms. Cornish and Mrs. Walton
Created By
CANDACE WALTON
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Photos by Candace Walton and Suzette Cornish.

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