A Publication of the Florida Association for Media in Education Spring 2012
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FAME Officers President President-Elect Immediate Past President Treasurer Secretary
Volume 37, Number 3
Lou Greco Dr. Cora Dunkley
6 Pat Dedicos Lorri Cosgrove Deborah McNeil
6 A Day in the Life Robert Bacon
7 Authors are Rock Stars
Board of Directors 2009-2012
Jeanette DiRocco Pat Franklin Dawn Gibbs Sharon Henderson Dr. Sheila Brandt Dr. Cora Dunkley Lisa Horton Holly Ruffner Lucretia Miller Henry Haake Sandy Trujillo Debbie Rothfield
9 Be Seen Lisa Barnett
10 CC Thinkersize 11 Eisenhower Media Club Erin Devlin
12 FAME PD Offerings Lou Greco
Rhoda Cribbs, Editor Laura Symanski, Graphic Designer
13 FAME Spring Forum
2011-2012 Production/ Publications Committee
Holly Ruffner, Chair Rhoda Cribbs, FMQ Editor Stacey Hartwell, Facebook Page Tina Brigham Dr. Cora Dunkley Kate Neff Bev Rovelli, Webmaster
15 Membership Bulletin 17 Teens Read to Kids Lisa Barnett
18 Celebrate Literacy Week
Publisher Florida Association for Media in Education 1876-B Eider Court Tallahassee, Florida 32308 Phone: 850-531-8343
22 Mediamorphosis Sandra Agle, EdD
4 From the President
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How Are We Doing on our 2012 FAME Goals? Several weeks ago I called a meeting of the FAME Board of Directors and went reviewed how we are doing on our annual goals. I am very encouraged at how quickly we are moving with the help of your FAME leadership team and our members.
Goal 1 – Increase membership Lou Greco President, FAME Director for Instructional Technology & Media Services St. Johns County School District email@example.com
FAME Mission Statement
We currently have 622 FAME members. We want to increase our membership to 1,000 again. We need your help to increase membership. You will see on page # of this edition of FMQ the chart of our current membership by county. You will also see the 2011 SSYRA voting. You can see that we missed over 166 members by not tying membership to SSYRA voting. The FAME Board of Directors passed the requirement for SSYRA voting to be tied to membership last year. Help us by encouraging your colleagues to join and participate in both SSYRA and FTR as FAME members. Use the membership chart to create your own personal strategy to help us increase membership. Some members indicated they missed sending in their membership renewals last year because they were not reminded. We will send email blasts out in late spring of 2012 to remind our membership to renew.
FAME advocates for every student
Goal 2 – Local, Statewide, and National Advocacy
in Florida to be involved in and
It was great so many FAME members participated in the signing of the White House petition requesting support and recognition of school library programs in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The petition was placed by Carl Harvey the president of the American Association of School Libraries with the request of 25,000 signatures. It ended with almost 27,000 signatures. Thank you to all of you who encouraged people you knew to sign the online petition.
have open access to a quality school library media program administered by a highly competent, certified library media specialist. FAME is a collaborative, responsive, dynamic network for Florida library media professionals.
As always, please make sure you speak to your local state representatives about the FAME platform. The platform is on page 15 of this month’s FMQ. Make a copy and take it with you. We are in discussion with a new lobbyist for FAME. Final approval can’t be brought to the FAME Board until we have a final 2012 budget. At this time, it appears K-12 education will not experience major changes during this legislative session.
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Goal 3 - Free for Members FAME Online Professional Development
Goal 6 – Exponentially increase our use of social media
We have already had three free FAME online professional development sessions with FAME members from 18 counties and all 5 regions of the state represented. See page 12 for Dr. Nancy Teger’s article including a schedule for professional development opportunities for the rest of the school year. Also, look at the Professional Development link on www.floridamedia.org to see if new sessions are developed. We offered an Edmodo Class 2 due to the response of the participants wanting more information.
As of February 5, 2012 we have 358 FAME conference attendees participating with ongoing professional development via the FAME Conference Edmodo group. Please visit the sessions you attended and add ways you have incorporated the ideas from the session into your library program. The FAME Facebook page has 136 people following it at this time. Please “like” the Florida Association for Media in Education group and add comments too. Check it often to see the latest happening with your fellow FAME members.
Goal 4- Florida Media Quarterly
Goal 7 – FAME Conference Attendance of 1,000
I have reviewed the last ten editions of FMQ to see how we should move forward with the FMQ. My goal is to keep FMQ at least 20 pages for each edition. Our most recent Winter 2012 edition had 21 pages. Our last ten FMQ editions had 21 pages, 15 pages, 17 pages, 21 pages, 17 pages, 13 pages, 19 pages, 11 pages, 25 pages, and 14 pages. FMQ is our main professional outlet for hearing about innovative practices from our membership. Please take the time to submit articles. Dr. Cora Dunkley is also working with librarians at the University of South Florida to have FMQ reindexed.
Goal 5 – Capitalize on our “brands” SSYRA, FTR, and Jim Harbin are all working hard on the programs they provide to the students of Florida. We are working with all three committees to find ways to generate revenue from our brands without sacrificing the integrity of each program. If you have ideas, please contact me or Melanie Tahan the chairperson of the Ways and Means Committee
We now have a new date for the FAME conference. There was a considerable amount of concern about our early September date. Many FAME members were concerned they would not be able to get the funding through to attend so quickly. You may not be aware, but the funds generated by the conference are the majority of the funds used to run our organization during the year. We need every FAME member to attend. In addition to the conference this year, we are also hosting our first annual FAME Spring Forum on March 10th. This will be another way for us to increase revenue. Please check out more about the Spring Forum on pages 13-14. I am so proud of the work our school librarians from around Florida are doing at their schools and for FAME. It is a pleasure to work with all of you. Please let me know your ideas. Much of what has been accomplished this year is due to the ideas of individuals. I want to hear from you. With much appreciation, Lou Greco
We’d love to hear from you! Have you completed a research project you want to share with other media specialists? Have you just returned from a trip where you witnessed exciting innovations for media specialists? Have you learned a new technique, found a new product or service, or just have information that you want to share? The FMQ can be your forum. See page 25 for details and submit your articles today.
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Students at Haile Middle School
A Day In the Life Robert Bacon Haile Middle School
8:30 am: Arrival Time. Hordes of students are waiting at media center door eager to complete homework, read books, play board games, work on unit performance assessments (UPAs), put the finishing touches on multimedia projects, or just escape from the hustle and bustle of a middle school courtyard, and this is before school has even started! Is there enough time for me to check my email, listen to my voice mail, prepare for the day’s unplanned and last minute activities, assist teachers with their core curriculm needs? Of course, I’m the media specialist.
8:45 am: Preparation of morning news show. Engergetic news crew students arrive, turn on control room equipment, prepare daily announcements, and begin rehearsing for the broadcast. 9:14 am: News show broadcast begins LIVE! Ready or not, the show must go on. We are always ready. It’s our job to inform, educate, and entertain. 9:20 am: 1st period has arrived, and my day is just beginning. Scheduled classes arrive to begin checking out core curriculum
novels while others work on research projects. My role: To assist teachers Photowith © iStockphoto.com/JacobH their needs, to provide guidance to students in their utilization of library materials, and to encourage others by providing technical assistance. 11:04 am: My first scheduled class begins (3rd period). In addition to being the manager of the school library media program, I also teach three broadcast communications classes – all in the Media Center. Being proficient at multitasking is a way of life for the media specialist. 12:00 – 12:30 pm: I wolf down lunch. 12:30 – 3:55 pm: My day continues – teaching classes, supervising the media aides, making upgrades and updates to the school website (I am also the school’s website administrator), collaborating with teachers, serving the needs of the administrators, and working on collection and professional development.
4:00 pm: The day ends. All in all, a good day’s work!
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Authors are Rock Stars:
Are author’s visits worth the work?
Author/Illustrator David Catrow visits Oakstead Elementary in Pasco County
e all get excited when we meet authors. That is one reason we love to go to the annual FAME Conference. Meeting those authors makes us feel closer to those characters in those Sunshine State Readers’ Award Books and those Florida Teens Read Books. We marvel at how they come up with those ideas. We want to know if their characters are based on real people or real situations. We want to know what happened to the characters after the book ends. Some authors are intellectual and some are just plain fun. But no matter how you look at it, meeting authors energizes us to read more of their books and recommend them to our students.
W Pat Franklin, NBCT Library Media Specialist Timber Creek High School
We all know that students like authors’ visits no matter what age the child is. Anticipating the author’s visit entices more students to read her books. In conjunction with the visit, the library media staff has the opportunity to have a parent night or a book party. But initiating, planning and implementing the author visit takes planning, organization and lots of time and money. We certainly don’t have extra time or money so we need to make sure we are working efficiently and effectively. First we have to decide what author we want and how we are going to get her to our school. Authors are easily contacted through their website and they are usually excited about coming to Florida to visit us. Our first task is to make sure
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we have the money we need to pay the author. Funds can be procured in all different ways. I have written literacy grants that ask for funds for authors. I have used money collected for fines and copying and printing. (That is easier for high schools than elementary schools.) I have asked our PTSA for funds and I have even asked the principal for money. Since an author visit can affect so many students, it is a good use of general funds. The next problem is to plan and publicize the visit. After contacting the author, and confirming the date of the visit, it is time to start getting the word out. The school TV station is a way to get the message out to the students. We can also introduce the author’s books to students through book talks in classrooms or in the school library. The school newsletter is a great way to get the information to parents. Since most Florida schools are so big it is usually impossible to have the Ginger Kle ga (former FA ME president) author speak to our entire school population. Target a with author, Pa ul Griffin grade or group of students to meet the author when she orchestra visits. If it is an author of a Sunshine State book for older classes and one to our creative writing students, target your 4th and 5th grade classes. Are you classes. I had purchased a number of books for our library going to include only students who have read the author’s for checkout and a class set for classes to read. She was a books? Are you going to buy a class set of the author’s great speaker and has excited my students and they are books so one of your teachers can read the book with her looking forward to her next book which comes out in entire class? Will you have a book signing in the library? October. Once you decide who will meet the author, you must plan Last year when we found out a few other schools in our her day. Will she give a presentation in your library, in county had invited S.A. Bodeen, author of 2010-2011 your cafeteria, in your Performing Arts Center? Florida Teens Read nominee Compound to their schools, Besides planning for the author’s time at your school, you we jumped on the bandwagon. She spoke to a large group must plan the logistics of the author’s trip. You might of students (over 600 students.) By inviting her to our have to pick her up at the airport and/or take her to her school with a group of schools, we only paid for one night hotel. You might have to pick her up at the hotel and bring hotel room and a portion of airfare. The year before that, her to your school. You might want to take her out to we hosted Alane Ferguson author of 2009-2010 Florida dinner after her day at your school. Plan to have fun with Teens Read nominee The Christopher Killer, a CSI type your author! murder mystery. She spoke to a large group of students who had read her book and then conducted a writer’s We have had several author visits at our school and they workshop for budding authors. have all looked a little different. Can I take back that remark about money? Just last week we invited a local author to visit our school and it was very reasonable because she was local and could just drive to our school. Jessica Martinez visited my school to talk about her new book Virtuosity. This novel for grades 7-12, which has been reviewed very favorably by School Library Journal, is about Carmen, a violin virtuoso. Jessica gave two presentations in our library, one to our
Check out the authors who come to the FAME Conference this fall. When authors visit your school, students know that you are serious about reading. We all know the research that shows the more minutes students read for pleasure, the higher their test scores. Bringing authors to your school prompts students to read more… a learning goal for all of us.
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Becoming involved in your community onte Vedra High School has been open for four years now. I remember the year that we opened wondering how the media center could make an impact and create ties to the community at large. I decided to offer what I called “Coffee Chats” inviting parents and the community to attend information sessions on a variety of topics. These sessions are held on Wednesday mornings, at least twice a month.
P Lisa Barnett Media Specialist Ponte Vedra High School
The first year, I scheduled dates and then desperately hoped I would figure out what to do for those sessions. The first couple of sessions were about the media center and all the resources we had to offer. I only had 5 parents show up the first session I offered and I wondered if I had made a mistake with this idea. However, by the third session the room was filling up as word got out. I asked the parents attending what topics they would like to see covered, and then started lining up my speakers from there. The program has grown from that first year into a program the parents count on to provide important information and contacts in the community. We offer sessions with business people in the community on such things as preparing for college, the college application process, SAT/ACT testing, social networking and technology, guiding children with careers, brain development, ADHD, and biological medicine just to name a few. In the beginning, I had to make many phone calls and knock on some doors to get speakers, but now that we are into our fourth year, I have community members and businesses calling me to ask for a date. There are still some days that only 5 parents attend, but most of the time all the chairs are full. I get requests to film the sessions for working parents, but most speakers would prefer not to be videotaped. I did try to have several sessions in the evening to accommodate working parents; however, attendance never took off. I couldn’t justify imposing on the speakers for their evening time without the attendance to back it up. Before you think, “all of our parents work” or “no one is going to want to speak to my parents”, give it a try. Make yours at the time and day that best suits your parents and community. Your parents may have very different needs and topics, including financial planning, budgeting, tax help, resumes, job applications, etc. The possibilities are endless.
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FAME is pleased to announce a new opportunity for your students to win recognition. In partnership with the creators of Cranium CoRE, FAME is developing a contest to promote the use of higher order thinking questions and the exploration of popular literature. Work with a group of students to create a Crainium CoRE game based on one chapter of a book from the current SSYRA or Teens Read list. Enter your game to be judged by FAME and your students might be selected to attend the FAME Conference to compete in a Cranium CoRE Tournament known as the Thinkersize Challenge. Watch for important details and deadlines in an upcoming email blast to all FAME members. More information and an online entry form is now posted on the FAME website.
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Eisenhower Media Club Erin Devlin Media Specialist Eisenhower Middle School
he Morning Media Club keeps Eisenhower Middle Schoolâ€™s media center hopping before school. The Morning Media Club consists of a group of more than 70 students who enjoy being in the media center. The idea for the club was born when students expressed a desire to have an upbeat place to get together. In trying to meet this need, our goal was to create a productive, bully-free zone for any student interested in participating. Now, club members are able to come to the media center before school to read, finish homework, play chess and just hang out with other like-minded students. Visitors to our campus have commented on how inspiring it is to see so many diverse students interacting positively with each other.
Turns out, the club is not just great for studentsâ€”itâ€™s great for the library. Club members serve as an informal advisory board. They report any computer issues in the computer lab. They keep things neat and tidy. They also advise the staff about books that need replacing and alert us to new releases. Best of all, club members have become wonderful ambassadors for the media center and our many programs.
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FAME PD OFFERINGS he FAME Professional Development committee has been hard at work moving FAME into a new focus of offering coursework to our membership all year. The committee members are Dr. Nancy Teger from Nova University, Dr. Sheila Brandt from Escambia County, Dr. Cora Dunkley from the University of South Florida, Dr. Sybil Farwell retired from St. Lucie County, Lou Greco from St. Johns County, and Cecelia Solomon from Hernando County. Instructor names will be added after they are finalized. Keep your eyes on the Professional Development link on the FAME website to see which courses continue to be added. Most courses will have asynchronous and synchronous components. Participants will be able to work on individual assignments after the scheduled course times to earn their six hours of points.
Spring 2012 FAME Online School Library Learning Course Offerings Scheduling Times
Wednesdays 3:30 – 4:30 pm EST
• FREE for members (Facilitator will verify membership before certificate awarded.)
Thursdays 4:00 – 5:00 pm EST (Provides later opportunity for our CST members)
• $30.00 for nonmembers
Certificates and In-service Points • Facilitators will verify FAME membership and distribute certificates to participants immediately following the workshop. • Participant will scan his/her certificate and send to the district office for inservice Points.
Workshop Schedule ModuLE 2 – FAME School Librarian ModuLE 4 – FAME School Librarian ModuLE 6 – FAME School Librarian Toolbox-Beyond Powerpoint: Web Toolbox - iTools - Course 1 Toolbox – AYLQ2 Advance Your 2.0 Presentation Tools - Course 1 (Wednesday 4/11/12 and Literacy Quotient - Course (Wednesday 2/15/12 and Thursday 4/19/12) (Wednesday 5/16/12 and Thursday 2/23/12) Participants will learn to navigate Thursday 5/24/12) Participants will learn to use the iTunes Store, iTunes University, Participants will understand what Glogster, Prezi, and Animoto to create importing music, podcasts, vodcasts, transliteracy is and integrate literacy dynamic interactive and engaging locating best school and library apps, skills into their instructional program. projects. Course setting up email, basic security Teach students how to be consumers Course Hours 6 hrs settings for students and exporting of digital information and to acquire Instructor TBA videos and photos. the skills necessary to read across Facilitator – Dr. Nancy Teger Course Hours 6 hrs platforms. (Teaching the “i” Instructor – Justin Cooler generation) ModuLE 3 – FAME School Librarian Facilitator – Lou Greco Course Hours 6 hrs Toolbox-Google Tools - Course 1 Instructors – Dr. Nancy Teger and (Wednesday 3/14/12 and Module 5 – FAME School Librarian Dr. Sybil Farwell Thursday 3/22/12) Toolbox – Creating Book Trailers Facilitator – Cecelia Solomon Participants will learn to use Google Course 1 docs, Google Calendar, Google (Wednesday 5/9/12 and Groups, Google Sites, Apps Thursday 5/17/12) Marketplace, and Google Books. Participants will learn how to Course Hours 6 hrs summarize a book, storyboard, Instructor – TBA technical skills to deliver material, Facilitator – Dr. Sheila Brandt scanning photos, skit, music, a variety of technical tools will be discussed. Course Hours 6 hrs Instructor – Chris Smith Facilitator – Dr. Cora Dunkley | Florida Media Quarterly | Spring 2012 | Page 12 |
First Annual FAME Spring Forum Theme:
Be The Change You Want To See
Making Marzano/Danielson Work for the School Librarian By Lou Greco President, FAME
am so pleased to announce our first FAME Spring Forum. The idea was birthed at the FETC conference in January with a quick turn around thanks to the great FAME minds working together.
I was at the FAME booth most of the FETC conference and had many conversations with our members regarding the new teacher performance evaluation passed by the Florida Legislature last year. There is a great deal of concern about the new changes and we thought FAME could address the concerns of our members better than anyone else. The main intent of the forum is for school librarians/media specialists to leave with many ideas for artifacts and lessons that can demonstrate the domains and design questions you need to demonstrate in the school library. The panel will be building level school librarians/media specialists who have already been observed and feel comfortable sharing their experiences with both the Marzano and Danielson models. After the panel discusses their experiences and ideas, we will break into small groups by design questions in the areas our participants are being evaluated. Facilitators will work with each of the small groups. We want to make sure every participant leaves with valuable information to make their experiences with the new evaluation systems comfortable and clear. We will post all vetted ideas from the Spring Forum on a special FAME Edmodo Spring Forum group that can be reviewed when everyone is home. We are also hoping to create some video vignettes that day that can be shared with your building level administrators. This event will be successful based on the input of everyone in attendance. Come and join us in St. Augustine! The meeting area is in downtown St. Augustine and convenient to accommodations in our historic downtown, at the beach, or near I-95 and the Outlet Malls. For those people who decide to stay in St. Augustine overnight, we will have a special Ghost Tour group walking around our ancient city at 6:00 PM.
First Annual FAME Spring Forum St. Johns County School District Fullerwood Center 10 Hildreth Drive â€˘ St. Augustine, Florida 32084 Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM Registration forms will be available on the FAME website www.floridamedia.org FAME Members: $59 Non FAME Members: $99 (includes 4 months of FAME membership)
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FIRST ANNUAL FAME SPRING FORUM Them e:
Be The Change You Want To Be:
Making Marzano & Danielson Work for the School Librarian
Saturday, March 10, 2012 10:00 AM till 4:00 PM St. Johns County School District 10 Hildreth Drive â€˘ St. Augustine, Florida 32086
FAME Members: $59 Non-Members: $99* *Registration will include FAME membership
AgEnDA Short Keynote:
Floridaâ€™s New Evaluation Systems and School Library Media Center
Current School Librarians/Media Specialists from all across Florida discuss how the evaluation process affected them this year.
Small group Work: Demonstrating Domains and Design Questions in the school library setting Electronic Posting on Edmodo:
Sharing artifacts, lesson plans and scales that will help you meet the requirements of the new observation tools.
The FAME Leadership Committee is exploring new ways to promote professional development and leadership in the library profession. This year we are moving toward a more interactive digital format. We hope this change will meet your needs in our ever changing world! We would love to hear your thoughts. Please email Pat Dedicos at: firstname.lastname@example.org. | Florida Media Quarterly | Spring 2012 | Page 14 |
HELP WANTED: FAME Members to Increase Membership This chart shows the current status of membership by county. Please contact your friends and colleagues in your county and your neighboring counties and encourage them to join FAME and become part of our team to support school libraries. The “M” column indicates members and SSYRA indicates how many schools voted last year. Only FAME members will be able to vote in SSYRA this year. We are hoping this will increase membership during this difficult fiscal time. We missed 166 potential FAME members last year by not requiring FAME membership as we have in Jim Harbin for many years. I appreciate your assistance as we try to meet our goal.
2011-2012 Membership Chart by County ALACHUA BAKER BAY BRADFORD BREVARD BROWARD CALHOUN CHARLOTTE CITRUS CLAY COLLIER COLUMBIA DADE DESOTO DIXIE DUVAL ESCAMBIA FLAGLER FRANKLIN GADSDEN GILCHRIST GLADES GULF
M SSYRA 9 12 1 3 17 2 36 34 8 50 1 2 11 1 10 22 22 8 22 13
26 17 2
22 18 1 4
M SSYRA HAMILTON HARDEE HENDRY HERNANDO HIGHLANDS HILLSBOROUGH HOLMES INDIAN RIVER JACKSON JEFFERSON LAFAYETTE LAKE LEE LEON LEVY LIBERTY MADISON MANATEE MARION MARTIN MONROE NASSAU OKALOOSA
4 1 10 71 2 1
5 1 6 1 37 2 13 3
21 5 14 2 1
14 14 18 2
6 25 3 3 7 1
8 21 11 7 2 9
OKEECHOBEE ORANGE OSCEOLA PALM BEACH PASCO PINELLAS POLK PUTNAM SANTA ROSA SARASOTA SEMINOLE ST. JOHNS ST. LUCIE SUMTER SUWANNEE TAYLOR UNION VOLUSIA WAKULLA WALTON WASHINGTON
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M SSYRA 4 74 82 30 15 50 40 11 22 27 45 27 32 2 6 7 15 1 9 25 11 19 14 4 29 1 2 2 1
17 3 6 1
We need Your Voice
Speak UP! Together our voice is stronger!
President Lou Greco on Membership “What will YOU do for FAME and our profession of school librarianship? We need all hands on deck to assist in making FAME the best state school librarian organization in the United States. This year, please find your place in FAME and share your unique gifts and talents.” FMQ Winter 2012
WE NEED YOU:
Total Members = 622
There are 68 counties in Florida • 23 counties are not represented in FAME • 21 counties have 5 or less members of which 8 counties have 1 member • 7 counties have 6-10 members • 6 counties have 11-19 • 12 counties have more than 20 members (see chart below)
Lou Greco- FAME President
1. To join FAME 2. To attend the conference and network with other professionals 3. To be proactive in defending school library programs with local and state representatives 4. To read and contribute to FMQ (Florida Media Quarterly) 5. To connect with one another through social media 6. To participate in one of FAME’s programs 7. T o take at least one professional development class offered by FAME
40th Annual FAME Conference Sept. 19-21 2012
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Put the ME in FAME! Join Today! Our Mission...Our Vision .
FAME advocates for every student in Florida to be involved in and have open access to a quality school library media program administered by a highly competent, certified library media specialist. FAME is a collaborative, responsive, dynamic network for Florida library media professionals.
FAME membership is July 1 through June 30. Access an application online and send by mail with payment.
TeensRead to Kids
Media Specialist Ponte Vedra High School
ow do your teens spend some of their Saturday mornings? For a group of Ponte Vedra High School Students, it is spent at the public library. That’s right — teenagers are actually getting up before noon and heading to the library. No, not to study… not to shelve books for service hours… and no, not because they have to for extra credit.
The students in the book club of PVHS created a program, “Teens Read to Kids”. One Saturday a month, they head to the Children’s Department of the local branch that serves our school to spend several hours reading to young, impressionable children. The computers are turned off, the games and tables put away, replaced by bean bags and large stuffed animals. The high school students bring in their favorite books, or select ones that they enjoy reading. If the children want to they can pick other books to be read. One day a mother asked if her child could read to a teen. This was an idea we hadn’t considered before so after that day we revised our flyer. “Come have your child read or be read to by a PVHS Student”. It did get off to a slow start, but once the word got out we had more children than teens. We solved that problem by contacting some other clubs at the high school and now they also participate as needed. We have found that consistency is the best key for repeat customers. While we used to jump around on which Saturday based on high school testing, and public
library activities, picking a certain Saturday (like the first of every month) has been the best for all involved. It makes it easier for everyone involved to remember. We have our monthly regulars that stay the entire time and we have those that come for 30 minutes and leave. Our favorites are the ones that show up by accident and we grab them. Without the computers, we have a pretty captive audience. Before the children know it, they are involved in what is being read and forget they were upset because the computers were not available. While I would love to take credit for coming up with a great way to promote literacy by connecting teens and children, it was actually the brainstorming of my teens in book club. Reach out to your local public library. I am sure that they would appreciate any help with implementing programs with your students taking the lead. It could be video gaming nights, board games, or even arts and crafts. But whatever activity, collaborating with the public library is a win-win for everyone.
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Literacy Week 2012
Celebrate Literacy Week 2012
Week-Long Ideas that Make Lasting Impressions iberty Pines Academy in Saint Johns County Florida celebrated literacy in style the entire week. By sharing, I hope to give you some new ideas you can use in 2013.
L Melanie Tahan FAME Ways and Means Committee Chair Liberty Pines Academy Media Specialist, Saint Johns County
Each year our school has an auction in the fall and one item “up for sale” is the chance to be the Media Specialist for the Day. On the Monday of Celebrate Literacy week we had our guest Media Specialist, Abby S., a second grader taking charge of the day. She read to classes, checked out books, delivered reading reward prizes to Kindergarten classrooms, made a library podcast and more. Check out Abby’s smile in her Media Specialist for the Day thank you video. Also on Monday, students tried to guess our three administrators’ favorite book out of a choice of fifteen book titles. If they guessed at least one correctly, their names were entered into a drawing to receive one of three $5 vouchers to be used at our spring book fair.
On Tuesday, we had a school-wide Read-AThon with the goal of reading at least 30,000 pages in the day and as many minutes as possible. Guest readers came including parents and district staff members. The ReadA-Thon was a perfect way to have district members come into our classrooms and connect with the students. We also had Readers Theater presentations acted out by our Middle School Ambassadors for the younger grades. Our final total of pages read was 114,327 pages! On Wednesday and Thursday we had our AR Reading Rewards parties. At LPA we do AR a little differently than most schools since we do not use the point system. Rather than focus on points, teachers work with students to set individual goals based on number of books to read each quarter. This
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individualized approach helps to encourage both our struggling and high level readers. At the end of each semester if students have met their goal both quarters, we have AR reward parties. Students come to the Media Center to play games and we have a drawing for various prizes, both big and small. As I mentioned in an earlier article, this year we have the Jacksonville Sharks indoor football team helping support our reading program. At the AR parties our students were THRILLED to have Chum, the Sharks’ mascot, participating with them at the parties.
For sprit day on Friday we had “Read My Shirt” day. Also, to celebrate our success in surpassing our Read-A-Thon goal we had an administrator “Rodeo Show-Down” assembly. Teachers dressed western style and “Wanted, For Being Caught Reading” posters were placed all around school. When students caught any of the staff members in the posters reading, they were asked, “Did you meet your AR reading goals?” If students answered yes, they were given an LPA Wolf Buck that can be used throughout the school for various events and rewards. At the assembly our school band played and we recognized our Readers are Leaders for the first semester. These students are some of our top AR readers that also exhibit quality leadership skills. Our administrators had a rodeo race using tricycles decorated as horses. As we played the theme song from the movie, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, students cheered for their top chief. Does it sound like we did a lot to celebrate reading? We sure did. It was a fun-filled week and truly motivated our students to keep on reading!
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Celebrate Literacy Week 2012 at Pedro Menendez High School
very year we try to incorporate a variety of activities under a central theme for the annual Celebrate Literacy Week, and to coincide with the Gasparilla festival in Tampa we chose â€œPiratesâ€? as our theme this year. To encourage our students to read and embrace literacy, our events included a pirate-themed poster contest to celebrate literacy, a scavenger hunt with treasure maps and a treasure chest full of candy and coins, as well as other non-pirate themed activities including a PSA made by our students encouraging reading and our quarterly breakfast for our intensive reading students.
E Kate Neff Media Specialist Pedro Menendez High School
For our poster contest, we had over 90 entrants, but we narrowed it down to the top three winners plus one honorable mention. All of the students embraced the pirate theme, so it was difficult to choose the winners, but we looked for the most creativity and originality, as well as those who focused on the importance of reading. The scavenger hunt was also a huge success. Students in all of the English classes were handed out directions the period before lunches began in order to decide if they wanted to participate. Students had their 30 minute lunch period to participate at their leisure. They were allowed to work alone or with up to three friends. Administrators were stationed around the main courtyard with literacy and reading related clues and answers for the participants. We were pleasantly surprised with how many students participated and how diverse the participants were. We had students from ESE to IB working together to complete the hunt. The first 20 students to turn in their maps to an administrator received coins which they later redeemed for cookies. All participants received candy from our treasure chest. This event was such a success that we are considering holding one more often and focusing on different academic areas each time. Literacy Week was a major success for Pedro this year, so we are already looking forward to what we will do next year!
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Celebrate Literacy Week 2012
at Bartram Trail High School High School artram Trail High School used “Celebrate Literacy Week” to showcase the power and joy of reading to its students.
B Suzy Smith Media Specialist St. Johns, FL 32259 Smiths2@stjohns.k12.fl.us
The week was kicked off with a “Reading Roadmap” that highlighted all the different formats of reading: Facebook, texts, road signs, cereal boxes, magazines, internet articles, homework, and, of course, novels. During lunches, special guests were invited to come to the school and read aloud. The special guests included local authors, business partners, teachers, administrators, county level supervisors, the School Superintendent, and School Board members. The authors shared excerpts from their books that were available to check out in the Media Center as well as other pre-selected items by the Media Specialist. A Literacy Lounge was created for an all day reading program that targeted the intensive reading students. All guest readers had a Guest reader Lou Greco reads to students at BTHS great time as storytellers shared and students served cookies. The program reached across the curriculum for support from the photography classes that created iRead posters and other literature inspired photographs to decorate a Literacy Lounge. The celebration culminated in a school wide focus on reading across the curriculum on the last day as part of the Million Minute Marathon. Each teacher designed a lesson that he or she taught while emphasizing reading within his or her specific subject area. This was a great cooperative effort by the Literacy Committee that consisted of the Media Specialist, Guidance Counselor, Instructional Literacy Coach, school secretary, and two art teachers. This committee reached out to the teachers, administration, county school officials, community members and business partners to bring about a group effort to put reading in the spotlight. All had an enormous amount of fun, and Bartram Trail looks forward to the next annual Celebrate Literacy Week.
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Mediamorphosis he library, as we once knew it, may no longer be relevant. School librarians, as we once knew them, may no longer be relevant. And, yet, this is undoubtedly the most exciting time in history to be a librarian. For the first time in history we are moving from a time of information scarcity to one of information abundance. Can we define why libraries are necessary when information is often “free” online?
Sandra Agle, EdD Lee County Public Education Center If you are interested in supporting 21st Century Learning in our media centers please visit the web site Mediamorphosis: The Changing Role of Libraries & Media Centers in the 21st Century at http://www.myedmedia.org/ Dr. Robert Kenny- FGCU, Dr. Glenda Gunter- UCF, and Dr. Sandra Agle, Lee County Schools collaborated to propel this movement. This article is a compilation explanation of their philosophies, as written by Dr. Agle.
• Libraries need to change from places just to get stuff to places to make stuff, do stuff, and share stuff. • It is time for us to stop being the copyright heavy. It means becoming an expert in the new rules. Those new rules include helping teachers and learners take full advantage of fair-use provisions.
photos; go behind the scenes on DVDs; channel surf on television; and chat on and take photographs with cell phones. Through the media, they identify with their peers in the global culture through music, games, toys, fashion, animation and movies.
• We don’t need to ask permission to use copyrighted material when we repurpose or add value to copyrighted work Do you know more about current information strategies than your school’s technology specialist? No excuses. You must! If we are truly information professionals, we need not only to keep up, but also be on the cutting edge of changes in the search and information landscapes. For many students, the impact of technology on everyday life is no surprise. They connect with their friends via e-mail, instant messaging and chat rooms online; search the Web to explore their interests; express themselves fluently using new media; learn with educational software; play video and computer games in virtual realities; manipulate digital
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Technology also makes it possible to change the dynamic between students and teachers, allowing students to pursue topics in depth and, at times, become experts in charge of their own learning.
Today, technology makes it possible to bring the world into the classroom and to get students out into the world with “virtual” outreach and excursions into the physical world. Technology also makes it possible to change the dynamic between students and teachers, allowing students to pursue topics in depth and, at times, become experts in charge of their own learning. Good searching is not just about using Google, accessing databases, or teaching Boolean logic. It’s about teaching how to search and evaluate information coming from wikis, blogs, Twitter, and whatever comes next. It’s about understanding and using tags, about sharing and harnessing the power of a wide variety of information feeds. It’s about teaching how to aggregate RSS feeds, to gather useful widgets, and to create personal information portals. Librarians must be able to retool and stay ahead of the digital natives they are teaching by creating a 21st century context for learning. Enough with the “yeah, buts,” opting out of the intellectual freedom battle by saying things like: but my IT people block that, the principal will never approve that, the board has a policy, or the parents will get upset. Intellectual freedom is our banner to wave and to wave now. If a parent or an administrator tells us to remove a book from our collections, we fight and we have a Board Policy for it. But many of the new communication tools, which are used effectively in some schools and libraries, are blocked in too many others. Are we willing to take the fight for open access to information and tools to the same level that we’ve fought for print media in the past? Are we helping develop good Internet filtering policies? Are we demonstrating and showing models of the effective use of online tools to our policymakers? And are we bringing the
technology department onboard with the concept of intellectual freedom? It is time for librarians who get intellectual freedom to be heroes and fight. No one person can tear down that wall alone. Each day you can get one more site unblocked…if each of us did so, we’d have access to so many more instructional tools. We need to stop fighting against Wikipedia and Twitter. Each may have a place in the current, big, fuzzy, glorious information puzzle. Each one presents a different information lens. Instead, let’s prepare learners to triangulate and evaluate. When do Twitter, blogs, and wikis make sense for a particular information task? Which voices are most reliable and relevant? Can we help learners manage the information flow? Is there a place for media specialists who are not networked? Kids ask: What’s the point of having a media specialist if they aren’t specialists in the media forms of the day? Alvin Toffler (Future Shock) points out: “The illiterate of the 21st Century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” I remember telling my husband that Y2K was the apocalypse and he said: never foretell the end of the world…if you do and it doesn’t happen, then you’ll look the fool. If you don’t and it does happen, then no one will be around to say “I told you so”. I’d rather be a fool. The end of education as we’ve known it is coming…
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My Asst. Principal would like to use the logo from a popular, TV network game show at our 8th grade celebration where the students will be playing the game. Is that a copyright violation and if so, would we have to contact the network for permission?
Logos are not protected by Copyright Law, but are protected under Trademark Law. Trademark doesn't have Fair Use provisions or special privileges for educators. Therefore, you are correct in needing to contact the network for permission. If they do not hold the rights to the logo, they should be able to direct you to the appropriate source.
Can you lead me to something in writing that addresses copyright guidelines for use of flash drives by students? I have heard you say that students may not copy something onto a USB drive and share it with others. Also, what are the ramifications of the fact that anything created on a school computer is automatically property of the school. For example, can they copy it onto a flash drive to show parents at home?
The example I shared concerning the use of flash drives was within the context of making copies of copyrighted content and sharing that content. Flash drives are simply a means of storage, but could be used to make copies of copyrighted works and exchange them between individuals, which is not permissible. Copyright Law doesn’t address the use of flash drives, specifically, but rather the issue of making copies of copyrighted works, one of the exclusive rights granted a copyright owner. In terms of projects and content students create, as different from employees, the materials students create, as part of their school related activities or personal use is their property. It would be considered school property if your district or school had a policy in place that stated that anything created by students was the property of the district. Without such a policy, the original content created by students is their property so they certainly could take it home to show parents. However, this would not include copyrighted content, unless it fell under Fair Use or one of the guidelines that would permit the use of limited portions of works.
Faculty, as employees, generally do not have the rights to the materials they create as part of their work related activities when using school owned equipment on school time, unless, by Board policy, the employees have been granted such rights.
I have a teacher who is working on a personal project (for profit) and needs to know where to find a list/sources of media that are in the public domain. We are particularly looking for written media that is age appropriate for 2-7 year olds, as well as for pictures.
There is no central clearinghouse for such information, but there are two websites that can assist in determining if a work you desire to use is in the public domain. If you visit my website, www.beckercopyright.com, and click on the tab labeled “Internet Resources”, you will find two links under the heading “Charts for Determining Public Domain Status.”
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