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GSHS Highly Effectively School Library Program

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Jenna Cook

on 19 October 2011

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Transcript of GSHS Highly Effectively School Library Program

Glenwood Springs High School Library
Reading Promotion
This presentation highlights some aspects of our highly effective school library program.
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Results Teams
Collaborating with departments and grade level teams weekly to analyze assessment data to improve instruction.
Highly Effective School Library Program
through video trailers
that encourage response
The library can be a noisy place when project-based learning and alternative assessment strategies are practiced.
Students articulating thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively through speaking and writing does not always involve technology.
Requiring students to assume shared responsibility for collaborative work to accomplish a common goal, students become more invested in their own learning.
Engaging students in active inquiry and dialogue about subject matter and research questions, developing and applying strategies for solving complex problems.
Building Leadership Team
Serving on the BLT committee, which provides direction issues that are key to accelerating academic achievement, including student conduct, professional development, and school climate.
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Here are some sample
collaborative projects:
Tech Integration Committee
Students will understand how matter and energy cycle within an ecosystem and be able to communicate how populations are dependent on each other and on other factors in an ecosystem.
Biome Google Earth Tours
Working on district-wide team, which is currently focused on locating the 21st century proficiencies that are embedded in the core content standards, identifying tools and resources that will facilitate integrated intruction of these standards, and classifying resources so they are easily accessible to teachers
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The Glenwood Springs High School Library program will contribute to the continued improvement in student academic growth & achievement and post-secondary & workforce readiness by...
Encouraging lifelong learning skills and fostering individual use and personal enjoyment by offering special programming opportunities.
Enhancing the quality and frequency of rigorous, relevant instructional programs that integrate 21st century learning standards
Increasing awareness of and participation with library resources and services to enhance curricular support and leisure reading.
Advertising new books
Health P.S.A.'s
Students become engaged as content creators by making multimedia public service announcements to present to an audience, grabbing the audience’s attention by intentionally creating a mood for their message through sound, pacing, words and images.

Enlightenment Social Profiles
Students imagine that the Internet had been around during the 18th century. After researching, the students create an online profile for an Enlightenment philosopher as a faux primary resource, writing a blog entry in first person perspective explaining his/her ideas and and posting comments on other students’ blogs from the viewpoint of a middle class citizen, a monarch, and a politician from the future

The Glenwood Springs High School Library has been recognized as a Power Library since 2007.
Identify what students need to know about accessing, evaluating, interpreting, and applying information
Determine how these skills relate to content area learning
Plan instruction when students need these skills most
Assess the students' process as well as the end product.
Working together with
classroom teachers to:
The goal:
The project:
Using Google Earth, students take the viewer on a virtual tour of a specific ecosystem, describing with text and images the biotic and abiotic factors of the biome, creating a visual energy web, and explaining an ecological disruption along with its impact on biodiversity.

Students will analyze what they have learned in order to persuade an audience, synthesize their ideas to produce a multimedia message to promote their chosen health issue, and evaluate the factors of advertising that influence people’s choices.
The goal:
The project:
The goal:
The project:
Students will analyze the societal and political problems addressed by philosphers of the Age of Enlightenment and evaluating the impact of the Enlightenment philosopher’s ideas on government and society.
Spotlighting interesting reads
through video book talks
Interactive book displays
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