Library-Media Center

The library at George Read Middle School supports the mission statement of the American Association of School Librarians:

The mission of a library media program is to ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. This mission is accomplished by: providing intellectual and physical access to materials in all formats by providing instruction to foster competence and stimulate interest in reading, viewing, and using information and ideas by working with other educators to design learning strategies to meet the needs of individual students.
Users of the Library can expect:

  • reliable, current information
  • courtesy and respect for all
  • materials which support our school’s curriculum
  • an atmosphere which enables research and learning
  • collaborational teaching units to support the DCAS

Resources

Collaboration

Why collaborate?

  • Lower teacher/pupil ratio for the unit
  • Capitalize on twice the teaching experience
  • Combine creative ideas with a sense of what will work
  • Provide support if needed
  • Use collaboration partner’s talents
  • More time to work with students’ abilities and learning styles
  • Spend more time helping students to succeed
  • Enable creative use of technology
  • Incorporate the research process and information technology into the research process
  • Allow student self-assessment and reflection as part of the process

Which units lend themselves to collaboration?

  • Units where textbook coverage is sparse
  • Units including issues or problems
  • Units which lend themselves to individual choice of topic create greater motivation
  • Units which allow student expression of skills and talents

Units which lend themselves to individual choice of topic create greater motivation