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WRAP UP NOTES:

August 7, 2008 8 AM - 3 PM

Mary O Karma

Pam O'Donnell

Anita Lockwood

 

Requests:

Time during the school year to collaborate with Elementray Colleagues

Remind staff that technology concerns should be entered into IT Direct from www.rtnj.org

 

August 8, 2008 8 AM - 3 PM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SITUATIONAL APPRAISAL

EDUCATIONAL MEDIA SPECIALISTS

JUNE 4, 2008

 

Facilitators:  Ellen Kessler and Damion Macioci

Participants:  Anita Lockwood (IR), Pam O’Donnell (FB), Mary Okarma (SH),

                          Melanie Smith (CG)

LEVEL ONE PRIORITY – HIGH, HIGH, HIGH

There are 5 issues in this level, but all agreed that issue number 1 is most important. All others relate back to it.

 

  1. Changing job description/ Responsibilities
    1. Technology education added to responsibilities
    2. Lesson plans required—to include…?
    3. No job description; will individual principals decide?
    4. Maintenance of laptops?     IT DIRECT via rtnj.org
  1. Staff needs to know whether to contact media spec. or tech staff  IT DIRECT via rtnj.org
  2. Need guidelines on “tech” piece
  3. Supplies/Ordering – lack of materials/technology in individual bldgs
  4. How to incorporate increased responsibilities in existing schedule

(1/2 hour block)

  1. Compliance with REA contract- preps, flex time for library as

resource

  1. Common planning/meeting time

 

  1. No supervisor/leadership
    1. Lack of meetings, calling of subs, professional development
    2. No advocate for program
    3. Lack of supervisory contact

 

  1. Curriculum
    1. What is it?  Cannot teach 2 curricula in same time constraints  Not a new curriculum -Support Technology Integration Projects

 

  1. Do not want to lose library skills
  2. Need guidelines for common planning  Focus on Library / Media Skills: research, evaluation, summarize
  1. Want to have input into new program

 

  1.  District-wide consistency
    1. Responsibilities vary among buildings
    2. Lack of procedures—need standards/expectations
    3. All principals should have same guidelines

 

  1.  Training
    1. Need professional development for “tech” piece
    2. Where?  When?  Present opportunities to building principal

Morris County ETTC

Randolph Academy

Other resources (workshops, webinars, etc)

 

LEVEL TWO PRIORITY:  MEDIUM, HIGH, HIGH

 

1.        Time management

a.      Always on duty

b.      Additional teaching and support role impacts time management and schedule

 

 

LEVEL THREE PRIORITY:  MEDIUM, MEDIUM, HIGH

 

1.        Budget

a.      Within certain buildings, differences in $ for supplies and access to

funds

b.      Based on students population or principal discretion?

c.      Will 4 line items be retained?

d.      Need purchasing guidelines for tech and media---curriculum support for books, AV, tech?

 

 

 

LEVEL FOUR PRIORITY:  MEDIUM, MEDIUM, MEDIUM

 

1.      Volunteers

a.      Need guidelines and procedures – can they handle additional

responsibilities?

b.      Training and support as library resources

 

 

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VEL FIVE PRIORITY:  LOW, LOW, MEDIUM

1.      Assessing the new program

a.      How will progress be assessed- student mastery of skills?  Which

skills?

8.1 Technology Literacy Standards

b.      How will media specialists be assessed?  Criteria?

 

LEVEL SIX PRIORITY:  LOW, LOW, LOW

 

1.       Non-computer technology

a.      AV equipment – TV’s, overheads, laminators ---repairs/summer

maintenance procedures, discarding, etc.

b.      Storage and summer needs

c.      Future technologies (I-Pods, etc.) procedures needed

 

2.      End of year procedures – need guidelines

 

 

 

 

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