Changing the Learning Culture One Media Center at a Time
Carol Crutchfield, Beaufort County School District - Facilities Planning
Wednesday, October 23
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
A young energetic media specialist, inspired by a video he found from 1993, was the spark for district-wide plans for media center renovations. His persistence led the Facilities Department to work with Instructional Staff to develop standards for future media centers. Guide in hand, 3 media centers were chosen to kick start the renovations. Media Center renovations should be more than changing the look of the environment. But these changes sparked a change in culture at a high school with declining enrollments and average academic performance. Learn about our experiences on changing from library to media center to learning hub.
Learning Objective 1:
Share ideas about changing a from “library” to “media center” to “learning hub”.
Learning Objective 2:
Engage participants in ideas about flexible media center spaces using a room within a room concept.
Learning Objective 3:
Encourage participants to reach out to media specialists for guidance and inspiration for transforming learning spaces.
Learning Objective 4:
Creating a mindset beyond “21st Century Learning”.
(1) AIA LU, (1) IDCEC LU