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Carol Crutchfield

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EDsession: Changing the Learning Culture One Media Center at a Time

  • Date:Wednesday, October 23
  • Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Location:Classroom 101
  • Description: 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”.
  • Credit:(1) AIA LU, (1) IDCEC LU