2010-2011 The year in review. Susan K. Allick District Librarian & SirisDynix Automation System Administrator & NASA Educational Resource Manager. Purpose of SirsiDynix Symphony.
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2010-2011The year in review Susan K. Allick District Librarian & SirisDynix Automation System Administrator & NASA Educational Resource Manager
Purpose of SirsiDynix Symphony • To have a complete bibliographic record of all print, AV, and electronic media available at all school libraries for use by students, staff, and the community • To track the use, loss, and damage of all VIDE library materials • To foster greater utilization of all VIDE library resources to students, staff, and the community
OPAC- The Online Public Access Catalog Then And now….
http://vied.sirsi.net • Each school has a collection on-line and new items are added each day • Teachers can see available resources and assign students to check out specific titles and/or ranges of titles pertaining to a specific subject • Special room use and scheduling of library space can be managed through this system • Students can see book covers and information similar to the Amazon.com format
District Librarian outreach to school libraries for the following: • Processing books, AV materials, equipment & uploading to OPAC • Creating monthly reports of all library circulation • Creating inventory records • Troubleshooting all software and hardware issues that arise • Write grants to support library programs (Federal Library and Literacy Grant $32,000 • Created website (wiki) to share library news
EDITING MARC RECORDS • School librarians email bibliographic records from their MARC Magician & Wizard software to District Librarian • These records are edited and uploaded to OPAC • All records are backed up on an auxiliary 1 terabyte hard drive . • This is an ongoing process
PART II NASA EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE MANAGER • Outreach to classroom teachers • Providing professional development workshops in the NASA ERC for educators • Completing weekly reporting directly to NASA • Maintaining inventory of NASA resources • Scheduling of Videoconferencing events between NASA and classroom teachers • Conducting workshops at Miniquest, Reading Conferences, and any other event where presentations are requested • Have website (wiki); participating teachers upload and share content http://stxnasaerc.wikispaces.com/
NASA ERC Offerings • October 15, 2010 (20 participants) • For the AFT’s Miniquest Professional Day, a Distance Learning by Videoconference was conducted as NASA personnel led a simple engineering activity while ERC staff provided materials and assistance.
Continued • November 3, 4, 5, 2010 (8 participants) • NASA Make & Take Exercises to Support VI Content Standards 3-day workshop for elementary teachers covering the following: • Day 1 • I Overview of selected VI Content Standards • a. Pacing guides • b. Rigor & Relevance Quadrants • c. Promethean Interactive devices • II NASA website • a. Educator resources—searching by grade level, subject, and type of resource • b. Introduction to the Distance Learning Network (DLN)—Videoconferencing for ongoing class projects • c. Webcasts, special events, and more • III Mystery Planet Activity • IV Rocket Activity • V Make your own Planet lithographs • Color printing, laminating (six sets per class) • Day 2 & 3 • Look at www.nasa.gov current events • II Rocket Guide (PDF & hardcopy) • a. Pg 103 procedure for today (adapted) • b. Ideas for making group work more fun for elementary • III NASA eClipshttp://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/nasaeclips/index.html • NASA eClip are short, relevant educational video segments. These videos inspire and engage students, helping them see real world connections. New video segments are produced weekly exploring current applications of science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, topics. The programs are produced for targeted audiences: K-5, 6-8, 9-12 and the general public. • IV NASA Kids Club http://www.nasa.gov/audience/forkids/kidsclub/flash/index.html
Continued • November 16, 17, 18, 2010 (6 participants) • Secondary math and science teachers attended • Day 1 • I Overview of VIDE Current Initiatives • Pacing Guides—Math & Science Content Standards • Incorporating ActiveInspire & ActivExpressions into your lessons • Best Practices-Rigor & Relevance • Etan electronic mail • II Look at www.nasa.gov • a. Current Events • b. Media and make account on My NASA to save images, etc. • c. Use Educator Resource Locator (searches by request) • d. The Distance Learning Network (DLN) ongoing project based • lessons with NASA education specialists as guests in your class • III Weather satellite resources and activity • Look at the weather and satellite guide • Find the geostationary satellite for our area and compare infrared, visible, and water vapor images. http://www.goes.noaa.gov/http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/misc/wv/wv_intro.html • Introduction to “Area Forecast Discussion” from NWS used to interpret the satellite imagery • Activity- read the images and place in chronological order. • Day 2 & 3 • Construction of the high powered paper rockets and GLOBE clinometers. • While launching, 100 meter tape measure & clinometers was used to find the height of each launch. Extra exercises, such as recording the volume of the cylinders and cones, the area of the trapezoidal fins, and finding the center of pressure were completed as this activity can be as simple or as complex as it needs to be. • The final activity was to download a real-time image of the sun showing positions of the sunspots. Two projection telescopes (sun spotters) used in the parking lot verified the presents of the sunspots.
November 19, 2010 (10 participants) • This was a one day session for CTEC faculty to learn about careers in NASA at their request. The Distance Learning Network (DLN) was introduced showing a module called “Careers”. It is complete with a 110 page lesson plan guide. Participants were shown the schedule of available dates to request a teleconference with ERC staff operating the Tandberg teleconference unit in their classroom to facilitate the live presenters at the Kennedy Space Center. Enthusiasm was generated for the offerings. However, to date no request for a DLN session has been forthcoming.
Continued • December 2010 • ERC staff attended “VI Curriculum Mapping for Technology Integration” Workshop in St. Thomas and contributed NASA activities as part of the lesson plans to master selected VI Content Standards in math and science. • Added NASA resources to the science pacing guides
January 2011 • Met with Woodson Science Dept. Chair Sara Gambee to plan “Rube Goldberg” activities as was described in the VI Curriculum Mapping for Technology Integration Plan from last month. NASA materials such as wheels, gears, string, and pendulums were gathered along with recycled consumables described in several NASA educator guides. Ms. Gambee will conduct this activity in her three eighth grade science classes beginning February 22, 2011. However, it was so successful that the “machines” build by the students were perfected for an extra week and the local media were invited to view their inventions. (See St. Croix Avis March 6-7, 2011)
Professional Day at John H. Woodson JHSTeachers built and test drove rocket racers. Many engineering adjustments had to be made and no speed records were broken. Wait until we try it with the kids!! The time to beat is 2.6 meters in 4 seconds or 1.4MPH
Rocket Racers at Claude O. Markoe with Ms. Peele’s class markracer4.MP4 • markracer4.MP4
May 2011 • Met with Ms. Meade, Ms. Edney, Mr. Rodriguez, and Ms. Moore at Woodson to plan high powered paper rocket activity for teaching Newton’s laws of motion. • Collaborated with Nancy Graham to provide support for organizing spread sheets and data collection during this activitiy • Outreach to Ms. Moore’s class with laws of motion and provided NASA resources for students to build high powered paper rockets
Find this article at: http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/island-of-knowledge.html
Excerpt from NASA Publication • Susan Allick has been part of making sure that presence is there to stay. A librarian at the St. Croix Curriculum Center, Allick staffs the new Educator Resource Center. Since the team's visit, she said, interest in the ERC has remained high. "We have a very nice facility and conduct after-school workshops for 8-10 teachers at a time in our room," she said. "So far, we have had three sets of workshops and individual visits." Allick said she's supplementing the workshops with school visits; in a two-day period, she presented at an elementary school and a junior high school. The presentations included leading students in making paper rockets and rocket racers. "I am making it known that the classroom teachers can have me come to their class, co-teach if necessary, come back to observe them, etc." Teachers interested in using their Regional Educator Resource Center can visit the NASA Educator Resource Center website. Related Resources:› NASA Educator Resource Center Network› NASA Education • David Hitt/NASA Educational Technology Services