During the first school year the new space was used, educators were asked to monitor and track growth towards the outcomes identified in their project plan and present the findings in a digital story. The story was framed by the question, "How is innovation shifting the story of learning at our school?"
To develop the school's project, staff worked together to develop responses to the following guiding questions.
We met as a large committee through the process to make the choices as a collaborative decision.
The Success Effect- Mission, Vision & Goals
Innovation Guiding Principles
Create challenging, meaningful, and engaging learning opportunities.
We address the intellectual growth, health and physical development, and social-emotional well-being of students.
Learning is founded in inquiry.
Learning fosters a culture of curiosity and risk-taking.
Mastery of learning is demonstrated in multiple ways.
Learning is a social process.
Learning is personalized and learner-led.
Learning is powerfulwhen studentscreate solutions toauthentic challengesthat impact theirlocal, national orglobal community
I'm striving to make the library an even more interactive and flexible space for all teachers and students here at MHS. This is a highly used space that hosted more than 83,000 visitors last year. Also, I believe the creation of the Audio/ visual recording space will allow the MHS students some new exciting ways to explore and show mastery in a real-world setting. Additionally, because the library is a supervised space, students will be able to make recordings before, during and after school- not just in during their individual classes.
I believe I'm aligning with the BVSD Student Success Skills:
Communication: Students communicate effectively in multiple modes (interpersonal, intrapersonal, interpretive and presentational). Students communicate effectively and confidently in a variety of formats (digital and face to face, hybrids of both). Students communicate clearly understanding purpose and audience. They interpret and respond appropriately to others and are able to negotiate conflict constructively.
Collaboration: Students demonstrate the ability to work effectively and respectfully with diverse teams. They exercise flexibility and cooperation in order to accomplish a common goal. Students assume shared responsibility for work and value the contributions made by each team member. They work towards a common goal productively to produce high-quality learning and/or products.
Critical Thinking: The student who is information literate accesses information efficiently and effectively by reading and understanding essential content of a range of informational texts and documents in all academic areas. This involves evaluating information critically and competently; accessing appropriate tools to synthesize information; recognizing relevant primary and secondary information; and distinguishing among fact, point of view, and opinion. Students use their analysis to solve problems and find solutions. They are able to identify a variety of unique solutions to problems. Students experience innovation and are part of creating innovation through their work in classrooms, with their peers, and through global connections. Through this work, they take risks, develop a growth mindset and become creative problem-solvers, skills they will continue to need as they go through their post-graduate lives.
I've spent the past 11 years working with the staff to show them the many uses for the library space and I believe our annual data supports that both teachers and students are highly using this space and will be receptive to continuing to do so in the future. The only training I'm envisioning is to use the Audio/ Visual recording space. I believe I will train a team of students to act as "teachers" to do brief orientations with other students before they can use any equipment we end up installing.