ERIC Number: ED238455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
Lincoln Senior Elementary Resource Center.
Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, CA.
THE FOLLOWING IS THE FULL TEXT OF THIS DOCUMENT: It all comes together in the Resource Center at Lincoln Senior Elementary. New technology and traditional media turn kids into active learners. The action is vibrant yet the purpose is focused. Under the direction of Media Librarian Mike Whelply the Resource Center is the nucleus of the school. It is a teaching and learning center. It is a guidance and integrating agency. It is the place where students and staff focus for extended use of learning time. Students are tutored to identify and locate materials on their own. The self discipline that is encouraged and the opportunity to find information independently support the ideals of life long learning and good citizenship. Staff members consult with Mr. Whelply in selecting supplemental materials and in planning research assignments which direct students to the rich collection of reference materials. Staff and students have opportunities for producing their own media materials. Mr. Whelply works closely with other school and public librarians in communicating how to best utilize library resources. The Student Body enthusiastically supports the Resource Center by annually donating funds for the purchase of media materials which students request. Parents who attend the annual Open House are impressed with the resources and are enthusiastic about having such a fine facility and collection available for their child's use. Parent volunteers assisted in coding books for the new security system. Student assistants serve at the circulation desk and as audio-visual aides. Special features are: the Career Center where students learn about career options; visits by authors who discuss their writing, stimulating interest in their work and in creative writing assignments; and a micro-computer which students and staff use to learn more about computer literacy, word processing, computer assisted instruction and other applications of computers in education. The Resource Center is the scene of the action. It is an agent of change in a time of reform. It is the heart of the school. This document was selected by the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) Task Force on Public Confidence as descriptive of a promising practice or exemplary project worthy of highlighting for the California educational community. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Lincoln Unified School District, Stockton, CA.