Media Center

The media center is fun place for students to learn and explore. Here are some more resources to help:

If you have any questions please contact: 

Berit Allison
bcallison@district287.org

 

Destiny at NEC - Finding Books

Find books in the Media Center using Destiny at NEC. You are able to search for a book from any computer in the building. Login to the computer using your usual user name and password. (students can do this also). Click on the Destiny icon that is on all desktops (see screen shot). Make sure that Library Search is selected and you can search for a book by keyword, title, author, subject, or series.

This is just a simple way to find a book, there are a lot of exciting things we can do with this system. Watch the short video below to walk you through the Destiny program. 

Download The Destiny Quest App for Free!
When asked for the Library URL type in http://secdestiny.district287.org and then select NEC. 

Scholastic Book Clubs

This year, Book Clubs offers an expanded selection of affordable books and Storia eBooks for every age and reading level. You can earn and redeem Bonus Points and coupons across multiple catalogs. Plus ordering online is easier and more rewarding than ever!

When parents order online, they can shop all Book Club flyers, enter their online orders, and pay with a credit or debit card. All you need to do is submit parent orders to Scholastic. Every time parents place their orders online, they earn a FREE Book Pick and you earn a $3 coupon for your classroom. Get started now by clicking here

This is your Class Activation Code: LGH7K

Assessment Help

The testing should go MAP, then WTP and then SRI/SPI.

Students can still finish up their MAP testing, even though the “window” is closed. The window refers to the date that the district will do a mass download of test results into the One Click system, and the scores we will use to show progress at the end of the school year.

We will continue to test students throughout the school year. Whenever we get a new student they should take the MAP test and complete the WTP and SRI, if they are in Read 180 within their first few weeks of school.

Right now with MCA’s starting there might not be as many laptops available to use in the classrooms for MAP testing, but you are always welcome in the Media Center or you can use my office.

MAP Test

When: The window is open the first day of school, we would like to have it completed as soon as possible.

Who: Students in grades K and up. New this year is the MAP for Primary Grades test. This test is designed for k-2 students or those older students who typically score below 170 on the MAP test. Please let me know if you have older student who you would like to try the new test, I will make sure it is available for them. I will check through last spring’s scores to try to identify these students.

How: You can use all of the computers in the library. If you would like to do it in your classroom there are 12 lap tops available to check out for classroom testing or for over flow in the media center. There are instructions for signing in tapped to each monitor and the password sheet will be on each table. You must sign using the testing user name and password to be able to print the scores. Choose the test option WITH goals.

Scores: Please hang on to your scores, there will be a Google doc sent out so you can enter your own scores for all assessments.

Tip: Refrain from using the word “test” but rather use “measure” or “inventory”. This is not really a test because it doesn’t score them on their knowledge. It is a way for us to know where they are at so we can tailor instruction to meet their needs.

WTP

Let Kayleen or myself know if you would like a refresher in administering this assessment. Kayleen will be training the ALC teachers, look for an email regarding when and where.

When: Again we would like this completed as soon as possible so we can make sure that the students are placed in the appropriate curriculum.

Who: All students in the building.

How: Classroom teachers are responsible for assessing their own students. I sent out a Google Doc invite for spread sheets with last spring’s scores for each program, let me know if you have trouble getting into Google Docs. Also the folder is available with everything you will need for testing on the T drive, I sent out an email on Friday that has directions on how to find it.

Tips: Remember you do not have to retest what the student has passed already, so start one grade level above what is listed on the sheet. Kayleen and I can help figure out where to start with new students, it would help if you have their MAP scores.

The word lists have been added to the WTP folder on the T drive.

Just a reminder about how to find it:

It is now on the T drive so you can access it from any computer anytime!

  • Go to your Start Menu
  • Click on Computer on the left side
  • Click on Team (T:)
  • Click on NEC
  • Click on Building
  • Click on Literacy
  • You should be able to drag the folder to your desktop

SRI/SPI

When: You should be following the Implementation Guide for the first three weeks, it will have it as part of the first three weeks lesson plans.

Who: SRI: all student in Read 180 SPI: All students in System 44. There might be some exceptions to this rule, Kayleen will let you know. There have been some changes to this program so it might not be available for everyone on the first day.

How: It is set up on all of the computers in your classroom and in the Media Center. Computer sign out sheets are on the table in the Media Center. 

BRIDGE and ERSI

Who: All SUN students and any older student who qualifies to take the MAP for Primary Grades. Classroom teachers are responsible for assessing their own students.

When: As soon as possible. These tests should be used to determine the curriculum to use for the students in your classroom.

How: Copies of the tests will be available in the Media Center. I am having trouble accessing last year’s scores, they were part of my assessment results spreadsheet but somehow with everyone using the spreadsheet they seem to have gone missing! AND I haven’t opened the box with the hard copies yet, I will let you know when they have been located, sorry.

Tip: I am looking into if there are any of your students who should be taking the MAP for Primary Grades. I will let you know what I find out. Students that score below 170 on the MAP test can take it, that would be all of your students!!!!! I don’t think that is what they ment. 

Whole To Part Assessment

It is now on the T drive so you can access it from any computer anytime!

  • Go to your Start Menu
  • Click on Computer on the left side
  • Click on Team (T:)
  • Click on NEC
  • Click on Building
  • Click on Literacy
  • You should be able to drag it to your desktop

I will be sending out last spring’s scores on Tuesday. Remember you do not have to retest what they have passed already, so if the sheet says they are at the 3rd grade level you would start with 4th grade. 

Entering Assessment Results

This year every classroom teacher will be entering their own assessment results for SRI, WTP, MAP and if you are giving them, The Bridge and the ERSI. There is a form to fill out like the formative assessment form from last year. It is available on the NEC library web site https://sites.google.com/a/district287.org/nec-library/

It is titled fall assessments the link is located on the left side of the page under Navigation.

The easiest way for you to fill it out is to have all of the assessment results for each student available beforehand. I don’t think you can go back and enter results a second time, sorry. I have attached a data sheet to help keep everything in order. Usually you fill out last year’s scores on the top and this year’s scores on the bottom. This will also help you compare results for your IEP’s and your PLC team meetings. The blanks correspond to the order you will answer the questions. You will need the program codes, they are on the bottom of the data sheet or on the form. I will send out another data sheet for The Bridge and the ERSI.

Directions:

  • Click on the above link (you can bookmark it after opening)
  • Choose Fall Assessments
  • Fill in your results. You can skip questions where you didn’t give the assessment.
  • There is a separate (from the main page) scroll bar on the side of the form
  • When complete, scroll down to the bottom and click submit
  • It will give you a choice if you want to enter another student.

Thanks for your cooperation in this, it really shows your dedication to improving the reading abilities of your students.

Please contact Mary Armstrong or Kayleen Taffe with any questions!

Fall Formative Assessment

To access the Fall Formative Assessment form you need to be logged into Google Docs. To do that click here.

Once logged into Google Docs click here to access the Fall Formative Assessment Form.* 

*This page will come up blank if you are not logged into Google docs.

Literacy Bags

In an effort to encourage parents to spend more quality time with their children, we have implemented the use of Home Literacy Kits. Each Home Literacy Kit contains 1-2 books (both fiction and nonfiction related to a theme) and extensions for literacy, math and/or science. Most materials for completing activities are located in the kit along with directions and a materials list.  Please contact your students teacher for more information.

Online Resources

HENNEPIN COUNTY LIBRARY - http://hclib.org/

E-BOOKS FOR KIDS

  • http://tarheelreader.org/
  • http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/
  • http://librivox.org/
  • http://www.gutenberg.org/

FINDING BOOKS

  • http://sites.google.com/site/tbvimnstudents/

STORIES

  • http://www.familyfunshop.com/activitiesresources.htm
  • http://freestoriesforkids.com/short-stories
  • http://www.storylineonline.net/

GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

  • http://pbskids.org/island/
  • http://www.starfall.com/
  • http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.php
  • http://www.funbrain.com/kidscenter.html
  • http://pbskids.org/itsmylife/

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • http://www.ted.com/talks
  • http://www.schooltube.com/category/7/

Story Time

Each week there is a great opportunity for students to hear a story being read by one of the students or staff members in the building or community.


 

What's Available?

4 Block Lesson Plans: We have several set up and ready to teach for one week. It starts at a very low level and we are currently up to 5th grade.

File folder: all prepared and ready to check out. They are from a K to 4th grade level.

Reading Center activities: We have a few already made up reading center activities the directions are on the front check them out any time.

Tape Stories: Ready to check out with the book and tape in the envelope.

Staff Resources: books on education as well a activity ideas.

Catalogs and book order forms: you can borrow the catalogs to look for books, you can hand out the books orders and return them to me, I will send in to scholastic.

Curriculum room: supplied with all the curriculum that NorthEducationCenter has used and is currently using.

Videos: a variety of videos are available to check out.

Leveled Library: we currently have over 1800 book in a database, leveled and ready to check out for your enjoyment. There is plenty more left to add in the database and we are always taking donations.

Read 180 Library: we have several books in our read 180 library. Each book has a quick write and comprehension page.

National Geographic: We have 48 topics each topic has five books at the 2nd grade reading level and five at the 4th grade reading level.

Assessments: Reading specialists are available to assess students reading level, set up an appointment today.

Computers: 14 computers in the lab all have read 180 access. Students can also use it for any literacy work if they need a quiet place to go. We also have a variety of computer games available to students.

Read 180 handouts: A file cabinet with many of the read 180 handouts needed.

Reading Space: Students are welcome to drop down and read.

Reading Group: Student participate in small group activities centered around book studies for 30 mins 3x a week.

Story Time: over 50 students participate in a story time once a week, Volunteers are invited to come in from the community to read to students, students also read to each other.

Take home literacy bags: In an effort to encourage parents to spend more quality time with their children, we have implemented the use of Home Literacy Kits. Each Home Literacy Kit contains 1-2 books (both fiction and nonfiction related to a theme) and extensions for literacy, math and/or science. Most materials for completing activities are located in the kit along with directions and a materials list.

1-1 instruction: Reading specialists are available to work 1-1 with struggling readers.

Co teaching: Reading specialists are available to come in and teach with staff to work on strategies with students.

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1820 XENIUM LANE NORTH Plymouth, MN 55441
PH: 763-559-3535
info@district287.org

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