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DrewElrod

FRIT7739
TechnologyProgramAdministrator
PartA:ProgramEvaluation
ExecutiveSummary
TheMediaCenteratAdairsvilleHighSchoolservesasthetechnologyresourceand
literarycenteroftheschool.TheMediaCenterprovidesservicestoalladministrators,
teachers,andstudents.Withinthetechnologycentertutorials,training,andstaff
developmentareheldtoimplementandintroducenewformsoftechnologystrategiesin
theschool.Thecenteroffersallusersawidevarietyoftechnologytoolssuchasdesktop
computers,laptopcomputers,iPads,television,DVD/VCRplayers,projectors,video
cameras,andheadphones.Digitalcitizenshippracticesareintroduced,reviewed,and
monitoredbythemediaspecialistandteachers.Throughoutthemediacenterthereare
signsandpostersremindingallusersofproperdigitalcitizenshipexpectationsand
requirementswithinthemediacenter.Themostimportantaspectsofdigitalcitizenship
focusedonbythemediacenterareplagiarism,copyrightlaws,andcyberbullying.One
suggestionforimprovementwouldbetoincreasetheprofessionaldevelopment
opportunitiesforteacherstouseWeb2.0toolsintheclassroom.Asecondsuggestionis
tofosterandguidestudentsandteachersinusingBlackBoardasanonlinelearning
environment.
Methods
Iusedavarietyofsourcesincompilingandcompletingtheevaluationreport.ThedataI
obtainedwassupportedbyinterviewquestionsandanswerswiththemediaspecialist
(AppendixA),checklistobservationsofthemediacenter(AppendixB),andtheschool
website(AppendixC).
CenterContextandGoals
TheAdairsvilleHighSchoolMediaCenterhasbeenprovidingtheschoolwithbasic
libraryresponsibilitiessincethebeginningoftheschool.Overthepast12yearsithas
progressedintoa21stcenturytechnologycenter.Thecurrentfacilitywascompleteinthe
summerof2004.Themediacenteroffersallstudents,teachers,andadministratorsthe
abilitytoparticipateinall21stcenturytechnologyopportunities.Dr.LenaAdams,a18
yearmediaspecialist,hasbeenhandsoninseeingandleadingtheprogressionofthe
mediacenter.Dr.Adamsleadsbyexampleinallareasofthemediacenter.Dr.Adams
mainresponsibilitiesincludeleadingthetechnology,maintainingandupdatingthemedia
centerwebsite,literacy,digitalcitizenship,andprofessionaldevelopmentoftheschool
concerningnewtechnologystrategiesandmediapractices.Dr.Adamssendsouta
monthlyemailcalledTechnologyUpdatesaboutnewtools,programs,strategies,and

bestpracticesforteachersandadministratorstoreadanduse.Themediacenterhasan
abundanceofbooks,magazines,newspapers,andDVDs.Themediacenterhas6
desktopcomputersbuttheschoolisonetoonewithDelllaptopcomputers.Theschool
has5computerlabswithanaverageof30desktopcomputersineachlab.
DeborahNationisaTechnologySpecialistassignedtoAdairsvilleHighSchooland
AdairsvilleMiddleSchool.Mrs.Nationhasbeeninthetechnologydepartmentinthe
BartowCountySchoolsystemfor22years.Theprimaryresponsibilitiesofherjob
includemanagingthetechnologyinfrastructureofthebuilding,assistteacherswith
technologyequipmentissues,andmaintainingthecomputerlabs.Themediacenters
stakeholdersincludeteachers,students,andadministration.Themediacenterisan
environmentforallstakeholderstoengagein21stcenturytechnologyopportunities.
Thegoalsofforthemediacenterinclude:
Providingtechnologyservicestoallstakeholdersintheschool.
Providingtheappropriateequipmenttoaccomplish21stcenturyteachingand
learning.
Providingprofessionaldevelopmentopportunitiesforteachers.
Promotingliteracy
Promotingsafeandethicaltechnologyuse.
ContinuetopromoteandincreasevolumeofeBooksandeResources.
CreatewiththeLiteracyTeamaplantoimproveourLexilescoresandaplanto
makestudentstaketheSRItestseriously.
CenterActivities
TheMediaCenterprovidesseveralserviceandactivitiesforteachersandstudentssuch
as:
Trainingallstudentsandteachersonusingthefollowing:
o Office365
o GALEeBooks
o FollettShelfeBooks
o SelfCheckOutandCardCataloginMediaCenter
TrainstudentsthroughEnglishandSocialStudiesclasses:
o GALILEO
o WebsiteEvaluation(authenticityandvalidity)
o HowtouseMediaCenterresources
OpenHouseforteachersshowcasingresourcesavailablethroughtheMedia
Center.
ReinstitutethePeachTeenReadingClub

Evaluation
UponreviewingandcollectingthedataoftheMediaCenteratAdairsvilleHighSchool
itisclearthatitperformsandprovidesfortheneedsofstudents,teachers,and
administrators.Dr.AdamsleadstheMediaCenterbyexampleandencouragement.The
supportingstaffdoesanexcellentjobofmaintainingtechnologyequipmentand
accessibilityofalltechnologyresources.TheMediaCenterhasvariousformsof21st
centurytechnologyforstudentsandteacherstouseandcreatewith.Digitalcitizenship
andliteracyareareasofhighimportancetoDr.AdamsandtherestofthefacultyatAHS.
Onesuggestionforimprovementwouldbetoincreasetheprofessionaldevelopment
opportunitiesforteacherstouseWeb2.0toolsintheclassroom.Asecondsuggestionis
tofosterandguidestudentsandteachersinusingBlackBoardasanonlinelearning
environment.
Appendices
AppendixA:InterviewQuestionsandAnswers
InterviewQuestions:MediaSpecialist
1.

Whatisyourtitle?

2.

Whatareyourjobresponsibilities?

3.

Whatisthemissionofthemediacenter?

4.

Whatarethegoalsofthemediacenter?

5.

Whoarethestakeholders?

6.

Whatactivitiesorprogramsareconductedbythemediacenter?

7.

Whattechnologyequipmentisavailableforteachers?

8.

Whattechnologyequipmentisavailableforstudents?

9.

Whatwebtoolsandapplicationsdoyoupromoteandoffer?

10.

Whatdigitalrulesandproceduresdoyoupromote?

11.

Whatisthegreatestchallengeyoufaceasamediaspecialist?

12.

Howwouldyoudescribethetechnologycapabilityofthefacultyatyouschool?

AppendixB:ObservationChecklist
TechnologyResourceCenterChecklist
ItemstobeObserved
1.EvidenceofLiteracyPromotion
2.EvidenceofDigitalCitizenshipPromotion
3.EvidenceofCopyrightLawsPromotion
4.EvidenceofTechnologyStudentUsage
5.EvidenceofEquipmentMonitoringandUsage
6.EvidenceofComputerLabUsage
7.EvidenceofWebsiteMonitoring
8.EvidenceofTechnologyUpdatingandRepairing
9.EvidenceofUpdatedResources
10.EvidenceofInstructionalTechnologyInformationforTeachers

AppendixC:Website