Global Learning Center
Technology and Innovation Vision Statement
The Chappaqua Central School District will create an innovative, agile atmosphere of learning, that leverages advanced instructional technologies to support active learning environments. We will continually improve our infrastructure, systems and support to advance district instructional visions and goals.
LIBRARY MEDIA CENTER
Christine Eidem - Library Media Specialist
The Library Media Center is now part of our dynamic new Global Learning Center and renovation is almost complete. The Library serves the entire Roaring Brook learning community and each class is scheduled once per cycle for a 40-minute information literacy class. We follow an open library policy where students will have the opportunity for book exchange each day in addition to during their scheduled library class period. Book exchange will begin once our books are unpacked and we begin regular classes in our beautiful new space. Guidelines on book care and student responsibilities will be sent home with their first check-out.
All students will receive a grade-appropriate information literacy lesson that will focus on a variety of themes during the year. We will focus on digital citizenship, research skills, literature, author and genre studies, library citizenship and book selection skills. We will utilize our new digital platforms to create and share book trailers and persuasive recommendations and we will once again participate in the NYS 3 Apples Book Award voting process.
Our digital resources include database and subscription sites which are available for use at home. We will learn how to navigate these sites in addition to learning how to search and evaluate appropriate websites for information.
All of these skills will be embedded in Active Learning and Makerspace activities as well as Coding and Robotics as students develop in the areas of problem-solving, design thinking and the dispositional skills to succeed in these collaborative activities.
Our goal is to inspire children to read and access information in a variety of formats, and to instill in them a sense of responsibility and ethical use of technology so that they can be successful life-long learners in 21st Century society.