Standard 3: Candidates model and promote ethical, equitable access to and use of physical, digital,
and virtual collections of resources. Candidates demonstrate knowledge of a variety of
information sources and services that support the needs of the diverse learning
community. Candidates demonstrate the use of a variety of research strategies to generate
knowledge to improve practice.
Personal Philosophy: "The amount of information available to our learners necessitates that each individual acquire the skills to select, evaluate, and use information appropriately and effectively." (American Association of School Librarians, 2008) The library media center at Gering High School will strive to provide a productive environment for students, staff and community members to become effective users of information and technology.
Reflective Statement: Once again, as I reflect on the artifacts, I realize the value of creating documents and lesson plans that support the 21st century learners. I developed and shared a research handbook with our high school English teachers to use at the beginning of the school year. The other artifact is simple the Media Center polices that describe the consideration that goes into the selection of resources for the library along with other items.
GHS Research Handbook meets the following elements of Standard 3: Literacy and Reading 3.1-Efficient and ethical information-seeking behavior 3.4-Research and knowledge creation *5.2-Professional Ethics
GHS Media Center Polices meets for following elements of Standard 3: Information and Knowledge 3.2-Access to information 3.3-Information technology