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Case Study Bennett School District

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1 PROGRAM DETAILS • A multi-step program unique to district challenges put all the tools in the right place • "Research-Create-Share" brought technology and collaboration alive in classrooms across grade levels K-12 • Two main barriers were overcome to put new plans in place • Library media programs stay current with new books, updated Web 2.0 content and rotating technology tools every three years At the Bennett School District, there is one district librarian who has developed a multi-step library program to ensure that the elementary school library and secondary school library within the district are equipped for the future. To start, Librarian Casey Veatch dreamed big. He helped design and create a library space with many tools for teacher collaboration and student learning. Most importantly, he added a technology component to the space including: o 24 desktop computers o Two laptop carts with 48 laptops for check-out o An interactive library whiteboard for library lessons, teacher lessons and student presentations o Multiple platform stations for video and podcast creation and editing (Macs and PCs) o Two carts with the latest mobile computing tablets (iPod touch and iPad) "A 21ST CENTURY LIBRARY AT ITS BEST!" For the past three years the media specialist at Bennett School District has built a library program integrating technology, information literacy and collaboration. Program highlights: • Required an administrative policy change before new programs could be used • Used current technology such as iPod ® touch and iPad ® • Included collaboration between teachers and library media specialists • Enabled students to share their key learnings via self-made podcasts and iBooks FIFTH PLACE WINNER Bennett School District Creates Model Program Fusing Traditional Resources with Latest Technology

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