Media Advisory CommitteeMeeting dates 2012-13: TBA
*To join please email

2012-13 Members:
Carrie Crkvenac, Principal
Casey Korkus, Assistant Principal
Cassandra Stewart, Media Specialist

2011-2012 School Year GOALS

Short Term GOALS-Current Year
  1. Increase participation in offered media lessons featured in Media Matters publication by utilizing resources in media through advertisement, scheduling, and skill correlation (i.e. Teachers like the readymade lesson ideas provided in this newsletter. Teachers would like times they can sign up for a lesson advertized and like the no-thinking style of the lesson topics. Some grade levels would like scheduled lessons and would like to collaborate on topics connected to their needs.)
  2. Support data analysis through support staff/media collaboration of student assessment results and offer correlating remediation/enrichment lessons in Media Matters/email news (i.e. After looking at the 5th grade data, it is obvious inference and conclusion is a struggle for our students. Media would then advertise mini lesions to support this skill).

Long Term GOALS-2-5years
  1. Devise a system for categorizing kits by reading skill and strategy. Include a “Thinking Map” or other activity to coincide with the skill it teaches. (Again, this is a no thinking way for teachers to have a well planned center with a goal.)
  2. Increase the class set/listening center collection and correlate with reading skills.

What is a Media Advisory Committee?
The committee aids in identifying long- and short-range goals to meet the needs of the media program. The committee helps establish strategies for reaching the goals. Short-range goals are to be attained during the next school year, while it may take two or three years for attainment of long-range goals.
The purpose of evaluation is program improvement. Continuous review of the media program reveals needs that are not being met and/or goals that are not being achieved, and enables administrators, media specialists and the Media Advisory Committee to establish new goals and strategies to meet these changing needs.
The media specialist presents available data, which might indicate strengths and needs of the media program, to the Media Advisory Committee. Among the data considered are:
• results of Annual Program Review;
• results of Media Program Teacher Survey;
• results of Media Program Student Survey;
• progress on media program long- and short-range goals for the year;
• student scores on standardized tests;
• circulation and attendance statistics for the year;
• recommendations from SACS reports;
• inventory statistics;
• other relevant data.

The Media Advisory Committee is encouraged to formulate goals that support the school improvement plan. Although materials and equipment are an integral part of the media program, the acquisition of these items is not an end in itself. Each goal should clearly show how attainment of the goal will benefit students in their academic or personal growth. It is essential that media goals be communicated to the school faculty and that faculty members see these goals as important to their students.

Who can be a member?

Any teacher, staff member, parent or student are encouraged to become a member of the media committee. If you are interested in becoming a member contact Mrs. Stewart via email or phone (386) 575-4215 x. 41196.

Retrieved from the VCS Handbook for Media Services

***If you are interested in joining this committee please email me