Middle & High School Tour
Glastonbury High School & Sage Park Middle School
Wednesday, November 13
8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
The Glastonbury High School library program is fully integrated into the English and Social Studies curriculum. They have a K-12 research curriculum that collaborates with other disciplines and is written into the program of studies at the high school. The students have four required research experiences before they graduate, one in each grade, and each year builds on the skills of the previous year. These research projects are collaboratively assessed by the school librarian and the classroom teacher. Glastonbury has a research performance standard for graduation that students master with passing grades on the required research experiences. An assessment of research skills is administered to grade 11 students each spring. The library staff uses the results of this assessment to revise their curriculum and lessons. The Glastonbury Library program was the 2009 recipient of the Bernice Yesner School Library Media Program of the Year Award from the Connecticut Association of School Librarians. Beginning in 2012-2013 school year freshmen and sophomores will be using iPads in the first year of a 1:1 iPad initiative. The library will be striving to "flip" their classroom and hopefully have more in class time for student collaborative work and discussion about research and evaluating online information.
Sage Park Middle School is, like many others, a school in transition. The school is shifting curriculum to focus on the Common Core, participating in a teacher evaluation pilot, integrating new technology, and simultaneously attempting to narrow Windsor’s persistent achievement gap between minority and white students. Sage Park's library program is shaped by these elements as it nudges students toward the district goal of creating lifelong learners. The school librarians at Sage Park Library provides instruction, library services, and technology support in a flexibly scheduled program. Curriculum in information literacy and technology is delivered through collaborative projects with classroom teachers and subject specialists.
Tour departs from the Convention Center.
An additional registration fee of $52 is required in advance of the event.