|Many new students ask what LMC stands for. When I tell them its Library Media Center, they usually nod as if that makes more sense. A lot has changed over the years for school libraries and librarians. We are now called teacher-librarians in recognition of the teaching that we do, have clearly defined standards based on 21st century learning goals, and instruct students toward becoming information literate.Our space is small, but we have a great collection of books as well as a fantastic updated computer lab. Our collection is nearly 9,000 books strong with titles that support the curriculum and speak to the personal interests of the students. We have a much-loved graphic novel collection, tons of picture books, loads of awesome chapter books, and a great variety of non fiction choices.
Bromwell’s library is fortunate to also house the computer lab. Much of what goes on in the library involves both books and computers. Students learn to use the lab to look up books on the collection database, they also learn how to use computers to find relevant information, then evaluate, synthesize and present that information in a variety of ways. Kids make podcasts, power points, and papers, and will be branching out more to use web 2.0 tools to present what they have learned.
The library is an academic environment where children expand upon what they learn about in the classroom. All grades work with me in the library and lab. Classes visit several times a week to select books and work on learning projects.
Bromwell Elementary School
I heard Bromwell was a great school when looking at a move to Denver from California. Its been true to its reputation since I started here in 2001.
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