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Curriculum Action Notice


Academic Affairs Committee


March  29th, 2009

This is a bulletin from the Academic Affairs Committee concerning proposed curricular actions. Please forward any comments or concerns in the next 10 days to the AAC chair, Jeffrey Bossworth , 206 Pinecrest Manor, ext. 4762.

COURSE CHANGE: LSC 6600 (course title and description change)

Department:    School Library & Information Technologies

Purpose and nature of change: To adapt an existing continuing education program created in conjunction with an  IMLS grant to meet the Pa. Leadership Standards.  After approval from PDE, this course will be eligible for school principals and administrators to meet their Act 25 continuing education credits.

Old Prefix: __LSC________________   Old Number: ___6600________ Old CIP:_______________

                New Prefix: __________________       New Number: ______________ New CIP:______________

Old Course Title: School Library Advocacy for Administrators

New Course Title: Leveraging School Libraries to Improve Student Learning

Abbreviated Title (for Master Schedule), Maximum 20 spaces

_Leverage School Libs_

OLD Clock Hours:              Lecture __15___                              Recitation _____             Lab _____

NEW Clock Hours:            Lecture __30___                              Recitation _____             Lab _____

Course Description for Catalog (limit to four sentences):

This course is designed to build leadership and advocacy skills in how to maximize a school library program to increase student achievement. Participants will learn to apply the research, best practices in school library management,  and relevant assessment tools to build a collaborative culture in which teachers and the library media specialist work together to integrate information and technology skills with classroom curricula . The culminating assignment results in an action plan and a professional development tool to revitalize the school library program to impact student learning.

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