CAL 1 Cross Curricular Initiatives

Humanities
  • 8th Grade Coffee Project
  • Spanish:Creating Templates in Drive
Docs Slides

Cross Curricular Initiatives coming up
CAL 2
  • 8th Humanities
  • Coffee

CAL 3
  • 6th Humanities
  • Grade Pompeii Joyas de Ceren
  • Tsunami video PSA and posters
  • 7th Science
  • Global Warming: Bio and Chem and Physics
  • Humanities
  • 8th Humanities Coffee

What is New?
Making
  • Making runs in three different strands in the LRC
  • The Maker club is run by Raul Martinez every Thursday after school. Students develop make their own projects by applying STEAM concepts. It is co-run by an 11th grade student and certain students come in to work at other times on their maker club project.
  • Making drop in which offers students a variety of activities in making at breaks, and after school. This is usually run by the library staff members.
More details are available in the Club Section of this Report.

Some of the current photo galleries:

and through the ICT curriculum

Destiny
Training has begun for students on the new Follett Destiny library system. So far only 6th-7th have come for their sessions.

Web conferences and Collaboration
While this is not new for us, it is something we have given more of a push this year. The 7th grade students are interviewing teachers in other countries , ABC Teachers and ABC students about their students' learning and the 6s have had a web conference with their partner school in the United States. Two 6th grade classes will also be participating in mystery Skype sessions, this coming week.

Drone training
We have several students and teachers now trained in using the drone (replacement parts are on their way) and we are hoping to begin a drone club in the new year. The drone has been used for two school events, Guy Fawkes and The Race for Survival.

Raspberry Pi
We bought a set last year and had a terrible time launching them. They have been updated and new hardware has been purchased to facilitate their use by students in and out of lessons.

Jennifer Garcia:
Curriculum Development:
  • Revamped the 6th, 7th, and 8th grade KS3 Curriculum, creating larger PBL units in each grade and making further cross curricular connections.
  • Met with HoDs at the start of the SY to outline areas in need of support through LRC and ICT as well as opportunities for Cross Curricular work.

PD received:
  • Attended ISTE 2015 Philadelphia
  • Attended the Microsoft seminar: "Yo puedo programar" (September 22nd)
  • MIT CS50 (Began, not finished)

PD Given:

Special Projects:
  • The 7th grade Scratch Learning Games Project won the 1st prize, ISTE Online learning Award.
  • STEAM FEST 2016: working on the development of the STEAM faire which will take place in March alongside Brain Awareness Week and Science Week. The actual festival will take place on Wednesday March 15th.
  • Prepared and implemented December Paren partnership on Internet Safety.

Raul Martinez

Curriculum Development:

  • Developed the new Makers creative carousel for G8

PD received:
  • Attended the Microsoft seminar: "Yo puedo programar" (September 22nd).
  • Seminar: I've attended a Keiser University seminar about: "the future of higher education".

PD Given:

Special Projects:

  • STEAM FEST 2016: working on the development of the STEAM faire
  • Science/ICT link: I'm working on the development of science assessments using ICT resources.
  • PSAT/SAT worked on the PSAT/SAT support for students who have taken the exam.
  • PAES worked on the PAES support for G12 class of 2016.
  • ABC liaison with Amun Shea School in Morazan


Hilda Gómez-Librarian

Professional Development and Activities:
PD Received:
PD Given:
  • Conference Dominican Republic September 29th -October 4th. XIII Congreso Latinoamericano para el Desarrollo de la Lectura y la Escritura “Leer y escribir en un mundo diverso: desafíos y perspectivas
  • Library 2.0 online conference in conjunction with LRC/ICT colleagues "Taking the Leap Makers Spaces in the Library" Recording
  • Support ABES workshops outside of school.

Special Projects:
  • Taught the use of Destiny Orientation to Secondary grades.
  • Makerspace in the LRC.
  • Development of the STEAM projects.
  • __Books Donation__ destinated for the Library School Católico Virgen de la Paz, La Libertad.

Eugenia Rivas-Library Assistant

Professional Development and Activities:
PD Given:

Special Projects:

Extra Curricular
The Maker Club: is run by Raul Martinez every Thursday after school. Students develop make their own projects by applying STEAM concepts. It is co-run by an 11th grade student and certain students come in to work at other times on their maker club project.

Library Club: This Club is run by Hilda Gomez and Eugenia Rivas. Different groups of students meet every day before and after school as well as lunch time, to work on different library initiatives.

Club Recilectura: This Club is run by Hilda Gomez . Students stay after school on Wednesdays to work on literature related activities, which they develop for different libraries and schools in El Salvador. __Extra Curricular Activities Session 1 (24th August - 18th December 2015)__

Maker Drop in Club: This club is run by Hilda Gomez and Eugenia Rivas. Different groups of students meet every day before and after school as well as lunch time, to work on different Maker activities, which are often linked to theme weeks.

Events and Displays
__Welcome Back!__
__Induction Day__
__Destiny Orientation__
__Peace One Day__
__Banned Books Week__
__Salvadorean Civic Week__
__Theatre Week__
__UN Week__ ( Eugenia)
__British Fortnight__
Recycling Week

Displays in Progress
Festival Week

Communication
The following channels are those most frequently used to communicate with the ABC Community and share happenings at the LRC: Facebook, ABC LRC Blog
LRC Website, LRC Twitter, LRCABC Youtube, LRC ABC Flickrand Various Pinterest boards aimed at Teachers, Librarians and Makers. These sites are updated by the LRC Staff members on a regular basis.

Reports
Usage
LRC Pass Totals: 1298

Follet Destiny
  • Library Statistics for the date range 20/08/2015 to 27/11/2015
Total: 423

Top Patron Statistics
Patron Homeroom Circulations
1. Vindel Cordero, Sara Isabel (Student:__VS028820__) 19
2. Monroy Martínez, Kamila (Student:__MK021220__) 14
3. Rodríguez Morataya, Diego Javier (Student:__RD028220__) 9
4. Mayorga Rivas Silva, Natalia (Student:__MN026421__) 7
5. Moreno Morán, José Rubén (Student:__MJ026522__) 7
6. Chávez, Carmen Elisa (Faculty:__CC016710__) 5
7. Guerra Carías, Federico Antonio (Student:__GF023222__) 5
8. Perdomo Arévalo, Ana Sofía (Student:__PA023120__) 5
9. Castro Burgos, Sofía Eugenia (Student:__CS024518__) 4
10. Grijalva Sermeño, Adriela María (Student:__GA028821__) 4

Orders
Literature
-This year the LRC renewed the TumbleBookCloud subscription and paid for half of the Questia School Subscription along with DoS.
-The LRC purchased 42 French books for the French Section of the Library, 499 Spanish and English books from local and international suppliers.
-A substantial investment was made in Amazon Audible books which will be lent to students on protected usb flash drives. as of January. We have tested a usb flash drive locking system and it is being purchases for the two circulation desk computers.

Other Orders
  • The Bean bags refilled over the summer.
  • A substantial investment has been made in Maker Space resources, materials and equipment this year. Much of this has been shared between ICT and the LRC.
  • 7 Polaroid replacement tripods
  • A class set of Sentey Headphones with Microphones to replace the old collection of damaged ones which date back to 2008.
  • 2 Kodak Playsports
  • One Go pro and accessories (still not arrived).
  • Class set of Google Cardboard (still not arrived).
  • 8 iPad tripods
  • 1 Leap
  • 6 owl robotic arm
  • 6 Edison robots
  • a variety of mac chargers and adapter cables which can be checked out on an hourly basis by members the community.
  • 2 Phone charging stations for use by the community at the circulation desk.
  • 8 New iMacs (Capex)