Media Center Programs & Services

Media Center Programs & Services

Standards for Content Delivery
  • CSE’s Media Center goals align to the ITEM (Information and Technology Educators of Minnesota) standards for all grade levels. Reference the standards here: K-2 , 3-5 , 6-8
  • CSE also uses the AASL (American Association of School Librarians) framework to guide Media Center instruction.

Media Center Schedule & Programs

  • Elementary students make weekly visits to library (30 mins). Each visits begins with a lesson/story followed by library browsing and checking out of books

  • Middle school students make bi-weekly visits to library (30 mins). Each visit begins with a lesson/story/poetry (as aligned with counseling themes) followed by library browsing and checking out of books.

  • Open 30min-1hour blocks are available by request Tuesdays and Fridays (media specialist provides instruction in accessing reference materials, online research skills and using research technology, writing using research, citing sources, plagiarism education etc.)

  • Classroom teachers are supported using ITEM standards alignment.

  • Reading incentive programs

Cultural Center & Community Engagement

  • CSE’s Media Center hosts seasonal “Library Nights” during the school year. These events involve:

    • Literacy themed games and activities

    • Storytelling, story reading, and poetry reading

    • Book themed movies

    • Special book and prize giveaways

  • CSE’s Media Center also functions as a Hmong Cultural Center that houses literature about Hmong history, Hmong artifacts and hosts numerous cultural events over the course of the school year