|Rhonda Thomas at Strickland Middle|
Librarians decided to use the Scope and Sequence from Common Sense Media as their curriculum and to supplement it with other materials as needed. This Scope and Sequence focuses on teaching students about Self-Image and Identity, Digital Footprint and Reputation, Information Literacy, Privacy and Security, Relationships and Communication, Cyberbullying and Digital Drama, Internet Safety, and Creative Credit and Copyright. It also includes staff development for educators and a parent education component.
As part of this process, librarians and schools became Common Sense Media certified and the district earned certification as well.
On September 27, 2016, The Denton ISD Board of Trustees will recognize librarians for the accomplishment of becoming a Common Sense Media Certified School District.
Guest Blogger: Donna Kearley
A teacher, librarian, and avid reader, Donna Kearley taught Kindergarten, First and Third Grades before completing her Master of Library Science. She has been a librarian serving Elementary, Middle, and High Schools before being named Library Coordinator for Denton ISD. In addition, she was the 2013-2014 President of the Texas Association of School Library Administrators and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Texas State Library Standards Revision Steering Committee. She tweets @dentonisdlib and @librarygal.