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My name is Tina Kaschinske and I am the Library Media Specialist/Technology Teacher at Erin School. I teach information literacy to students in grades PreK-5, and computer technology to students in grades 6-8. I have a degree in Elementary Education/School Library Science from UW-Whitewater. I have attended graduate school at Cardinal Stritch University and UW-Milwaukee and I am Google and Intel Educator trained.
The goal of the Erin School library media program is to provide a wide range of instructional and leisure reading materials, and to ensure that all students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Students in grades K4 through grade 5 are introduced to a variety of literature through weekly story time, book selection, check out, and story extension activities. Emphasis is placed on supporting the reading and language arts curriculum standards. Information literacy skills: locating, evaluating and effectively using needed information, are woven throughout the elementary library program by means of collaboration with colleagues. Students in middle grades 6-8 utilize the library on an as needed basis during their reading – language arts block. Middle school students select reading materials with the assistance of their core reading teacher and the school librarian.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY COURSES
6th Grade Computer Concepts – Students will efficiently use a variety of computer applications, analyze which application best “fits the job”, explore the history of computers and technology, research the biographies of technology pioneers, and create a technology museum. The study of financial literacy culminates with the class having a unique opportunity to attend JA BizTown – an all-day immersion in a student run business environment.
7th Grade Research – Students will become effective consumers of information as they explore databases, search engines, online encyclopedias, and other resources to engage in “real-life’ research.
8th Grade Web 2.0 – Students will discover, analyze and evaluate a wide variety of Web 2.0 resources and determine the educational purpose and personal applications of those resources. Students will write, plan, and film a public service announcement with an anti-cyberbullying theme, and design a website for a small business or service organization.