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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Offices

Administrative offices for the West Hartford Public Schools are located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street. 

Middle School

The library media program in the middle school continues to build on the foundation skills taught in grades K-5 for students to become critical users of information and readers for lifelong learning. Standards for the 21st-Century Learner published by the American Association of School Librarians provides the framework for instruction.


Grade 6- 8 Priority Standards Summary  

Library Media Curriculum


Standards for the 21st-Century Learner (AASL)

Standard 1

Inquire, think critically, and gain knowledge.


1.1.5 Evaluate information found in selected sources on the basis  of accuracy, validity,  appropriateness for needs, importance,  and social and cultural context.


1.2.2 Demonstrate adaptability by changing the inquiry focus, questions, resources, or strategies when necessary to achieve success.

 

1.3.1 Respect copyright/ intellectual property  rights of creators and producers.

 

Standard 2

Draw conclusions, make informed decisions, apply knowledge to new situations, and create new knowledge.


2.1.1  Continue an  inquiry based research process by applying critical - thinking skills
( analysis, synthesis , evaluation , organization ) to information and knowledge in order to construct  new understandings, draw conclusions and create new knowledge.


2.1.6  Use the writing process, media and visual literacy and technology skills to create products that express new understandings

 

Standard 3

Share knowledge and participate ethically and productively as members or our democratic society.


3.1.4 Use technology and  other information tools to organize and  display knowledge and understanding in ways that others can view, use, and assess.


 

Standard 4

Pursue personal and aesthetic growth.

4.2.4  Show an appreciation  for literature by  electing to read  for pleasure and

expressing an interest in various literary  genres.


West Hartford Public Schools

50 South Main St, West Hartford, CT  06107

T: 860-561-6600

F: 860-561-6910

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