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Library

E. R. Dickson Media Center

 

 

E.R. Dickson Elementary     

   Media Center

E.R. Dickson Elemenary Media Center assists the students in developing their research skills, technology skills and reading skills to make life long learners.

Research Skills

E.R. Elementary Media Center works with the classroom teacher to provide instruction in the use of Atlases, Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, the Internet, and any other research materials needed to complete classroom assignments and personal interest research.

Technology Skills

E.R. Dickson Elementary Media Center provides computers and instruction in the use of technology.  We provide instruction in the use of Renaissance AR and the Alabama Virtual Library.  Assistance is also provided for students electing to use Internet search engines for locating information. Instruction is also provided on teaching the students the use of the Electronic Card Catalog system.

Reading Skills

E.R. Dickson Elementary Media Center assists the classroom teacher on enhancing students' reading skills.  We do this through a web-based program called Renaissance.  We use the STAR and STAR Early Literacy Tests to levelize each student and set goals for our students.  The 3 goals each child is trying to achieve are the percent correct goal, a point goal, and a book level goal.  Every child has an 90% or better percent correct goal.  The point goal and book level goal are individualized based on the students' reading level.  You can access your child's goal through Renaissance Home Connect at https://hosted240.renlearn.com/79853/HomeConnect/Login.aspx. You will need your child's 10 digit state id number for login and their password.  If you did not receive this letter at the beginning of the year, you can send a letter of request to the media center.