I am Mrs. Schilz the library media teacher. I have been teaching for many years. I have taught both 2nd and 3rd grade in self contained classrooms as well as K4-8th in a computer lab setting. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree, Early Childhood, Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and my Masters of Instructional Technology from Cardinal Stritch University, as well as my Library Media Certification. I look forward to a wonderful school year discovering books and learning all about library skills with your children.
Library Media Teacher Mrs. Schilz
Library hours are Monday through Friday 7:15-3:15
Information and Technology Mission/Beliefs
1. All students will have equitable access to information and technology both during and outside of regular school hours, without regard to economic status, age, disability, race, gender, or geographic location.
2. There needs to be ongoing professional development and support.
3. Students and educators need to evaluate and ethically use information and technology.
4. Classroom educators, librarians, and technical professionals will collaborate to use authentic, research-based practices to proficiently integrate information and technology standards into the curriculum to improve student achievement and meet district goals.
5. Information and technology enhance the quality of instruction provided by caring, competent, and highly qualified educators.
6. The Kenosha Unified School District is committed to securing resources and ensuring accountability measures are in place to attain its vision.
7. Students demonstrate a standard level of proficiency in the use of technology that will enhance their ability to compete in a global society.
Accelerated Reader Program
Students, Books And Reading
The Accelerated Reader program was started here at Grewenow in the 2nd quarter of the 1999-2000 school year. It is a technology-based program which combines literature with software which tests what the students have read. Students are first given a reading assessment test on a computer to determine their reading level. The test results allow us to place the students at an appropriate level of challenge.
Each student chooses from books which are in his/her reading range. After the student has read the book, he/she takes a 5 or more question quiz on the book on a computer. The feedback is immediate and constructive. Most students really enjoy reading books and then taking quizzes on the computer. Most of all they love being successful. Many times this year students have said, "I used to hate to read but now I love it and read every day!"
Students at Grewenow now have access to the complete library of tests from Renaissance Learning. Parents can look up any book, whether it is in the Grewenow library or not, to see if there is an available test. If there is a test and it is in the student's appropriate level, they make take the test at school.
Reading practice is essential to becoming a better reader. Accelerated Reader is helping us motivate students to dramatically increase the reading of self-selected books within their reading range. This in turn will stimulate a love of reading itself ---- a love which will enrich a student's world for the rest of his or her life.