Wednesday when I went to the Seattle Schools Community Forum, I was pleasantly surprised to find information a great program at Garfield High School and on how our community can support and vote for Garfield High School, while at the same time giving a boost to great school libraries. Garfield High School has entered the Follett Challenge, which recognizes school libraries:
“The Follett Challenge was designed to reward school libraries for their work applying technology, content and creativity in ways that engage students, foster literacy and promote critical thinking. “
The Garfield project “One Book, One School; Community Wide Reading for Plugged-In Teenagers” demonstrates how students can learn to bring history in of their communities alive.
View the video here and VOTE for it: http://www.follettchallenge.com/video.cfm?id=231
Librarian Janet Woodward has been a real leader for the Garfield High School Library before my children graduated in 2003 and 2004. Take a look at the video for yourself. I believe that you will be inspired to vote for Garfield.
The Seattle Schools Forum link is below: