The GaDOE Drive-In Conferences are specifically designed to provide educators with the opportunity to learn more about instructional technology and media as well as connect with people from other districts. The one day conference was held October 19th in Thomasville. WCHS Media Center was highlighted in one of the break-out sessions.
Katie Hill, WCHS Media Specialist was invited to share the updates and changes made to the WCHS Media Center transitioning it into a 21st-Century library. Libraries across the nation are reinventing themselves as information is no longer confined to printed material. WCHS Media Center, with the imagination of Mrs. Hill, has become a space for connecting learners and constructing knowledge. The WCHS Media Center has a welcoming environment that students can find information, both printed and digital, and collaborate, create, and explore.
With circulation growing from approximately 200 students in September 2014 to 1300 students in August 2017, Mrs. Hill's efforts are paying off. Mrs. Hill is looking forward to transitioning into the new high school media center and will continue to work to make WCHS Media Center the "hub" of the school with students being the focus of her efforts.