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Course SummaryThis study guide offers you the opportunity to review information about library resources, educational technology and library media programs. You need to know about these topics when you sit for the Georgia Assessments for the Certification of Educators (GACE) Media Specialist exam.
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About This Course
In this course, you will study details about the roles and responsibilities of library media specialists, using library resources and library media procedures. Get details about library resource organization, media specialist professional development and school library media legislation. You will also find lessons focusing on instructional design and models, learning theories, literature and human development. After you complete your review of this chapter, you should have developed a better understanding of the following:
- Physical, cognitive, social and emotional development
- Types of literature and children's and young adult literature
- Literacy instruction design and methods
- Library resource selection and organization
- Evaluating and managing library media programs
- Library media operations and policies
- Using library resources in the state of Georgia
- Using and validating online and other resources
- Classroom technology tools
- Library media ethics, legislation and advocacy
- Professional development for library media specialists
About the Exam
The GACE Media Specialist exam is a test used to determine if a candidate for school library media specialist in the state of Georgia possesses the knowledge needed to obtain certification and perform the tasks associated with this position. It is a computer-based, two-part exam consisting of 80 selected-response questions. In Test 1, candidates will answer questions about learning and teaching and collection development. Test 2 covers program administration, professional development and information access and delivery. Candidates will have 2.5 hours to complete each of the two parts for a combined time of five hours. A score of 220 must be attained to pass this exam.
GACE Media Specialist Exam Preparation & Registration
This comprehensive study guide offers a convenient and effective way to review all of the material you'll be tested on when taking the GACE Media Specialist exam. You can study details about developing and organizing a library collection, library media specialists roles and professional development, school library procedures, uses of library resources and access to library information sources. Other lessons provide reviews of human development stages, literary genres, reading instruction, educational technology and school library media advocacy and promotion. Lessons are presented in either video or text formats and offer expert instruction and the option to print transcripts for quick reference purposes. Short lesson quizzes and chapter exams can be used to determine what you have retained from this guide and whether you are ready to take the GACE Media Specialist exam.
To register for this exam, you must create accounts on both the Georgia Professional Standards Commission and Educational Testing Service (ETS) websites. You can register online or by phone to supply all required information and pay exam fees with a debit or credit card or through PayPal. Once you are approved, access your ETS account to select the date and location of your exam.
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