|Crivitz Elementary School Library, photo courtesy of Hope Simpson|
The Crivitz School District Libraries are making the transition to libraries without walls, and BadgerLink is helping them accomplish that task. District Librarian Hope Simpson says her goal is to “provide resources for our students that are accurate and reliable. Whether it be for basic research or an in-depth project, BadgerLink helps us meet that goal. BadgerLink is a “go to” resource for our library staff and as a result is promoted with our educators and students and is easily accessed off our library’s website.”
|Students study in the Crivitz High School Library, photo courtesy of Hope Simpson|
Crivitz School District serves over 700 students, and this year students and staff alike were excited to have wireless capabilities within each of the district’s buildings. Wireless access, teamed with the purchase of over 300 ChromeBooks, has helped the small district to make the transition toward the concept of anytime/anywhere learning. The availability of BadgerLink resources has helped students and staff to embrace that goal.
|Crivitz High School Library, photo courtesy of Hope Simpson|
While Crivitz School District is not currently a 1:1 school district, they are moving closer. Staff uses resources such as BadgerLink with their students within the classroom for inquisitive exploration throughout the school year, and those students continue to use those resources at home. “This combination can only be described as a win-win,” says Simpson.
|Crivitz Junior High School Library, courtesy of Hope Simpson|
Thanks to Hope Simpson and the students and staff at Crivitz School District for their support of BadgerLink!
Gail Murray, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning
Hope Simpson, Crivitz School District