Clark Memorial Library

Curriculum Materials Center

An introduction to library resources in the Curriculum Materials Center

Meet Your Librarian

Mary Cummings
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Welcome to the Curriculum Materials Center (CMC)

The Curriculum Materials Center & Graphics Lab are located on Level 1 in Clark Memorial Library.

The CMC & Graphics Lab contain the Library's Pre-K to Grade 12 resources.

The CMC & Graphic Lab provide an environment for learner-centered, inquiring educators to independently or collaboratively examine, create, review, and/or adapt instructional resources in print, realia, audiovisual, multimedia, and Web formats

The CMC & Graphics Lab offer both Mac and PC computers, a printer, a photocopier, Ellison LetterMachines, laminators, and other resources that pre-service teachers can use to craft activities and learning objects.

The CMC is open the same hours as the Library.  Please ask for help at Library Circulation on the main floor if a CMC Assistant is not on duty.

The CMC & Graphics Lab, as well as the entire Clark Memorial Library staff and facility, supports the mission of the Shawnee State University Department of Teacher Education: The education faculty and staff share a commitment to quality programs that will meet the challenges facing educators in the 21st century. To that end, a vision has been collectively constructed that SSU prepares teachers as learner-centered, inquiring professionals.

The notion of learner-centered supports a belief that the effectiveness of teacher preparation should be demonstrated through the capacity outcomes of its graduates, their knowledge and ability to teach. This effectiveness can be further translated in P-12 classrooms, demonstrated by the learning outcomes of the school-age learners. Good teaching, therefore, should be judged through the perspective of learners engaged in the process of learning. That is, an effective teacher must 1) teach for understanding-to teach in ways that help learners understand ideas and perform proficiently; and 2) teach for diversity-to teach in ways that help diverse learners find productive paths to knowledge so they also learn to live constructively together.This learner-centered notion culminates in the moral purpose of teaching-that the ultimate commitment of education professionals is to the welfare of all students, in their physical, moral, and intellectual growth. http://www.shawnee.edu/acad/te/missionstatement.html