8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The Curriculum Lab has a collection of materials that many students will find useful for preparing class assignments and lesson plans.
- GACE Study Materials for use in center only
- Thematic Units
- Collection of Children's Literature
- Collection of K-12 Textbooks
- Classroom Games & Manipulatives
- Professional Reading
- Materials for Preparing Lesson Plans & Activites
- Mailbox Magazines (Not available for checkout)
The collection may be searched through GIL. Choose Keyword Search and limit the search to Curriculum Center materials by typing "curriculum lab" in the "Keyword Anywhere" space.
A valid ASU picture ID is required for checkout. Most materials are checked out for four weeks. Fines are $.25/item/day. As a courtesy, one overdue notice is sent out by email after the items are due. Fines must be settled by the end of the semester.
- ASU College of Education
- Georgia Standards
- Georgia Professional Standards
- Children's Book Council
- Carol Hurst's Children's Literature Site
Who may check out materials?
- Students, faculty, and staff of ASU with a current ID card
Length of checkout:
- 4 weeks
Renewal of materials:
- Most items may be renewed once. Due to their popularity, GACE materials are not renewable.
- Fines are $.25/item/day
Collection Development Policy:
It is the mission of the Curriculum Center to provide the resources that faculty and students need to prepare lesson plans, assignments, and materials for use with K-12 and pass tests required for certification. It is not the intent of the Curriculum Center to duplicate materials found in Reese Library or Media Services, but rather to provide a collection that compliments those. In its collection development the Curriculum Center strives to provide materials that will assist students in preparing lesson plans, thematic units, assignments, and materials for use with K-12 students.
Current standards, such as the Georgia Standards issued by the Georgia Department of Education, are used as guides in selecting materials.
Materials collected include: children's literature, children's books on various reading levels and subjects, thematic units, activity-based books and magazines, GACE Test study materials, games and hands-on materials, and a selection of textbooks for K-12. With limited funds, needs are prioritized each year and money is first spent on those with highest priority.
Donations are accepted as space allows when they will provide current, needed materials that will not duplicate offerings in other areas on campus.
The manager of the Curriculum Center is responsible for collection development and seeks input from faculty and students in the process.
- Weeding is the active discarding or transferring to storage of unneeded Curriculum Center items. It is not simply the passive withdrawal of the records of lost books or the withdrawal of books so damaged that they are no longer usable.
- Items that do not support the mission of the Curriculum Center and do not fit into the collection development policy should be removed from the center in order to maintain a current, active, and useful collection which reflects the goals of the center.
Weeding needs to be an integral function of the center in order to:
- Insure a relevant collection that supports the Curriculum Center 's mission
- Make active items more visible, attractive, and accessible
- Make the most efficient use of existing, limited space and create shelf space for new additions to the collection
- Enable staff to service the collection efficiently
The following materials should be candidates for weeding:
- Items that are inappropriate to the mission of the Curriculum Center
- Items that have not been used
- Badly worn or mutilated materials (If these are important to the collection, they should be mended or replaced.)
- Duplicated copies of seldom used items
- Unsolicited and unwanted gifts
- Obsolete materials (especially important in the areas of science and technology)
- Items not relevant to the current or anticipated curriculum
IV. Responsibilities for Weeding
- The manager of the Curriculum Center will be responsible for weeding.
V. Schedule for Weeding
- Weeding is an essential on-going routine and should not be done only during periods of crisis. However, special weeding projects will be undertaken when necessary.
Room 152 University Hall (Inside Media Services)
To contact us, call 706-737-1659 .