IMPACT: Guidelines for School Library Media and Instructional Technology Programs
IMPACT, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction’s model for effective school library media and technology programs, offers guidelines and resources for supporting both teaching and learning, teachers, media specialists, technology specialists and administrators who can make what students learn in school relevant to a knowledge-based society and its economy. Aligned to the American Library Association’s national standards including Information Power: Building Partnerships for Learning, IMPACT provides a road map for an integrated media and technology program staffed by professionals - a goal NCDPI emphasizes as essential for every school in North Carolina. This model also offers tools for evaluation of the media and technology program. IMPACT model schools are working toward State Board of Education goals of rigor, relevance, and relationships, the foundation of a 21st Century educational and economic environment.