Global Literacy Center
Dixon Elementary celebrates the grand opening of its Global
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Global Stewardship is what Dixon Elementary School is all about.
It was only fitting that the school incorporate a Global Literacy
Center within the school's media center to provide students with
various materials about countries around the world. It was a year
in the making and required a lot of hard work, but March 20th the
school held a celebration to dedicate their new Global Literacy
Several members of District 7730 Rotary Club of Sneads Ferry
joined in the celebration. That year Kelly worked
closely with Pam Honeycutt, the president of the club, to write a
grant to see if they could obtain some money to get the center off
the ground. Last fall they received word they were awarded the
grant. With the school matching the grant, there was $4,000 to
As soon as they got the word, Amy Wilson, the Dixon media
coordinator ath the time, began working with Rotarians to select
and then catalog resources. In that time they have been able to
acquire 88 different titles and a total of 155 copies of books,
including leveled sets for teachers to use in the classroom. There
are books about various cultures, celebrations and even fairy tales
from around the world, Wilson said. She told students and attendees
there is even one book about different country's traditions when a
child loses a tooth. She is sure students will find it very
When word of the center got out some parents and local citizens
donated items they collected in their world travels. Kelly said
there will be more shelving added soon so they can display more of
the things they have received, and she expects the collection of
books will be expanded over time.
"These resources will give students the global perspective they
will need to be 21st century global citizens," she said.
The current media coordinator, Vanessa Taylor, continues
to maintain and enhance this collection.