Media Curriculum - The Big Picture

Media Parent Teacher Conference conversation topics

Media Curriculum Matrix  - shows media lessons by grade level and ISTE Standard

3rd Grade Library Media curriculum
4th Grade Library Media curriculum
5th Grade Library Media curriculum

  -  International Society for Technology in Education 
           ISTE Student Standards - these information and technology standards are current best practices 
           Minnesota Academic Standards

STEM at O H Anderson - our STEM curriculum is integrated into our Science and our Media & Technology curriculum.

Choice Time expectations - at the end of each media class, 15 minutes are dedicated to student-led explorations on a variety of media tools including books (both print and digital), iPad apps, chromebooks, and a variety of STEM / Makerspace interactive stations.  All activities are available on a rotating schedule.

Media behavior expectations are guidelines that promote student independence and interdependence as they explore new ideas during media class.

     Behavior rubric - students take ownership of their classroom behaviors.
     Online Behavior Expectations - students take ownership of their online behaviors.


Our Mission

The mission of O.H. Anderson Elementary, the joyful Zephyr family of curious, hard-working learners committed to empowering everyone to be better together, is to ensure all students discover their authentic selves and build bold learner agency to collaboratively and mindfully contribute in our world through a vital system distinguished by:

  • An inclusive and fun environment that honors the worth of the individual and connections with others
  • A culture that celebrates learning, passion, and personal excellence 
  • Teaching and learning that values the process of discovery and bold experimentation 
  • A culture that empowers authentic student voice, choice, and action for the greater good
O.H. Anderson Elementary School ISD #832
666 South Warner Avenue, Mahtomedi, MN 55115
Phone: 651-407-2300
Attendance Line: 651-407-2308
Our School
We believe in creating a safe and challenging learning community with the goal of bringing together social and academic learning throughout the day to foster and support engaged, caring, and responsible learners. Our dedicated teachers work with students to develop a growth mindset by providing learning opportunities that spark effort, curiosity, and engagement to fuel growth and achievement. Our school-wide Zephyr Time Celebrations, Morning Announcements, all-school River of Rocks art project, Fun Run, and Nature Trail Day are ways in which we build a strong sense of community. Whether it is programming robots, book clubs, math talks, cross-country skiing, or composing music, we are committed to providing an engaging and challenging education for all students.