Philosophy, Ideas, InspirationsTHE BOOKS:Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loertscher define a LearningCommons as “a learning “space...
7 SIMPLE STEPS:                  Join Resources
THE BLOGS AND VIDEOS:Learning the Now: Gino Bondi (Principal John Oliver Vancouver) Our Learning Commons: One “How To” fo...
CHHS LEARNING COMMONS IN ALBERTA
A LEARNING COMMONS IN ALBERTA :Part 2
Physical Space and the Tools
NEW COUNTER/ MORE COMPUTERS/ THE   SMARTBOARD/WIRELESS ACCESS FOR EVERYONE•Students use computers to find, share and creat...
THE LAB          THE KEURIG…
WORD WALLS: DESCRIBING ACTIVITIES THATTAKE PLACE IN THE LEARNING COMMONS
ESTABLISHED A LEARNING COMMONS ADVISORYCOUNCIL (TL, ADMIN, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS)Brainstormed words together
WEEDING TO CREATE SPACES FOR MORE LEARNERCENTERED ACTIVITIESGetting rid of the stuff that no one is using , iscollecting d...
INTEGRATION OF REFERENCE RESOURCES INTONON FICTION COLLECTIONRemoving restrictions on resources that users want to use!
DELETING AND BOXING
58 BOXES OF BOOKSREMOVED
SHELVES REMOVED/NEW FURNITURE ADDED
NEW LEARNING, WORKING AND CREATING SPACES
STUDENT SUPPLY CENTRE: SELF SERVE•Learning Commons are service oriented. We surveyed ourusers and recorded frequently aske...
EDUCATED, WELL TRAINED, USER-FOCUSED LIBRARY TEAM
DISPLAYS: JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON! WHAT’S HOTRIGHT NOW? WHO’S DOING SOMETHING REAL COOL?
Virtual Spaces: Publicizing! Current Library Learning Commons Webpage resources for teachers, parents and students       ...
 The TL’s Blog: Professional bloghttp://www.fhlearn.ca/amonk/ Twitter accountregular announcements, information, activit...
Teaching and Learning REVIEWED OUR LIBRARY RULES AND POLICIES: USER-FRIENDLY? FLEXIBLE?
LEARNING COMMONS ACTIVITIES:STAFF AND TL COLLABORATION
TEACHER PRO D ON WEB 2.0 TOOLS, INQUIRYBASED LEARNING, ASSESSMENT
“MEET AND EAT” LUNCHTIME PRO D
GROUPS, CLASSES, INDIVIDUALS
WEEKLY EVENTS : MEET AN EXPERT
AUTHOR VISITS
GRAD INTERVIEWS, TUTORIAL GROUPS
CONCLUSION: “The basic philosophy of libraries remains unchanged. We continue to remain committed to supporting and promo...
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Our Journey from Library to Learning Commons at Fraser Heights Secondary in Surrey BC

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  • Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loerttscher define it as “a learning “space” that is both physical and virtual – a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn, work and play.
  • Studentsuse computers to find, share and create informationA large percentage of reference materials, such as textbooks, encyclopedias, journals, articles, and newspapers are now converted to electronic form. The school district provides and supports an excellent variety of on-line databases for student research.Lab 109 Booking lab Open at lunchCollaboration with computer facilitator /Learning Commons lab
  • Word Walls to describe activities in the Learning Commons: Learning Commons Advisory Council brainstormed words
  • Weeding (58 boxes of books)Integration of reference resourcesRemoval of extra shelvesNew furniture/Work areas
  • Get rid of
  • More room for learners to work independently and together
  • Learning Commons are service oriented…….survey your users…….frequently asked questions….Create an educated, well trained, user-focused library team (volunteers and Library Science students)Empower users
  • Offer display space to classes, teachers, clubs…..
  • Ask teachers for feedback on your websiteWatch students using website….
  • Rules about library use, personal devices, use of computers, etc. drinks,
  • Library to Learning Commons

    1. 1. Philosophy, Ideas, InspirationsTHE BOOKS:Keechlin, Rosenfeld and Loertscher define a LearningCommons as “a learning “space” that is both physical andvirtual – a place to experiment, practice, celebrate, learn,work and play.
    2. 2. 7 SIMPLE STEPS: Join Resources
    3. 3. THE BLOGS AND VIDEOS:Learning the Now: Gino Bondi (Principal John Oliver Vancouver) Our Learning Commons: One “How To” for 21st Century LearningCulture of Yes: Chris Kennedy My Take on LibrariansPosted May 23, 2011From Library to Learning Commons: Valerie Diggshttp://www.slideshare.net/valeriediggs/from-library-to-learning-commons-neslaLearning Commons in BC Videohttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LglFl1BYfFs
    4. 4. CHHS LEARNING COMMONS IN ALBERTA
    5. 5. A LEARNING COMMONS IN ALBERTA :Part 2
    6. 6. Physical Space and the Tools
    7. 7. NEW COUNTER/ MORE COMPUTERS/ THE SMARTBOARD/WIRELESS ACCESS FOR EVERYONE•Students use computers to find, share and create information•A large percentage of reference materials, such as textbooks,encyclopedias, journals, articles, and newspapers are nowconverted to electronic form
    8. 8. THE LAB THE KEURIG…
    9. 9. WORD WALLS: DESCRIBING ACTIVITIES THATTAKE PLACE IN THE LEARNING COMMONS
    10. 10. ESTABLISHED A LEARNING COMMONS ADVISORYCOUNCIL (TL, ADMIN, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS)Brainstormed words together
    11. 11. WEEDING TO CREATE SPACES FOR MORE LEARNERCENTERED ACTIVITIESGetting rid of the stuff that no one is using , iscollecting dust and taking up valuable space!
    12. 12. INTEGRATION OF REFERENCE RESOURCES INTONON FICTION COLLECTIONRemoving restrictions on resources that users want to use!
    13. 13. DELETING AND BOXING
    14. 14. 58 BOXES OF BOOKSREMOVED
    15. 15. SHELVES REMOVED/NEW FURNITURE ADDED
    16. 16. NEW LEARNING, WORKING AND CREATING SPACES
    17. 17. STUDENT SUPPLY CENTRE: SELF SERVE•Learning Commons are service oriented. We surveyed ourusers and recorded frequently asked questions•Provided supplies and tools•Empowering our users!
    18. 18. EDUCATED, WELL TRAINED, USER-FOCUSED LIBRARY TEAM
    19. 19. DISPLAYS: JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON! WHAT’S HOTRIGHT NOW? WHO’S DOING SOMETHING REAL COOL?
    20. 20. Virtual Spaces: Publicizing! Current Library Learning Commons Webpage resources for teachers, parents and students Fraser Heights Library Learning Commons Databases/On-line resourceshttp://www.sd36.bc.ca/destiny/online_resources/index.html
    21. 21.  The TL’s Blog: Professional bloghttp://www.fhlearn.ca/amonk/ Twitter accountregular announcements, information, activities, Pro Dfor teachers etc.https://twitter.com/FH_library
    22. 22. Teaching and Learning REVIEWED OUR LIBRARY RULES AND POLICIES: USER-FRIENDLY? FLEXIBLE?
    23. 23. LEARNING COMMONS ACTIVITIES:STAFF AND TL COLLABORATION
    24. 24. TEACHER PRO D ON WEB 2.0 TOOLS, INQUIRYBASED LEARNING, ASSESSMENT
    25. 25. “MEET AND EAT” LUNCHTIME PRO D
    26. 26. GROUPS, CLASSES, INDIVIDUALS
    27. 27. WEEKLY EVENTS : MEET AN EXPERT
    28. 28. AUTHOR VISITS
    29. 29. GRAD INTERVIEWS, TUTORIAL GROUPS
    30. 30. CONCLUSION: “The basic philosophy of libraries remains unchanged. We continue to remain committed to supporting and promoting intellectual freedom, academic inquiry and literacy of all kinds. We are just doing it with a different set of rules, policies, customs, patrons and structure around us.” (Pamela Colburn Harland)http://www.slideshare.net/monk_a/library-to-learning-commons
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