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Our Journey from Library to Learning Commons at Fraser Heights Secondary in Surrey BC

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,
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    • 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. 7 SIMPLE STEPS: Join Resources
    • 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. CHHS LEARNING COMMONS IN ALBERTA
    • 5. A LEARNING COMMONS IN ALBERTA :Part 2
    • 6. Physical Space and the Tools
    • 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. THE LAB THE KEURIG…
    • 9. WORD WALLS: DESCRIBING ACTIVITIES THATTAKE PLACE IN THE LEARNING COMMONS
    • 10. ESTABLISHED A LEARNING COMMONS ADVISORYCOUNCIL (TL, ADMIN, STUDENTS AND TEACHERS)Brainstormed words together
    • 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. INTEGRATION OF REFERENCE RESOURCES INTONON FICTION COLLECTIONRemoving restrictions on resources that users want to use!
    • 13. DELETING AND BOXING
    • 14. 58 BOXES OF BOOKSREMOVED
    • 15. SHELVES REMOVED/NEW FURNITURE ADDED
    • 16. NEW LEARNING, WORKING AND CREATING SPACES
    • 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. EDUCATED, WELL TRAINED, USER-FOCUSED LIBRARY TEAM
    • 19. DISPLAYS: JUMPING ON THE BANDWAGON! WHAT’S HOTRIGHT NOW? WHO’S DOING SOMETHING REAL COOL?
    • 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.  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. Teaching and Learning REVIEWED OUR LIBRARY RULES AND POLICIES: USER-FRIENDLY? FLEXIBLE?
    • 23. LEARNING COMMONS ACTIVITIES:STAFF AND TL COLLABORATION
    • 24. TEACHER PRO D ON WEB 2.0 TOOLS, INQUIRYBASED LEARNING, ASSESSMENT
    • 25. “MEET AND EAT” LUNCHTIME PRO D
    • 26. GROUPS, CLASSES, INDIVIDUALS
    • 27. WEEKLY EVENTS : MEET AN EXPERT
    • 28. AUTHOR VISITS
    • 29. GRAD INTERVIEWS, TUTORIAL GROUPS
    • 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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