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Library to Learning Commons

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

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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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