VisionThe learning commonsserves students’,teachers’ and thecommunity’s needs byoffering them creativespaces, diverseresources, digitaltools and inspiringprograms to furthertheir understanding forhow to effectively workwith information tofacilitate their learning.
MetaphorsLearning Commons •Mall •Apple Store •Coffeehouse
What does a 21st CenturyLearning Commons look like? flexible spaces paths for lighting colorful adaptable furniture resource rich
What does a 21st CenturyLearning Commons feel like? busy open inviting fun social warm friendly
What are learners doing in Learning Commons? reading listening talking collaborating sharing researching thinking helping
Learning Commonsprovide resources that energize learners
Learning Commons Face of the School You don’t journey to the learning commons you journey through it!
offers learners creative spaces, diverseresources, digital tools and inspiring programsto further their understanding for how to effectivelywork with “information” to facilitate their learning.
Evaluation Learners actively using LC• Faculty engagement in integrating LC into curriculum• Parent input• Student self-reflections• Use of the LC for after- school activities• Community input on accessibility to LC• Measure the use of digital resources