A newsletter for the NPES Community

January 2013

Happy New Year! Your Learning Commons Team is here for you! If there is ANYTHING you need help with, let us know!

Here are some examples of what your Learning Commons Team has to offer!
You can schedule the Learning Commons for presentations; use the Apple TV to share apps on the iPad; or come in as a class or in small groups for research! We can do special read alouds and lessons or share books with a book talk; you can use the Learning Commons as a "center" or station...send students in for Tumblebooks or post a question/poll on Edmodo and have them come to the Learning Commons to answer that question. There are LOTS of things you can do in the Learning Commons!

If you are interested in ANY of this (or you have other ideas), let us know!

Thank you for all you do!

We look forward to working with you in 2013!

Mrs. Byrd Fort, Mrs. Burkett, and Mrs. Gobbi

Check out these GREAT resources, available through YOUR Learning Commons!

Meet Dana Yow!

The NPES Learning Commons will be hosting a student teacher from USC starting January 15. She is working on her Masters in Library and Information Science at USC. She is currently the Director of Communications and Community Engagement at the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee. She has 18 years of experience in communications and public relations. She was born and rasied in Irmo and is a graduate of Irmo High School and the University of South Carolina. She lives in Blythewood and has a 9 year old son.

About Us

The Vision and Mission of the New Providence Elementary School Learning Commons is to ensure that students are effective users of ideas and information in regards to both print and online resources. We strive to provide library media materials and services appropriate to the curriculum of the school and to provide library media materials and services that meet the information and recreational needs of the learning community and that will encourage the 4 C's - Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Creativity, and Communication. We provide opportunities for collaboration between the Learning Commons Specialist, the Technology Integration Specialist, and the Classroom Teacher to integrate information literacy and technology into instruction.

Lion Cub Storytime

Friday, Jan. 25th 2013 at 9am

1118 Old Cherokee Rd

Lexington, SC

Let's Read with the Lady Gamecocks Reading Logs Due!

Friday, Jan. 11th 2013 at 2:30pm

1118 Old Cherokee Rd

Lexington, SC