LCMA Learning Commons


Future Ready Library

The LCMA Learning Commons provides a future-ready, flexible learning space providing increased opportunities for students to collaborate and increased access to technology. The Learning Commons provides a website complete with a collection of links, and resources to support teaching and learning.
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Bring your students to the Learning Commons to read, research or access laptops. Mrs. MacDonald is available to collaborate on lessons to help with student research skills, selecting and using appropriate resources, spotting fake news, citations and other important elements of information literacy and digital citizenship.

Learning Commons Services

Books for reading and curriculum

Databases for any research need

Flexible LC space for class, group and individual work

Makerspace materials for any design project


Poster creation and printing

Librarian Services

Collaborative Planning for:

#Future-focused learning

#Information technology

#Information literacy

#Digital citizenship

Lessons in citing sources and copyright

Collaborative teaching in all content areas

PD for faculty and staff in areas of research and technology

Learning Commons Vision:

The Lawton Chiles Middle Academy Learning Commons believes every student should have the skills and knowledge to become 21st Century learners and globally aware citizens. Information Literacy instruction will provide the students with the research skills and the resources necessary to enhance their critical thinking and inquiry-based learning skills.

In association with the IB Middle Years Programme, students understand they will be life-long participants in our global community. By learning an appreciation of world literature and various technological resources, students become more globally aware both culturally and economically and will understand their responsibilities of becoming a 21st Century global citizen.
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