Library Learning Commons
A 21st Century vision for school library program delivery!
The Emergence of the Learning CommonsA Learning Commons is a learning community that can be physical, virtual or both. In schools, the Learning Commons incorporates the classroom, the school library and the school board to connect students to real and virtual learning spaces.
The Learning Commons creates a network of information, people and programs for learning within a school and beyond. Universal access ensures that learning is within reach of everyone at all hours... day or night. (OLA, 2010)
Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons
The Role of the School Library in a Learning Commons
Where properly developed, a school's library is already the hub for networking where students and teachers can access books to nurture their love of reading along with informational texts to support their learning needs. However, as the needs of our learners evolve, so must the model for school library program delivery.
Learning to Learn
Taking students from information to a place of deep understanding and knowledge creation!
Discovery and Guided Inquiry
Teacher-librarians work with classroom teachers to create a culture of "guided inquiry" which integrates inquiry skills and content knowledge
PDSB Resource tp support LLC
Peel Library Learning Commons Document focuses on aligning school library program with Ministry & PDSB Board priorities