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What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t

What Project-Based Learning Is — and What It Isn’t | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Screenshot/High Tech High The term "project-based learning" gets tossed around a lot in discussions about how to connect students to what they're learnin (RT @LeytonSchnell: Check out: What Project-Based Learning Is and What It Isn’t
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Students invest if it is real world and you give them some space to explore and find their own learning paths.

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Making Space for New Library Learning

Making Space for New Library Learning | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @mdavisetad: I'm sharing my new e-book on Makerspaces in the school library learning commons
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Riverdale CI Library Learning Commons Annual Report 2015-2016

Riverdale CI Library Learning Commons Annual Report 2015-2016 | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This is the 2015-2016 annual report for the Riverdale Collegiate Institute Library Learning Commons, of the TDSB
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Leading Learning Update: What’s Happening in Canada? – Canadian Voices for School Libraries

Leading Learning Update: What’s Happening in Canada? – Canadian Voices for School Libraries | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @infosmarts: Designing learning environments to support participatory learning in @CdnSchoolLibrar https://t.co/2el1EkyXWu https://t.co/…
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School Libraries: The heart of 21st C learning | ACT

School Libraries: The heart of 21st C learning | ACT | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Nine Thousand Straws: Teaching Thinking Through Open-Inquiry Learning by Jean Sausele Knodt

Just visit : http://bit.ly/25JM2qr 80n54y-2016.
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Guided Inquiry: Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition by Carol C. Kuhlthau

Just visit : http://bit.ly/28tPEM8 80n54y-2016.
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Ignition Stories - Year of the Learning Commons

Ignition Stories - Year of the Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @infosmarts: Playful Inquiry in the Learning Commons @marc_crompton @CdnSchoolLibrar LC Ignition Story https://t.co/7zcimyBSJF
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The Virtual Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

The Virtual Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Looking forward to a full day w @AnitaBK "The Virtual Library Learning Commons" #ycdsbtls @sperini_tl @Pellegrino_TL https://t.co/7nc8wZfgX0
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Creating a participatory learning community
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Adopt, Adapt and Improve: Metro Nashville Public Schools Redefines School Libraries

Adopt, Adapt and Improve: Metro Nashville Public Schools Redefines School Libraries | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Tennessee's Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools is blazing trails in innovative library and media center design to bring true 21st Century literacy to 83,000 students in more than 150 schools.
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Keep students and learning at the center of transformations
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Principal Jad Deegan and Macdonald High School’s Library Learning Commons – New QSLiN Hangout

Principal Jad Deegan and Macdonald High School’s Library Learning Commons – New QSLiN Hangout | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Principal Jad Deegan (Macdonald High School, Ste.-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec, Lester B. Pearson School Board) enthusiastically points out the advantages of the newly refurbished library learning comm…
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Innovation That Sticks Case Study - OCSB: Library to Learning Commons

This video is part of a series. You can view the full case study here: http://cea-ace.ca/OCSBcasestudy Music: Unity by TheFatRat
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Transitions to Library Learning Commons leads to whole school improvement.
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Library Redesign/Learning Commons Project

8th grade students were asked to research 'Learning Commons' and redesign our school library using Google Sketchup. This project was completed by Jorda
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Leading Learning in the School Library Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

Leading Learning in the School Library Learning Commons | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Do we want to have high quality school librarians for some of our students or all? https://t.co/aGyl7x2aIZ #vsla #vted #bsdvt
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The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’

The Power of ‘Why?’ and ‘What If?’ | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Knowing the answers used to be one of the rules of success, but companies are discovering that asking questions can help generate innovative ideas.
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Questioning is natural in the library learning commons
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Library Learning Commons ISTE Presentation

Library Learning Commons ISTE Presentation | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Transform your Library into a 21st Century Learning Commons ISTE Poster Presentation, 2016 Tim Ley (Twitter @tfley) - Library Media Specialist Bryan Ennis (Twitter @ MrEnnisCT) - Technology Instructional Leader

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Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement

Latest Study: A full-time school librarian makes a critical difference in boosting student achievement | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
An important new study of Pennsylvania's schools shows that students in schools with full-time librarians score substantially higher on reading and writing tests than their counterparts in schools that lack librarians.
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Library as Learning Commons | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons

Library as Learning Commons | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
These are slides from Heather Lister's TCEA 2016 presentation at the Librarian's Academy. | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons
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Library Learning Commons enables a school wide mindshift to participatory learning
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IQ: A Practical Guide to Inquiry-Based Learning 2014 by Jennifer Gail Watt

Just visit : http://bit.ly/24v7ERv 80n54y-2016.
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Library Learning Commons Showcase 2016

Library Learning Commons Showcase 2016 | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Library Learning Commons Showcase 2016 The Library & Learning Resources and Global Education department hosted its inaugural Library Learning Commons Showcase on June 3 at Cosburn Middle School.
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Together for Learning KBC Template

This screencast shows you how to find and use the Knowledge-Building Centre template created by Carol Koechlin. The template scaffolds the KBC around ...
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Make inquiry projects participatory using a Google template.
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How can the library transition to a LLC to lead learning and

Sharing our Library Learning Commons Inquiry Project today with @CavaliereRita to @sd58connect Check it out: https://t.co/27tZho1nxS
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Leading Learning : Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada
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New QSLiN Hangout: PCHS: Modernist Open Concept School Library to an Innovative Learning Commons

New QSLiN Hangout: PCHS: Modernist Open Concept School Library to an  Innovative Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In this new QSLiN hangout video, we encounter a new problem: lots of space!  You may not think that this is much of a challenge, but as Caroll-Ann Steele, Documentation Technician, Pierrefonds Comp…
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Sneak Peek: Create Your Learning Commons with Pam Harland

Sneak Peek: Create Your Learning Commons with Pam Harland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
  Are you empowering your students as experts? In her video series with School Library Connection, Pam Harland will walk you through seven steps you can take to transform your school library i…
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Why Teaching Young People about Research Design Matters: A Middle School Student's Perspective | Knowledge Quest

Why Teaching Young People about Research Design Matters: A Middle School Student's Perspective | Knowledge Quest | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
  Many school librarians dread the research design course in library school, and they avoid the research studies that are presented by library scholars at AASL and ALA. But this Guest Teen Blogger, Sophia, shares the importance of school librarians... Read More ›

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