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What is a Learning Commons? | I.M.C. … is where it's @ !!!

What is a Learning Commons? | I.M.C. … is where it's @ !!! | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @okotoksNow: Foothills School Dist is celebrating the transformation of all libraries to "Learning Commons today. http://t.co/ouvPyKj5Xy #Okotoks
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Wow an entire district!

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The Virtual Teacher-Librarian | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland

The Virtual Teacher-Librarian | By the Brooks: Anita Brooks Kirkland | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @AnitaBK: My AQ students flipping library instruction! http://t.co/tTWftmSeNx
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Great examples of teaching and learning potential in virtual spaces. When posted on the Virtual Learning Commons site these gems become inspiration for other teachers and students too.

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Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A ne...

Does Your School Have a Teacher Librarian? A ne... | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Featuring the voices of administrators, classroom teachers, academics, and, most powerfully, learners, the 10-minute film describes libraries as active, collaborative, creative safe spaces and librarians’ connections to the individual interests and...
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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Sue Kowalski
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Questioning is key to thinking and understanding

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

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Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video

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Useful info-graphic on the research process.

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Students Make Videos to Document their Inquiry-Based Learning

Students Make Videos to Document their Inquiry-Based Learning | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Crissy Field Center is a dynamic hub of youth engagement for Golden Gate National Parks where they help youth better understand their environment and inspire them to be active citizens in their commmunity.
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Having students document their learning journey during inquiry is a sure way of not only engaging metacognition but also making learning stick!

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YYC Learning Commons: Creating Maker Stations in the LC

YYC Learning Commons: Creating Maker Stations in the LC | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @sjgorman: YYC Learning Commons: Creating Maker Stations in the LC @stevewclark http://t.co/htpcy6jFi8 #tlchat #adedu #adechat
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Four Heads Are Better Than One - Creative Copilot

Four Heads Are Better Than One - Creative Copilot | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Equipping yourself for better creative collaboration.
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This article from an entrepreneurial site really captures the potential of the school library learning commons when we get it right!

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October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network

October 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Visual literacy – DEN Blog Network | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Teacher librarians can take the lead with visual literacy because of expertise and knowledge of rich digital resources and how to weave into assignment design.

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The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age

The New Librarian: Leaders in the Digital Age | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Teacher librarians chart a new course in Vancouver Public Schools
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Vancouver WA schools understand the potential of investing in TLs to lead learning for the future.

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Robots “learning” at Westport Library - WTNH

Robots “learning” at Westport Library - WTNH | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
If you need to have a question answered a good place to start is where there is a helping hand. One of those places is the Westport Library …
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A glimpse at the future?

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Learning in Nature Is Good for Teachers and Students - The Epoch Times

Learning in Nature Is Good for Teachers and Students - The Epoch Times | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Learning in Nature Is Good for Teachers and Students The Epoch Times For Michael Mendoza, a teacher-librarian at Wilmington Elementary School in Toronto who regularly takes students outdoors, it's seeing “an immediate absorption of knowledge, and...
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How can the learning commons help to expand learning environments for students and teachers?

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Alberta Education - Learning Commons/School Libraries

RT @cdsmeaton: Great information from #abed on Learning Commons...more than just a library! http://t.co/bI78T53enk #hs4
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Alberta Ministry of Education leads with a Learning Commons Policy!

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Asking a question can be a scary step into the void. How do you create a culture of using questioning in the classroom? (Inquiry Learning!
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Invest in helping students develop their own questions.

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Ideas for Inquiry | Ontario Teachers' Federation

Ideas for Inquiry | Ontario Teachers' Federation | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Resources posted! #OTFConnects Nov. 26 Ideas for #Inquiry. Thank you @avivaloca for HUGE number of resources! http://t.co/Ed9OW0IKIT #ontedu
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Lots here to help teacher librarians connect with classroom teachers to support inquiry learning.

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Library as a Learning Commons - An Interview with Shannon Miller

Library as a Learning Commons - An Interview with Shannon Miller | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Shannon Miller discusses the library as a learning commons, parental involvement, allowing students to own learning and necessity of global connectivity.

Via Deb Schiano, Sue Kowalski
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Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model

Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Great article to share with Learning Commons teams just beginning their journey

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Leading Learning in Winnipeg - YouTube

Teacher-librarians from Winnipeg celebrate the Canadian Library Association's vision for the school library learning commons. Leading Learning: Standards of ...
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Wonderful BIG THINK activity to pull together the great learning experience these passionate TLs participated in with Anita Brooks Kirkland http://www.bythebrooks.ca/ Bravo!

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Transforming the library into a learning commons - Wallaceburg Courier Press

Transforming the library into a learning commons - Wallaceburg Courier Press | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Often called the 'library of the future' in learning and educational circles, Wallaceburg's A.A. Wright public school has transformed their library space into a learning commons.
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Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: Rabbit Road

Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: Rabbit Road | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @sjgorman: Transforming our Learning Environment into a Space of Possibilities: Rabbit Road http://t.co/Gvy8ZlIgWZ #inquiry #visiblethin…
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Love this story! Built in metacognition every step of the way. Think of the possibilities for units of instruction in the Learning Commons.....

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Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model

Five Things You Need to Know about the Learning Commons Model | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @CLCD: 5 Things to Know about Learning Commons, by @mbeslc
http://t.co/iWEdGW3PK4
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So important to share your journeys!

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4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For...

4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For... | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A4 Phases of Inquiry-Based Learning: A Guide For Teachers
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Another helpful approach to designing inquiry that releases ownership to students.

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Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google

Young Learners Need Librarians, Not Just Google | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The ubiquity and ease of Google searches could make kids' minds go soft without the ability to critique or contextualize the answers.
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The new divide schools with and without teacher-librarians to lead learning for the future.Doesn't have to be this way!

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Teacher Librarian Roles, Responsibilities and Rubric

Melissa Swenson shares with Jeffco TLs her presentation to Superintendent and other leaders.
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Accountability is important and the focus must be around school improvement in the learning commons.

 

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Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library

Media Literacy and Learning Commons in the Digital Age: Toward a Knowledge Model for Successful Integration into the 21st Century School Library | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Paul Mihailidis, Ph.D, Assistant Professor, Emerson College and Director, Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change School libraries today feel increasing pressure to reinvent themselves in th...
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» Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students AASL Blog

» Monday Means Leadership: Engaging Students AASL Blog | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
RT @infosmarts: Students thrive as leaders in the library learning commons @T4LOntario @CdnSchoolLibrar http://t.co/tttBRcACeB
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Yes indeed empower students as leaders in the library learning commons.

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