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Design for Collaborative Learning: Making Space for Change

Keynote presentation for Design for Collaborative Learning: Current Trends and Pedagogy” subtitled “Making Space for Change” at the B.C. CEFPI Annual Conferenc…
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Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons
Physical library spaces that foster curiosity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creation
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Discovering Fun and Comfort | Year in Architecture 2017

Discovering Fun and Comfort | Year in Architecture 2017 | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Throughout the yearlong renovation of the Indian Trails Public Library District, Wheeling, IL, the library stayed focused on reimagining the facility as a vibrant, active, and engaging community
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Entering the Quiet Zone

Entering the Quiet Zone | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Giving students a dedicated spot in the classroom to collect themselves helps them learn to manage their emotions—a valuable life skill.
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Media Center to Learning Commons: One District’s Transformation

Media Center to Learning Commons: One District’s Transformation | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A California library media coordinator led a renovation that boosted circulation and drew in many more teens—and made shush a four-letter word.
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Top 5 Library Trends

Top 5 Library Trends | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Wondering what the latest and greatest library trends are? This blog post is for you. Designer Stephanie Shook talks about where modern libraries are going.
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Video | What are Third Places and How Can You Cultivate Them? | Schoology

Video | What are Third Places and How Can You Cultivate Them? | Schoology | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We put Bradley Kemp, Sr. Instructional Designer at Schoology, and William Illingworth, Instructional Technologist and Systems Administrator at Lancaster Bible College, in a tiny room to talk about modern Third Places and how to cultivate them.
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Listen To Your Students Shine With Flexcat! | Mackin TYSL

Listen To Your Students Shine With Flexcat! | Mackin TYSL | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A Mackin Educational Resources initiative which has gathered a fully engaged assemblage of professionals who will actively be supporting the role of the librarian as the library and the librarians focus transitions to meet the educational challenges of the future.
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By Popular Request: Hooch Learning Studio Library Makeover Update

By Popular Request:  Hooch Learning Studio Library Makeover Update | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I have received numerous requests since last August to provide an update on the library design project at my last school, Chattahoochee High.  Though the district budget and architects did not allow for all the design elements on my wish list, the finished makeover definitely took the space to a whole new level.  Below is…
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More Thrifty School Library Design Tips

More Thrifty School Library Design Tips | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A lot of imagination, a little elbow grease, and the right tools can yield dramatic results like these.
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Cool ideas!

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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces — Emerging Education Technologies

Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces — Emerging Education Technologies | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction
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Something Different | always learning

Something Different | always learning | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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"You have to give them something different. The Learning Hub (library) has to offer a physical environment that is different than other spaces teachers and students regularly use."

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Library as Learning Commons

These are slides from Heather Lister's TCEA 2016 presentation at the Librarian's Academy.
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6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest

6 Active Learning Spaces Your Library Should Have | Knowledge Quest | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Active Learning Spaces In the book Get Active: Reimagining Learning Spaces for Student Success, the authors identify six types of active learning spaces that are essential for creating an engaging learning environment for students. While this research (and this book)... Read More ›
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How to design a library that makes kids want to read

How to design a library that makes kids want to read | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
When Michael Bierut was tapped to design a logo for public school libraries, he had no idea that he was embarking on a years-long passion project. In this often hilarious talk, he recalls his obsessive quest to bring energy, learning, art and graphics into these magical spaces where school librarians can inspire new generations of readers and thinkers.
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Opening the Book North America is a leading supplier of library furniture for public libraries, academic libraries and the school library. We also provide a library interior design services and consultancy alongside online training for librarians.
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How to Create a More Flexible Seating Environment | Knowledge Quest

How to Create a More Flexible Seating Environment | Knowledge Quest | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Creating a flexible seating environment in your library is vital for supporting a variety of learning styles. Here's some advice for creating one.
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Rethinking the Library Media Center

Rethinking the Library Media Center | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Four library media specialists share stories about transforming libraries into next-generation resource centers that students and teachers love to visit.
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6 Amazing Books to Inspire Your Library Space Design | Knowledge Quest

6 Amazing Books to Inspire Your Library Space Design | Knowledge Quest | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This post goes over six fantastic books to inspire your library space design. Some are focused on libraries, others on school design.
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Whiteboard Magnetics Archives — Logo VisualLogo Visual

Whiteboard Magnetics Archives — Logo VisualLogo Visual | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Would love to include these in Learning Commons.

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Sprucing Up My School Library for Less than $600

Sprucing Up My School Library for Less than $600 | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Taking inspiration from the thrifty library design hashtag #macgyverlibrarianship, a high school librarian freshened up her space on a tight budget. Check out what she did and how much she spent.
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PETE & C - Transformative Learning Spaces - 2016

PETE & C - Transformative Learning Spaces - 2016 | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
bitly.com/transformativePETE16 Welcome Transformative learning env. Thank You for making the treck to Hotel Hershey This presentation is in a panel discussion format so you will hear different perspectives from our various job roles and levels. We will seek to share our journey to creatin
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Students Renovated This Library

Students Renovated This Library | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it
At Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, VA, students proposed ideas for a library makeover—and carried out every aspect of the job, from furniture reupholstery to decoupage.
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Making Your Library Epic: Creating Innovative Spaces for Student Lear…

School libraries are no longer the quiet dusty rooms where students sit at heavy wooden tables and read silently. We’re using modern technology and teaching st…
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Library Media Tech Talk: The Flexible School Library: Creating A 21st Century Space For Our Learners

Library Media Tech Talk: The Flexible School Library: Creating A 21st Century Space For Our Learners | Library Spaces: Creating a Learning Commons | Scoop.it

The Flexible School Library: Creating A 21st Century Space For Our Learners Our school administration approached me about exploring the idea of updating our existing library spaces three years ago.

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