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Exploring learning for the future with this whole school approach
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Uncovering and Discovering Learning Goals as We Make, Read, and Write: A Guest Post by Melanie Mulcaster

Uncovering and Discovering Learning Goals as We Make, Read, and Write: A Guest Post by Melanie Mulcaster | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
How might we inspire student-centered learning inside of a standards based world? Melanie Mulcaster makes, reads, writes, and reflects with us, so that we might understand.
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Making makers in the LLC
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Dive into Inquiry

Classroom 2.0 LIVE webinar "Dive into Inquiry" with special guest presenter, Trevor MacKenzie. February 24, 2018 We are excited to welcome Trevor MacKenzi
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Exploring Teacher-Librarian Training in Canada – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Exploring Teacher-Librarian Training in Canada – Canadian School Libraries Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Carol Koechlin & Anita Brooks Kirkland, with input from course instructors Library learning commons approaches advance learning potential and school wide improvement. CSL Vision With commitment to the belief that an excellent school library learning commons program staffed by professionals has...
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From School Library to Learning Commons: The Calgary Catholic School District Transition – Canadian School Libraries Journal

From School Library to Learning Commons: The Calgary Catholic School District Transition – Canadian School Libraries Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Kathy Conroy School libraries across Alberta are busy shifting into learning common environments. In 2015, Alberta Education introduced a policy mandating schools to adopt the learning commons model.
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Overview of the UBC Teacher Librarian Education Program Revised Framework – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Overview of the UBC Teacher Librarian Education Program Revised Framework – Canadian School Libraries Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Dr. Marlene Asselin Three years ago, the University of British Columbia’s (UBC) Teacher Librarian Education Program (LIBE) (certificate and diploma) underwent a major revision. The impetus for the program reconceptualization included internationalization of curriculum; foregrounding...
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TL Training address CSL Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada http://llsop.canadianschoollibraries.ca/
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| Anna Crosland T.L.

| Anna Crosland T.L. | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
December 20 Follett Collections to Share Resources Using this feature of the Destiny Library Catalogue is another way to share resources with our school community. Here’s a Follett Collection of our Indigenous Resources. Wait 5 seconds for page to load.
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Recipe for a successful Learning Commons

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Sweet, next steps building the virtual learning commons
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Stand up 4 Students & School Library Programs

Stand up 4 Students & School Library Programs | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Will you join us in supporting school libraries? We evaluated the research of highly effective school library programs, the passage of ESSA, the results of the state audit, and compelling stories of teacher librarians who are striving to continue to serve their students despite great challenges, and have determined that improvement is necessary. All students…
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Leading and Learning in the Library

Leading and Learning in the Library | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Summary Below is a brief look at the the learning that happened during the months of March through mid June in the Willowgrov
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Clear links to learning goals both professional and student
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Principal Nicholas Hayter: From Library to Learning Commons Beechwood Elementary School

In April 2017, we visited Beechwood Elementary (Lester B. Pearson School Board) and met with Principal Nicholas Hayter and Library Technician Debora
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Learning Commons Video Byte 1: Rethink Physical Spaces

To see the Learning Commons: Explore Keys Aspects full resource with videos and learning guides, visit
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Byting into the Learning Commons

Linda Shantz-Keresztes and Judith Sykes share foundation knowledge on “What is a Learning Commons” and “How to Create a Shared Vision”. For mor
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shift: Episode 2 - Learning Commons and Database Research - Shane Stagg

Shane Stagg (@brooklinhslib) at Brooklin High School is shifting learning through the use of flexible space and research databases. Continue th
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Truth and Reconciliation and Literature in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Truth and Reconciliation and Literature in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Ian McCallum In 2015, after years of interviews and testimony from survivors, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission released its report regarding the Residential School experience of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
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Feedback in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal

Feedback in the Library Learning Commons – Canadian School Libraries Journal | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Deborah McCallum Providing feedback can feel like a very big and daunting task. This is especially true in the Library Learning Commons, where the number of students, staff, and others come through the library on a daily basis.
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Learning Commons- Panther TV

Plymouth South's new learning commons gives students a warm and inviting space where they can study and relax. Panther TV- Show 5 Produced by Panther…
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Great technique for students to share what's happening in LC
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Leading Learning – Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada

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Canadian Library Association (2014) The Canadian Library Association transferred ownership of the Leading Learning project to Canadian School Libraries in 2016. Leading Learning – PDF Version (NOTE: Please use this website for the most recent link updates, particularly to the See It In Action...
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Check out all the CSL Projects http://www.canadianschoollibraries.ca/

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Learning Commons Lowdown

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2017 Is Looking Good... The Learning Commons has been a hubbub of activity so far this year, with no sign of slowing down! We've had 9
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Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between - EasyBib Blog

Future Librarians: Pro-Literacy & Everything in Between - EasyBib Blog | School Library Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Technology is changing everything in our lives . . . but what does this mean for the future of libraries? One librarian, Ciro Scardina, shares his thoughts.

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FRC Library Learning Commons 2017-18 Orientation

This video is about FRC Library Learning Commons 2016-17 Orientation
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Video is a great medium for orientation as well as tutorials in the Virtual Learning Commons.
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@NPES LearningCommons

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Summer 2017 What a WONDERFUL school year! We have had a LOT of fun this year! Thank you for all of your support! Check out the 201
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Great to share accomplishments in a succinct visual presentation. Now book a meeting with administration and link these highlights to school goals and improvement.
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Learning Commons Video Byte 3: Rethink Makerspaces

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Learning Commons Video Byte 4: Rethink Resource Collections

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