Learning Commons

Together For Learning:

School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons

(From the OLA News)

Today’s schools are experiencing a great deal of change. Just as the rest of the world’s political, social, economic, and scientific realities have been shifted by swift advances in information and communication technology, so too has education. These forces are altering the way people work, play and learn. Schools are being challenged to harness the unfamiliar yet incredibly fascinating opportunities presented by this transformation… all while ensuring students emerge with the skills they need, not only to survive, but to thrive.

Development of a Learning Commons addresses this challenge.

On February 27 at the OLA Super Conference the visionary school library document was launched. All OSLA members will receive their complimentary copy with the next Teaching Librarian (mid-May). OSLA will be shipping a complimentary copy to all schools (drop shipping to the larger school boards) in early spring. The french version will be sent to french and french immersion schools in early May. The .pdf english copy (french will be ready soon!) is freely available on OSLA’s web site at:
http://www.accessola…/bins/index.asp

OLATogetherforLearning.pdf

The document was developed by the Ontario School Library Association.

A copy will be sent to each school in Ontario May 2010.

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