Learning Commons Site visits – February 6, 2018

Big Idea: A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centered, physical or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play.

Driving Questions

How and in what ways could learners use the LC to facilitate their learning that would be highly engaging?
What tools are needed to fulfil the dream?
Are there any changes to the physical space needed?
How might we collect and analyze the student experience in our learning commons for ongoing adaptation to meet our needs?
What behaviours are we hoping to amplify in the space? What do we want to limit in the space?
How might we honour and retain some of the best parts of a quiet library, while creating a collaborative, creative and inspiring third space for staff and students to learn together in?

Goals

To explore the evolution of school libraries into Learning Commons.

To strike an Interdisciplinary design team for advancing the evolution of our Meadowbrook Learning Commons.

Deliverables

A succinct shared definition or point of view statements for our learning commons
A brainstorm of some elements we’d like to see in our space
Development of several ‘hacks’ or experiments we can try right away in our space to amplify creativity and collaborative behaviour.
An action plan with the initiative, MRP, Timeline and budget
A visual learning journey sketching the benchmarks along the way.

February 6, 2018- Agenda

8:15am Introductions and Departing Meadowbrook School

8:30am Arrive at Coopers Crossing Learning Commons

9:40am Arrive at Nelson Mandela School to meet Jeff Thompson.

10:45am Arrive at Ted Harrison School and meet Jody Shpur

12:00pm Lunch

1:30pm Arrive at Airdrie Ecole Middle School

2:30pm “I wish collaborative brainstorm” back at Meadowbrook School in Airdrie

2:45pm  Exit Passes I LIke, I wish…