Big Idea

A Learning Commons is the hub and the heart of the school; a place for learners to collaborate to build inquiry learning and critical thinking skills in students; a place for technology integration and experimentation; a place that is ‘owned’ by students and staff alike.

Learning Commons are “Third Spaces” that are, “anchors” of community life and facilitate and foster broader, more creative interaction.

Wikipedia contributors. “Third place.” Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 13 Aug. 2018. Web. 8 Jan. 2019.

Driving Questions


Agenda: January 9, 2019

11:20am Intros and Learning Commons Tour

11:45am Goals, Driving Questions, and Big Idea

11:55am Next Steps: Site visits, 3D Design, Survey, Ethnography, Staff consultation?