Alberta is the first province in Canada to address the role of the learning commons in teaching and learning.
Has the maker movement taken hold in your library yet? Starting a maker space is easier—and less costly—than you may think. Technologies such as robotics, digital video production, computer coding, and 3-D printing may garner the most attention, but traditional activities instill the same spirit of invention, collaboration, and critical thinking of the maker phenomenon.
Some good ideas here – like how maker spaces are described. Encourages strategies for starting within your budget.
Learning Commons Policy (2014):
To support students in attaining the goals and standards as stated in the Ministerial Order on Student Learning, school authorities must ensure that students have access to a learning commons. A learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, and imagination and play to expand and deepen learning.
Guidelines: Learning Commons Guidelines
Wonderful to have the Alberta School Learning Commons Policy released! It has been a long process and we are thankful that it is now policy. See the policy statement and link to the Guidelines. This is presented on page 21 and 69 of Alberta Education’s 2014/2015 Guide to Education.
Standards of Practice for School Libraries in Canada from the Voices for School Libraries Network of the Canadian Library Association
At long last!! The publication of the new Canadian National Standards for School Libraries! It was amazing to be part of the focus group and process. So thrilled! Thank you to CLA and VOICES for School Libraries Network.
Fayetteville Free Library is a public library located in Fayetteville, New York. It is the mission of the FFL to provide free and open access to ideas and information.
Fantastic ideas for Makerspaces – Sue Considine is the Director.
See on fflib.org