I’m speaking today!
Halifax Regional School Board Professional Learning, May 13, 2016
Engagement in the School Library Learning Commons
Keynote Session (9:00 -10:15)
Leading Learning from the Library Learning Commons
“Learners have a right to expect good school libraries in every school in Canada.” So states the Canadian Library Association’s Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada (2014). Developed with input from every province and territory, Leading Learning sets itself apart from previous standards. Its framework is about growth and building capacity, not about setting unrealistic and unachievable benchmarks. Leading Learning focuses on the learner, and that vision can indeed help every school to realize the potential of the library learning commons. Join me as we explore how Leading Learning can help all school libraries develop into vibrant physical and virtual collaborative learning hubs within a participatory learning community.
Breakout Session (1:00 – 2:00)
Moving Forward with the School Library Learning Commons
The CLA’s Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada (2014) describes a vision of the library as a physical and virtual collaborative learning hub. As energizing as that vision is, the challenge of making it happen can seem overwhelming to library staff. But Leading Learning is about growth and building capacity and a whole school approach, providing a practical framework for every school to succeed. In this session we will explore how to move forward with a team approach, so that your school can fully leverage the library’s role in realizing its goals for student success.