Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board Teacher-Librarians’ PD
April 2011

The Virtual Learning Commons:
Building New Literacies

With Carol Koechlin

The Virtual Learning Commons, as it replaces the traditional library websites is a place where everyone is building, experimenting, learning, and exhibiting. From the front page the doors open to the best on-line resources, databases, tools and tutorials assembled collaboratively by the teacher librarian, other teachers and students to support all learners in all disciplines. But the true value of the VLC lies in the development and implementation of real world projects and high think assignments that make use of collaborative knowledge building centers to deepen understanding and develop new literacies.

Designing Virtual Library Learning Spaces: HWCDSB_LLC

Why librarians should be in charge of educational technology:
Expanding on ideas from Doug Johnson’s
Blue Skunk Blog: