October 27-28, 2016
Session 2.23: Thursday October 27, 1:45 – 3:15 pm
Leading Learning from the Library Learning Commons
Presenter: Anita Brooks Kirkland
Technology is driving change across society, profoundly altering the way we work, play and learn. As we address this challenge, educators across Canada and around the world are re-imagining the potential of the library to be a true learning commons: the physical and virtual collaborative hub within a whole-school approach to participatory learning. In this session we’ll delve into the learning commons approach. We’ll explore strategies for leveraging the library program to engage learners through inquiry, inspire creativity and critical thinking, and build knowledge collaboratively, so that students emerge with the skills they need not only to survive, but to thrive in our increasingly networked world.