SCDSB 2011

Simcoe County DSB & Simcoe Catholic DSB Teacher-Librarians’ Conference
April 2011

Together for Learning First Year Progress Report

Keynote Address

“The real mandate of the Learning Commons is to design, facilitate and support dynamic learning experiences that utilize the best available resources, technologies, strategies and learning environments.”

The vision presented in Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons is inspiring change across Ontario’s schools. In this session we’ll look at success stories being shared by schools and school districts across the province, and explore the challenges still to be undertaken. Take away some new inspiration for how the learning commons philosophy can work in the Simcoe County community of learners.

Together for Learning First Year Progress Report Presentation:

Online Knowledge Building Centres Using Google Sites

Workshop Website:

Web 2.0 changes everything. Students can now extend their collaborative work into the online environment. Respected school library specialist Carol Koechlin has developed easy-to-use templates in Google sites, based on the Discovery and Guided

Inquiry model in Together for Learning. Learn how you can use and adapt these templates to build powerful collaborative units that foster critical thinking.

Collaborating Together for Learning Conference Website: