A PHYSICAL AND VIRTUAL APPROACH TO COLLABORATIVE LEARNING
Our transformed library, known as the Learning Commons, is a center for student inquiry, digital citizenship, project-based/differentiated/collaborative learning, advanced literacy, student/teacher meeting presentations and serves as a space for individual students to prepare for class instruction.
The number one factor in converting our library into a Learning Commons is the strength and vision to provide a new instructional and learning design for all students. It provides students an opportunity to work together on specific projects and provides a space for resource teachers to assist students with content-based material.
The hours of operation extend to after school hours furthering the ability for students to work independently or with a teacher mentor prior to participating in after school activities or going home.
The room is equipped with extensive wireless and landline network to accommodate its fully-equipped CPU's, large screen HDTV, student iPads, wireless presentation equipment, including Apple TV.