Leading into the Future with Learning Commons

The learning commons, when designed collaboratively and with purpose becomes the hub of the school. A place where inquiry-based learning is promoted for students, teachers, parents and community members. The learning commons, while continuing to foster a thriving culture of literacy, also embraces makerspaces, and elements of design thinking as a powerful way to engage out students. The development of competencies is fostered by the learning and activities that can take place in this space.  

To support awareness and understanding of the Alberta Education Learning Commons Policy and Guidelines and to provide direction for the transformation of a library to a learning commons, we developed a video series with accompanying learning guides for your use.

http://erlc.ca/resources/leading-into-the-future-with-learning-commons/ 

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This site is to be a repository of engaging activities linked to the WNCP High School Math Curriculum, which suggests that teachers should “orchestrate the experiences” from which students extract meaning.

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Social studies involves a variety of critical thinking skills. This video shows an elementary classroom lesson on fact and opinion, a critical thinking skill.

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This recorded webinar provides a general overview of the roles and responsibilities of Alberta Education.

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These six videos provide a snapshot of promising practices in CTS across Alberta. Alberta students, teachers and administrators share their experiences, successes and reflections to stimulate thinking about CTS programming.

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In an earlier in person session, Cathy Fosnot used digital video of children at work in grade 3-5 classrooms to examine the development of the big ideas, strategies, and models related to a deep understanding of multiplication...

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The Social Studies curriculum offers rich opportunities for the use of music that can help bring the communities and cultures students are studying to life. Curricular links to Social Studies and music and project ideas are...

How does a communicative FSL classroom make effective use of a SMART Board? These smart board notebook resources model ways to support learning in the FSL classroom.

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This webinar will explore strategies that are research-proven for increasing reading and writing achievement.

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In this video, an experienced high school teacher is reflecting about how inquiry in Social Studies has impacted his teaching practice.

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This video shows how to link pages within Notebook software on a Mac.

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This video shows you how to use Ink Aware applications (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) on your SMART board.

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CEMC Courseware is an open and online teaching and learning platform. On-screen text with synchronized audio and interactive investigations teach the concepts from Grade 12 Advanced Functions (Pre-Calculus) and Grade 12 Calculus...

Empowering the Spirit

Empowering the Spirit

This website provides opportunities to expand your understanding of literacy and numeracy practices from First Nations, Métis and Inuit perspectives and gain tools and strategies to support First Nations, Métis and Inuit and all students' success in your community.

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Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiated instruction creates learning environments that maximize opportunities and potential for the success of ALL students, regardless of background, skills, interests and abilities.

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Creating Communities of Practice

Creating Communities of Practice

This website resource offers a collection of information, strategies and examples to support school and district leaders, professional development providers, and educational consultants who want to create and support effective communities of practices for K-12 educators. The goal of this website resource is to support the development, implementation and evaluation of current and future communities of practice.

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