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