Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Library is Many Things (2) - The Learning Commons

From the desk of the lead administrator for Learning Commons Gino Bondi here in the Vancouver school district, this post to his Learning The Now blog: 

John Oliver Secondary School, under the leadership of administrator Bondi working with department head Janice Smith and a learning design team that has included teachers of art, tech studies, and technology and me in a supporting role, has taken its first dramatic steps to embracing and enhancing the centrality of the school library as the hub of support for new ways of teaching and learning.  Ever articulate and doing the homework, Bondi is making the sound case.  And others are responding ... be sure to read the comments.

Thanks are due, too, to Dr David Loertscher of San Jose State University and associate, Toronto-based Carol Koechlin, for their direct support for development of a Learning Commons model here in Vancouver as, when called upon to advise, they responded immediately and sent the book to which Gino refers.  Has your administrator got his/hers yet?

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