Donna Alden explores the different semantic and conceptual implications of calling the facility a School Library or Learning Commons: What’s in a Name? | Connect!.
The Library as a Digital Learning Space: the 3rd segment of a “series of articles focused on the changing role of the K-12 library … and what’s being done to reposition the facility to keep it relevant and fresh in the digital age”
in THE Journal.
FREE ebook for Kindle readers: Library Mashups: Exploring New Ways to Deliver Library Data eBook: Nicole C. Engard, Jenny Levine: Kindle Store.
“The following is a fairly universal list of education design principles for tomorrow’s schools, though it would be tailored to the needs of particular communities: (1) personalized; (2) safe and secure; (3) inquiry-based; (4) student-directed; (5) collaborative; (6) interdisciplinary; (7) rigorous and hands-on; (8) embodying a culture of excellence and high expectations; (9) environmentally conscious; (10) offering strong connections to the local community and business; (11) globally networked; and (12) setting the stage for lifelong learning.
In designing a school for tomorrow, such underlying principles should drive the discussion. They would allow us to address questions around how students should learn, where they should learn, and with whom should they learn.”
hmmm — sounds like a library to me!
use this chart to figure out whether it’s time to replace that artifact!
SpeEdChange: Five things to do, Five not to do. as you think about how you want your space and program to be an effective learning laboratory for all kids.
Next Chapter | Re Ed: a catalyst for changing the future of learning.
National Summit in Atlanta, Sept 23-25. “The Future of K-12 Libraries will assemble leaders and practitioners to engage one another in design teams to reimagine libraries that are dynamic hubs and catalysts for learning and change. The three-day summit in September and our virtual learning community will offer participants the opportunity to learn about and assist in the design of the Next Chapter for libraries.”
Registration details here: http://nextchapter.reimagine-ed.org/summit/
and check out the resources and blog on this site.
How will this knowledge impact the way you deliver your library’s programs and services? Does your school/district support this kind of tech use in the building?