Collaborative Community

Search For SolutionTheoretically, the library has always been a space where much is going on. In the learning commons, collaborative learning activities co-existing simultaneously from early morning, after school, and even extending into the evening is an essential element. One of the reasons for clearing out as much storage space as possible is to make room for these collaborative experiences to happen, whether for individuals, small groups, or large groups, and to work side by side in a very busy environment.

We have assembled here a variety of articles that describe such collaborative experiences as classroom teachers, teacher librarians, teacher technologists, and other specialists working together to build great learning experiences. These collaborative experiences test the notion that two heads are better than one. And, when a learning experience comes into the learning commons with its adult mentors, a rich information and technology environment, more can be done than if a teacher tried to “go it alone” in the classroom.

Sample the various articles and please add your comments, experiences, reflections, and resources either in the comments section below or on the blog.



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3 comments on “Collaborative Community

    • I believe that blended learning is an excellent way to differentiate instruction. Students are able to work at their own pace. Students can participate in remediation, practice, or enrichment as needed.

  1. Blended learning seems like an obvious (and, as stated above, excellent) instructional method of choice. The personalization of instruction is key in facilitating learning and blended instruction has the potential of personalizing pace much the way Personal Learning Environments (PLEs) personalize space. – Vaughn Egge, SLIS Student

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