Getting Started

What is a Learning Commons? And, how is it different than a traditional school library?

Spend a few minutes getting acquainted with the concept of the learning commons if you are not already familiar with it.

  •  Article: “What is a Learning Commons,” by Koechlin, Rosenfeld, and Loertscher; an extract from the book: Building a Learning Commons: A Guide for school Administrators and Learning Leadership Teams.  What Is a Learning Commons?

What is the physical learning commons?

What questions come to mind that you’d like to pursue? We suggest that you create a Google Document where you can build your questions, track your work, and share your progress with your mentor or with your group.

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Additional Resources

Two major books explain the transformation of the school library into a Learning Commons:

  • The New Learning Commons Where Learners Win. 2nd ed. by David V. Loertscher, Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan;  Hi Willow Research and Publishing; 2011. Available from: http:lmcsource.com

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  • A Guide for Building the Learning Commons: A Guide for school Administrators and Learning Leadership teams: A Whole school Approach to Learning for the Future, by Carol Koechlin, Esther Rosenfeld, and David V. Loertscher. Hi Willow Research & Publishing, 2010.   Available from: http:lmcsource.com

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