​​Learning Commons at the CBE

Today’s learners cannot imagine life without the internet and supporting technology. The concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration.​​​

Learning Commons / Library

Library to Learning Commons

We are currently in year 3 of our 3 year Library to Learning Commons transition plan. 

Years 1 & 2 included:

  • replacing tall static shelves with shorter (more accessible) movable shelves
  • replacing tables and chairs (to student height) with flexible groups
  • replacing flooring (to carpet tiles)
  • adding technology (laptops, iPads & apps, Spheros, and Dash robots
  • addition of soft seating
  • use of green screen and stop motion technology
  • Chapters-Indigo Love of Reading Grant ($85 000 over 3 years to update our book collections)

Year 3 Plan

  • Add Makerspace
  • Increase teacher learning around STEM activities


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