​​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

Learning Hub

The Fish Creek School Learning Commons is the hub of our school. Centrally located, each of our students has regular, open access to its space and resources. With it’s high ceiling and magnificent natural light, our Learning Commons is inviting and a place for wonder and possibility.

Library

Our collections of books has been meticulously maintained over many years and we are pleased to offer a current selection of reading materials for students of all grades in both fiction and non-fiction. First and foremost, we want our students to build and maintain a love of reading. Students are free to select their own books, but if a helping hand is needed our teachers and Learning Commons staff will work directly with each individual to make a positive book match. Our library collection is open to all students at any time, because we know that many of our students don’t want to wait a whole week to exchange their books. 

Technology

Our Learning Commons is also home to our extensive technology inventory. Working on the Apple platform, we have enough Apple Laptops and iPads to accommodate any student at any time. While our primary laptop collection are reserved for classrooms sign-out, we maintain a significant number of laptops in our Learning Commons for everyday, random student use. Please visit our Technology Tools page for more information on tools available to students and parents.

Maker Space

Finally, our Learning Commons is not your old school library. You won’t hear “shhhhh” in here. As the hub of our school, students and classrooms use the space on a regular basis for project work, specifically in the area of Maker Education. On any given day you can find students working with robotics, or building their own creation with purpose. In this space we encourage creativity, collaboration and community. 

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We were pleased to host Ministers Nicolaides and LaGrange at @BownessHighCBE today for the announcement of Apprenticeship Day in Alberta. Culinary student Evan provided a tour of the industrial kitchen at the school. #WeAreCBE https://t.co/8mNsyla2oV