​​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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There are no classes for CBE students on Monday, Jan.31 because it’s a system-wide non-instructional day. Semester #2 starts on Tuesday, Feb. 1. See you then! #WeAreCBE https://t.co/naLfiMchIX

Thank you to all of the CBE schools that participated in the Mayor's Food Drive in December and collected donations for Calgary Food Bank #WeAreCBE https://t.co/K6MmgwWtKB

January 27 is Family Literacy Day - raising awareness about the importance of reading/engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. To celebrate, share a amazing book you have read with a photo or a comment about why you liked it. #CBELiteracy #WeAreCBE https://t.co/InmDiWBCsq

RT @JackJamesHS: Today we celebrated our 24th year of partnering with @HomesByAviYYC to give our students hands-on experience in building a house. Our students toured the finished house, cut the ribbon, & met our @HomesByAviYYC partners that make these amazing learning opportunities possible. https://t.co/Zl1zCKB6aH

RT @MandelaUnited: Our new embroidery machine arrived today! Big plans to support student learning in CTS and eventually beyond. A huge thanks to all the @yyCBEdu Service Units that helped make this happen. #wearecbe https://t.co/F2QucTeLV5