​​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

Spares

At this time, students are not allowed to be in the Learning Commons during their spares.

The Technological and Creative Hub of the School 

Learning Commons is the technological and creative hub of the school. The goal of the Learning Commons is to enable all students to be engaged thinkers and ethical citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. The concept of a Learning Commons is a shift in thinking from a library as a physical space that is a repository of books, to an inclusive, flexible, learner-centred, physical and/or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and creative play to expand and deepen learning.

A Learning Commons is an agile and responsive learning and teaching environment available to individuals and groups to use for multiple, often simultaneous, purposes.

It supports literacy, numeracy, competency development and student learning outcomes through access to, and instruction in, the effective use of print and digital resources.

The learning commons approach functions best when learning experiences in the school community are coordinated to support student learning outcomes through collaborative planning, teaching and assessing.

The Nelson Mandela Learning Commons will include a school community makerspace, giving all students access to technology traditionally only available to CTS classes as well as a “pantry” of supplies and space to enable project creation in all subject areas. 

Textbook Sign-Out Information

Textbook Sign-Out is to be determined at this point. Please disregard the below information.

A limited number of core subject textbooks are available in the LC for students to sign out. Texts are loaned for 1 day after which they must be returned the following morning. Failure to do will result in not being able to sign out a textbook for one week. If a student has 3 lates in a semester they will no longer be able to sign out textbooks that semester.

Contact Information

Jeff Thompson is the learning leader in the learning commons jdthompson@cbe.ab.ca.

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