Promising Practices with Learning Commons in Alberta
|Date:||December 12, 2016|
|Time:||9:00 am – 12:00 pm|
Edmonton (ERLC Office at Elmwood School)
Room 17/18, 16325 - 83 Avenue
Who should attend
School Administrators, Curriculum Coordinators, Lead Teachers, Instructional Coaches, School Librarians and Library Staff
About this learning opportunity
Many schools and school libraries are well along the path to transition to a learning commons. Each school’s learning commons is and should be reflective of the context and needs of the school community. In this session we will imagine, share and explore many exciting possibilities and opportunities schools and school districts throughout Alberta provide in their learning commons.
This learning opportunity is being provided through a grant from Alberta Education.
About the facilitator(s)
Jill Usher recently retired from secondment to Alberta Education as Manager, Literacy and Learning Commons. Her previous experience was as a K-12 teacher, teacher-librarian and District Library Consultant with Elk Island Public Schools. Jill has always had a passion for school libraries and the services they provide and was involved with the Learning Commons Policy development from its early stages as a member of the external review committee looking at the state of school library services throughout Alberta. In her retirement Jill continues to provide consultation to Alberta schools and school districts working though the transition from school library to learning commons.