Cultivating Creativity in the Learning Commons

Today we had a fantastic PD day with the Secondary TLs, Anita and Carol Kochelin:)

Carol was actually the instructor for my Librarianship AQ courses so it is always nice to touch base with her and catch up.  As a huge plus, she always brings with her the expertise and enthusiasm for all things learning and libraries:)

We spent a lot of time looking at Learning Commons (LC) and Knowledge Building Centres (KBC).  Carol and Anita had created a WRDSB Teacher Librarians’ KBC for us to work with during our PD Session.

For those not familar with KBCs, here’s a link that explains how Knowledge-Building Centres work.

Our discussions and work centred around the idea that “Creativity is not so much a skill to be taught but an approach to learning that blossoms with opportunity”.  We also spent a great deal of time talking about how a Learning Commons can support collaborative learning as it can expand the learning experience into the virtual world- learning can happen 24/7.  Really does fit nicely with what we are trying to do with our iPad deployment- learning is mobile.

It was a great day!

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