Learning Commons

What is a Learning Commons?

A Learning Commons is a common, or shared, learning space that is both physical and virtual.  A Learning Commons supports a student centred approach that emphasizes active and collaborative engagement and encourages the co-creation of knowledge by all learners.

November is Picture Book Month

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"Picture Book Month is an international literacy initiative that celebrates the print picture book during the month of November.  The world needs picture books - there is nothing like the physical page turn of a beautifully crafted picture book."  Check out the website at picturebookmonth.com.  Every day in November, a new post from a picture book champion explains why they think pictue books are important.

We have also been working on kindness rocks.  Our Learning Commons now has about 600 rocks with their messages of kindness on them.  http://thekindnessrocksproject.com/  A few to share - 

"You don't have to have super powers to be a hero"     "Choose Kind"      "They thought they could...so they did!"     "Be bold, be brave, be yourself."   "Be the reason someone smiles today."

We are surrounded by kindness every single day in our Learning Commons!

 

FSD Learning Commons Mission Statement

To facilitate literacy, ethical global citizenship and learning opportunities as a collaborative community of innovative lifelong learners.