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.
MARCH BOOK MADNESS - our very own annual book awards.
The criteria for these awards is simple - we choose our favourite book of the year. We have two categories, one for chapter books and one for picture books:
- Our chapter book award is called the Gibson Award, named after our school namesake.
- The picture book award is called the Goode Award, named after the one and only Mrs. Sue Goode, longtime teacher and literacy guru here at DMG.
Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!
March 2, 1904 – we’ll be talking about all things Seuss…Theodore Geisel was very politically minded, and there are some pretty interesting back stories to some of his books.
We’ll continue to focus a bit on #IReadCanadian and talk about Canadian authors and illustrators.
Freedom to Read Week
Freedom to Read Week was last week https://www.freedomtoread.ca/ - we’ll spend some time this month talking about challenged and banned books.
Keep your eyes open for these amazing creations.
FSD Learning Commons Mission Statement
To facilitate literacy, ethical global citizenship and learning opportunities as a collaborative community of innovative lifelong learners.