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1 Alberta Education initiative that focuses on reviewing K-12 school library services and support resource(s). External advisory committee includes Alberta Teachers’ Association, Library Association of Alberta, Alberta Association of Library Technicians, Alberta Association of Library Trustees, Alberta Regional Library Systems and University of Alberta. Inter-branch committee includes Alberta Municipal Affairs, the On-Line Reference Centre, and Alberta Advanced Education and Technology. Alberta Education School Library Services Initiative May 2011 Zone Curriculum Coordinator Meetings

2 Alberta Education School Library Services Initiative Anticipated revised School Library Services Policy and Guidelines shared with schools commencing Spring 2011 Aligns with GOA Integrated Library Policy under development; Inspiring Action, Inspiring Literacy Framework Implementation incremental and contextual

3 Proposed perspective for transforming school library services is that of a student-centered, collaborative “learning commons” Supports learning and teaching innovation in collaboration with staff, students, other libraries and the community Developed through a school library learning commons plan that is part of the whole school plan focused on student learning outcomes Alberta Education School Library Services Initiative

4 Dr. David Loertscher: Flip this Library School Learning Commons Knowledge Building Center https://sites.google.com/site/schoollearningcommons/home

5 Learning Commons in CBE

6 Learning Commons in CBE Transformation of the physical, virtual and pedagogical space......dedicated to the personalization of learning, the creation of new knowledge and integration of information literacy for all learners

7 Learning Commons in CBE...an environment which encourages, inspires and supports collaboration, exploration and creativity and multiple forms of expression and representation.

8 School Library Services Initiative Alberta Education School Library Services Plan Templates from Curriculum Coordinator Meeting May 2011 FAQs

9 School Library Services Initiative: Transforming to a Learning Commons Video Examples Calgary Learning Commons learncomm.asp learncomm.asp Go to: School Libraries converting to Learning Commons Medicine Hat: CHHS Learning Commons Part 1 CHHS Learning Commons Part 2 Virtual Website Calgary Public Henry Wise Wood High School Virtual Learning Commons


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