Cynthia Gozzard a Learning Resource Teacher and Teacher Librarian at Delhi Public School has recently been highlighted by Microsoft for her progressive work in the Microsoft Educators Community. Cynthia is one of our Digitial Lead Learners and she has been working with the Ed Tech team and others on creating a standard for Learning Commons in our board.
Congratulations Cynthia on this great accomplishment.
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Last night at our February Board meeting Jeff Dumoulin (Ed Tech Teacher Consultant), Cynthia Gozzard (Delhi PS – Teacher)and Kate Johnson-McGregor (BCI -Teacher) presented the trustees with an awesome overview of what a learning commons. The two librarian’s talked to the idea of Learning Commons and shared a very cool SWAY,
Learning Commons is a departure from the traditional understanding of the role of the school library. The transition to Library Learning Commons is a whole school approach, presenting exciting opportunities for learning multiple literacies and collaboration among teachers, teacher-librarians and students. Within the Learning Commons model, inquiry, project/problem-based learning experiences & MakerSpaces are designed as catalysts for intellectual engagement with information, ideas, thinking, and dialogue. Important components of the Learning Commons space include Physical & Virtual Space, Equitable Access, Learning Partnerships, and Technology to support learning.
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