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21st Century Learning in the Library

21st Century Learning in the Library

Collect  Communicate  Collaborate  Create  Share

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Student centered learning is a priority at Summer Creek Library. In order to provide for unique learning opportunities, the traditional concept of libraries is changing.  Part of these changes means re-arranging the library to accommodate Group Work Areas, some tools and supplies for final project creation, independent learning areas, and preparing for students who "BYOD." Also, students are taking charge of their own printing in the library, navigating through 2010 print commands and keeping track of pages and costs.  

We have made a few subtle changes, but more changes are coming!  Keep an eye on the library as we move forward with this concept.


    Library Learning Commons-Change is Coming!

    The Library Learning Commons concept has evolved from a Library/Computer Lab space to a full service learning area, providing space to research as well as project work spaces.  The Library becomes a place for group meetings, study groups, or independent work with access to a library expert as needed.  There are areas where students can re-arrange the furniture to fit their specific needs to communicate, collaborate, and create. Students meet with classmates to discuss, research, and collaborate on final products with or without media. This environment complements the shift in pedagogy to inquiry based, student-directed learning.

    The Learning Commons is unique to each campus based on student needs, learning styles, and campus expectations.  The library is no longer the quiet place of the past, but it is more of a bustling busy place where students are taking charge of their learning and building those relationships with others to create. collaborate, and communicate as they prepare for their next step in life, college and career readiness.


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