“Good libraries build services, great libraries build communities.”
–R. David Lankes
The Learning Commons is a responsive and interactive environment at the heart of the school. Students drive the learning experience through engaging in opportunities for innovation and creation, communication and collaboration, inquiry and research, and activities that promote lifelong growth in literacy. Innovation drives the transformation of the teaching and learning landscape to meet the needs of today's learner within our newly renovated Learning Commons. We are midway in the process of a five year plan to renovate traditional Learning Resource Centers into a Learning Commons model. These student-centered designs focus on the types of interactions and activities that foster a 21st century learning space. The newly renovated spaces promote and support the shifts in practice and is a place for students to gather with friends, conduct independent study, collaborate with peers and community partners, engage in project based learning, invent new ideas, and design learning experiences using the best resources and technologies to engage thinking and creativity.