Welcome to the Library Learning Commons at Shelton Intermediate School!

The mission of the Library Learning Commons at SIS is to engineer and drive future-oriented learning and teaching throughout the entire school. Inquiry, project/problem-based learning experiences are designed as catalysts for intellectual engagement with information, ideas, thinking, and dialogue. Reading thrives, learning literacies and technology competencies evolve, and critical thinking, creativity, innovation and playing to learn are nourished. Everyone is a learner; everyone is a teacher working collaboratively toward excellence.


In a Library Learning Commons, the program is constructed around themes of inquiry, knowledge construction, meaning making, and original content creation; the themes are underpinned by designs for learning that feature: 

-Lively and current fiction and non-fiction collections 

-The integration of technology 

-Diversity, differentiation, and inclusiveness 

-Collaboration amongst students, teachers, teacher-librarians, and experts from the community 

-Innovation, creativity, and exploration of new information and ideas and, importantly, new ways of teaching and learning 

-Evidence of engagement with teaching and learning, a “buzz” of activity that may include such concurrent activities as reading, quiet study, the use of computers and other devices, presentations and performances, group work, whole-class instruction, and professional conversations