Buffalo Trail Public Schools is committed to maximizing student learning, in a safe and caring environment, supported by a highly effective team.
What is a Learning Commons?
Alberta Education states that "a learning commons is an inclusive, flexible, learner-centered, physical, or virtual space for collaboration, inquiry, imagination and play."
Koechlin, Rosenfeld and Loertscher define learning commons as “ a common, or shared, learning ‘space’ that [...] is designed to move students beyond mere research, practice, and group work to a greater level of engagement through exploration, experimentation, and collaboration. A Learning Commons is more than a room or a website. A Learning Commons allows users to create their own environments to improve learning. A Learning Commons is about changing school culture, and about transforming the way learning and teaching occur" The Virtual Learning Commons (2012).
You can follow all the cool things happening in BTPS Learning Commons on Twitter - @BTPSLCF