Leading Learning for the Future

Edited by

David V. Loertscher
Carol Koechlin
Judith Sykes

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Learning Commons Press

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Liz Kerr and Carol Koechlin 
  • Climbing to Excellence by Professor David V. Loertscher, School of Library and Information Science San Jose State University and Carol Koechlin, Educational Consultant, Ontario.

Standards of Practice for Effective School Library Learning Commons

Facilitating Collaborative Engagement to Cultivate and Empower a Community of Learners 

  • Building a District Learning Commons by Monica Berra District Vice Principal Curriculum & Instruction - Learning Commons, School District 57 Prince George, BC 
  • Personal Learning Environments: A Catalyst for Student Ownership of Learning by Marc Crompton Head of Senior Learning Commons, St. George’s School, B.C.
  • From School Library to Library Learning Commons edited by Morira Ekdahl and Sylvia Zubke Teacher-Librarians in Vancouver School District #39
  • Teacher-Librarians are Collaborative Inquiry lead teachers in the Simcoe County District School Board by Melissa Jensen Teacher-Librarian Trillium Woods E.S Simcoe County DSB, Ontario
  • Ontario’s Faculty of Education Librarians: A (Still) Untapped Resource for School Library Advocacy by Peggy Lunn, Education Librarian Queens University
  • Canadian School Library Market Analysis by James Saunders, VP Direct Sales, Saunders Book Company

Advancing the Learning Community to Achieve School Goals 

  • Relentlessly Focused on Learning:  The Role of Evaluation by Dianne Oberg PhD, Professor Emerita, University of Alberta, Chair, IASL / IFLA SLRC Joint Committee, Regional Director for Canada, IASL, Secretary, IFLA School Libraries SC
  • Moving Forward: Implementing and Sustaining the School Library Learning Commons (SLLC) Through Mentoring, Accountability, Research, Community (MARC) by Judith Sykes, Education Consultant, Calgary, Alberta

Cultivating Effective Instructional Design to Co-plan, Teach and Assess Learning 

  • Inquiry into Use of iPads in the Library Learning Commons: Peel Teacher Librarian iPad Exploration Project by Jeanne Conte, Instructional Coordinator/Educational Librarian Curriculum and Instruction Support Services Peel DSB, Ontario
  • Project Based Learning: A TLLP Project by Caroline Freibauer, teacher-librarian at Assumption College Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board.
  • Knowledge Building in the Learning Commons by Deborah McCallum teacher-librarian for Simcoe County District School Board.
  • How can the use of iPad photography applications enhance Grade 4 boys’ creativity in Art? by Kathryn O’Brien, Primary Art Teacher at Upper Canada College Preparatory School
  • Embedding Student Inquiry in the Learning Commons by Brenda Plowman, Vice-Principal with the Greater Essex County District School Board in Windsor, Ontario
  • Defining Technology in a New Culture of Learning by Dr. Nancy Stuewe University of Calgary, Alberta Canada
  • SSLA Digital Learning Badges by Carlene Walter Instructional Technology Consultant, Saskatoon Public Schools

Fostering Literacies to Empower Life-Long Learners  

  • Transliteracy and the teacher-librarian by Alanna King, teacher-librarian and Directions Team Leader of Informational and Digital Literacies in the Upper Grand District School Board in Ontario
  • Myths, Realities and Opportunities: What the Research Says about Digital Literacy by Anita Brooks Kirkland, Consultant, Libraries & Learning, President (2014), Ontario Library Association
  • Fostering Literacy to Engage Life-Long Learners: Beyond Linear Print - Teacher-librarians Explore Transmedia by Leslie Holwerda Teacher-Librarian, Lougheed Middle School Peel District School Board and Brenda Roberts Teacher-Librarian Edenbrook Hill Public School Peel District School Board

Designing Learning Environments to Support Participatory Learning

  • Engaging Students in the Heritage Christian Schools Learning Commons by Pippa Davis, Teacher Librarian and Learning Commons Chair, Heritage Christian Schools Learning Commons, British Columbia 
  • The Mindful Library:  A Path to Student Well-Being, Mental Health,Literacy, and Mindfulness in the Library and Learning Commons by Lois Lorimer Nunn, teacher-librarian and Assistant Curriculum Leader for Library and Special Projects at R. H. King Academy in Toronto District School Board 
  • RESPECT YOURSELF, EXPRESS YOURSELF:  A collaborative school wide project related to gender, gender identity, gender expression and sexual orientation by Douglas Penfold, Teacher-Librarian/ELL Teacher at Sloane Public School Toronto District School Board 
  • Project # 1 Library Program review and Technology Integration and Project #2  What impact does the collaboration between the classroom teacher and the teacher-librarian have on the attitudes of the classroom teacher towards inquiry-based learning? by Sharon Seslija, Teacher Consultant, Greater Essex County DSB: HPE/Healthy Schools, School Learning Commons, Secondary English
  • The School Library as a Learning and Leading Hub by Tania Sterling,  Director of Efficacy and Research at Pearson Canada from Caught in the Middle by David Booth, Professor Emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto

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Learning for the Future

Working Toward National Standards for School Libraries in Canada

Edited by

David V. Loertscher
Carol Koechlin

Judith Sykes

Book2Cloud Edition  

Learning Commons Press