One vision of a Learning Commons
Joan Ackroyd writes about her library's transformation in an article for Teacher-Librarian. It's a big beautiful space with many repurposed nooks and crannies. The video is a quick walk-through of the finished facility.
"Growing into a learning commons that has had a positive impact on our diverse school community has certainly brought me the spontaneity and engagement I was seeking. I have witnessed our students' evolution from having a "recess" mindset to becoming young adults that are learning to think critically and manage their time independently. We still have a long way to go, for the challenge of filling each space with relevant projects that engage students as learners and lead them to become competent digital citizens is an ongoing task."