• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • You already know Dokkio is an AI-powered assistant to organize & manage your digital files & messages. Very soon, Dokkio will support Outlook as well as One Drive. Check it out today!


Pre Symposium Events

Page history last edited by Carol Koechlin 12 years ago


OLA Super Conference - Session 1211


Articulating Standards for 21st Century Knowledge Building

As we continue the journey toward fulfilling the vision of the Learning Commons in the 21st Century, it is time to start creating the standards that will lead to achieving the vision. Knowledge-building based on information fluency, technological skill, deep understanding, on-going assessment, and metacognitive reflection will form the foundation of conversations to build collaborative intelligence around the benchmarks that need to be defined.

Professor David V.Loertscher and Carol Koechlin


Site for session materials and collaborative thinking https://sites.google.com/site/canlibstandards/


Attend these webinars to help us prepare for TMC work in Ottawa! FREE if you are registered.



The Learning For the Future Series: Working Toward National Standards for School Libraries

Education Institute http://www.thepartnership.ca/partnership/bins/calendar_page.asp



Session #1 Tuesday May 22 @ 4pm ET

Dr. Dianne Oberg

School Libraries in Education: the International Perspective
Dr. Oberg will highlight what is happening in school libraries outside Canada and the United States. In her recent article in Education Canada, she states: “Other countries are undertaking library-based initiatives in response to the need to educate young people for the challenges of the 21st century. They are building on the potential of school libraries to enable students to become informed and engaged citizens”.
See full article in Spring 2012 Education Canada


Session #2 Thursday May 24 @ 4pm ET


Alec Couros:


Why Social Networks Matter in Learning for the Future 

Social networking services often get the bad rap of “timewasters” or tools that kids use inappropriately. Yet in reality, there are many social networks built upon passion, kindness, transparency, sharing, and collaboration. This presentation will engage participants in a thoughtful exploration of these powerful human networks: the implications for practice, information and media literacy, and the shifting role of school systems.


Session #3 Tuesday May 29 @ 4pm ET


Dr David Loertscher and Carol Koechlin


Learning Commons Alive! 

The Learning Commons whole school approach to learning for the future offers paths of success for the entire school. School libraries across the country are embracing transformations. Each school and district has its own unique approach and starting point. Just how do you start? Who can help? What will you need? How will you know you are making a difference?

In this session we will meet teacher librarians, coordinators and principals who have begun the journey. These Learning Commons pioneers will share their special stories. Participants will have opportunities to ask questions and interact with the presenters. Collaboratively we will build some common understandings of just what it means to move to a Learning Commons approach.

Recommended reading 

One Common Goal: Student Learning a report of Findings and Recommendations of the New Jersey School Library Survey Phase 2. Published by the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) http://cissl.rutgers.edu/images/stories/docs/njasl_phase%20_2_final.pdf







Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.