The library learning commons is the hub of our schools – how might it become the heart of our homes? Join teacher librarians Beth Lyons and Melanie Mulcaster as they explore ways to navigate, connect and empower communities of learners through a variety of digital resources and tools in virtual learning environments. Learn how to curate culturally responsive and copyright friendly materials to meet a variety of your student needs. Discover how to embed participatory learning and maker experiences in virtual spaces while recognizing the importance of equitable practices and entry points for all learners. Can we bring the library learning commons home? Yes we can!
Zoom Webinar Presentation
Facilitators: Melanie Mulcaster and Beth Lyons
Audience: K – 12
- You can access Melanie Mulcaster and Beth Lyons’ slides at: bit.ly/OTFvLLC
- Mentimeter can be found at https://www.menti.com
- Bringing the LLC Home, which was referenced several times during the presentation, can be found at https://sites.google.com/pdsb.net/bringingthellchome/home
- Lisa Noble recommended this CBC News article, when thinking about assumptions that we may make about what families might be able to access in terms of materials: https://www.cbc.ca/parents/learning/view/covid-19-pandemic-privilege
- A MakerSpace link that was suggested by participants during the webinar included http://www.spencerauthor.com/classroom-makerspace/
- Links to purchase Trevor MacKenzie’s Dive into Inquiry and Inquiry Mindset books can be accessed through https://www.trevormackenzie.com/dive-into-inquiry
- Michael Caunter shared a structured inquiry he did a few weeks ago with his Grade 1/2 class: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1KGxqp-PNRjUIQjLt2XPGRpOL–GsmVgQEF-pWi4FJUw/copy
- Resource people for Maker Challenges include Lee Martin, Kyle Kitchen and Tina Zita
- Please visit http://bit.ly/OTFConnectsCalendar for a schedule of other upcoming OTF Connects webinars.