2013 awaits with anticipation to see what youthful inspiration and educational phenomena will bless our schools. We know that technological advancement is turbo charged, and we can only hang on by the edge of our seats to stay in control;) Thankfully we have our almighty God who gives vision and helps steer our ship.
As our learning commons moves to a new setting in the form of a Wordpress 3 blog and website, hcslearningcommons.org we are optimistic that the vision set forth in Building a New Learning Commons will continue to thrive in its new home? Discipleship is still first and foremost the goal of our learning commons, and with that in mind here are our goals for our students in 2013.
Literacy! Our goal for each and every student in HCS Schools, is that literacy in the many forms of digital, and non- digital media will be easily assimilated and transferred to learning that is relevant to the 21st century. Find all things literary under our new Literacy Centre, including the Read-A-Thon, with a Character Trait theme this January. Join our new E library and discover a world of e books chosen specifically for your perusal based on your requests. Discover our learning commons kits and make learning outcomes stress free! Or check out our books and media library at the campus school/online learning commons, and have materials shipped right to your front door, via Canpar and our superb learning commons team Shandra, Kelly and Jessie. Our Knowledge Building Centre is enhanced by our HCS Weblinking Library , which covers research related links on numerous subjects for your students' perusal. Our Subscription library has 21 century learning right at your fingertips with some authoritative databases. Content curation is covered extensively by Pippa and Natalie, who scour the web daily for your research related queries, on Scoopit and also via LibAnswers.
2. Collaboration! Our goal for each and every student will be to invite collaboration and participation in the learning commons ning! It is our belief that each student who is fully engaged in learning which is personal and unique to their passions, will feel led to engage more fully with their peers and teachers. Students will also be able to connect with their fellow classmates, pray for each other and problem solve together.