It started as
Libraries...moved to Media Centers...and coming soon to a school near you....Learning Commons.
At Hayes, we've never had a problem getting people to come to see us - regardless of what our space is called. CCSD is moving toward the Learning Commons model in all of its schools. This is modeled after the Learning Commons that students use in colleges and universities. It's more of a one-stop-shop to meet many different needs. The traditional library is a subset of the overall Learning Commons. The key is FLEXBLE
Mrs. Kent recently went on a field trip with other media specialists and administrators in Cobb to visit Learning Commons sites at various schools in Gwinnett County. Here are the biggest changes that you'll see at Hayes:
You may have noticed that the public library is now starting to feature Maker Spaces. This can range from simple arts & crafts to writing computer code or building lego models. It's hands-on learning. Crafty S.T.E.M. actitivies we did this year in club are an example what can be done in a maker space.. It also tends to get messy. So be prepared! You might find this article from Library Media Connection to make for interesting reading on the topic.
Mrs. Kent, Media Specialist