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Learning Commons

Our Learning Commons

Libraries have been and will always be a place people go to find a wealth of accurate, curated information. In the 21st century, school learning commons have become hubs for knowledge creation, rather than merely information warehouses. Our CFIS libraries inspire curiosity to discover something new, by providing access to a variety of tools and experiences that encourage inquiry-driven knowledge acquisition that invite our students to experiment and create. The school's learning commons provide enrichment, by supplying the time, space and tools as well as the accurate, curated information to take student learning deeper.

Mission, vision, values

Mission

The Learning Commons (LC) and Marcel Tremblay Learning Resource Centre (MTLRC) at Calgary French & International School (CFIS) inspire curiosity to discover something new, by providing access to a variety of tools and experiences that encourage inquiry-driven knowledge acquisition that invite our students to experiment and create while fostering a lifelong love of reading.

Vision

Our 21st century libraries aim to awaken and kindle inquisitiveness and literacy skills for all ages. We deliver inspiring and thought-provoking programming whilst allowing for curiosity and life-skill development.  Students and staff will find their libraries sustainably equipped to accommodate their informational needs and personal love of reading while catering to their individual interests.

“The school Library Learning Commons is central to leadership and empowerment of all learners (students and teachers) who actively participate in, and contribute to, their learning communities.”

~Canadian Library Association

We value

  • Literacies in all forms, but specifically information literacy, reading literacy, and technology literacy
  • The ethical use of intellectual property
  • Digital citizenship
  • Meaningful experiences that inspire further exploration of knowledge and allow for STREAM-based learning (STREAM = science, technology, reading, engineering, arts, math)
  • UNESCO principles
  • Alberta Cross Curricular Competencies - Approaches to Learning (ATLs)
Last updated January 30, 2018