Together For Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons
This presentation is meant to support schools and boards as they introduce the above document and look at ways to implement it.
Today’s schools are experiencing a great deal of change. Just as the
rest of the world’s political, social, economic, and scientific
realities have been shifted by swift advances in information and
communication technology, so too has education. These forces are
altering the way people work, play and learn. Schools are being
challenged to harness the unfamiliar yet incredibly fascinating
opportunities presented by this transformation… all while ensuring
students emerge with the skills they need, not only to survive, but to
Development of a Learning Commons addresses this challenge.
Association of Canadian Publishers recommended 2009 list of Canadian titles for school libraries. pdf
Ontario School Library Standards (to be posted)
TVO/Ministry of Education School Library Video (2000)
Distributed to Boards of Education and also available from The OLAStore.
TVO/Ministry of Education School Library Video Guide (2000)
Available from The OLAStore.
Information Studies, Kindergarten -12 (1999)
This document sets
expectations for information literacy for every grade in three strands:
Inquiry and Research, Information Technologies, and Information and
Curriculum for Schools and School Library Information Centres Ontario
School Library Association The focus on information and technology has
profoundly affected the nature of society and the world of work. More
information is accessible to all people in our society, and more
businesses are seeking employees who are proficient in information
retrieval, analysis, and communication, in conjunction with highly
developed technological skills. It is therefore vital for education in
Ontario to develop comprehensive information literacy skills. Web | pdf
1999. 8 1/2 x 11. 110 pp. $14.00. Buy Now
Ontario School Library Association has prepared various additional
support materials to assist with teaching research and inquiry skills in
all grade 11 courses, and the school library's role supporting grade 11
Academic Honesty-Combating Plagiarism
is a growing problem at all levels of education. OSLA has developed a
set of resources for both professional development use and for use with
students which focuses on preventing academic dishonesty.