One unified space to support the new activities that are happening in the tech lab, library, and the classroom (this is currently happening in three separate locations in the building).
A specialist available in one general location to assist students for an individualized and differentiated approach
Digital resources located in one space
A “MakerSpace” where children can “tinker” and apply new knowledge they gained in the classroom
A “Production Studio “so children can be collaborative and communicate their knowledge to others
A specialist available to assist classroom teachers and students and to encourage them to try new things
Furniture that is flexible and a space that can be converted quickly.
"A Learning Commons is a flexible and responsive approach to helping schools focus on learning collaboratively. It expands the learning experience, taking students and educators into virtual spaces beyond the walls of a school. A Learning Commons is a vibrant, whole-school approach, presenting exciting opportunities for collaboration among teachers, teacher-librarians and students. Within a Learning Commons, new relationships are formed between learners, new technologies are realized and utilized, and both students and educators prepare for the future as they learn new ways to learn. "
Together for Learning: School Libraries and the Emergence of the Learning Commons
Read Across America!
Cutler will be recognizing the Read Across America this month! Read Across America Day celebrates Dr. Seuss's birthday and the joys of reading. Our students will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate Read Across America and all month long.
Classrooms are using one Dr. Seuss book as an inspiration for decorating their doors! Also, the media center has a project for students.
Our Read Across America project is similar to the Marshmallow Challenge from Winter Break for students. Each child who chooses to participate will take home a map of the United States and a list of suggested reading activities. They will choose a path across America and color in a state for every activity completed.