SD62 District Resource Centre (DRC)

The District Resource Centre (DRC) is located in the annex behind the Sooke School Board Office: 3143 Jacklin Road

The DRC contains a range of resources to support innovative teaching and learning. Any SD62 staff member can access items from the DRC.

Resources include:

-Professional learning

-Inquiry kits

-Book packs

-ADST/Coding items

-Big Books

Two Ways to Order Materials
1. DRC website: library.sd62.bc.ca/

-Click on your school name

-Click log in on the top right corner

* Username is your SD62 username

* Password is your SD62 password

2. Email DRC at SD62.bc.ca

* Include order number and title. (Ex. LCN OCO – How to Steal A Dog)

Orders will be sent out in the next green DRC courier bag delivery. Return materials in the green courier bag directly to the DRC.

Staff
Brianna Seal – DRC Clerk

Hours 
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 9:30 – 5:00
Tuesday and Friday 7:00am – 2:30pm

Help document: District Resource Centre (DRC) How to Guide for Destiny Follett

VLC link:learningcommons62.sd62.bc.ca/information-centre/digital-text-books/district-resource-centre-drc/

 

BCPVPA/Ministry of Education Webinar Series

BCPVPA/Ministry of Education Webinar Series
The BCPVPA has posted a number of Webinars on their YouTube channel on such topics as: sexual orientation and gender identity SOGI, curriculum, and assessment.
They have recently posted three new informative webinars in time for the start of the new school year on: Foundation Skills Assessment (FSA), Graduation Numeracy Assessment (GNA), and Career Education 10-12.
Access the webinars on the BCPVPA YouTube channel:
 
Foundation Skills Assessment webinar                                             
 
 Graduation Numeracy Assessment webinar
 
 Career Education 10-12 Webinar

What is a Virtual Learning Commons?

FurnitureWhat is a Learning Commons?

Imagine a school where there is a physical and virtual space for collaboration among students, faculty and administration. This space is “the hub of the school, where exemplary learning and teaching are showcased, where professional development, teaching and learning experimentation and action research happen” (Loertscher, Koechlin & Zwaan, 2008 as cited in Hayes, 2015).  The faculty and administration identify that students learn in unique ways and the concept of a learner centered environment is a part of the school’s culture.  Administration and faculty collaborate to “…build the capacity of learners to make sense of the world around them, to graduate good citizens in a democratic society, and to prepare our youth for successful careers and healthy, satisfying personal lives” (Canadian Library Association, 2014). The British Columbia’s Teacher Librarian Association (BCTLA) has identified the need for the scenario described and are working to transform the library into a Learning Commons in schools across BC, among these – schools in the Sooke School District.

“A Learning Commons is a common, or shared, learning ‘space’ that is both physical and virtual. It is designed to move students beyond mere research, practice, and group work to a greater level of engagement through exploration, experimentation, and collaboration. A Learning Commons is more than a room or a website. A Learning Commons allows users to create their own environments to improve learning. A Learning Commons is about changing school culture, and about transforming the way learning and teaching occur” (Loertscher, Koechlin & Rosenfeld, 2012).

References:

Canadian Library Association (2014).Leading Learning: Standards of Practice for School Library Learning Commons in Canada. Retrieved from clatoolbox.ca/casl/slic/llsop.pdf

Hayes. T (2014, Jan) Library to Learning Commons. A Recipe for Success. Education Canada Magazine. Retrieved from www.cea-ace.ca/education-canada/article/library-learning-common

Loertscher, D.V., Koechlin, C. & Rosenfeld, E. (2012). The virtual learning commons: Building a participatory school learning community. Salt Lake City, UT: Learning Commons Press.