SKHS Library Learning Commons September 2018

Welcome to the new SKHS Library Learning Commons

The Vision

The focus of the Library Learning Commons will be to step away from the traditional model and improve teaching and learning through the use of the space and support from the Research and Learning Commons Specialist. The Library Learning Commons will be a space conducive to collaboration and exploration. Students will utilize the space to access resources and tools that will push them to think critically, stay connected and actively participate in their learning. The main focus points will be:


There are some exciting changes that have taken place in the new Library Learning Commons at SKHS. In hopes to create a space that is inviting to students, teachers and the community, we have made some design changes to meet the needs of today's learning. We have:

  • Dedicated spaces for both group and individual work.
  • Flexible furnishings that facilitate current social, learning, and library program trends and maximize the use of the space.
  • Improved access to in-house academic support. Students will have continued opportunities to work with Mrs. Pantaleo on research and maker projects.

Currently Students and Teachers are Utilizing the Space to:

Collaborate with Mrs. Pantaleo on exploring research tools and databases with students to increase inquiry skills

Utilize the Maker Space area to produce high quality posters and artwork, build a small recording studio, explore the use of the green and blue screens for animation purposes, beginning usage of the Adobe Creative Cloud for graphic design

Explore presentation tools and skills necessary for senior portfolio/project

Access and explore fiction and non-fiction texts, both digitally and in hard copy form, to support current units being covered in class.

Participate in workshops such as College Essay Writing and Google Calendar for the HS student

Teachers and students will continue to have access to the SKHS book collection and digital resources. Digital resources will include:

Adobe Creative Cloud
EBSCO Databases
GALE Databases
DiscoveryEd Streaming
Smore Newsletter Tool
Science Online

Student Expectations

All students visiting the Library Learning Commons MUST sign in and will not be permitted without a signed pass from teacher


Students need to sign up to reserve a spot during PLT period via Google Form and get a pass from Mrs. P

Always use care and respect when using resources in the Learning Commons

Maker Space Lounge

Students will have access to the new Maker Space Lounge. The resource include:

Adobe Creative Commons: Photoshop, InDesign, Spark, Dreamweaver and More!

NEW SKHS Epson Poster Printer

Green screen and video production tools


Created with images by Pexels - "books education library" • Annie Spratt - "Team work, work colleagues, working together" • rawpixel - "untitled image" • John Schnobrich - "together now"

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