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Learning Commons

Thanks for visiting the Lydia Middleton Learning Commons Page!

In the Learning Commons, our goals are to:Students in rocking chair

- Get students excited about the library space and learning.
- Give students opportunities to work on engaging tasks.
- Provide spaces to work collaboratively, think critically and creatively.

Transition to a place where students DO stuff, not simply a 
place where students GET stuff!

Each visit to the Learning Commons provides a different learning environment for students to explore technology, books, experiments, and projects.  Students work together to creatively solve problems and learn how to work together in small groups to discover one anothers strengths and identify opportunities for development.

We invite you to stay in touch with us!  Feel free to browse our monthly, interactive newsletters linked below.  

Learning Commons Newsletters
 2018-2019 School Year
August 2018
September 2018
October 2018
November/December 2018
January 2019
February/March 2019
April 2019
May 2019

2017-2018 School Year
May 2018
April 2018

February/March 2018

January 2018

November/December 2017

October 2017
September 2017
August 2017

Learning Commons projects are created and completed during Learning Commons class time at school.  Occasionally, staff may request donations of recyclable materials or found objects.  No request will ever be made for students or parents to purchase materials for projects. Thanks for your support!

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PLTW Launch

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Launch

PLTW Launch is designed for students in kindergarten through 5th grade and compliments middle and high school course offerings. "Students use structured approaches, like the engineering design process, and employ critical thinking. They apply Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) knowledge, skills, and habits of mind, learning that it is OK to take risks and make mistakes. As teachers and students learn and discover together, education becomes far more engaging" (PLTW Launch website). MCS has goals to take this program district-wide in all elementary classrooms.

For more information, go to https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-launch.

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