AASL 2011 Learning Commons October 18, 2011Posted by Buffy Hamilton in Conferences.
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The Learning Commons
The AASL Learning Commons 2011 (formerly the Bloggersâ€™ CafÃ© in Charlotte 2009) will be a space for starting, continuing, and sharing conversations for learning. Â Â Whether you are attending in person or participating from afar, everyone is invited to connect and contribute to these conversations for learning about a diverse range of topics and issues in librarianship. Â The Learning Commons is a physical and virtual space not only to share and celebrate your passions but also for discovering new ones.
What can you do at the Learning Commons?
- Host a discussion on any topic of choice related to librarianship
- Create and host a “Birds of Feather” session
- Present a “best practice” for related to one or more of our roles as teacher, instructional partner, information specialist, program administrator, or leader
- Teach a skill
- Learn a skill
- Expand on your Exploratorium poster
- Expand on your concurrent session
- Invent a new type of unsession
- Host a gadget petting zoo
- Unplug and host a roundtable or panel discussion on a hot or controversial topic
- Present or co-present with virtual friends via Skype
Join our Learning Commons wiki, http://aasl2011learningcommons.wikispaces.com/ , the space where you can sign up to present or facilitate a face to face, virtual, or hybrid session; presenters will also be creating pages and sharing resources for their presentation. Â We encourage you to present or facilitate a discussion on any topic related to librarianship whether it be a traditional area of librarianship, such as storytelling, or a contemporary focus, such as gaming. Â With presenter permission, weâ€™ll be streaming as many of these sessions as possible.
The Learning Commons will be located in the lower level mezzanine; take the escalator down from the main registration area to access the Learning Commons. Signage will be provided to direct as you to the Learning Commons. See you in Minneapolis!