Learning Innovation Philosophy (Library and Technology)

Beliefs
We believe that innovative learning and teaching are essential to creating an authentic and personally meaningful education that values process.

Today's learners experience continual change in the information and technologies they encounter in their personal and professional lives. We must prepare our learners to be resourceful, adaptable and ethical creators, collaborators and communicators. The use of information and technology literacies permeates all aspects of the curriculum: Learning for innovation requires multiple literacies.

We are committed to fostering a shared sense of enjoyment and empowerment in the pursuit of lifelong, self-directed reading, learning and taking informed action.

Long-term Transfer Goals
Students will independently use their learning to:

  1. Analyze and evaluate information, ideas and opinions from a variety of perspectives.
  2. Read and view for understanding, personal growth and enjoyment.
  3. Use innovative and creative ways to raise compelling questions, frame and solve problems and construct knowledge.
  4. Inquire and maintain awareness about local and global issues, deliberate with other people, and take well-informed constructive, independent and collaborative action.

Common Agreements
We agree that innovative learning happens best when educators encourage and model:

  1. Authentic opportunities for learners to have open permission to create and innovate.
  2. A variety of ways to document learning that encourages reflection.
  3. The mindset of adaptability and curiosity.
  4. Ethical learning practices.
A range of strategies and tools that empower them to be self-motivated collaborators, communicators, and creators.