At Langdon, the Learning Commons is a busy place where students can sign out traditional books, read e-books, do research, access technology, go online to search the web or databases, create with Creation Station activities, or just to quietly read as they explore their interests. This page provides information about the Learning Commons and some of the services offered.

LC or Learning Commons? The LC, also known as the Learning Commons, offers literacy support by providing a safe and supportive environment with physical and virtual spaces that engages students to ask questions and make new discoveries about the world around them.  To learn more about Learning Commons, go to Alberta Education.

RVS's 21st century learner is media and information literate.  The Learning Commons provides LC orientation, keeping in mind 21st. century skills, to aid students in utilising the space and the numerous resources available to them and assisting them in their awareness of digital literacy.

The LC is here to support the research and learning needs of students as well as to provide opportunities to develop a lifelong love of reading.  Check out the e-resources available to students.

What is available? A plethora of print, non-print and e-resources are available to students and staff to pursue their learning inquiry.

LC Staff? The Learning Commons Facilitator, Mrs. Marlene Schoell, and the School Computer Technician, Mrs. Mayette Schrauwen, are part of the school's specialised staff who support students and staff with research, technology learner needs, and 21st century competencies.

What's Happening @ the LC?

Due to all the returns and reorganization, the tentative reopening is the week of Sept. 14th, 2020.  Stay tuned for updates!  COVID-19 protocols are to be followed upon entry to the LC as it's a common area.

Upon visiting the LC, students will become aware of the many genres of literature.

Students use the LC to access a variety of resources and technology for them to finish their homework or for recreation.  Students can choose to: read, check out books,make discoveries about the world around them or, just relax.

Does my child get to go to the Learning Commons?

Schedule to be announced!  Grades K-5 have a scheduled LC time during the week.  Keep posted! The schedule will then be found on the Parent Resource page. Coordinating with the teacher, students may also drop in to search for resources, and sign out or return their loans.

What happens during Learning Commons time?

Depending upon the grade level, students will enjoy storytelling session, Koha and Learning Commons orientation, circulation and reading time.

Note: Due to COVID-19 protocols, the following have been suspended till further notice.

  • Creation Station time where students can build with LEGO or K-Nex, solve puzzles, play games, color or draw.
  • Grades 6-9 students may visit the Learning Commons with their class or can drop in during their morning or lunch recess (Note:  Friday recess drop in is dependent upon staff availability).
  • LC Club for grades 4-9 during their lunch recess allows students to volunteer in the LC and have some extra fun time.
  • Tech Free Tuesday is held during lunch recess for grades 7-9.

LC Orientation. Keeping in mind 21st. century skills, orientation prepares students to utilise the space and the numerous print and non-print resources available to them.

New books?  Old favorites? Come see what’s available today or visit the Koha page.

Did You Know?...

The Spine label tells two pieces of information.

F means Fiction or Chapter book

E means Easy or Picture Book

355 or other numbers means Non-Fiction.

Every subject has it’s own number!
For example, dinosaurs are 567 and hockey is 796.
This is how we keep like books together on the shelves!

The 3 letters underneath, is the start of the author’s last name!


Want to volunteer?

Due to COVID-19 protocols, volunteer program has been suspended until further notice.

For future volunteers, even a few minutes is helpful!  The Learning Commons is always in need of a helping hand especially during book fair time.

Will there be a Scholastic Book Fair?

This popular event is yet to be determined!  Go to Scholastic.ca for activities, new and old titles, videos and more!

More Questions?

Contact Mrs. Schoell, Learning Commons Facilitator @ mschoell@rockyview.ab.ca

or phone: 403-936-4579 (ext. 8304)

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