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Friday, May 16 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm
The Power of PBL in the 21st Century Middle School Library

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In an education environment in which technology and web-based research factor so prominently the question is: Are school libraries still relevant or even necessary? The answer is yes. This presentation focuses on the how the library in West Kelowna’s Constable Neil Bruce Middle School (CNB) has been retooled and repurposed to provide an invigorating and enriching learning environment for all students.

Designed for K-12 Educators (primarily those with a Humanities teaching area), this presentation will feature an overview of the role that the library space plays in a Project-Based Learning (PBL) setting. Throughout this presentation we will discuss how the library, in terms of its physical space and resources, plays a pivotal role in enriching the learning experience of students. Our presentation will begin with a very brief overview of PBL, but the primary focus will be on the pivotal role that the library serves in the PBL process. To demonstrate we will provide examples of PBL endeavours from grades 7, 8 and 9 Social Studies, including our school’s award-winning Civilizations PBL. While the emphasis will be primarily from the area of Social Studies, other curricular areas will also be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Jillian Cornock

Jillian Cornock

Social Studies, Teacher, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School
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Dayna Hart

Teacher librarian, Constable Neil Bruce Middle School


Friday May 16, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
Campus Activity Centre, TRUSU Lecture Hall 900 McGill Road, Kamloops BC, Canada V2C 0C8