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Over the past several days, we have been closely monitoring the Cal-Wood Fire, in partnership with the Boulder Office of Emergency Management and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. Firefighting crews have done an outstanding job containing the northern spread of the fire, but we know that wildfires can be unpredictable and we must remain vigilant and prepared for any changes to the fire’s activity. Out of an abundance of caution, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Department has requested that we close our schools in Lyons to in-person learning for Tuesday and Wednesday, in the event the fire shifts direction, which may require additional evacuations.
Beginning Monday, October 5, we will be implementing a hybrid in-person learning schedule for all students who are not currently enrolled in the LaunchED program. Click here to learn more. Comenzando el lunes 5 de octubre, estaremos implementando un programa de aprendizaje híbrido en persona para todos los estudiantes que no estén inscritos actualmente en el programa LaunchED. Haga clic aquí para saber más
Our district libraries have always been leaders of instruction, providing informal and formal spaces for students to learn, grow and reflect. To prepare our students for the world they will enter, one that requires initiative and self-direction, St. Vrain has been reexamining the role of teaching and learning. A natural part of this shift is to examine how our libraries will evolve to remain leaders in instruction. With this in mind we created a guiding question for the project: In what ways can our blended libraries lead and support the instructional shifts necessary to prepare students for 21st Century learning?
From the guiding question each school crafted a research question that would meet the unique needs and focus of their school. The process we took to write these questions was messy. We started with hunches and wonderings, taking time to observe current library activity and poll users. Conversations and surveys revealed that students had very clear ideas on what they wanted to be able to do in their libraries and uncovered areas for growth. From these observations the librarians began to pose questions about learning habits, learning spaces and patron needs. Questions were drafted and redrafted until they met the essence of what was important to each school. Although the below questions will guide the formal research projects we anticipate that they will morph as we learn more about blended libraries.
Lyons Elementary: In what ways can the library lead and support instructional changes in order to support a shift towards a project based learning environment at Lyons Elementary?
Heading up our Blended Library at Lyons Elementary, is Baiba Lennard. Please visit her Blended Library Page for information about what Grade Levels are doing: BLENDED LIBRARY