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Pingree School Learning Commons

Welcome to the Pingree School Learning Commons, an innovative environment for teaching and learning that ensures all of our students have access to the best tools, resources, skills, and supports available. Faculty and staff from four departments work together as a team to empower students to think critically, to encourage a love of learning, and to provide supports to our diverse, academic community.  

Click here to see a photo gallery of the Learning Commons.

Click here for current and past issues of Open Access, our newsletter!

 

Learning Commons Departments 

Library

Writing Center 

Technology Department

Educational Resource Center

 

Learning Commons Spaces 

The Hub: an innovative space for teaching, learning, and collaboration. Read a news story about The Hub here.

Quiet Library: our quiet area for study and research. 

Group Study Room: a conference room for teamwork and meetings.

Pond Room: an open area for participatory learning.

Harte Room: a reading room that houses our special collections.

 

Learning Commons Staff 

Meghan O'Neill, Librarian, Learning Commons Director

Dave Medvitz, Technology Educator

Chris Grenier, Director of Writing Center

Ann Lyons, Director of Educational Resource Center

Tammy Conrad, Director of Technology 

Bob Ogden, Network Administrator

 

What's Next for Pingree's Learning Commons? 

By centralizing interdisciplinary resources and providing state-of-the-art technology, the next phase of the Pingree Learning Commons will maximize the opportunities for realizing the school’s goals. Our work has earned us an Edward E. Ford Foundation Grant to continue program development and renovations in our library that will enhance our ability to deliver a learning commons program that affords more peer-to-peer learning, open access to information and resources, flexible work environments, networking opportunities, diversification of cultural expression, and expanded education on the shifting attitudes towards intellectual property and media literacy. This evolution ultimately leads to empowered learning and citizenship skills for students.

 


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