What is a “Learning Commons”?
It’s more than just another name for the Media Center or the school library. It is a flexible learning space for all students and staff to read, study, explore, create, collaborate, and learn.
The Learning Commons supports the mission of Atlantic Technical College by providing access, support, and instruction to students and staff with a variety of current digital and print resources and tools. It is the mission of the Learning Commons staff to help students achieve academic excellence, become lifelong learners and readers, and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to be competitive in a global workforce.
BUILDING 19 LEARNING COMMONS HOURS
Monday – Thursday 6:45 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Friday 6:45 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
High School Students may use the Learning Commons on Monday and Wednesday after school. On Tuesday and Thursday, high school students who stay after must attend AEP sessions and are not allowed in the Learning Commons until 3:20 p.m. Students and staff may visit to check out books, read, study, research, collaborate, use the computers, etc. Magnet high school students should sign in at the circulation desk.
Some of the resources available to students and staff:
- Students may print from the computers – maximum of 30 pages per day for school purposes.
- 8 computers are available in the main room for individual use.
- Two MediaScape lounges can be reserved for 4-6 students to work collaboratively using laptops and shared, large screen monitors.
- Charging stations, study tables and comfortable seating are located throughout the facility.
- Recordex interactive computer/display system is available for presentations and instruction.
- The Learning Commons print collection includes a variety of fiction and nonfiction books; and a selection of magazines for informational and pleasure reading.
- Resources include paper cutter, poster printer, Accucut machine, 2 binding machines
- A large, instructional area in the main room, which is a flexible space with 12 mobile tables that can be arranged in a variety of configurations or removed completely so that a maximum of 60 chairs can be set up, auditorium-style is available for individual, small and large groups.
- Destiny, Gale Cengage Learning, Britannica School Online Encyclopedia, and SIRS are accessible through Clever and Canvas.