Collaborative Engagement: Exemplar E3

Standard: Facilitating Collaborative Engagement to Cultivate and Empower and Community of Learners

Theme: School Administration Partnerships

Growth Phase: Established

Growth Indicator: School administration works collaboratively with LLC leadership team to engage the school community in participatory learning in the LLC.

See It In Action




The Ottawa CDSB transforms libraries to learning commons, led centrally by Donna Presz. This site documents the journey.

Ottawa Catholic District School Board. (ND). Libraries to Learning Commons.

In 2015 the Ottawa CDSB received an award from the Canadian Education Association (CEA) for their vision, and Learning Commons was part of their innovation success.

Ottawa CDSB (2015). “Innovation that Sticks” at the Ottawa Catholic School Board:

Canadian Education Association (2016). Innovation that sticks case study report: Ottawa Catholic School Board.