What's in Your Space?
5 Steps for Better School and Classroom Design
- Dwight Carter - Assistant Director, Eastland Career Center
- Gary Sebach
- Mark White - Consultant
Facilities | School & Community Relations
Transformed learning spaces begin with transformed thought
For two decades, educators have been told to incorporate skills for the global economy, adapt to diverse learning styles, and employ technology. This requires changing our thinking spaces and our physical spaces. How can or should they change to keep pace with and reflect 21st Century teaching models?
In What’s in Your Space?, the group behind one of America’s most recognized school redesign projects walks you through the process of designing both “thinking” and “learning” spaces to accommodate today’s rigorous learning models. Throughout this book, educators will
- Reflect upon their craft and role in 21st Century education
- Understand the nuances of teaching Generation Z
- Discover design principles to help establish tech-embedded learning environments
- Collaborate with other educators to craft a scalable plan for redesigning learning spaces
As we shift our thinking, it follows that the spaces in which we work and learn will also be transformed. Discover how to do it well.
“We, as educators, can’t shift fast enough to keep up with the needs of today’s learners, but this book is a great leap in the right direction of doing so!”
Brooke Menduni, Assistant Principal
Dublin City Schools
“There is something so unique about the framework/approach/lens of the actual physical change, so closely associated with the philosophical and pedagogical changes that can make this transformation real.”
Carol Spencer, Director of Curriculum
Addison Northwest Supervisory Union
"Decision makers in school districts need to read, think about, and promote the ideas and concepts found in this book. Schools need to provide the types of learning experiences and spaces that will equip students with the tools they need for success in a quickly changing future. The ideas in this book will help to prepare students for success in fields that have yet to be defined, and for jobs that right now do not exist."
"There is something so unique about the framework/approach/lens of the actual physical change, so closely associated with the philosophical and pedagogical changes that can make this transformation real."
"We, as educators, can’t shift fast enough to keep up with the needs of today’s learners, but this book is a great leap in the right direction of doing so!"