Next Generation Learning Spaces
What are Next Generation Learning Spaces?
By creating a variety of learning environments that compliment current spaces and meet the needs of a diverse teaching and learning needs, Edina Public Schools will be better equipped to personalize learning and advance excellence for all students. So what different kinds of spaces are needed?
Traditional, formal direct instruction learning spaces (classrooms)
Private, self-study spaces for self-directed learningSmall Group / CollaborativeInformal spaces to share information, collaborate, discover, and create with peersLarge Group / PerformanceSpace for publicly demonstrating learning and acquiredknowledge to others
While specific designs have not yet been created, district study teams have researched schools nationally and internationally to learn about instructional space design and see what transformed spaces could look like in Edina Public Schools.
- 21st Century Media Centers
- Traditional approach to school design (40 second clip)
- One school’s example of how they redeveloped existing space (8 minute clip)
- Video created by school that was redesigned – includes interviews with teachers and students of how the redesigned space has impacted teaching and learning (1:45 minute video)
- New school design (San Antonio, TX) - while this is brand new construction and not retrofit, some of the same concepts around flexible spaces and creating a variety of areas align with the district's Next Generation Learning plans (2 minute clip)
- Additional videos and resources on Innovative Learning Spaces