Evolution of Learning Spaces

Name of School:

Elbow Valley Elementary

Our school is considered:


In five words or less, describe your prototype

Re-Designing Learning Spaces

Insert an image that showcases your prototype.

How might we?:

Evolve Learning Spaces to support and empower the needs of all learners. 

Describe the prototype(s) your school will focus on. Get creative. Be sure to describe the various approaches staff will take, what you will keep your eye on and how staff plan to document their results.

What will you try? 

  • Purging throughout the school to assess what we need and do not need. 

  • Number lines on the floors for students. 

  • Don't walk in the Hallways 

  • Outdoor Classroom 

What will you keep your eye on; what will occur that will give you insight? 
  • How can we ensure that students are using the spaces effectively and responsibly? 

  • What types of learning spaces do our students prefer? 

  • How do we ensure students are using spaces responsibly? 

How will you document your results? 

  • Twitter 

  • Pictures

Attending ULead last year was perfect timing for me, having just started at a new school.  Rebecca Louis Hare's keynote, based on her book, "The Space: A Guide for Educators" (It is not about decorating learning spaces.  It is about designing them to amplify learning.
We created and Invitational Spaces committee, and Rebecca has been gracious to connect with us, and guide us on our journey.
We began with collectively shedding piles and piles of stuff and junk that cluttered our school.  Painting brightened our space, and there has been many aspects that have unfolded.  
We hope that some of this story will be highlighted at this years ULead conference!  Stay tuned to  learn more.