The physical space in which our children inhabit their day has an impact on their engagement, attitude and achievement. Research, as well as experience, increasingly points to more flexible classrooms as the most conducive to a 21st Century education. HEF will help the School District kick start the creative redesign of a Gatewood classroom, turning it into an innovative learning studio; an agile and adaptable space to better engage students and offer greater opportunity for learning. This prototype builds on the amazing skills our teachers already exhibit every day and will help elevate their efforts to the next level. It is the beginning of an exciting long-term strategy across the District.
Submitters: Karen Terhaar, Ivar Nelson, Justin Ingham