Learning to Design Inspiring Educational Environments | engage2learn
“Having a safe space to imagine and dream and (re)invent yourself is the first step to being happy and successful, whatever road you choose to pursue.” ~ Ashley Bryan
Every fall teachers begin the ritual of decorating their classrooms and arranging learning spaces in a way that will inspire their students. The environment in which students learn is proven to add to the overall learning experience. In today’s classrooms, the aesthetics of the classroom environment goes a bit deeper than bulletin boards and desk arrangements. Some of the most impactful changes districts are making to campuses across the nation involves technology and infrastructure.
In today’s context, technology has shifted from a luxury to a necessity in our schools.
Education and educators must adapt to the ever-changing world of technology by providing opportunities for students to learn and grow, however, it is also essential to understand the trends in technology and adding those pieces to campuses. But WHO can keep up with all of those changes? Considering how to incorporate technology into the class setting can be a daunting task. How does a district leader know what to add and when to add it?
When you partner with e2L on facilities or technology assessments, you’ll receive a unique framework written by your community and your district, actionable design principles for construction or renovation, and a sequenced timeline for rollout. This total-package approach is an excellent way to ensure peak results for new technology implementation. e2L LED and e2L LED Lite partners are able to:
- Show how architecture, design, technology, and the learning environment realize returns on learning, engagement, and achievement.
- See a powerful impact of aligning technology and infrastructure to a vision in the local community for an ideal learner experience.
- Utilize the Learning Innovation Framework (LIF) to build an environment and technology aligned to the desired learning experience. Everything is intentional.
e2L partners with school districts and design firms to create ideal learner experiences through technology assessments, long-range technology plans, and facilities planning.
Campus and classroom environments are crucial pieces to the educational puzzle. When students are in a safe space that is specifically designed to inspire and encourage autonomy, critical thinking, and creativity, powerful things happen.Campus and classroom environments are crucial pieces to the educational puzzle. When students are in a safe space that is specifically designed to inspire and encourage autonomy, critical thinking, and creativity, powerful things… Click To Tweet
e2L has partnered with several districts to help sculpt an environment optimal for student growth. These partnerships have been powerful and can help districts establish cultures that cultivate excellence.
Taking into account the words of Author and Illustrator Ashely Bryant about creating safe spaces where students can imagine, and dream is something all educational leaders should consider. “Regardless of the path students choose, the ability to “dream” and “imagine” is a powerful emotion that can be nurtured in the “safe spaces” designed and created by all educational leaders.”