Schools are complex, and designs must support the myriad of ways students learn, socialize, play, and grow. School design needs to encourage independent thinking and creativity, while providing spaces that support collaboration and technology literacy. So instead of designing schools that expect students to learn in the same way, what if we allowed students to learn in environments that best suit their needs?

“One of the goals was to make the spaces flexible, so that teacher instruction matches the space…

At times, you need to introduce a concept to a large group of students, or you need room for collaborative learning groups. Other times, you will need students doing independent work.”

Dr. James Powell Former Superintendent, North Ridgeville Schools

“I really think these spaces help support the 21st century skills we are trying to teach…

We want our students collaborating and using technology to solve problems and think critically, and these spaces really support that.”

Tracy Coleman English teacher at Mentor High School

So, what if we placed students at the center of learning?

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