Design Thinking & Project Based Learning to Scaffold Innovation – from Beth Holland

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This post first appeared on Edutopia. Lately, I have heard teachers and school leaders express a common frustration: “We are _______ years into a _______ initiative, and nothing seems to have changed.” Despite redesigning learning spaces, adding technology, or even flipping instruction, they still struggle to innovate or positively change the classroom experience. Imagine innovation […]

4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space – From Beth Holland

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This post first appeared on Edutopia. Recently, I wrote about the transformation of libraries from archives of resources to active learning commons that encourage exploration, creation, and collaboration. However, in that post, I profiled a number of locations that made significant financial investments in their redesign. Million-dollar learning spaces are often not a reality for […]

21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons – From Beth Holland

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This post first appeared on Edutopia. From tablets and scrolls to bound books, libraries have cataloged resources and served as a locus of knowledge. Today, they are reinventing themselves as content becomes more accessible online and their role becomes less about housing tomes and more about connecting learners and constructing knowledge. Printed books still play a critical role […]