Essential Learning Spaces

The Impact of Design on Learning

Environment is the "Third Teacher" for student learning, and is more important than we think. It is our responsibility to provide the right modern learning environment for students to thrive and collaborate. Thoughtful design supports students by providing the tools and space to succeed in a competitive future that requires not just (raw) knowledge, but creative problem solving.


Watch this brief video on what the Sydney Center for Innovative Learning has done to transform their learning environment.

Innovative Learning Spaces: Sydney Center for Innovative Learning

SCIL Building tour - Stephen Harris

Where's the Data?

Check out the Hillbrook School in northern California. They are similar to Mayfield in that they are a K-8 school with approximately 350 students. They have an i-Lab that supports current trends in brain-based and four C's education.


They are also one of the few schools that shares the data about how the student learning has improved over time with its use.

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Center for Early Childhood Education

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St. Matthew's Parish-- Pacific Palisades

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More Examples of Learning Spaces

Links to Great Resources on Design Principles

Project Based Learning- High Tech High (Larry Rosenstock)

Project-Based Learning at High-Tech High

We Are Makers

We Are Makers