Learning Commons Transition Tips

Start With Plenty of Enthusiasm. It's Contagious!

Getting Started, You Can Do IT!


  • ask students and staff for ideas, needs and wants
  • dream big
  • just get moving, it is going to get messy


  • make some space,
  • create a design
  • no two schools will be the same
  • design zones
  • keep it movable
  • add the good stuff, time for some STEAM
  • science,technology,engineering, art, and math
  • comfy seating
  • build a makerspace
  • green screen production, Doink, imovies.

Get the Buzz Started!

  • invite special guests to visit
  • host a makernight or have a makerday (try once a month)
  • use social media
  • your students are your best advocates, they get each other excited!
  • start a club
  • invite teachers in for PD on Maker stuff
  • take pictures, share your success

Saint Maria Goretti Learning Commons

A place to colaborate, create, make and share