Learning Spaces

 The library's design emphasizes conversation & collaboration, but still has plenty of space for books.

The library's design emphasizes conversation & collaboration, but still has plenty of space for books.

One of the conversations at  Edcam Dupage centered on future ready learning spaces. As part of our conversation, we went on a field trip to check an excellent example in the Wheaton North High School Library. 

 I love that space and the signage creates a coffee shop feeling. The effect is both welcoming and authentic.

I love that space and the signage creates a coffee shop feeling. The effect is both welcoming and authentic.

 Collaborative meeting areas encourage group work and are technology ready.

Collaborative meeting areas encourage group work and are technology ready.

 Another great feature is how movable everything is. This space can be transformed to fit the needs of the people and task quickly and easily.

Another great feature is how movable everything is. This space can be transformed to fit the needs of the people and task quickly and easily.

 The ability to charge technology is built into the chair - no more worries about a dying battery- productivity can continue. 

The ability to charge technology is built into the chair - no more worries about a dying battery- productivity can continue. 

 This last photo made my heart sing. School can be so stress filled - a little collaborative coloring might be just the thing to make it a little more fun.

This last photo made my heart sing. School can be so stress filled - a little collaborative coloring might be just the thing to make it a little more fun.

This was really an inspiring place to tour not only because everything is new and modern, but because it's an example of what is possible when we focus on serving the needs of the people within the space.