For the past several years, Spring Lake Park Schools has been redesigning learning spaces throughout the district to better meet the needs of students and staff. The effort began in 2015 with small teams of teachers, students and staff coming together to redesign several learning spaces throughout the district. These teams considered how various learning spaces could be reimagined to be more flexible and better used to meet the needs of students and staff.
Many of these innovating spaces have been created throughout the district and are being used by students and staff on a daily basis. Below are several examples of the innovative spaces in Spring Lake Park Schools.
Innovation Spaces at Park Terrace
The Park Terrace media center and hallway was reimagined to be more flexible and meet the varying student needs and interests.
Learning Lab at Woodcrest
The Learning Lab at Woodcrest provides flexible options for students to work individually, in small groups or in a large group with a teacher.
The Den at Westwood
What once was a room full of large wooden bookcases, tables and chairs, the Westwood media center was transformed into a studying haven for students. Known as “The Den,” students work in flexible and engaging spaces that adapt to their learning needs
Westwood Looping Pod
Westwood’s looping pod was redesigned to allow for projects and activities that involve collaboration, flexible thinking and problem solving.
SLPHS learning spaces
New furniture was added at Spring Lake Park High School to create new learning spaces outside of the Fine Arts Center and in the rotunda of the school
SLPHS science classrooms
The new science classroom addition at Spring Lake Park High School was designed by teachers and students to be a flexible learning environment. The addition opened in fall 2018