Flexible Learning Environments
The flexible use of time, space and resources is essential to enhancing student learning. Small teams of Spring Lake Park Schools teachers, students and staff came together in 2015 to reimagine various learning spaces as a part of our approach to innovative and personalized learning model. Here are several examples.
Makerspaces at elementary schools
Each of the district’s four elementary schools have dedicated makerspaces to enhance hands-on and STEM learning for students.
Learning Lab at Woodcrest
The Learning Lab at Woodcrest Spanish Immersion School provides flexible options for students to work individually, in small groups or in a large group with a teacher.
Innovation Spaces at Park Terrace
The Park Terrace Elementary media center and hallway was reimagined to be more flexible and meet varying student needs and interests.
The Den at Westwood
What once was a room full of large wooden bookcases, tables and chairs, the Westwood Intermediate and Middle School 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.
Design studio/ makerspaces at Westwood
Existing spaces at Westwood Intermediate and Middle School were renovated and transformed into flexible design studios and makerspaces for students to work on hands-on learning projects.
Westwood Looping Pod
Westwood’s looping pod was redesigned to allow for projects and activities that involve collaboration, flexible thinking and problem solving.
Spring Lake Park High School “C” Wing
The “C” wing portion of Spring Lake Park High School was renovated from traditional classrooms into flexible spaces for small- and large-group learning.
Spring Lake Park High School Pathways classrooms
As part of the effort to expand Career and College Pathways opportunities for high school students, several Pathways (also known as Career and Technical Education) classrooms at the high school have been renovated to better fit current and future course offerings.
Spring Lake Park High School 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.
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
The Lighthouse School spaces have been completely renovated to include more flexible learning spaces, which match the personalized learning of Lighthouse.
Early Childhood Spaces
New classrooms and learning spaces for preschool and Early Childhood Family Education programs have been constructed at the District Services Center and Centerview Elementary to best meet the needs of our youngest learners.