Rapidly changing technology has transformed the way students learn. Learning can and does occur outside the normal boundaries of a school building through devices that fit into a pocket. Learning spaces are also being transformed. Gone is the silo model for learning and the traditional classroom.
Today’s active learning styles require fluid, multi-purpose spaces that can be instantly adapted for large groups, small teams or individual learning activities. Furnishings that are flexible, mobile and support new technologies enhance the learning process and encourage students to gain the 21st century skills needed to compete in a global economy.
The challenge is how we meet these ever-changing needs with the right furnishings that use these new ideas while meeting budget constraints and durability requirements. The following pages present ideas for furnishing key areas of your school with innovative concepts to help you navigate the inevitable changes ahead.