Outside the Box (ShiftEd21: #11)

June 9th, 2011

Image of Innovative School Design Map

For this latest installment of the Shift Ed 21, I’d like to touch on a major theme of Shift Ed – that schools need to be designed in ways that better facilitate learning, creativity, and integration with communities. Seeing is believing on this one, so I encourage you to visit the interactive map maintained by Design Share to see some of the many examples of innovative school design. I also recommend Classrooms with a View, an article on the challenges and opportunities of innovative school design by Ronald Bogle, a former member of the Oklahoma City school Board and current CEO of the American Architectural Foundation. Be sure to read the comments on the article as well to get a full range of perspectives.

As always, we welcome your perspectives.

Jeff