The Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) is making a statement in the innovation of education through integration of technology and modernity.
Saunders Secondary School has just opened its newly renovated $1.6-million dollar Library Learning Commons. Education Director Laura Elliot is sure that the high-tech, aesthetically pleasing commons will encourage students to want to engage with their educational urges and provide a comfortable “learning hub of the school”
“We need to provide modern, engaging spaces to help our students to be curious and knowledgeable about our world today and tomorrow,” ~Education Director Laura Elliott
This is just one of TVDSB’s plans marking a milestone in their innovative report on the future of education in the Thames Valley area. Director Elliot has already said the board plans to rennovate 2-3 school libraries each year in the TVDSB, with the next projects already under review awaiting the OK.
“Rethink Secondary Learning”
Surveying thousands of students, teachers, and other stakeholders, the Rethink Secondary Learning reports aims to show an unbiased view on how secondary school can be built and improved upon the modern high school student’s experience in the TVDSB. With tonnes of redesigned libraries on the way, it seems the study found a focus on the access ibility and comfort of learning.
The newly designed Library Learning Commons come equipped with:
- Presentation space with flexible applications, loaded with mobile furniture to help with ease of layout changes
- A group study area to encourage cooperative work and promote teamwork
- A creative zone with a green screen, audio equipment and video editing and production
- Lounge area with comfortable seating and charging stations
- and Private study areas for when students need a place to work without distraction
We will have to see what the future of education holds for London’s student body as we seem to be charging valiantly into the future of the study space for high school students.