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The Culture of Learning Spaces

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Listen and learn : Lecture

Monday, November 30, 2:00–2:45 pm PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Rebecca Hare  
Leaders shape and nurture school culture. One of the most effective yet overlooked ways to do that is through rethinking school spaces. Each space is a manifestation of your culture and an opportunity to affect it. We’ll explore practical ways to redesign your school spaces so they align with your vision.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Principals/head teachers, Library media specialists
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Topic: Innovative learning environments
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Visionary Planner
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders to gather input on the plan, celebrate successes and engage in a continuous improvement cycle.
Connected Learner
  • Set goals to remain current on emerging technologies for learning, innovations in pedagogy and advancements in the learning sciences.
Systems Designer
  • Lead teams to collaboratively establish robust infrastructure and systems needed to implement the strategic plan.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

I have presented this to leaders in Canada and California and I have been really excited to see the changes they make to their schools.

Leaders can leverage their spaces to drive the culture and support their vision. I will help break down each space and highlight how leaders can make big and small changes to drive the culture of their schools.


I will show two specific examples of spaces that I have designed in which the school culture changed due to space changes.
Then, we will define objectives and take a virtual tour though a school that is supported with big and small ideas and some look-fors and next steps.

Supporting research

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Rebecca Hare, Clayton Schools

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