Redesigning Learning Spaces (Corwin Connected Educators Series)
By Robert W. Dillon, Benjamin (Ben) D. Gilpin, A. (Angelo) J. Juliani, Erin M. Klein

SPACE: Thoughts, Ideas, Hacks on Learning Space Design by Rebecca Louise Hare and Robert Dillon supports the conversation around this necessary revolution happening in education concerning reshaping school spaces to better support learning. This book goes well beyond the noise on learning space design that focuses on pretty Pinterest classrooms and moves towards a more sophisticated conversation about how learning spaces support and drive brain-friendly learning.

SPACE is a beautifully designed book that respects that reading and learning can happen in a visually appealing way. Hare and Dillon walk educators through a series of questions and ideas on how learning spaces can support collaboration, creation, showcasing learning, and a learner’s need for quiet. In addition to nudging thinking forward, SPACE provides practical design tips and uses images and testimonials for hacking learning spaces on a realistic budget. 

 

Bring hope, joy, and positive energy back into the daily work of the classroom. In this book, learn to design brain-friendly learning environments that foster engagement, productivity, and achievement while allowing for seamless integration of educational technology. Discover how flexible, welcoming, and comfortable learning spaces can prepare students for the future.

In this book you’ll:

  • Find resources for redesigning spaces on a sustainable budget
  • Support technology integration through blended and virtual learning
  • Hear from teachers and schools whose successfully transformed spaces have increased student achievement

"Redesigning Learning Spaces will take you beyond the standard classroom with ideas for creating spaces that sizzle with excitement and glow with beauty and grace.” (Daniel H. Pink, author)

"The authors of this book live up to their reputations in this quick, but incredibly impactful book on Learning Spaces. I felt inspired, and at times challenged, to make real and meaningful changes to my own classroom space. I look at my classroom differently because of this text. What other book has made you do that?" (Jeff Charbonneau, National Teacher of the Year)

"Dillon, Gilpin, Juliani, and Klein have masterfully put together a go-to, all-encompassing resource reaching everyone in education from the classroom level to the district level.  Each author offers a unique perspective on how to intentionally start the redesign process so students can maximize their learning potential.  Readers will walk away with practical ideas they can implement tomorrow along with a vision for strategic planning as they move forward in their process." (Todd Whitaker, educator, writer of over 30 top selling books, motivational speaker, educational consultant, professor, and leading presenter in the field of education)

 

Help your students find and keep the joy in learning!

When creative use of technology meets outstanding teaching, incredible learning happens. This insightful guide is for all educators ready to move into a new commitment to true learning. Principal and respected digital educator Robert Dillon shows readers how to:

  • Use student engagement to promote authentic, thoughtful learning
  • Learn how 16 innovative connected educators provided incredible learning opportunities for their students
  • Implement new technology resources and strategies for all classrooms and grade levels
  • Help students build critical thinking skills and gain confidence in their unique voices

"This book combines the voices of seasoned connected educators with great suggestions for growth for those new to building connected classrooms as well as those educators who have been connected for years. Most importantly, the book paints hope for how we can build the connections in classrooms that all kids deserve." 
Thomas C. Murray, State and District Digital Learning Director
Alliance for Excellent Education, Washington, DC

"Dillon provides useful tips and resources for transforming your classes into communities in which students help each other succeed. This book is full of examples of teachers using technology to support collaboration and motivate students. Integrating technology is a tough journey, but teachers who implement the tips in this book will see how taking that journey transforms their practice and helps them make meaningful connections with their students."
Shelly Terrell, Education Speaker and Trainer, Author

Being a connected educator is a requirement today for relevant teaching. However, often, many do not know what effects being connected has on learning. What Bob lays out in this book are the stories and methods every educator needs to know to ensure they are providing the best possible learning for students. The ideas are practical and can work in classrooms that are rich with technology or even those without. A must-add to any professional library."
Steven W. Anderson, @web20classroom, Author, The Relevant Educator

In an era of high stakes accountability, testing, and standardization in education, Dr. Robert Dillon attempts to bring the student back into the center of the learning. This book is ideal for school leaders and teacher leaders that are searching for a new way to inject fresh energy and ideas into their learning spaces. By placing student engagement and the joy of learning into the center of the conversation, Dr. Dillon is able to showcase how providing students with choice, voice, and authentic audience can allow deeper learning to occur. Throughout the book, readers have the opportunity to journey with a principal as he regains his footing as a leader and begins to moving away from the inertia to just manage his school. In parallel, readers will be presented with ten proven strategies for bringing the quality of learning to their learning spaces that students, teachers, parents, and a community can truly celebrate. Dr. Dillon weaves this story into a vision of what is possible for schools when courage, leadership, and desire to maximize the potential of all students is paramount.