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How to Redesign the K–12 Media Center

Source: EdTech

Source: EdTech

Source: Curtiss Strietelmeier, EdTech

With the new pedagogies in place that hone in on interactive curricula and collaborative assignments, schools need to adapt their spaces as well. Media Centers are essential to modern education and are the more public areas within a school. These environments need to include the correct type of furniture to adapt and fit with collaborative work and technology. There are three more popular trends intergrated into media centers:

Cocoon zones: Areas with individual study spaces for students to focus away from any distractions.

Active or Flexible Seating: Movable chairs and desks, floor mats and couches help students stay comfortable.

Collaborative Spaces: Seating that can accommodate larger groups and teamwork are essential.

Click below to read about faculty consideration with media centers:

Alisa Verratti