Reimagined Learning Spaces
Kankakee High School Renovation Phase 1
The District was shifting teaching and learning at the Secondary level to a Reggio Emilia inspired approach. The team recognized the environment plays a significant role in creating a successful Reggio-inspired program. A major goal for the Renovations at Kankakee High School was to create an array of environments better aligned with this new approach.
The resulting design creates an array of common learning spaces that radiate from Learning Hubs. Educators are provided the flexibility to be responsive to the needs and interests of the students and community. The educators can create experiences that allow learning to happen on a deeper level.
Even the cafeteria is a learning space. It was transformed into a commons area and is now also the school’s main corridor.
In both the Learning Hubs and the Commons area, learning is on display. Students can see their peers working together or independently. Technology is available in these areas to enhance how students can research and collaborate.
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