We have assembled a couple of articles here, but this is a place to add in comments, experiences of your own and resources that would be helpful to everyone. And, you could comment or ask questions on the blog.
- Ann M. Martin and team describe the design of a high school learning commons with architects in Virginia.
Ann M. Martin, Douglas D. Westmoreland, and Angie Branyon
- Margaret Sullivan discusses the space for teens and its impact on what can be done.
- Explore the critical links between school environments and how children learn in a publication developed by concerned architects and designers – The Third Teacher
- If you are looking for design solutions for the teen set you may find some ideas at this site developed to support a workshop called Teen Territories
- Linda Wascow is a major scrounger. She remodelled her elementary school library by asking, asking, asking, and getting stuff for free or of little cost. Linda Waskow
- Sue Kowalski encouraged students to take charge of creating an alcove for graphic novels. And they did! Sue Kowalski3
- Here is an example of the same kind of spirit who transformed her classroom with very little money. http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/08/to-foster-productivity-and-creativity-in-class-ditch-the-desks/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+kqed%2FnHAK+%28MindShift%29
So, what could you do to transform your library to a learning commons for no money, a little bit of money, or a lot of money. Perhaps this worksheet could help: