When designing learning spaces, we must look closely at student experience. David Jakes discusses ways in which savvy school leaders can take inspiration from a most popular venue - a coffee house.
David Jakes is a recognized leader in the educational technology field, David Jakes focuses on the increased need to develop agile, 21st Century, personalized, and digitally-enhanced learning environments. Based in Chicago, David works with the architectural firm of CannonDesign where he is a Digital Designer and Strategist for The Third Teacher+ and Cannon’s K-12 education practice. David’s thought leadership encompasses digital storytelling, cloud-based learning environments and their relationship to physical learning spaces, mobile learning, the use and impact of social media in education and how organizations engage in change and improvement. Before his current position with Cannon, David spent almost three decades in education as a teacher, technologist, administrator, designer and storyteller. David is a frequent presenter at national and international educational technology conferences where he speaks about the power and promise of a new expedition for learning, and the roles that all educators have in shaping that journey.
Designing new learning spaces is about much more than furniture layout and design. See David Jakes' summation of the critical steps for creating learning spaces.
Makerspaces are increasingly being developed in schools as an important layer to learning. Read David Jakes' insights on the important considerations for designing an engaging makerspace.
Back to school time is quickly arriving and this is a perfect time to ready classroom spaces. Read David Jakes top tips for 'learning ready' spaces in schools.
The library offers a unique opportunity for learners to shape their own experience and engage in a “learning expeditions”. Read David Jakes exploration of the great potential for libraries as change agents!
Taking a fresh look at student learning in new and instinctive ways is an critical part of empowering transformative learning. In this post, David Jakes shares essential questions for today's leaders.
Doing something new or something different is a risk. Read insights from David Jakes and learn how strategy can make all the difference between success and failure.
Valuing creative ideas which are sparked each and every day is essential! Read David Jakes insights on how to foster support for creative ideas.
How can teachers create a learning culture which fosters engaged learning for students? David Jakes explores the implementation of essential conditions such as student empowerment and choice.
Is your organization innovative? David Jakes examines the necessary shift needed for being an innovative school.