As technology and innovation become first priority for school districts, it’s important that students are offered creative learning spaces to expand and challenge their knowledge and ability to create. Technology can help students boost their concentration, retain information, and encourage individualized learning programs. Students can also begin to advance their collaboration skills through online projects.

In the 2017 National Education Technology Plan Update, former U.S. Secretary of Education John King stated, “One of the most important aspects of technology in education is its ability to level the field of opportunity for students.” With technology in tow, creative learning spaces help to expand students’ minds to imagination and freedom of expression. These unique, educational spaces breed continued motivation for students that allow children to fully engage in their schooling and become excited about learning.

So, with the right aesthetics, a creative learning space can not only impact brain function, but positively influence how students feel at school and cultivate an environment that will support students’ success.

Top tech tools for students to think critically
Creative learning spaces house advanced technology such as interactive whiteboards, 3D printers, audio/visual production, and programming labs that help students develop better problem-solving and design-thinking skills.

About the Author:

Brian Bulmer is the director of the Innovation Hub and work-based learning at MSD of Decatur Township in Indianapolis, a nationally recognized school district that uses an innovative, personalized, small-learning community approach. Bulmer has over 15 years of experience in the education field and is committed to providing students novel experiences with a focus on improving students’ critical thinking and problem-solving abilities.