I was fortunate enough to be part of an amazing project which involved the renovation of the learning spaces in the Early Years section of SEK International School - El Castillo.
What was most interesting about this is that it involved an in depth inquiry done by ourselves as leadership and teaching team.
The results were fantastic, and we had the pleasure of sharing these on the official PYP online magazine - Sharing PYP Practice.
It all started with a lot reflection and self-assessment. Each teacher, with the guidance of both me and the Early Years Coordinator, @judecanning, reflected and analysed pictures of their current learning spaces. We used the book "Designs for Living and Learning" by Deb Curtis and Maggie Carter to guide our thinking, and the the amazing feedback from Andrea Muller, from Innovative Global Education, who we were consulting with at the time. As a result of this reflection, we started brainstorming the changes we wanted to implement in our learning environments, and began working with architects, constructors and designers.
The process was very enriching because it was great to see how the ideas we put forth started translating into practice. The result is an amazing looking learning environment, through which meaningful learning and child - centred inquiry is fostered!
Please check out the article on Sharing PYP Practice, which explains the process and the results with more detail!