|The Winton Science classroom|
|The Alpha meeting room|
Above is the layout that will be created to replace these "open classrooms" - just to be clear "learning space" is how we are referring to classrooms, each of which will be a fully enclosed classroom with doors, opening onto a central "learning commons" that is also separated from the single side corridor by doors. The wing also has a centrally located "project space" available to both teams, specifically designed to support hands-on learning for both groups and individuals. The vision for the "project space" is a flexible classroom for potentially messy work that might include everything from science experiments requiring lab type space, creative / artistic work, mechanical work requiring hand tools, or even food prep utilizing elements of small kitchen including sinks and a stove. The wing also includes smaller breakout rooms for individual and small group support, conferences with students and families, as well as additional single stall gender neutral bathrooms accessible both in the hallway as well as in the learning commons.
But in order to get there - it requires making a bit of a mess and that is what has begun this week. If you'd like to take a three minute walkthrough of the demolition in progress - here you go. I really wanted to get some more practice on my hoverboard - but unfortunately it would take far more expertise than I can muster to survive the mess!
Here are also a few still pictures of the demolition:
|This is standing right where that Alpha meeting room was located|
|Looking down the old Winton hallway towards the science room that was at that back wall|
Click here if you can't see D Wing Wall Demolition
Success - here is what was left at the end of our work!