Southern Hills Middle School took advantage of Innovation funding to create new spaces and functions in its expansive library. With green screen rooms, digital learning spaces and a small group room with presentation zones, the library is equipped to facilitate a variety of learning situations and methods. BVSD's Innovation Guiding Principle, "Learning is a Social Process" is the foundation for the design.
To develop the school's project, staff worked together to develop responses to the following guiding questions:
The creation of this space with it’s new environments, tools and resources will help us “to create challenging,
meaningful and engaging learning opportunities.” As stated in the BVSD vision, SHMS hopes to provide a
“comprehensive and innovative approach to education”, and we feel as though this project supports that
In addition, this work supports our school mission, which states "SHMS inspires and empowers individuals
through innovative, supportive, and engaging learning opportunities to be active and compassionate
participants in a global society"
We would like to provide the following opportunities for PD options: