Learning spaces outside the school walls

Some schools have created innovative outdoor learning spaces for students that include gardens and mini-ecosystems designed for science learning. Students can put on performances in designated outdoor spaces. Even a playground can serve as a learning space!

Beyond the schoolyard, short walks can be transformed into in-depth learning experiences. Students in non-urban schools have easy access to fields, woodlands, or farms, where learning activities can take place. In urban settings, students have easy access to museums, businesses, and other points of interest. Mobile devices make it easy for students to gather data and capture images as they explore their out-of-school environments, and use this content for their group projects, presentations, or digital stories when they return to the classroom.