Prepare the workshop

Prior to the workshop, materials to work with need to be prepared.

This includes gathering inspirational materials such as images, showcases of learning environments in schools, and printed or built scaled models of the school or the spaces in question. Further, it includes various materials like glue, paper, various fabrics, play dough and pipe cleaners. It is recommended that a maximum of 5-7 people share one scaled model. If only working on one area with one small team, Autens recommends making two models to get a variety of solutions to discuss.

Identify a good thought-provoking speaker or YouTube video to kick off the workshop. The team may also find it useful to visit other redesigned learning spaces to see how others went about it.