Learning Environments and Instructional Resources

  • Waverley Administration Building
    1225 Oak Street, Columbia, SC 29204

    Dr. Erica Fields
    Director of Learning Environments and Instructional Resources

  • The Office of Learning Environments and Instructional Resources (LEIR) serves in a variety of capacities to provide support to schools and departments within the district.  The goals and responsibilities of LEIR include,  1) assisting and advising school administrators and teachers in the redesign of stimulating learning spaces and organic spatial arrangements to better utilize technology and promote collaboration inside and outside of school buildings to support learning;  2) supporting Library Media Specialists district-wide in the redesign of library media centers as spaces for collaboration, innovation, production and learning; 3) supporting the development, implementation and management of Richland School District One’s Virtual Program; and 4) facilitating district-level vetting of instructional resources that support teaching and learning to include textbook adoptions.  

    We are extremely excited about the Richland One Virtual Program that provides an alternative educational environment for students in grade 9-12.  The program was launched on October 2, 2017 and has been a huge success. The program is currently housed at the Waverley Administration Building on the first floor. The structures for the Virtual School Program in Richland One are being revamped.  For updates on "Restarting Schools", visit the district's homepage at https://richlandone.org.  

    You are encouraged to follow Dr. Fields on Twitter (@EricaFieldsR1) as she highlights stimulating and collaborative learning spaces in our district, locally and globally. (#Learning EnvironmentsR1)  If your school has classrooms or media centers that are redesigned to serve as exemplars for collaborative/flexible learning, please send photos to Dr. Fields at erica.fields@richlandone.org.

LEIR Tweets


  • Yasu Ishida Storyteller

    Storyteller, Yasu Ishida, dazzled students at Rosewood Elementary School with a magical performance of Japanese folktales that featured theater, music, origami, magic and audience particpation.

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  • ECHS Graduation

    The University of South Carolina recently conducted an interview with the Library Media Specialist at Eau Claire High School, which is now featured on their homepage.  Check out the interview here.

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  • Derrick Barnes

    Award winning author Derrick Barnes visited Rosewood Elementary to share his recent book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.

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  • Webber Library After Webber Elementary's has been updated and now features new collaborative learning spaces and flexible seating.

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  • Larry Richardson

    Richland 1’s Larry Richardson goes from “one year” to 44 years, now retiring

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