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.
We are extremely excited about the Richland One Virtual Program that began on October 2, 2017. The program is currently housed at the Waverley Administration Center on the first floor. There are currently seven students enrolled, with anticipation of more joining the program in January.
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 or Travis Nelson via email.
Award winning author Derrick Barnes visited Rosewood Elementary to share his recent book Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.
Webber Elementary's has been updated and now features new collaborative learning spaces and flexible seating.
Pinegrove ES celebrate Dr. Seuss's Birthday
Students at Pinegrove ES celbrated the birthday of Dr. Seuss by dressing up as their favorite characters. Students also enjoyed a visits by a number of guest readers.
A. J. Lewis Greenview holds "Book Tasting"
The library at A. J. Lewis Greenview Elementary School was recently transformed into Le Cafe Jaguar so that it could hold the schools very first book tasting. Classes made reservations at the cafe, where they were treated to a variety of delectable book genres.