"Schools Designed for Learning: The Denver School of Science and
Technology," is a 17-minute video case study that showcases the Denver
School of Science and Technology (DSST), and exemplifies how a school
can be designed in a way that promotes student achievement. The video
is paired with a resource guide providing further information,
practical suggestions, and additional resources for viewers.
For students at DSST, learning takes place in an environment that is engaging, instructive, and flexible - an environment that encourages
the development of 21st century skills. To some, many of the concepts
are familiar - providing access to natural light, good ventilation and
a relationship to the outdoors - while others such as wireless
technology and exposing the building's mechanical systems for use as a
teaching tool are not. The building represents some of the best of what
learning environments can be, and it provides spaces for engagement and
learning that are both flexible and inspiring.
As you will learn from watching the video and reading this
resource guide, there are many ways that design can play an integral
role in helping students learn more effectively!
KnowledgeWorks Foundation partnered with the American Architectural Foundation and Target to create the guide and video.
Also, please feel free to explore the previously released "Schools as Centers of Community: John A. Johnson Achievement Plus Elementary School" video and discussion guide created by KnowledgeWorks Foundation and the American Architectural Foundation.
*All orders are handled by the American Architectural Foundation.