The Future Of Learning Includes Spiral Slides

by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought Professional Development

Innovation comes in many shapes and sizes and I love the way Eminence Independent Schools included fun in their new building addition they call The EDhub. The EDhub was added to their existing school building opening in the fall of 2016 and as you can see it includes a spiral slide to complement their fun and functional furniture. But this isn’t the first indoor slide on campus, a previous remake of the cafeteria also includes one as well as garage doors leading to outdoor seating and multi-purpose lunch tables/workstations with A/V hookups and wall mounted TV monitors.

The EDhub is the entry to the school and is surrounded by classrooms and flexible workspaces and labs reinforcing the transparency and creativity our students need to be prepared for the modern world. Eminence was one of the first schools in Kentucky to be named a District of Innovation and they continue to push the envelope behind the leadership of Superintendent Buddy Berry who operates under the philosophy of trying to provide “surprise and delight” for their students.

Perhaps my favorite piece of the EDhub is the hidden gem display that is easy to overlook with all of the eye-candy in this space. Encased in glass as a sort of tongue-in-cheek museum relic is a bubble sheet and #2 pencil.

Well played Buddy, well played.

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image attribution: Kentucky.com

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