As professional standards and requirements continue to evolve, so should the traditional classroom. When Cherry Creek School District stakeholders were asked how children and students can be better prepare for the future, they identified the following necessary skills:
- critical thinking,
- project-based learning
- work-based experience
This skill set requires leaders, teachers, students, families and community members to shift their notions of traditional education to embrace innovation. Our newly renovated spaces can be seen across the school district and provide learning environments that spark innovative mind-sets. In these spaces, every student is inspired to think, to learn, to achieve and to care through reimagining classrooms which deliver makerspace areas, individual work spaces, small-group collaboration areas, and whole class instructional areas.