Reece Lennon Writes in response to my The Future of a School article:
Okay, so you gave her a philosophical answer, but what about a practical answer? What should she tell the architects when they are drawing up their plans?
Yes, my answer is philosophical, and as far as the architects are concerned they need to know that we envision a place where information flows freely, or the word we have adopted seamlessly from space to space within the media center. We have given the architects our philosophy on how we see our school using this media center. It is there job to create the space that will allow us to use the space in the way we envision it. We (meaning technology teachers and librarians) meet with the architects once a week to go over plan, discuss placement and types of hardware. But our focus reminds on the seamless use of information. That is our vision, to create a space that allows students to flow from books, to technology, to video rooms and back again. Although it is a philosophical answer, it is also a practical answer in what we envision our media center to be. A vision that has been well received by the architects and the consultants our district has hired.