Welcome to the digital badge for Designing Learning Environments (Purple) page.

Learning spaces are changing in order to support participatory learning in schools. This standard focuses on the evolution of the Library Learning Commons as a flexible space – both physically and virtually – that allows for creativity, innovation and the sharing of information and ideas in exciting ways.

In order to achieve your bronze level badge in this area, you will complete six (6) badges for each of the sub-themes contained in this standard: Designing for a Collaborative Physical Space, Designing for a Collaborative Virtual Space, Designing for Accessibility, Designing for Responsive Print and Digital Collections, Designing for Creativity and Innovation, and Designing for a Participatory School Culture. Once you have achieved badges for all six sub-themes, your Designing Learning Environments (Purple) – Bronze Level badge will be automatically awarded to you.

To achieve your silver badge, you will explore more resources in greater depth and then create a plan for moving your library forward in this area. Don’t worry, we will guide you along the way!

Finally to achieve the gold level badge, you will be asked to submit evidence of meeting the goals that you set out in your plan. You can use a variety of media to demonstrate the ways in which you have designed learning environments.
Let’s start our journey!

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Designing Learning Environments – Bronze

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Designing Learning Environments – Silver

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Designing Learning Environments – Gold



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