PLG Open Learning Spaces

Two meetings coming up in Term 4:
Thursday October 30th 2014, 4.30 pm at Kristin School Library and Information Centre
Thursday 13th November, 4.30 at ASB, North Wharf, Auckland
Kristin School

A little over 3 years ago, Kristin School initiated Project Dewey with a view to reshaping and enhancing the delivery of ICT and Library services. This term's first PLG session will look at Kristin’s journey from concept to present day. Kristin will share their views on modernisation of space versus philosophy; the challenges and opportunities faced along the way as well and their future vision.

Jason MacDonald, ICT Director of Kristin explains further:

“During this session, we’ll explore the details of Kristin’s strategy, how ICT and Library services have walked their path, our development and use of new and existing learning spaces, and how we’ve moved forward with a beautiful and architecturally award-winning home - built 1 decade ago.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM (NZDT)
Kristin School - Library and Information Centre
360 Albany Highway
Auckland, 0632
New Zealand

Free tickets via Eventbrite 

ASB, North Wharf

The second of the term’s PLGs gets down to business at the new ASB Headquarters on Wynyard Quarter on Auckland’s waterfront. As well as being heralded as an award-winning piece of architecture and a stunning building to look around, it also provides a great opportunity for us to reflect on the relationship between contemporary workplaces and the learning environments that we are creating in our schools.

Join us for a presentation from ASB staff, a tour of the building and some great dialogue. For those who would like to linger longer, there are plenty of local watering holes where the discussion can continue.

Thursday, November 13, 2014 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM 
ASB North Wharf Branch
12 Jellicoe St
Auckland, 1010

Free tickets via Eventbrite


If you have any questions, feedback or ideas for the PLG, these are very welcome - just email.


The Professional Learning Group on Open Learning Spaces was started in 2011
With more and more schools developing open, flexible & modern learning environments there is a rapidly growing interest amongst teachers and leaders - how can we maximise the opportunities presented by new learning spaces? The PLG was set up with the aim of helping get the dialogue, exchange of ideas and network growing. 
  • We meet once a term, a different Auckland venue each time - usually as school but we've also met in architects offices, banks and the National Library.
  • The meetings are usually a mix of tours, presentations, dialogue and World cafe style discussions
  • We want to learn from 'the wisdom in the room' in terms of the challenges and opportunities presented by new learning environments
The PLG has grown rapidly since starting in Term 2 2011 and we're keen to grow it further. 


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