Darin Walters

Date of Award

January 2021

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (EdD)


Educational Leadership

First Advisor

Jared Schlenker

Second Advisor

Sherryl Houdek


The purpose of this study was to review current space (at the time of this study) in a high school that might be converted into a collaborative learning space to promote 21st century instructional practices and learning. The study focused on instructional practices for 21st century type learning and a learning environment needed to promote constructivist learning. Secondary data, from a high school staff and student surveys regarding their interest in using or having access to a collaborative learning space was analyzed to determine the need and desire for a collaborative learning space. This data analysis was then used to apply for possible funding through grants and community partnerships to design and renovate the space identified, a media center, to meet the needs of a 21st century learning environment.