Earl Center Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. | Friday: Closed | Weekend: Closed
Wheelock College or FLO/FLC institutional ID is required for entry one hour before closing.

What is the Earl Center?

The Earl Center for Learning and Innovation supports the academic and professional experience of the Wheelock community and serves as a resource for current and future educators, social workers, and child life professionals within Wheelock and across Boston. Together with the Library, we provide a rich, well-rounded set of resources for both research and practice.


Laptops and iPads available!

Not seeing enough computers?  That's because the Earl Center lends out Macbook Airs and iPads!  With the ready availability of outlets, you can get your work (or gaming!) done in many areas of the Earl Center. 

The Third Space

Colorful area rugs and soft furniture make this space a very informal and relaxed area to meet, study, and do small group work.

The Importance of Play

The Earl Center is a place to learn about and develop hands-on learning activities and to explore new educational materials and technologies.

A Center for Design Thinking

The Earl Center encourages a human-centered approach for finding creative solutions and developing new and innovative ideas.  Contact us for help setting up a design thinking exercise! 

Earl Center on Thursday, 5/18

The Earl Center hours on Thursday, 5/18, will be 12:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Earl Center in Action

 

Featured Item: Silhouette Cameo

It is a precision instrument, and paired with software can come to the rescue with all of your sketching, designing, and cutting needs. You can design your own stuff or choose from their library to create. As far as printing and cutting, you can also use a wide range of mediums. Silhouette offers some such as vinyl, paper, cardstock, iron-on heat transfer paper, sticker paper, and temporary tattoo paper. 

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Makerspace: Some Key Concepts

4 students are sitting at a table. 1 student leading the pop-up makerspace and the other 3 are participatingMakerspace is the hot topic this year. The American Library Association is running online classes on it. The New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report lists it as one of the hot up and coming topics. It is the theme for a number of conferences. Makerspace is a buzzword for remaking unused Continue Reading

Contact Us

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
617-879-2143

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation
617-879-2142

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation
180 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215