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Earl Center Hours: Monday – Thursday: 9 a.m. – 11 p.m. | Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.| Sunday: 12 p.m - 11 p.m.|

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.

Wheelock College's Innovation Agenda Boosted Thru Innovation Award

The annual Earl Award provides funds to students, faculty, and staff for innovative projects that improve the overall community.  Learn about the varied winning proposals in this video.  

Interactive Touchscreen

It is not only young children who can learn through meaningful hands-on experiences, like touching. 

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.

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.

Earl Innovation Day!

This year, we held the first Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Innovation Day.  It was designed to talk about new ways to think about higher education and all that is new and changing in the higher education landscape.  If you've missed any of our fascinating speakers, be on the lookout for our recordings.

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Earl Center in Action


Featured Item: Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi is a low cost palm-sized computer that was designed to teach computer concepts to children. It plugs into an HDMI TV monitor, uses a standard keyboard and mouse, and runs on a Linux operating system.  You can use it to browse the web, learn Python, or run an entire media center.

Latest Post from View From the Earl Center:

Beginner’s Mind and Continuous Learning

Play is a very important concept at Wheelock College. It is a cornerstone of Froibel’s theories and of Lucy Wheelock’s work. Even more now than in their time the world is in a state of swift and continuous flux. The only way to keep up with it is by embracing Continue Reading

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

Mare Parker O'Toole
Assistant Director, Earl Center for Learning & Innovation

Wheelock College Library
132 Riverway, Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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