Learning Space: Explore and Reflect

Learning Space: EXPLORE and REFLECT “This really is a space within a larger learning area. My students take their devices, learning materials, and workpads and independently determine the location, shape, and size of the area in which they want to work. Whether it’s for a group exercise or solo learning activity, the purpose of the EXPLORE…

Learning Space: Present and Communicate

Learning Space: PRESENT and COMMUNICATE “The PRESENT and COMMUNICATE space is where I can gather my students for direct instruction or where I can record instructional content to post online as part of a flipped classroom model. It can also be used to facilitate a learner centered model in which individual students or small groups of students…

Learning Space: Focus and Engage

Learning Space: FOCUS and ENGAGE “The FOCUS and ENGAGE space is where concepts are presented and community is built. In my classroom, this space was used for teachers and students alike to learn, discuss, and build a common understanding through shared exploration and respectful discourse. The space allowed me to design collaborative activities and use structured prompts to…

Learning Space: Investigate and Create

Learning Space: INVESTIGATE and CREATE “This is a highly transformative and flexible space where students gather to create, invent, build, and explore. The prevailing pedagogy here is one which pushes students to ask questions and to seek answers through respectful discussion and careful exploration. The INVESTIGATE and CREATE space allows me to leverage social connections to help…

Learning Space: Interact and Ideate

Learning Space: INTERACT and IDEATE “This is a multipurpose space that uses technology to increase interactivity and student participation in traditional seated learning scenarios. The INTERACT and IDEATE space can be quickly and easily reconfigured to accommodate whole class, individual or cooperative small group activities thus providing teachers with a high degree of flexibility while maximizing student…

Learning Space: Exchange and Collaborate

Learning Space: EXCHANGE and COLLABORATE “The EXCHANGE and COLLABORATE space is where students develop their peer-to-peer collaboration skills and work in small teams to build and exchange knowledge. In my classroom, students commonly get to bounce ideas off classmates and share what they’ve created with others. I believe students need to have new experiences as often as…