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My presentation at DENSI 2012 focused on creating innovative learning environments.

My presentation at DENSI 2012 focused on creating innovative learning environments.

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  • 1. INNOVATIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS GINNY WASHBURNE @GWASHBURNE DENSI 2012Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 2. WELCOME!! “WE ARE NEVER MORE CREATIVE THAN WHEN WE ARE KIDS. THE WORLD IS NEW AND WE EXPLORE IT ALL, WIDE-EYED AND INQUISITIVE.” ~THINK WITH GOOGLETuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 3. “I DON’T KNOW HOW TO PUT THIS, BUT I’M KIND OF A BIG DEAL.” LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOWTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 4. ITEMS AND EXPERTS ITEMS- 4 GROUPS EXPERTS- PAIRSTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 5. ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS WHAT ARE THE ENVIRONMENTS THAT LEAD TO UNUSUAL LEVELS OF INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY? HOW CAN WE HELP ALL STUDENTS TO FLOURISH?Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 6. I AM NOT THE EXPERT WHERE GOOD IDEAS COME FROM FLOURISH STOP STEALING DREAMS INFLUENCER A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNING INSANELY SIMPLE LEARNING SPACES (EDUCAUSE) TED TALKS, WEBSITES, FRIENDS & FAMILYTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 7. AGENDA: 1. ENVIRONMENT 2. STUDENTS 3. YOUTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 8. “THE MOMENT STUDENTS ENTER ..THE SPACE INFORMS THEM ...ABOUT THE TYPE OF LEARNING THE ENVIRONMENT WILL FOSTER.” ~ GLENBROOK NORTH HS ENVIRONMENTTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 9. INTENTIONALLY CREATED SPACES: 1. FLEXIBILITY 2. COMFORT 3. SENSORY STIMULATION 4. TECHNOLOGY SUPPORT 5. DECENTEREDNESS 6. COLOR (WIRED.COM) SPACE AS A CHANGE AGENT EDUCAUSE LEARNING SPACE DESIGN RESEARCHTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 10. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS “CHANCE FAVORS THE CONNECTED MIND.” STEVEN B. JOHNSONTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 11. LEVERAGING SURFACE AND SPACE HALLWAY FLOOR WINDOW SIDEWALK LUNCH ROOM TABLE WALLTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 12. STUDENTSTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 13. IN 1-2 WORDS WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST FOR WHAT DO SCHOOLS TEACH? YOUR STUDENTS?Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 14. YOU CAN LEAD A HORSE TO WATER... UNLESS YOU SALT THE HAYTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 15. ALL LEARNING IS GOAL DIRECTED “Somewhere along the way, many students get lost…they shut off their natural learning instincts… they study, they pass tests, and eventually their love of learning is gone….a real goal has been replaced by pleasing the teacher, or getting a good grade.” ~Teaching MindsTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 16. EMOTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT POSITIVE NEGATIVE = = ENDORPHINS CORTISOLTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 17. MANAGING STRESS STRATEGIES TO HELP KIDS FLOURISHTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 18. TEACHING WELLBEING FLOURISH 3:1 RATIO 3 GOOD THINGS OPTIMISM SELF-DISCIPLINETuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 19. THE GIFT OF TIMETuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 20. INNOVATION TIME OFFTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 21. COMMUNITY A NEW CULTURE OF LEARNINGTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 22. YOUTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 23. CORE HABITSTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 24. MANAGING YOUR ENERGY FLOWTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 25. INTERESTINGNESSTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 26. INTERESTINGNESSTuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 27. PLAYING CATCH INSANELY SIMPLETuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 28. REFLECT 1.HOW WILL YOU LEVERAGE THE PHYSICAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT? 2. HOW WILL YOU HELP YOUR STUDENTS FLOURISH? 3. HOW WILL YOU STRIVE TO BE THE BEST VERSION OF YOURSELF?Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 29. THANK YOU!Tuesday, July 24, 2012
  • 30. IMAGES AND RESOURCES: HTTP://PRACTICALENRICHMENT.WORDPRESS.COM/2011/07/20/THE-ALLURE-OF-A-COFFEE-SHOP/ HTTP://WWW.FLICKR.COM/PHOTOS/PHILSCOVILLE/2395591985/SIZES/L/IN/PHOTOSTREAM/ WWW.FLICKR.COM/CREATIVECOMMONSTuesday, July 24, 2012