Future Classrooms

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Future Classrooms

  1. 1. Future Classrooms
  2. 2. Vision <ul><li>Our vision includes: </li></ul><ul><li>children as our country’s most valuable resource </li></ul><ul><li>Education as an institution with both unlimited potential and unrealized reward </li></ul><ul><li>Today’s schools as unsafe </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organizational Changes <ul><li>No more small community control </li></ul><ul><li>County or larger school districts </li></ul><ul><li>State curricula designed to engage students in learning activities and problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Diversified school population based on learning and teaching styles </li></ul>
  4. 4. Physical Setup of School <ul><li>Smaller schools! </li></ul><ul><li>Fingerprint security entry system </li></ul><ul><li>Student tracking system </li></ul><ul><li>Secure one-way windows and doors </li></ul><ul><li>Common spaces centrally located surrounded by classrooms </li></ul><ul><li>Master schedules designed to accommodate curricula </li></ul>
  5. 5. Physical Setup of Classrooms <ul><li>Interior walls constructed of high impact abs bulletproof interactive whiteboard material </li></ul><ul><li>Central Teaching/instructional area with surrounding clusters for small group problem solving </li></ul><ul><li>Conference tables with built in work stations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Technologies <ul><li>Advanced interactive eco-friendly white boards </li></ul><ul><li>Wireless electricity & connectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Personal input control devices allowing instantaneous display of work </li></ul><ul><li>Storage/listening/communication devices integrated in schools </li></ul><ul><li>Exabit Technology (10 24 ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Additional Resources for Students <ul><li>Primary sources (real live people) </li></ul><ul><li>Greater access to libraries and museums </li></ul><ul><li>Greater access to training in work related trades </li></ul><ul><li>Career counseling to help students realize self actualization </li></ul>
  8. 8. Types of Activities <ul><li>Centering and grounding activities to start and end school day </li></ul><ul><li>Collaborative learning group projects </li></ul><ul><li>Team teaching and learning with blurring of boundaries between content areas, school hours, and student ability levels </li></ul>
  9. 9. Teachers’ and Students’ Roles <ul><li>Teachers involve students in lesson development </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers as learning facilitators </li></ul><ul><li>Students intellectually and emotionally invested in learning activities </li></ul>
  10. 10. Class Size <ul><li>Number of learners is flexible depending upon teaching style, learning style, and educational program </li></ul><ul><li>Overall, class size and schools are smaller </li></ul>
  11. 11. B C B rittany A ndrew lack arriero & Presented By

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