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2014 CEOWA LEAD Conference: Transforming Your Classroom into a Contemporary Learning Space

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Explore the connection between purpose and space and a range of considerations for contemporary learning spaces.

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2014 CEOWA LEAD Conference: Transforming Your Classroom into a Contemporary Learning Space

  1. 1. Transforming your Classroom into a ! Contemporary Learning Space! ! Louise Cimetta, Coordinator: Digital Learning, CEOWA
  2. 2. ‘The design of our learning spaces should become a physical representation of the institution's vision and strategy for learning – responsive, inclusive,and supportive of attainment by all.’ ! JISC, Designing Spaces for Effective Learning: A guide to 21st century learning space design What do your learning spaces tell others about your schools vision and strategy for learning? What messages would you like your learning spaces to send? How will you achieve this?
  3. 3. Spaces shape and change practice. ! Engaging, adaptable spaces energise students, teachers and the community. ! Well-designed learning spaces inspire creative, productive and efficient learning.
  4. 4. ‘Cool furniture and great technology are wonderful. However visibly effective pedagogy is the glue that binds them both together.’ ! Adrian Torrese, Year 4 Teacher & Assistant Principal, Sacred Heart, Highgate
  5. 5. about.me/loucimetta
  6. 6. Linking Space & Purpose:! ! Students use space:! ! • to learn alone, quietly, with one other...! • to collaborate, share ideas, work together...! • to celebrate learning, achievements, perform, inform, entertain...! • to brainstorm, generate, build, construct, manipulate...! • to watch, be instructed, be guided...
  7. 7. Purpose: To learn alone, quietly, with one other... Pedagogical Virtual Physical goal setting reflecting researching reviewing recording demonstrating mastery blogs e-portfolios video recordings audio recordings screencasts What opportunities can we provide?
  8. 8. Purpose: To collaborate, share ideas, work! together… Pedagogical Virtual Physical collaborating sharing negotiating compromising co-constructing Wiki’s Twitter or Twiducate Skype or Facetime or Google Hangouts Google Drive TodaysMeet TitanPad What opportunities can we provide?
  9. 9. it is great to watch the students move around the room during lessons - in any one lesson some of my students will move up to 5 or 6 times, yet they are always engaged. ! This constant movement also allows the students to work with peers that they would not normally have the opportunity to work with if they were stuck at the same desk all day. ! It also gives some of the more introverted students a chance to have some "me" time. ! Claire Cooper, Year 5, Sacred Heart Highgate
  10. 10. Purpose: To celebrate learning, achievements, perform, inform, entertain… Pedagogical Virtual Physical demonstrate mastery acknowledge effort reflect on progress share learning inform others QR codes Google Sites SlideShare Padlet Flickr YouTube Tellegami Podcasts What opportunities can we provide?
  11. 11. Purpose: To brainstorm, generate, build, construct, manipulate… Pedagogical Virtual Physical Big questions real world problems time to explore multiple solutions Padlet Popplet AnswerGarden Solvr What opportunities can we provide?
  12. 12. In the short time that I have been teaching theYear 2 students in a contemporary setting, I have noted an increase in students’ confidence, engagement and ability to be flexible. ! They are more autonomous, inspired, assume greater responsibility of their learning, and are more willing to take risks and to problem-solve. ! Carolyn Perlini, Year 2, Sacred Heart Highgate
  13. 13. Purpose: To watch, be instructed, be guided… Pedagogical Virtual Physical differentiation personalisation instruction flipped learning peer tutoring Edmodo Schoology Apple TV/ Reflector Explain Everything Podcasts YouTube What opportunities can we provide?
  14. 14. Linking Space & Purpose:! ! Students use space:! ! • to learn alone, quietly, with one other...! • to collaborate, share ideas, work together...! • to celebrate learning, achievements, perform, inform, entertain...! • to brainstorm, generate, build, construct, manipulate...! • to watch, be instructed, be guided...
  15. 15. Some Considerations
  16. 16. make it mobile
  17. 17. make it flexible
  18. 18. think vertical
  19. 19. consider all surfaces
  20. 20. invest in equipment that can be used in more than one way
  21. 21. consider colour
  22. 22. Engage in action research
  23. 23. adults need great learning spaces too!
  24. 24. What do your learning spaces tell others about your schools vision and strategy for learning? What messages would you like your learning spaces to send? How will you achieve this?
  25. 25. Ryan reflection video

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