Redesigning learning spaces


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How can the design of a room, impact learning? What can you do to create an environment that allows for collaboration, creativity, and mobile technology? Trinity School has made a shift and redesigned their computer lab to promote a non-structured learning environment. Participants will come and see how these new design strategies have impacted teaching and learning at Trinity. Attendees will see how modular furniture, huddle areas and idea walls are utilized to promote collaboration with mobile technology.

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  • We need to prepare our kids for their future, not our past.
  • • Flexible – to accommodate both current and evolving pedagogies• Future-proofed – to enable space to be re-allocated and reconfigured • Bold – to look beyond tried and tested technologies and pedagogies• Creative – to energize and inspire learners and tutors• Supportive – to develop the potential of all learners• Enterprising – to make each space capable of supporting different purposes
  • 1.  It requires teachers to be risk takers--but based on sound educational principals.
    2.  It focuses less on content and more on process, understanding, and critical thinking about material.
    3.  It requires "old" skills (reading, writing,etc..) but develops new skills need for the changing world.
    4.  It exposes students to engaging social networking in an educational setting
    5.  It establishes and allows students to can create their own knowledge based on fact and content.
    6.  It makes learning and teaching more FUN.
    Lots of talk about the technology, but little change with how we teach with the technology.
    Our tech lab isn’t just a room that houses technology, it’s a space where people come together, create and learn. Students have the opportunity to see their teachers learn beside them.
    Students have the opportunity to teach their teachers, to solve problems and to become leaders.
  • How do educators move into the space and assimilate?
    How does it impact teaching and learning?
    What makes a space ?
  • Redesigning learning spaces

    1. 1. Redesigning Learning Spaces Shifting to an Idea Lab Marsha Harris @marshamac74 Jeff Morrison @morrisonedu Trinity School
    2. 2. About Trinity • 3’s-6th Grade • 640 Students • Mac Platform • 1:1 Laptop program 5th and 6th Grades • 1:1 Laptop/iPad Environment 4th Grade • 1 Cart of iPad/Grade • iPads and e-Readers in Media Center • Tech Lab for 1st-4th and support for 5th and 6th
    3. 3. 100 years of education reform... What has changed? What still looks the same?
    4. 4. Our Education Past
    5. 5. Ok.. Ok… that was K-12.. University has surely evolved…
    6. 6. Really?
    7. 7. Consumers vs Producers of Information Content Creators
    8. 8. How Might We Design for 21st Century Learning? Flexible Future-proofed Creative Motivate Supportive Bold
    9. 9. We can change the “design” of any space, but how does that change what happens in the space? How do we transform a learning experience?
    10. 10. “We spend a lot of time trying to change people. The thing to do is to change the environment and people will change themselves.” Les Watson, Pro ViceChancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University Les Watson, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Glasgow Caledonian University
    11. 11. The Change Teaching Methodology
    12. 12. Our Education Past
    13. 13. Our Education Future
    14. 14. Kinesthetic
    15. 15. Differentiation
    16. 16. Collaborative
    17. 17. Relevant
    18. 18. Removing the Teacher “Desk”
    19. 19. Idea Wall • idea paint • how do we use it as a collaborative space? • how does it change instruction?
    20. 20. Idea Paint How does something simple like this change the way we teach?
    21. 21. The Idea Wall
    22. 22. QuickTime™ and a H.264 decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    23. 23. Professional Development
    24. 24. Outdoor Classrooms
    25. 25. Logs Rock Circles
    26. 26. Amphitheatre Stone Benches
    27. 27. Our Plans at Trinity QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    28. 28. What’s Next?
    29. 29. Modern technology affords students the ability to capture, develop, and publish their experiences with the world at their level...
    30. 30. We need challenge our students to move from using an iPad for this….
    31. 31. and turn it into this.....
    32. 32. This used to be common....
    33. 33. Teachers taught students to read and write and some of those students..
    34. 34. became ….
    35. 35. And they helped end it.....
    36. 36. It’s our turn...
    37. 37. Let us teach our students to use this....
    38. 38. To help her...
    39. 39. Let us teach our students to use this....
    40. 40. To fight this...
    41. 41. Let us teach our students to use this....
    42. 42. To learn about one another...