Spotlight Space: CLUTCH LAB middle school space

Active Learning...From A Bird's Eye View Designer: Joey DiPuma, Flagler County Coordinator of Innovation “Close your eyes... Now imagine a learning environment that has been doused with technology, flexible, attractive learning solutions, bright colors, soft seating, standing desks, writable surfaces, shared screens, team-tailored curriculum and a superabundance of maker materials....

What Teachers Must Consider When Moving to Flexible Seating

"Each student gets a chance to set up the room on a rotating schedule." Sourced through Scoop.it from: ww2.kqed.orgCampfires, watering holes, and caves -- when it comes to flexible learning environments, there are many considerations and stakeholder perspectives. Include the students themselves - give them a 'voice' in rearranging the space. ...

Beware of the Word ‘Flexible’: Architect Danish Kurani on Designing 21st Century Schools (EdSurge News)

“Flexible.” It’s a word that often pops up in conversations about redesigning learning environments, relating to choices in furniture or movable walls. But according to Danish Kurani, redesigning 21st century classrooms goes much deeper than merely achieving flexibility—it involves going all the way back to considering Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs.Danish...

We’re designing schools of the future with tools of the past—and it’s hurting our education

Sourced through Scoop.it from: qz.com"We invest literally billions of dollars and years of effort into improvements in education around the world, but we fall short at the final step. We’re making leapfrog-like advancements in nearly every aspect of education, yet when it comes to thinking about and investing in the...

Teachers Learn About Active Learning At BOCES Workshop

HARRISON, N.Y. -- Educators from all over the Hudson Valley got a feel for how active learning should take place at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Active Learning Center in Harrison on Aug. 22 and 23. The interactivSourced through Scoop.it from: harrison.dailyvoice.comI encourage these schools to add their active learning classrooms...