Don’t miss today’s session at the ISTE conference. You can join us via Zoom if you can’t attend in person!
We know an important part of finding ideas to help you change your classroom is seeing what others have done. However field trips to other schools can be expensive. Join the ISTE Learning Spaces Network to learn about an exciting new tool called FLEXSpace where you can share and explore innovative learning spaces.
In her recent Renovated Learning blog post 3 Ways Visiting Vendor Showrooms Can Inspire Your Space, Diana Rendina states
Most of us probably have something in our library space that we want to change. Or many things that we want to change. It can be daunting trying to figure out where to start and what you want your space to become. That’s why I always recommend gathering inspiration for your space. Visiting other spaces, reading architecture and design books and looking at other spaces online [emphasis added] are all great ways to start dreaming about what your space could become. http://renovatedlearning.com/
We now have an exciting new way for you make such an online exploration. It’s called the Flexible Learning Environments Exchange (FLEXspace). FLEXspace is a free online repository that currently has a collection of learning space ideas from Higher Education. However, we want to help FLEXspace change that by hearing from you.
The Leadership Team has been in discussions with FLEXspace on how we can promote the collection and sharing of all kinds of learning spaces; from the little picture of your classroom to the big picture of helping school and district leadership plan for and create innovative spaces.
And it’s so easy to do. Just go to https://flexspace.org/ and request a sign in. While there, check out some of the resources they provide. Then, when you have your sign in, make sure to go in and share some spaces!
Would you like to learn more about FLEXspace? Join us in the PLN lounge (W177) on Tuesday, June 26, 2:00 to 3:00 CDT to Discover How to Explore Learning Spaces Without Leaving Your Home.
Can’t make ISTE 2018, join us in a Zoom meeting we will be hosting where Rebecca Frazee, Managing Director of FLEXspace will be walking us through the tool.
The connection info is as follows.