Designing the Learning Spaces We Need TODAY!
Explore and create : Creation lab
Kristin Harrington Dr. Chris Johnson Tara Schneider Mel Varga
While digital innovations are already taking place in schools, the intentional design of learning spaces is often overlooked. Engage with us for a hands-on session as we utilize the learning sciences to design instructional spaces, and leave with blueprints for the redesign in your own school or district!
|Audience:||Principals/head teachers, Coaches, Technology coordinators/facilitators|
|Attendee devices:||Devices useful|
|Attendee device specification:||Smartphone: Android, iOS, Windows
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
|Participant accounts, software and other materials:||Everything used will be web-based. You will need a device with a camera.|
|Topic:||Innovative learning environments|
|ISTE Standards:||For Educators:
Digital Age Learning Environments
|Additional detail:||ISTE author presentation|
*Participants will be able to describe and incorporate brain-based research and strategies into their learning space designs.
*Participants will be able to incorporate the ISTE Standards for Students as a consideration in their learning space designs.
*Participants will demonstrate increased knowledge of the work of Dr. Robert Dillon, Dr. David D.Thornburg, and The Third Teacher book.
5-10 Minutes- Introduction of presenters on video conference platform, poll participants (Buzzfeed Style Quiz) about their current level of knowledge with creating flexible and collaborative learning spaces
10 Minutes- Presenters will share brain-based research, strategies, and innovative ideas for developing future-inspired learning spaces
30 Minutes- Participants will utilize breakout rooms to work collaboratively, designing learning spaces with criteria and constraints
10 Minutes- Participants will share their designs digitally, feedback will be provided, and additional ideas will be explored
The Space: A Guide For Educators Paperback by Rebecca Louise Hare, Dr. Robert Dillon https://www.amazon.com/Space-Educators-Rebecca-Louise-Hare/dp/1945167017
Campfires in Cyberspace: Primordial Metaphors for Learning in the 21st Century by David D. Thornburg, Ph.D. http://tcpd.org/Thornburg/Handouts/Campfires.pdf
The Third Teacher book by O'Donnell Wicklund and Peterson, Bruce Mau, David W. Orr https://www.amazon.com/Teacher-ODonnell-Wicklund-Pigozzi-Peterson/dp/0810989980/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_14_t_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=0HSYC4CWTMH91M0JV317
Mel is the Technology Integration Coordinator at the International School of Macao (TIS). His role has him working directly with teachers to find ways to incorporate technology with their pedagogy. Specific areas of interest include STEAM Education, G-Suite, school-community collaboration and 360 photography. Mel is also a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator.