Presentation on theme: "Learning Environment Admin Council Meeting April 28, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Learning Environment Admin Council Meeting April 28, 2012
How do we prepare the environment to meet the needs of the 21 st century learner?
How do we move from... Desks Primary colored walls Hard chairs Non-digital Fluorescent lighting Isolated learning Too much stimuli Restricted environment Poorly maintained Unsafe Disengaging Products of Learning Tables Neutral/soft colored walls Soft seating Digital Natural or soften lighting Collaborative learning Right amount of stimuli Flexible environment Well maintained Safe Engaging Reflection of Process & Product of Learning
21 st Century Learning Environment Survey your environment Review your data (ECERS, playground audit) Develop a year plan Involve others (SCC) Budget Send in your requests to maintenance & facilities Spend WISELY (catalogues)
“They (the students) have really taken ownership of the classroom, not only the physical space but the learning that happens in it - they are very happy to tell me when they have an idea for what we should be learning! Everyone is more relaxed and it is such a nice place to spend our days!”