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 3...5...10 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!”