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Room Configuration

Page history last edited by Justin Hennaut 5 years, 11 months ago

 

 Room Configuration 

 

The following configurations were prepared as samples of possible room arrangements that integrate each of the new devices.  Feel free to modify as appropriate for your school or grade level.  Scroll down for additional resources and information on designing a student centered classroom.

 

Room Configuration Diagram

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This configuration is designed for...                           

 
  • a lighthouse school, mounted projector
 
  • a lighthouse school, mounted projector
 
  • a lighthouse school, mounted projector
 
  • a lighthouse school, mounted projector
 
  • a non-lighthouse school, projector is on a cart
 
  • a non-lighthouse school, projector is on a cart
 
  • a non-lighthouse school, projector is on a cart
 
  • a non-lighthouse school, projector is on a cart
 
  • a non-lighthouse school, projector is on a cart
 
  • a non-lighthouse school, projector is on a cart

 

Things to Consider

 

Does your classroom arrangement help meet your lesson objectives and the needs of your students?  Does it flow?  Can it be easily managed? Video from NY Hall of Science

 

Have you arranged your room to encourage...

 

 

Top 5

Be flexible- Have multiple ways to arrange student desks based on the task.  Have students practice moving their desks into each configuration.

Be creative- Rethink the way your class is set up.  Do you have learning spaces for students to work in small groups? large groups? independently? Are there learning spaces that don’t involve desks and chairs?

Be responsive- Listen to your students and change plans accordingly.  Take advantage of student interests and ideas.  Allow students to form groups and choose their learning space.

Make good use of space- Place learning materials in a location that all students can see and access easily.  Create visuals for around the room in collaboration with students so that they are useful and serve a purpose.

Avoid "the stage"- Avoid putting yourself "on stage" in the front of the room.  Create an environment where you can more freely around the room and arrange furniture and materials so that you can collaborate with students and facilitate their learning experience.

Additional Resources

 

Creating Learning Zones by Edutopia

- Tips and Tricks for Redesigning Your Classroom by Edutopia

- Wow Worthy Learning Spaces by Edutopia

- Setting Up for Student Success by Mike Barberesi

- Learner Centered Environments: Pictures from Around BCPS

- Rethinking Classroom Design by Alice Keeler

- Designing Your Classroom Space by Erin Klein

 

 

 

 

 

 

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