Group Collaboration Space
Space for Connection
How we learn is changing. Bells and schedules are no longer dictating when and where learning occur. As more blended and online options are a part of a student’s experience, where students are learning is changing. This requires a new type of space that is more studio and workshop than lecture hall. It needs to be a place where students can work together in partnership throughout the day, into the evening, and on the weekends. Asynchronous learning will continue to grow, and having small group collaboration spaces that allow students to connect in real time will grow more and more important.
“We treat kids like professionals, and we support their growth to understand what that means. Our projects and their progress are listed on a large display in our classroom. We are transparent about progress, and we support each other when deadlines approach,” said a math teacher dedicated to a modern classroom.”
Asynchronous learning allows students to explore and connect when they are at their best. We all have tired moments, hungry moments, and moments when life gets in the way, but legacy learning spaces without the right technology tools demand that learning happens right now no matter the circumstances, and this is inhibiting students from maximizing their success.
Take a few moments to listen to what some other teachers are saying about using technology and learning spaces to grow ideas.