School schedules, learning spaces, student groupings and personnel configurations have all been affected by Covid-19. These educational structures have been disrupted and have to be re-imagined. What ‘Bold Moves’ can we take to ensure that digital learning environments are as effective as traditional ones? The gap between onsite and online learning may not be as wide as we think and used together might be the perfect hybrid learning environment.
Designing Structures for Modern Learning. This workshop will examine expanding the options for each of the four structures that make modern learning possible: schedules, learning spaces, student grouping, & personnel configurations. We will look at the relationship between these structures, and how to research and develop programs tailored to the student population in your school. Action plans will be developed onsite.
This hands-on interactive workshop will result in participant action plans that include strategies for creating contemporary learning environments.
On the first day, we will discuss in depth the four program structures - space (both physical and virtual); time frames as currency, student communities, and faculty ecosystems. We'll compare 'old school' structures to classic and contemporary models, and begin drafting programs that make modern learning possibilities a reality.
LSA-TEN is proud to support school organizations that are embracing curriculum change, contemporary instruction, and assessments that are authentic and standards based.
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