Designing Structures for Modern Learning - 3 Day Event with Marie Alcock

This workshop will examine expanding the options for each of the four structures that make modern learning possible: schedules, learning spaces, student grouping and personnel configurations. We will look at the relationship between these structures and programs tailored to the student population.


Areas of Focus For Your School Program | Action Plans Developed Onsite

  • Learning Spaces - architectural plans and re-purposing existing spaces
  • Furniture Design - options based on student interaction & concentration
  • Physical Location - making use of property and resident community
  • Virtual Learning Spaces - options and criteria for quality selection
  • Budgets - the realities of financial constraints and decision-making
  • Scheduling - valuing time as currency
  • Grouping Patterns for Learners – student grouping by interests
  • Personnel Configurations – examining roles beyond departments

Days 1 and 2: During the first two days we 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.

Day 3: Small group work and 1-on-1 coaching on the third day allow participants the time and guidance needed to develop a strategy for: research, analysis of current conditions and implementation of new program structures. Each participant and school group will have a personalized consulting and access to resources needed to construct bold new learning environments for modern learners.