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Exploring the Possibilities in Learner Centered Education. Online and In-Person Education for Early Childhood Professionals.

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About this course

Thank you for your interest in joining our online learning community. We look forward to working and learning together

The classroom environment is the working space of the school. The space where ideas are generated, tested, and discoveries are made. It is the place of connection where educators, children, and families form friendships and build community. It is different spaces within the whole that invite and influence our connections to the world. The spaces we design for children have a great influence on the learning experience. It is important that we take into consideration the elements that are an essential part of a thoughtful design. 

In our approximately 3 hour workshop, The Elements of Space Design: An Investigation into Transforming Classroom Environments, we will investigate the process of thinking, evaluating, and acting intentionally when designing or re-designing spaces where children play and learn. 

Essential Questions are the basis for the inquiry and our work together.

  • What are the environmental factors that greatly influence space design?
  • How does observation contribute and influence the re-design of an existing space?
  • What are the essential elements of space design?
  • How do we create intentions and generate ideas for a new space design?

Our workshop, The Elements of Space Design, is an opportunity to examine your classroom environment, where it is currently, and where you would like to make changes. You will learn about the different types of spaces within a classroom, the characteristics, and how each contributes to the learning environment. You will learn about observation as a tool for transforming a classroom space, what to look for, and where to access new ideas to transform your existing space design. Finally, you will learn the basics of design and how design principals can guide us in the generation of new ideas for transforming a classroom space for the benefit of our learning community.

Thank you for your interest in this course.

 We hope you will join us.

Greg and Ingrid