When an adult (parent, educator, guest) visits a preK classroom, they see all of the wonderful learning opportunities for the children. They see the reading nook in the far back corner, the rug for meeting and circle time near the display board, the shelves full of toys and manipulatives, and the tables and chairs that greet the children as they enter the room. The students see: the chair and table legs, possibly their cubby, and not much else. According to early childhood expert Dr. Sandra Duncan, when creating an inviting classroom environment for young children, educators need to look at it from the kids’ perspective. In her edWebinar “Through a Child’s Eyes: How Classroom Design Inspires Children’s Learning and Wonder,” Dr. Duncan explained how designing the space with a young child’s physical and emotional viewpoint in mind can ease anxiety about and create excitement for learning.
In this edWebinar, learn how designing classrooms from children’s perspectives helps improve their behaviors and inspires learning and wonder.
In this edWebinar, Mary-Margaret Gardiner, and Sarah Hadden, Ph.D., explore intentionality in using your classroom setup to foster children’s engagement, connection, and opportunities to learn more about their world in a developmentally appropriate way.
In this edWebinar, learn how area rugs play a critical role in defining spaces and helping children navigate the classroom.
The learning environment matters and schools need options. In this edWebinar, learn how to create active, innovative learning spaces for your classroom, school, or district.
This edWebinar will help you design a more effective primary classroom environment to better support teaching and learning.
edWeb.net and MeTEOR Education announce the launch of the free professional learning community on edWeb.net to help educators at all levels create high-impact learning environments and experiences for their students. Linda Dove, M.Ed., and Director of Learning Experiences at MeTEOR Education, presented an opening edWebinar on April 3rd to launch the program to an audience of over 300 educators from around the country and the world. She presented research that shows the impact of effective learning environments on student performance. Educators were highly engaged during the program and had lots of questions about how to design effective environments that encourage students to take risks, work for special needs students, and help to manage disruptive behaviors. They wanted suggestions on how to afford creating new environments when resources are limited.
Research shows a direct connection between academic achievement and the design of the physical learning environment. During this session, participants will walk away with three deliberate actions to implement in order to align their learning environment to High-Impact Learning Experiences™.
In this webinar, Armand will explain how he connects his students’ passions to the curriculum while giving equal attention to developing these 21st-century skills. He does this by combining a growth mindset with design thinking, creating a new culture in the classroom that brings important student skills into the limelight.
An effectively designed classroom environment positively influences what children learn, how they feel about their involvement, and how they use the materials that are included in their classroom.