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reThinking Learning Spaces: 21st Century Design to Support the Four C’s
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
Presented by Andrew Taylor, Director of Technology, Byram Hills Central SD, Armonk, NY with school technology coordinators, Dawn Selnes, H.C. Crittenden Middle School and Al Lovelace, Wampus Elementary School
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When you decide to redesign the learning spaces in your school or district, the path from idea to action requires a number of steps. Andrew Taylor, the Director of Technology and CIO with Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk, New York, joined two of his technology coordinators in this webinar. Together, they shared their research, iterations, and essential questions that have helped to guide the design of the new spaces in their schools, and purchase technology equipment. Their collaborative approach has helped them create the momentum and buy-in that has supported their initiatives. In this webinar, learn how to:
- Create a low-cost, voice-activated classroom using common IoT elements
- Ensure all elements are designed to enhance student learning
- Choose the right furniture, wall coverings, and technology to encourage active collaboration
The goal at Byram Hills Central School District was not to build a singular space, but rather stimulate a collegial conversation around learning spaces and provide teachers opportunities to incorporate the ideas into their classroom. Design decisions can help foster a maker culture and empower students to take control of their own learning. Future plans and growth of the district were also discussed.
About the Presenters
Andrew Taylor is currently the Director of Technology and CIO for Byram Hills CSD. He has been a teacher and administrator in both public and private education. As an educational futurist, school leader and entrepreneur, Andrew studies the relationship of technology, teaching, learning, data and leadership. Andrew was the lead designer on several educational software titles that were used to support schools and services organizations. Andrew was an adjunct professor at Marist College and has published in several educational technology magazines.
Dawn Selnes is a technology teacher and building technology coordinator at H.C. Crittenden Middle School in Armonk, NY. Dawn led the transformation of the middle school technology curriculum and learning space to create a student-empowered learning environment. As a technology integrations specialist, her focus is on developing 21st century STEAM skills such as robotics, coding, electronics and 3D modeling. The highlight of her days is watching students collaborate to solve real-world challenges.
Al Lovelace is a building technology coordinator at the Wampus Elementary School in Byram Hills CSD. Along with his colleagues and administrators, he is a co-founder and co-facilitator of Hub 21, a 21st century active learning space that promotes STEAM education for grades 3–5. As a technology leader in his building, Al works to foster student engagement and develop the technology leaders of tomorrow. He enjoys working with students in a problem-based learning setting where students are engaged in a learner-active, technology-infused classroom.
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