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Tuesday, July 25 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Teuber - Supporting Personalized Learning LIMITED

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Learning can happen anywhere, but learning happens best when the learning experience is personalized for students and when students have a learning environment that inspires passion-based, authentic,and collaborative experiences. Workshop participants will apply research-based design principles to transform an ordinary classroom into a flexible, creative space with work zones to facilitate independent work, collaboration, problem solving, and creation of products. Bring your challenges and ideas and be ready to learn how you can create a new blueprint for your classroom. 
Participants will: 
  • Explore how learning interest survey can be used to gather data about student needs
  • Develop user profiles to assist in designing space and activities for a variety of learners
  • Use rapid prototyping to create a classroom design that supports personalized learning
  • Discuss ways to involve students in the redesign of space
  • Learn how to design on a budget 
This workshop will be hands on with teams of teachers working together to create user profiles and design learning environments to support the needs of learners. Through a series of prototyping activities, participants will create a learning environment that supports the personalized learning experience that they want to see in their classroom.
  • Research on designing space for personalized learning
  • Creating user profiles using empathy mapping
  • Developing a prototype for a classroom redesign to support personalized learning using maker materials
Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration, Scott Doorley, John Wiley & Sons, 2012
Get Active: Reimaging Learning Spaces for Student Success, Dale Basye, Peggy Grant, Stefanie Hausman, Tod Johnston, ISTE Publication 2015

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Chuck Holland

Director fir Instructional Technology, Richland Two
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Donna Teuber

Innovation Program Designer, Richland School District Two
Donna Teuber is a respected leader in the field of education with a passion for using design thinking to help schools implement innovative practices that support engaged student learning. She currently serves as the Innovation Program Designer in Richland School District Two, Columbia... Read More →

Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
White Hill Boston Park Plaza
  4-hour Pre-Conference
  • BLC Strand Designing Rigorous and Motivating Assignments
  • Cost 275
  • Intended Audience General
  • Session Level Beginner