Active Learning

Chicago Middle School Transforms Older Building into a Collaborative Learning Space
14 Apr

Chicago Middle School Transforms Older Building into a Collaborative Learning Space

Chicago Middle School Transforms Older Building into a Collaborative Learning SpaceWorking with MiEN, this top-ranking middle school in Illinois turns an older building into a modern learning space. Taking older structures and turning them into modern, collaborative learning spaces is no easy task, but some schools are facing the project head-on and achieving their goals...
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A Modern, Engaging Classroom for the Workforce of the Future
13 Apr

A Modern, Engaging Classroom for the Workforce of the Future

A Modern, Engaging Classroom for the Workforce of the FutureMySchool@Kent overhauls its learning space to meet the needs of its learners and help them prepare for success in the workforce of the future. A vital program for the Kent ISD in Grand Rapids, Mich., MySchool@Kent provides an engaging, world-class blended learning environment that supports all...
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Florida Charter School Develops a New, Highly-Collaborative School Building
08 Apr

Florida Charter School Develops a New, Highly-Collaborative School Building

Florida Charter School Develops a New, Highly-Collaborative School BuildingHillsborough County Public Schools A part of the Hillsborough County Public Schools in Tampa, Fla., Literacy Leadership Technology (LLT) Academy was founded in 2005 with the goal of creating a place for middle school students to focus on technology. It would later add Franklin Covey’s “Leader in...
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Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning
15 Mar

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning

Designing Better Learning Environments for Active Learning Author: Dr. Christina Counts When designing learning environments, it’s important to consider how spaces can support active learning. Active learning is an approach to learning in which students are engaged as active participants in the learning process through investigation, discussion, problem-solving, and collaboration. The active learning model allows...
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The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors
07 Feb

The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors

The Effect of Color on Learning: How 4 Different Colors Affect Student Moods and Behaviors Author: Dr. Christina Counts Choosing the color palette for a space is important––being exposed to certain colors influences different behaviors, mood, and perceptions ("Color Psychology: How Do Colors Affect Mood & Emotions?", 2020). That being the case, choosing the color...
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Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses
25 Jan

Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses

Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses Author: Dr. Christina Counts Repurposing Learning Spaces on College Campuses Over the past few decades, American colleges and universities have grown their campuses and facilities exponentially, many constructing brand new, expensive buildings to attract more new students. While many of these state-of-the-art facilities add significant value to student experience...
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