With the start of a new school year across the U.S. as well as other places around the world, teachers are excitedly preparing to welcome their new students and are eagerly creating their classrooms and learning environments to make them inviting, inspiring places for students to learn and grow this year. You won't want to miss this week's webinar with our special guest presenters, Dr. Robert Dillon and Rebecca Hare, who have some really important, valuable ideas and resources to share to get us moving towards this goal. If you teach, you are a learning space designer. This webinar will explore the influence of the physical, and digital, space on our learners and provide practical tips on how to design your space with intention.
Rebecca Hare is an Industrial Designer and Educator who has co-designed more than 20 spaces with teachers and students. Dr. Robert Dillon is an educational leader and current Director of Innovative Learning at the School District of University City, St. Louis, Missouri who collaborates with schools across the country to change spaces, technology, and pedagogy to enhance learning.
What are the first steps to transform your learning spaces? What should you look for and where should you spend money, and where should you save it. Which types of environments are worth creating? Who should be engaged in the process? And finally, how can you create and cultivate a community that will create and continue to improve upon the spaces our learners need?
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