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Schools of the Future, Part 2: The Physical Space

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Schools of the Future, Part 2: The Physical Space
Published: May 4, 2018 Content info: 53 Pages
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Across the U.S., school districts are embracing the concept of future-ready schools, or schools that are rooted in the 21st Century Learning Framework. In such schools, teachers' and students' roles are reversed-students take a greater role in directing their own progress through a unique learning path, while teachers become guides and mentors. This report, Schools of the Future, examines the characteristics of future-ready schools, gleaned through the experiences of those who have implemented key components, and provides a look at where the U.S. is today in transforming the current education system into the schools of the future.

Schools of the Future, Part 1: Curriculum and Content focuses on the changing curriculum needs of future-ready schools-from 21st century learning models to personalized learning and multi-age learning to the changing roles of teachers and librarians-and the changing demand relating to instructional materials, including OER, assessments, robotics, and other technologies.

Newly available: Schools of the Future, Part 2: The Physical Space focuses on the new physical spaces for learning-the changing school environment, both for new construction and the redesign of existing space-that are being implemented to facilitate the future-ready learning experience. These new spaces demand flexibility for both students and teachers, but future ready does not necessarily mean a huge construction project.

Practical lessons on implementation of the aspects of future-ready schools are provided through five case studies of districts or schools in each part (for a total of 10 case studies) that are implementing facets of the school of the future.

Schools of the Future was created to be a reference resource and guide for developers, marketers and providers of curriculum development, content, technology tools and devices, assessment, professional development, furniture and educational equipment.

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Product Code: CURP15565342

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

METHODOLOGY

1. THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE: AN INTRODUCTION

  • WHAT IS THE SCHOOL OF THE FUTURE?
  • A Move toward Student-Led Learning
  • Technology Supports Learning
  • A Comfortable and Collaborative Environment
  • WHAT IS DRIVING THE CHANGES?
  • POTENTIAL CHALLENGES AHEAD
  • A FRAGMENTED LANDSCAPE OF CHANGE

2. THE PHYSICAL SPACE

  • NEW BUILDING PROJECTS
    • Exhibit 2.1: Costs of Selected Educational Construction Projects Incorporating Future-Ready Elements
  • A Primary Goal: Flexibility
  • Common Configurations
    • Exhibit 2.2: Selected Makerspace Tools, Equipment, and Supplies
  • Environmental and Other Attributes
  • RETROFITTING EXISTING SPACES
  • Modernization and Renovation Projects
  • Alternatives to Large-Scale Renovation
  • The Role of the Library
  • FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS
    • Exhibit 2.3: Selected Furniture Options for Learning Commons and Other Future-Ready Spaces

3. A LOOK AHEAD

  • DEVELOPING A VISION
  • SOLICITING INPUT FROM STAKEHOLDERS
  • SEEKING INSPIRATION
  • GENERATING EDUCATOR ENTHUSIASM
  • OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
  • Schools of the Future, Part 2:
  • The Physical Space
  • Focusing on Flexibility
  • Grassroots Growth
  • Change Need Not Be Costly
  • Promoting Partnerships
  • Time Management

4. CASE STUDIES

  • PALO ALTO HIGH SCHOOL MEDIA ARTS CENTER: NEW BUILDING SUPPORTS COLLABORATION AND COMMUNITY
  • RED OAK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT: TRANSFORMING LIBRARIES TO LEARNING COMMONS
  • BOULDER VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT: INNOVATION AS A MARRIAGE OF CURRICULUM AND PHYSICAL SPACE
  • FREDERICK COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS: REPLACEMENT MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVES AS BLUEPRINT AND INSPIRATION
  • LEXINGTON COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT ONE: CREATING A COHESIVE SCHOOLS-OF-THE-FUTURE PLAN
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