We’re delighted to be participating and bringing you this webinar after its previous re-scheduling. The webinar, ’How Indoor/Outdoor Classrooms Deepen Students’ Learning’, is taking place on Wednesday 8th December at 3-4pm ET / 12-1pm PT. It’s being brought to you in collaboration with EDMarket, alongside EDSpaces, the annual conference that brings together the education community to discuss how learning space design and pedagogy intersect.
Our Founder and CEO Bridgitte Alomes is co-presenting with Jay Greenlinger, Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Oak Park Unified School District in California, to discuss ’How Indoor/Outdoor Classrooms Deepen Students’ Learning’. Using Medea Creek middle school as the case study they’ll be sharing the challenges, triumphs and key learning opportunities from this unique project. Repurposed shipping containers were innovatively used to create indoor/outdoor learning studios, designed to meet the district’s sustainability goals and bring together curriculum, instruction, and the physical space. The session will share the effects on students’ learning experiences and how stakeholder buy-in was gained at both the district and school level.
When new classrooms were needed at Oak Park High School, a sustainable solution was sought, resulting in the innovative use of repurposed shipping containers – items that are low cost and would otherwise be considered waste. Based on this success, these progressive “Learning Studios” have also been rolled out to a middle school campus. Placed adjacent to outdoor space, the sliding glass doors allow the classroom and learning to expand into nature. Presenters will share insights on gaining stakeholder buy-in at the district and school level and illustrate the importance of indoor/outdoor learning space at each campus, district-wide.
- Describe initiatives that increase environmental literacy across a school district.
- Apply sustainable practices to personal context.
- Identify the benefits of outdoor learning environments and collaborative planning efforts.
- Relate the connection between project-based learning, environmental literacy, sustainability, district-wide planning, and learning space design.
We’d love you to join us – full session details and the registration form.