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Innovative learning spaces require innovative instructional strategies, and vice versa. Our experts can provide strategies and best practices to build and nurture learning environments that foster a positive culture, collaboration, and student-centered learning. Because we know that when learning spaces transform into places where it’s safe to explore and discover, students flourish.

Multiple formats to fit your schedule

multiple formats to fit your schedule

Site Based

We’ll send one of our experts to your school to lead a hands-on workshop.

Live Webinars

Join us for a live presentation that includes an opportunity to ask questions.

On Demand Webinars

Watch one of our recorded workshops online whenever it’s convenient for you. Learn More.

A small sampling of our site-based workshops

Here are just some of the professional development workshops we have available. Contact us to explore all the options or discuss a customized option for your school.

Linking Learning Spaces and Innovation

Introduces student-centered learning in a flexible environment. Learn to facilitate and manage a student-centered classroom where students are beginning to self-direct and take ownership of their learning and strengthen communication and collaboration skills.

Designing Innovative Learning Spaces

Helps teachers collaboratively investigate, research, resources, and practice around creating and using student-centered learning spaces. Explore best practice and apply it to contexts. Prototype ideas for agile learning spaces and identify future plans.

Culture and Climate in the Student-Centered Classroom

Explores research and examples of best practice in classroom culture. Time and space is included to develop personalized strategies to try out in classrooms, working as a cohort to brainstorm, ideate, and provide feedback.

Incorporating Authentic Student Voice and Choice in the Classroom

Offers a variety of approaches that establish a culture of student voice and choice, as well as strategies for managing those structures in the classroom.

Building a Culture of Collaboration

Collaboration is at the top of the list of skills that 21st century employers look for. This workshop will provide teachers with an opportunity to do a deep dive into the competencies that are central to collaboration. Teachers will also explore ways to build collaboration, and engage in a design
challenge to outline how they will build structures for collaboration in their own classrooms.

Instructional Strategies for Innovative Learning

Innovative learning spaces require innovative instructional strategies, and vice versa. Experience a variety of instructional delivery methods that support student-centered learning and build 21st century skills. Teachers also engage in a guided design process to outline plans for
innovative instructional delivery methods in their classrooms.

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