Students in one SGS classroom now have a space conducive to collaborative learning. This student-centered classroom was designed in an effort to maximize learning space, increase student engagement, and address the need for energy expenditure.
Dry erase paint has allowed students to work on a once wasted space in the classroom. Students can now move freely alongside one another while participating in open collaboration and communication during math practice. Other students sit at a dry erase table with stability ball seating, on a sofa, or in one of the butterfly chairs available to students. A standing desk is another option for students, or for those comfortable with traditional desks, some still remain in the classroom.
As a result of these changes, students are much more eager to enter the classroom and choose their seating for the day. Students have expressed their appreciation for this change and are more often on task and focused.
Mrs. Tara Howard was awarded the Learning Innovation Grant through KVEC and ARI to help fund this project.