Assignment: Use layout software to construct a classroom design that meets the needs of 21st-Century Learners.
Reflection: Working on this assignment helped me think of how I would implement my ideas about modern learning in a real and practical way. Having spent four years as a teacher I am aware of the limitations often placed on teachers, so I tried to come up with a design that would be functional and practical, yet still feasible to implement. I tried to make this classroom an inviting space where learners could explore using technology, but also come together as a class when it was required. I have a large area with chairs in rows rather than desks, since in my ideal classroom students would each have an iPad or laptop computer. The idea of students hunched over desks scribbling at worksheets does not translate well into a 21st-century learning environment, so I tried to find a way to address that with the desks.
The picture below is a snapshot from a 3D rendering of my classroom design, but there is also an interactive version as well.
Standards: TL-II Planning and Designing Learning Environments and Experiences