FLEXIBLE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS
A New Direction: Personalized Learning
The future of learning in the Evergreen School District focuses on personalizing the learning experience for students.
This approach focuses on developing a range of core competencies, including the ability to communicate, collaborate, be creative and engage in critical thinking – while at the same time providing choice and voice to students in how they approach their learning experience while at school. A critical part of creating this type of experience also involves creating flexible learning spaces that can support this new vision for learning. Learn more about personalized learning in Evergreen.
Addressing the Need Strategically
Addressing the need for updating and creating new learning spaces requires a strategic approach. To accomplish this, the Evergreen School District has undertaken a Learning Spaces Pilot Program, designed to test new types of learning spaces and how they support a personalized learning approach.
To establish this strategic approach, the district has:
Involved a variety of stakeholders across the district.
Developed a set of space design guides for classrooms based on the vision for personalized learning.
Identified potential manufacturers and vendors of appropriate school furniture.
Created new testable designs for learning spaces.
Identified schools and educators to participate in the pilot program.
Provided educators with professional development for using new spaces.
Implemented new pilot spaces, including classroom, library spaces, and a common, shared space at one school (ongoing).
Assessed each space for its ability to support personalized learning (ongoing).
Made recommendations for a larger implementation across the school district (ongoing).
The Furniture Pilot and Personalized Learning
What is it?
What schools are participating?
What is the timeline?
To be announced.