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What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News)

What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it

by Christina Quattrocchi

 

"Innova Schools aspires to be more than just an example of how first world ideas about blended learning and design thinking can be adapted in a developing country. It is trying to transform its country by closing the academic achievement gap, building Peru’s next generation of leaders, and making a profit while doing so."


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Nice to see a new school model from IDEO.

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David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 2014 3:02 AM

The school of the future?

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EPIC High Schools

EPIC High Schools | School Design | Scoop.it
Campus prototype for NYC public high schools designed to improve college and career outcomes for black and latino students through empowerment practices, applied learning, and career coaching.
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This blog post provides a powerful set of images designed by architecture firm Kurani. They designed this model for EPIC schools in NYC: a comptency-based, culturally-relevant network of schools that opened in the fall of 2014. 

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Schools for the Future Detroit High School 2015 - YouTube

This unique, warm, supportive high school in Midtown Detroit is serving students in a unique, technology-supported model. New students in grades 9-12 are wel...
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Full disclosure: Schools for the Future is a national school model and we are part of the design team for this school. The model is for over-age, under-credited students and is an ungraded, mastery learning school with a highly personalized approach to teaching and learning. 

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Full disclosure: I am on the design team for this school for over-age, under-credited students. In one year, the students and teachers in this mastery-learning school achieved a  point gain on their composite ELA ACT Plan Test (beginning with a 10-middle school level reading) and ending with a 15.6! This is unheard of!

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The Past, Present and Future of School Design (EdSurge News)

The Past, Present and Future of School Design (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
To maximize the benefits of blended learning, we’ll need to rethink not just the system architecture of schooling, but also the physical architecture of schools themselves. We need more designers and architects thinking about how schools should change their physical design, clarifying the princip
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A vision of schools in 2050: schools that are flexible, part of nimble community-based networks, and created to provide teachers and students with opportunities to work more closely on just-in-time learning. 

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Tear Down This Wall! A New Architecture for Blended Learning Success (EdSurge News)

Tear Down This Wall! A New Architecture for Blended Learning Success (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
To maximize the benefits of blended learning, we’ll need to rethink not just the system architecture of schooling, but also the physical architecture of schools themselves. Heather Staker and I tackled this topic in chapter seven of our recent book,
Blended, but it is clear that we still need
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This column is worth reading all the way through: it begins by describing the physical set-up of Intrinsic Schools in Chicago: schools that use a blended learning approach, and have carefully designed the school to support this pedagogy. It ends by outlining the cost savings that are created by designing schools in this way: schools designed to address blended-learning can be as much as 50-75% cheaper to build than traditional egg-crate classroom schools. 

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The Insane Backwards Brain Bike

The Insane Backwards Brain Bike | School Design | Scoop.it
Your brain is a crazy place to be.
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The design of new schools is as hard as learning to ride a "backwards" bike...check it out. The "ruts" we have in our brains make it so challenging to do things differently. 

 

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Acton Academy: An Invitation to a Hero’s Journey

Acton Academy: An Invitation to a Hero’s Journey | School Design | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - An overview of Acton Academy in Austin, Texas where students learn courage, grit, and perseverance matter far more than regurgitation.
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The founder of Acton Academy has created a micro-school where teachers are guides who ask questions. 

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Boston wants public’s help to imagine high schools of the future - The Boston Globe

Boston wants public’s help to imagine high schools of the future - The Boston Globe | School Design | Scoop.it
The nation’s first high school opened in Boston in 1821 and now nearly two centuries later the city has launched an effort to reinvent high school for the future.
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So great that Boston wants to think about high school in new ways...one of the first times I've seen an urban district say that they can imagine adolescents in brick and mortar schools only 30-60% of the time. Looking forward to seeing what develops. 

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School Design Studio: Ordrup School in Gentofte Denmark is Designed for Personalized Learning

School Design Studio: Ordrup School in Gentofte Denmark is Designed for Personalized Learning | School Design | Scoop.it
Check out this wonderful video of the new elementary school at Ordrup school in Gentofte, Denmark that features authentic new paradigm learning environments, privacy niches and "cave space" for personalized learning, as well as, group learning. Going well beyond traditional...
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This is an amazing school design, where the facility actually supports the theory about learning and teaching. Beautiful!

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New Line Learning Plaza - YouTube

New Line Learning Plaza
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A British middle school that is experimenting with project-based learning in flexible groupings. 

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Los Feliz Arts

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A lovely elementary charter school in California that emphasizes project and theme-based learning with arts integration. Much of the facility is structured around shipping containers: a piece of contemporary recycled art....such a creative use of space for learning. There are some additional images on google: 

https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1821&bih=1322&q=los+feliz+charter+school+for+the+arts&oq=los+feliz+charte&gs_l=img.1.0.0.1752.5911.0.7707.16.10.0.6.6.0.72.620.10.10.0.msedr...0...1ac.1.64.img..0.16.630.595aQYMf2eM

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How To Design The Googleplex Of Schools ~ Fast Company ~ by John Brownlee

How To Design The Googleplex Of Schools ~ Fast Company ~ by John Brownlee | School Design | Scoop.it
When the city of Alexandria, Minnesota, asked community members what they wanted in their new high school to be like, they replied, "like the Google campus." So they hired John Pfluger of Cuningham Group Architecture to make that a reality. Something that might not be the same size, or even necessarily have the exact design considerations, but that represents the same sense of possibility—the feeling of being adaptable to the future, whatever might come of it. The result is a state-of-the-art facility for more than 1,400 students where the word "classroom" is verboten, and where an hour in algebra class might be indiscernible from kicking back in the quad.

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What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers | School Design | Scoop.it
A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.
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Documents an interesting research study on the design of individual classrooms and their effect on student performance (most studies have focused on whole school designs). This report shows that classrooms with stimulation, individualization, and "naturalness" (air quality, natural light, good temperature) are best for students.Key features of stimulation and individualization: student ownership, flexible space and use of color are all important. 

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Breakthrough Model Designs | NextGen Learning

Breakthrough Model Designs | NextGen Learning | School Design | Scoop.it
Breakthrough Model Designs
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This is a set of profiles for k12 and higher ed models that won Next Generation Learning Challenge Grants. Each model has a 2-page profile that provides info about the program...a handy way to see what is being funded right now. Many of the programs are competency-based. 

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, July 27, 10:51 AM

This is a set of profiles for k12 and higher ed models that won Next Generation Learning Challenge Grants. Each model has a 2-page profile that provides info about the program...a handy way to see what is being funded right now. Many of the programs are competency-based. 

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Articles » Fairhaven School

Articles » Fairhaven School | School Design | Scoop.it
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This is a democratic school in which students ages 5-18 are the main directors of their learning. The school is run by students and adults, using a weekly Meeting as the forum for decision-making. I'd love to visit this school!

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Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces — Emerging Education Technologies

Reasons and Research – Why Schools Need Collaborative Learning Spaces — Emerging Education Technologies | School Design | Scoop.it
Creative Commons license image source There are Many Reasons Why Flexible, Active Learning Classrooms Should be Widely Adopted We’ve converted a few classrooms to more collaborative spaces over the last few years at The College of Westchester, and faculty reaction
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This blog post highlights some of the key findings from "Learning Spaces"  published by Educause. The book is freely available online (linked in this blog) and has chapters on 'the psychology of learning environments, students practices and their impact on learning space design, and learning-centered learning environments. 

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A new kind of kindergarten design encourages kids to be their silly selves.

A new kind of kindergarten design encourages kids to be their silly selves. | School Design | Scoop.it
Thinking about what young students really need caused a major do-over for what a kindergarten could look like.
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A Tokyo kindergarten that is designed as a circle with play space in the middle and on the roof...A completely ingenious design that encourages students to explore, play, move, create their own spaces, and learn. It's a beautiful, dynamic school. Amazing! This post includes a link to a TEDx talk that describes the theory and plan in detail.

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Hawk_Ridge_Elementary6.10.15.pdf

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A nice overview of an elementary school's move to a more personalized approach. The case study describes in some detail the important of building a new, mission-driven culture for students, teachers, families and administrators, with key opportunities for professional development. So many of these initiatives falter from lack of a strong culture coupled with too many learning demands on practitioners...great to see up-close and personal how one school took on a school redesign.

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Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery

Inspirational school libraries from around the world – gallery | School Design | Scoop.it
From a story garden in Cornwall to hexagonal towers in Los Angeles, we look at inventive spaces designed to get children excited about books

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These are amazing

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Amazing! Off to the drawing board...

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Finding Your Sweet Spot: The Honeycomb Approach to Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

Finding Your Sweet Spot: The Honeycomb Approach to Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
As any educator will tell you, personalizing learning can be pretty messy when you get up close. Ideas and practices overlap—it’s nearly impossible to tackle one without touching another—and the work itself can be both overwhelming and exhilarating. But one thing remains constant: Underneath the la
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This school in Norway abandoned teaching subjects 40 years ago

This school in Norway abandoned teaching subjects 40 years ago | School Design | Scoop.it
A 40-year experiment in education that's working.
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A great description of a Norway school that uses situation or phenomena-based exploration as a way to deeply study issues, ideas and content. 

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Hellerup School - YouTube

A short film about school development at Hellerup school in Gentofte, Denmark. Contains interview with the head teacher, reaction from a visiting british ass...
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A great middle school in Denmark, where tweens ad teens are largely busily engaged in self-directed learning.

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EdVisions Deeper Learning Video Library (Deeper Learning)

EdVisions Deeper Learning Video Library (Deeper Learning) | School Design | Scoop.it
Learn how you can build learning environments that empower students, parents and teachers to make choices in your school. This videos series focuses on environments that use self-directed, project-based learning.
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A group of middle and high schools that are highly personalized, with students driving and managing their learning, with support from Advisors. 

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A group of middle and high schools that are highly personalized, with students driving and managing their learning, with support from Advisors. 

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Design to Inspire (Infographic)

Design to Inspire (Infographic) | School Design | Scoop.it
Change your surroundings to change your thinking.
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A fascinating infographic...I organize my home and office this way. What would it be like to design a learning community using these principles? 

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Inside Summit's Mission to Redesign Schools (EdSurge News)

Inside Summit's Mission to Redesign Schools (EdSurge News) | School Design | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: With the vast array of schools and districts out there, it's impossible for educators to travel from place to place while gathering edtech best practices and tidbits along the way. So, that's where EdSurge comes in--we're bringing the tour to you. We'll be featuring a three-part artic
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Summit has some really strong design features: every student has a personalized learning plan, over the course of a high school career student undertake 197 project, students learning is personalized through access to over 600 teacher created play-lists, etc. 

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Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, July 27, 10:51 AM

Summit's program has many of the key features of a mastery-learning school. There is much to learn from them, and they are continually iterating on their model. The one piece of the puzzle that they have not implemented is self-paced learning: while students have differentiated experiences of the curriculum through playlists, students are organized according to age and each cohort moves forward on an annualized schedule....STILL, here is a ton to learn here!

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This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News | 2

To hear Taylor County Schools Assistant Superintendent Charles Higdon tell it, students shouldn’t be allowed to drop out of school—at least not without a fight. “We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, st
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This small district in Kentucky offers 6 different instructional approaches to students (self-paced, online, project-based, traditional instruction, per-led, etc.)...each student chooses the strategy that best suits their learning needs and goals. Fascinating! Want to know more.

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