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Create Inviting, Engaging Classroom Spaces
Join five master teachers, authors, and classroom redesigners in this mini-course journey as they explore how and why classroom environment impacts academic habits and behaviors. Instructors Samantha Bennett, Marjorie Martinelli, Debbie Miller, Kristine Mraz, and Stephanie Parsons come together and share practical concepts to make your classroom an inviting space that prompts student independence. Learn to set up a workshop-model classroom where kids feel safe to take risks. Gain confidence in the development and use of co-created charts that prompt engagement. And join in a major classroom makeover full of practical designs and tips — complete with "before" and "after" analysis. With some intentional planning and effort, our classrooms can easily become learning community spaces that promote student agency, energy, and joy. Join us and learn how.
- Explore how classroom environment can teach children essential academic habits and behaviors
- Look at models for the social and physical environment of writing workshop
- Invite children to independence and a wider range of possible actions by co-creating classroom charts.
- Redesign your own classroom—seating arrangements, access to resources, and wall space—to create an inviting space that provides clear expectations and expansive possibilities for children.
On completion of this course, you will be awarded a certificate for 15 contact hours, or 1.5 CEUs.