Gaylena Burchett

Johnson County

Gaylena Burchett

Johnson County
gaylena.burchett@johnson.kyschools.us

Biography

From Ordinary to Extraordinary

Innovative Engagement Students no longer need to sit passively in individual desks in rows and with the teacher in the front of the room. In order to prepare students for their future careers, classrooms need to shift to accommodate 21st century learning practices. Our classroom already has 1:1 technology with chromebooks and now I hope to offer my students even more choices. This year my students and I plan to implement a collaborative classroom redesign. Flexible seating enables students to have a voice in their education. They are now able to control where their learning takes place. Flexible seating allows students to take charge of their learning and make the choices that work best for them. Students are able to choose a location in the classroom that works for them. Students with difficulties maintaining focus will benefit greatly from flexible seating. The changes I’ve witnessed in my classroom over the past two months are amazing. I’ve found that the more power I give up in our classroom, the more power I get back. We truly hope to complete our flexible seating redesign very soon. My students feel so empowered this year. They are not accustomed to having a voice in their education. They are excited to come to school each day. They enjoying choosing their very own learning space, and love having control of how and where their learning takes place.

All sessions by Gaylena Burchett

Concourse D – Breakout Segment C

16 Apr 2019
1:15 am-2:25 am
Concourse D