Mary Carter 2015-2016
Project Title: “Carter’s Classroom Crib”
Learning Innovation Grant Recipient
The project is focused on creating a learning environment for students that is innovative and addresses 21st Century principles. Content standards and curriculum are frequently revised to provide students with a rigorous pathway that prepares them to be future ready. However, we may be forgetting the impact of the physical learning spaces to optimize student learning. To achieve the goals of improving student engagement, student achievement, and developing critical thinkers, we must recognize the link between classroom space and learning. Scientific research shows that the physical classroom influences student performance. The Twenty-first Century Framework is the foundation of present and future ready education. If we expect students to reach their highest potential in a classroom, then we must address their physical needs by constructing classrooms with learning spaces that provide the support students need to achieve a 21st Century education.