EDsession Program & Schedule

Location, Location, Location: Teachers’ Pedagogy Evolution after a Change of Space

  • Date:Wednesday, November 3
  • Time:1:00 PM - 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
  • Description: Experienced primary and secondary teachers reflected on their sense of efficacy and the perceived difference in their efficacy since moving to an intentionally designed STEAM Center. Teachers expressed an increase in efficacy in three critical pedagogical practices and increased self-awareness of their presence in their indoor and outdoor classrooms. Teachers expressed the impact working in specialized spaces has on their efficacy when designing experiences that require critical thinking, promote learner creativity, and facilitate the engagement of capable learners at higher levels. Working in spaces purposefully designed for their content area reenergized the teachers and increased their presence with students.
  • Location:Classroom 320
  • Session Type:EDsession
  • Session Code:ES21WB1
  • Learning Objective 1:Feel confident discussing teacher-identified aspects crucial for increased efficacy and presence.
  • Learning Objective 2:Explore a variety of solutions supporting teacher efficacy and success with students’ critical thinking and creativity.
  • Learning Objective 3:Verify connections between the built environment as a learning tool supporting efficacy and presence.
  • Learning Objective 4:Apply personal preferences for the built environments as a comparison to the design ideas appreciated by teachers.
  • Credit:AIA LU, IDCEC
Yanira Oliveras-Ortiz
The University of Texas at Tyler
Dalane Bouillion
VLK Architects
Ken Hutchens
VLK Architects