EDsession Program & Schedule
The Amorphous Classroom: Transforming Educational Environments through Pedagogical Shift
Brett Sanders, West Shore School District
Erin Hoffman, RLPS Architects
Ian Sawers, VS America
Thursday, November 4
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Eastern Standard Time
Central Pennsylvania's West Shore School District has reimagined the first of many facilities to meet a new instructional pedagogy and grade alignment. This session will demonstrate how a public-school community can successfully enact a pedagogical shift and provide a roadmap for breaking out of traditional 'silos' by establishing integration between the public-school community, design team, and "resource" consulting team. The team will share how they successfully integrated the building design process with a systematic prototyping of agile learning environments to ensure the desired pedagogical outcomes would be realized with the completed project.
Learning Objective 1:
Understand how a public-school community can successfully enact a pedagogical shift within a historically traditional and conditioned culture.
Learning Objective 2:
Demonstrate a roadmap for establishing integration between community, design team, and “resource” consulting team to attain educational objectives.
Learning Objective 3:
Discover how a team can successfully integrate the building design process as a community develops their reimagined educational vision.
Learning Objective 4:
Understand systematic prototyping of an agile educational environment utilizing pilot furniture during the design process before making a facility-wide commitment.
The Amorphous Classroom: Transforming Educational Environments through Pedagogical Shift.pdf (7.01 MB)
West Shore School District