Flexible Learning Environments: Rethinking the Classroom: Creative Grouping and Learning Zones

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Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate and engage in critical thinking. Creative grouping and learning zones provide the learning environments that kids need. These learning zones address the needs of diverse learners and provide innovative and motivational opportunities for students to practise and extend their skills while facilitating independent learning. Students become responsible for their own learning as they make choices and interact with one another. Using flexible grouping and learning centres also provides time for teachers to observe and assess students authentically. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Learn techniques to engage students productively in learning centres while other groups or individuals are working with the teacher 
  • Implement key practices to create an engaging environment that supports differentiated teaching and learning 
  • Increase student productivity, achievement and enthusiasm for learning

Additional Information

SKU CONF2019JAF
Session Session 1 - 9:00am - 10:30am
Day Day 4
Strand Classroom Strategies

Flexible classrooms give students a choice in what kind of learning space works best for them, and help them to work collaboratively, communicate and engage in critical thinking. Creative grouping and learning zones provide the learning environments that kids need. These learning zones address the needs of diverse learners and provide innovative and motivational opportunities for students to practise and extend their skills while facilitating independent learning. Students become responsible for their own learning as they make choices and interact with one another. Using flexible grouping and learning centres also provides time for teachers to observe and assess students authentically. 

Objectives and Outcomes 

  • Learn techniques to engage students productively in learning centres while other groups or individuals are working with the teacher 
  • Implement key practices to create an engaging environment that supports differentiated teaching and learning 
  • Increase student productivity, achievement and enthusiasm for learning