Flipping the Classroom: Reimagining Teaching and Learning for 21st Century Learners

A thought-provoking discussion on how School District 81 broke the mold of conventional teaching and learning to design a bold 21st Century school that engages learners through child-centered teaching and play-based learning. This session will inspire educators and designers to create learning environments that encourage innovation, collaboration and critical thinking by using light, color, shapes, and space. Members of the District 81 leadership team and DLA Architects, will take participants through the process, beginning with attendance at Harvard University’s Learning Environments for Tomorrow symposium, to the completion of a progressive elementary school, where classrooms are flipped and school is reimagined.

Date: Wednesday, November 2

Time: 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time

Location: EDspaces Classroom E142

Track: Pedagogy/Student Outcomes

Audience: Architects & Designers, Educational Institutions

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain a solid understanding of the most critical components of 21st century learning environments.
  2. Explore a variety of solutions supporting teacher efficacy and success with students’ critical thinking and creativity.
  3. Share research findings on the impact of school facilities on engagement and learning.
  4. Reflect on the ongoing cycle of facilities influencing learning best practices and vice versa.

Credits: AIA LU, IDCEC

Eric Sickbert, AIA

Principal & Architect at DLA Architects, Ltd.

Dr. Kimberly Boryszewski

Superintendent of Schiller Park School District 81