Instructional design is seen as an important part of the educational process. Carefully planning out activities, projects, and lessons that are coordinated and aligned to essential questions and educational goals allows teachers to build roadmaps to success for their students. Increasingly important in that roadmap is the design and movement within the instructional setting. A teacher’s classroom can support collaboration, conversation, or enforce compliance and isolated learning tasks. How a teacher decides to setup their classroom, and plan or student movement within it can lead to a learning environment that supports good instructional design, or cripple plans to create a more vibrant community of learners.
This week Mary Wever, Program Director for MSU’s Master’s of EdTech Program, and Stacy Turke, Occupational Therapist for Ingham ISD, led us through a conversation about how we can better design a classroom to amplify collaborative learning, and create environments in which students feel supported and capable of engaging in more challenging work.
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