The Texas Woman's University Future Classroom Lab is a flexible learning environment. Teachers and students are free to rearrange the room to best fit their lessons and/or activities. The classroom features 6 learning zones, each designed to create unique learning experiences for both students and teachers.
Each zone is designed to facilitate different target behaviors related to 21st-century learning; however, those behaviors are not limited to that one area. The goal is for pre-service teachers to learn how to incorporate those behaviors within a variety of contexts related to all content areas.
Learning Activities by Zone
The Exchange Zone
The exchange zone is designed to facilitate communication and collaboration. In this area, pre-service teachers can design opportunities for their students to work on group projects and practice teaching in a bring your own device (BYOD) environment.
The Develop Zone
In the develop zone, pre-service teachers can practice pulling out students to provide additional services and administer assessments while being supervised by TWU faculty.
The Investigate Zone
In the investigate zone, pre-service teachers can explore methods for organizing experiences involving robotics, coding and STEM activities that promote problem-solving skills. The layout of this area promotes the use of activities in which small groups of students can choose from a selection of individualized tasks.
The Create Zone
In this zone, pre-service teachers learn to promote creativity by incorporating opportunities for their students to create video and multimedia products in a variety of content areas.
The Interact Zone
The interact zone was previously equipped with web-based cameras that connected all areas of the room to allow pre-service teachers to work with students in all of the zones while being supervised from afar.
The Present Zone
In the present zone, pre-service teachers can learn to create interactive experiences in a variety of scenarios and incorporating different technology applications.
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