Redesigning the Classroom
By Paul Verstraete, August 29, 2009
- High School
- School Design
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
Common Core Standards
Anchor standards for Speaking and Listening:
Comprehension and Collaboration:
Prepare for and participate effectively in a range of conversations and collaborations with diverse partners, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
Integrate and evaluate information presented in diverse media and formats, including visually, quantitatively, and orally.
Evaluate a speaker's point of view, reasoning, and use of evidence and rhetoric.
Presentation of Knowledge and Ideas:
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
Adapt speech to a variety of contexts and communicative tasks, demonstrating command of formal English when indicated or appropriate.
Anchor standards for Language:
Conventions of Standard English:
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English grammar and usage when writing or speaking.
- be able to work in cooperative groups
- know and understand the different steps of the design process
- apply the design process to the physical layout of the classroom
- poster paper
- post-it notes
- colored pencils
- construction paper
- other art supplies as available or needed
- LCD Projector
- design PowerPoint presentation
- process worksheet