Friday, December 21, 2012
Learning Spaces PLG shaping up for 2013
Following the success of The Open Learning Spaces Professional Learning Group this year we're getting organised for next 2013. There has been a real surge of interest in Modern Learning Environments (MLE) and the group is proving a valuable forum for visiting schools, sharing ideas and engaging in discussion. This year we've visited three schools and finished off with a session at the Westpac Bank (pictured). Next year is shaping up to be an exciting one with opportunities to collaborate with CEFPI, to visit another high school, as well as a focus on converting existing spaces into MLE.
The first session will be on Thursday 28th February at Jasmax and will be combined with a CEFPI group meeting. There will be an opportunity to look around the spaces as well as presentations from an educator, an architect, and a leading NZ researcher in learning environments.
Following on a month later on Thursday 28th March is a visit to the Hobsonville Point Primary School, the latest to open in Auckland.
Also on the calendar for Thursday June 6th is a workshop at the National Library focusing on the role of the library as a space in 21st C learning environments.
More meetings are planned for later on in the year. Dates, details and registration will be on the PLG website in the new year. If you have any questions, feedback or ideas for the PLG, these are very welcome - just email.