CLASSROOM 2.0 LIVE webinar: "The Space: Thoughts, Ideas, Hacks on Learning Space Design" with special guest presenters, Dr. Robert Dillon and Rebecca Hare

August 27, 2016

00:23 - Eileen
Hello Everyone! Enjoy your last few days of August!

00:38 - Tiziana Angiolini ( ITALY)
Hello Peggy! Pleased to hear that you have an Italian guest online!

01:16 - Rebecca Hare

02:12 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Sorry to be late. :)

02:16 - Patti Ruffing 1
Hi Paula

02:26 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Patti.

03:21 - Laura Antichi
Hi everyone

03:39 - Patti Ruffing 1
Hi Laura

05:03 - Peggy George
We're so happy to have Bob and Rebecca with us today! :-)

05:14 - Peggy George
perfect Rebecca!

05:28 - Peggy George
Hi Paula! So glad you are always with us!!!

05:37 - Peggy George
Welcome Laura!

06:06 - Peggy George
Our Livebinder with today's links:

06:19 - Peggy George
Hi Karen! So glad you could join us today!!

06:42 - Peggy George (Robert Dillon’ website)

06:50 - Peggy George (Rebecca Hare’ website)

07:07 - Peggy George
that space looks so inviting and comfortable!

07:41 - Peggy George
oh how I wish we could find some of those folks just handing out money :-)

07:49 - Peggy George
Hi Maureen! Great to see you!

08:23 - Peggy George

08:42 - Peggy George
I love the concept of a brain-friendly classroom!

09:36 - Peggy George
I think we all have different approaches to our own learning depending on what we are wanting to learn. :-)

09:47 - Peggy George
Welcome Anthippi! So glad you could join us!

10:43 - Peggy George
a picture is worth a thousand words :-)

11:18 - Anthippi Harou
Peggy, your tweet about this webinar was just great! Thank you!

11:30 - Ben
Is there a classroom makeover crew just like on TV

11:42 - Bob Dillon
What trends are folks in the webinar seeing?

12:11 - Peggy George
when the walls are full it's so easy to "tune out" everything that is there.

12:19 - Peggy George
Hi Chuck. Welcome!

12:30 - Chuck 3

12:39 - Peggy George
great question Ben! Wouldn't that be wonderful? :-)

12:49 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Too many teachers equate "cute" with "educational productive".

13:04 - Patti Ruffing 1
I get frustrated seeing great learning spaces and I count the seats and they rarely hit 30, and we have more than 30 in a class - what to do

13:15 - Chuck 3
mmmmm good point

13:34 - Bob Dillon
I agree that finding options for 30 is hard, but it is doable.

13:46 - Peggy George
When I was a principal I found that many teachers set up their classrooms for the convenience of the custodians--to make it easy for them to clean the room.

14:00 - @plnaugle (Paula)
So many of our students have attention problems and can be over stimulated by all the colors and stuff teachers put up on the walls of their classrooms.

14:04 - Peggy George
great point Patti!!

14:18 - Debbie Tanner
Or in a library... it gets used for lots of different things... classes for kids, meetings for adults, church services...

14:25 - Bob Dillon
I do believe that some folks are doing work at a website called

14:26 - Peggy George
too often our classrooms are over-crowded with too many students for one space :-(

14:39 - Patti Ruffing 1
makes it hard for group projects

15:16 - Peggy George
yes! hard to keep rearranging the room with furniture like that

15:33 - Tiziana Angiolini ( ITALY)
I like to see the students while they are sitting and working together but..... in everyday practice we do not have any special corners ....... the learners are sitting and passive.....

15:45 - Peggy George
That's a really key question! Design it by thinking about what we want to have happen in the space!

16:38 - Peggy George (Robert Dillon: Leading Learning Space Changes)

17:22 - Peggy George
What a great question!

18:33 - @klirenman 1
Do you share your

18:40 - Peggy George
This is a great resource I found for designing flexible learning environments. It has lots of links to explore. (Creating Flexible Learning Environments-Research and resources from Colorado Springs School District II)

18:48 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Karen. :)

19:12 - @klirenman 2
Sorry, I had to jump off my iPad and back on my computer.

19:30 - @klirenman 2
@Rebecca do you share your questions that you ask the students?

19:32 - Chuck 3
"What question haven't I asked" would be good reflection for both teachers and students, right?

19:36 - Peggy George
so glad you could get back in Karen :-)

19:46 - Peggy George
Hi Holly! Great to have you joining us!

19:48 - Ben
Design also has to be cost-effective?

19:51 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Hi Holly. Welcome to Classroom 2.0 Live. :)

19:54 - @klirenman 2
I wouldn't miss these two!

20:00 - Holly Clark 1
Hi sorry late

20:01 - Peggy George
yes Chuck! I think so too!

20:26 - Peggy George (Rebecca Hare: Edutopia Blog about students as co-designers)

21:35 - Peggy George
Do you start your co-designing with empty walls and no organization with your furniture/equipment or does it matter?

22:26 - Peggy George
This is a great slideshare from Rebecca (in the Livebinder) (Rebecca Hare: Slideshare-Students as Co-Designers Designing with, Not For)

23:22 - Peggy George
I'm impressed with how young these students are! What is the youngest age you have done this kind of co-designing with?

23:35 - Rebecca Hare

23:42 - Rebecca Hare
They are amazing.

23:45 - Peggy George

23:47 - Ben
In our school, a middle school Tech class designed makerspaces using Google SketchUp

24:17 - Peggy George (Rebecca Hare: Evolution of a Space for Deeper Learning)

24:20 - Bob Dillon
Love that Ben.

24:26 - @klirenman 2
As a teacher of young learners PLEASE never under estimate what they are capable of. Thank you @rebecca for honouring their brilliance.

24:39 - Peggy George
what a challenge! 4th graders and Kindergartners in the same space!

24:39 - Bob Dillon
We have definitely worked with 6-7 y/o

24:45 - Bob Dillon
in a deep way

25:47 - Peggy George
I'm interested in hearing about how you can provide quiet spaces within a very active classroom space since there are times everyone would benefit from a quiet space. :-)

25:58 - Peggy George
Thanks Bob!

26:16 - Peggy George
Such a great point Karen!!

26:57 - Peggy George
Great site: (5 Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners)

27:07 - Bob Dillon
Love those resources

27:47 - Peggy George
great tip Rebecca!

28:12 - Peggy George
Pernille has so many great ideas!

28:21 - @klirenman 2
We use noise reduction headsets that students can grab if they need them.

28:31 - Debbie Tanner
That's a great idea!

28:46 - @klirenman 2
Not assigned to any one student, but available for those who need them as they need them.

28:49 - Rebecca Hare
Love that idea!

29:27 - @klirenman 2
Works with self-regulation, putting students in control of their needs.

29:30 - Peggy George
Susan Cain has a great TED Talk "The Power of Introverts"

30:15 - Peggy George
noise reduction headsets are a great idea! I think that was what they used for Michael Phelp's baby at the Olympics :-)

31:40 - Peggy George
Susan Cain's book Quiet:

32:12 - Peggy George
In case you missed the Livebinder link:

32:36 - Suzana Lazarevic Petrovic
Very nice idea!

32:45 - Peggy George
This is such a great point! Why do we tend to display just the finished, perfect work???

33:40 - Peggy George
what a great project!

33:52 - Debbie Tanner
I guess we display the finished perfect work, the same way we watch the Olympics and the medal ceremonies but not the practice sessions.

34:06 - Peggy George (Robert Dillon: Schools Should be Spaces for Healing)

34:08 - Ben
Blending physical artifacts with digital content would also be a cool way to link the real and the virtual, such as interactive augmented reality posters or VR glasses

34:36 - Peggy George
yes Debbie!! and the real stories are in the behind the scenes practice sessions :-)

34:54 - Patti Ruffing 1
maybe "perfect" is not the same for each learner

35:09 - Peggy George
this is a really nice resource: (Learning Space ToolKit)

36:25 - Peggy George
This is a great blog post by Jackie Gerstein: (Learning Spaces as Student-Centric Personal Narratives)

37:06 - Peggy George
We were really lucky when I was a principal because we got to build a new school and teachers had total input into what they wanted in the teacher's lounge. :-)

38:36 - Bob Dillon
The idea of building a new school right now so fun.

38:55 - Peggy George

39:08 - Holly Clark 1
Yes I love thinking about support for students...not saying we are getting new what

39:08 - @bcdtech Maureen
@Peggy- were principal when Leverett Elementray was built?

39:16 - @plnaugle (Paula)
yes, teachers can be hoarders!

39:56 - Peggy George
Maureen, I was the principal there before they built the new additions (back in the early 80's)

40:09 - Peggy George
so true about hoarding!!! I'm guilty!!!!

40:17 - Holly Clark 1
Light is so important!!!

40:18 - @bcdtech Maureen
I like that school- feels cozy!

40:24 - Peggy George (Stacy Tornio: 16 Ways to Involve Kids in Creating Their Own Learning Spaces)

40:56 - Peggy George
these examples are really helpful!!

41:03 - radney
With the recent attention on makerspaces, have projects been done where the students themselves actually *make* their classroom furnishings?

41:25 - Bob Dillon
Love the idea of students designing furniture

41:27 - Peggy George
love that question @radney!!! :-)

41:58 - Peggy George
That green leaf looks like the EdTeachTeam logo :-)

42:08 - Bob Dillon

42:28 - Peggy George
you can get DonorsChoose grants to help you furnish your rooms

42:30 - Holly Clark 1
Yeah it does look like the leaf

42:36 - Peggy George (Making the Most of Flexible Learning Spaces: A Guide for Principals and Teachers-Published by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Melbourne)

42:46 - Peggy George
Hi Tim H. Welcome!

42:57 - Rebecca Hare
Students made the T-Walls in Affton.

43:30 - Rebecca Hare
I would love to work with students to create and design their own furniture.

43:57 - Peggy George
with these pictures it's so easy to see how the spaces inspire and encourage certain kinds of learning activities!

44:27 - radney
I think the sense of ownership when students make their own classrooms could be the sort of thing that could be replicated in each school year (perhaps students could take what they made home at the end of the year?).

45:10 - Rebecca Hare
Yes Radney! I love it.

45:20 - Peggy George
we had that experience with using bond funds to build/furnish our new school. Unfortunately, the district's idea was that all classrooms should be furnished exactly the same way. :-(

46:26 - radney
@ Peggy Maybe we should float the idea that all admin spaces should have exactly the same furniture/layout/space/&c.?

46:31 - Bob Dillon
that happens a lot Peggy

46:46 - Peggy George

46:53 - Bob Dillon
Radney...that would do it :)

47:16 - Tim H
I would love to make a math/a shopping activity out of the planning phase

47:22 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Here is a picture of one part of my classroom -

47:34 - Peggy George
haha @radney :-) actually our district thought that way--at least for principal offices. Not necessarily for district administration offices.

47:42 - Bob Dillon
Tim, my daughter did a project like that in her class this year.

47:44 - Peggy George
thanks Paula!!

47:53 - Patti Ruffing 1
wow Paula, looks awesome!

47:55 - Bob Dillon
Helped with budgeting understanding

48:04 - Peggy George
I want to be in your room Paula!!!

48:11 - Bob Dillon
Love that Paula

48:19 - Tim H
Bob--any tangible results?

48:23 - radney
No, no, Peggy! All admin is the same, school, district, university--it's all the same thing.

48:32 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Here is another one -

49:06 - radney
And all administrators should be required to sit at kindergartners' chairs--all day long!

49:11 - Patti Ruffing 1
you must have a big room, Paula

49:15 - @plnaugle (Paula)
...and one more -

49:19 - Peggy George
if any of you have links about learning spaces we would love to have you share them here in the chat and I'll add them to the Livebinder later.

49:40 - @klirenman 2
I love the idea of Ted rugs!

50:07 - @plnaugle (Paula)
@Patti Yes, it is fairly large.

50:12 - Peggy George
great concept! always keep your space in Beta :-)

50:21 - radney
Continually asking what is working and what is not.

50:38 - radney
Design needs to happen daily.

51:09 - Rebecca Hare
It does Radney.

51:17 - Peggy George
when you have flexible furniture it's much easier to turn control over to the kids to do what works for them at that time

51:43 - Patti Ruffing 1
wonderful ideas, lots of food for thought

51:52 - Peggy George
So many great ideas and lots of food for thought! Thank you Bob and Rebecca!!

52:26 - Peggy George
good point about a blank plate being somewhat overwhelming

52:27 - radney
All the designs seem to maximize space/student. Can you give us some examples where very small spaces with many students accomplished flexibility and adaptability?

52:39 - Ben
What tools do you use to render your 3D space designs?

52:45 - Peggy George
that is a great question! in your home where would you rather be?

53:17 - Tim H
Peggy, you're a great ringleader!

53:33 - radney
How would you apply ideas from "Tiny House" design to a small classroom with 30 students.

53:33 - Peggy George

54:35 - @plnaugle (Paula)
I've heard other teachers say they can't use task lighting due to fire code.

55:30 - Peggy George
I'll add any of the links you have shared to our Livebinder after the show. Lots of great resources there.

55:42 - radney
Thanks so much!

55:53 - Suzana Lazarevic Petrovic

55:59 - Jeanne 2
Without sounding clueless, what's 'beta' ?

56:19 - Peggy George
do you have a network or learning/sharing group organized around your book?

56:21 - Rebecca Hare
Never finished, always in progress.

56:50 - Peggy George
@Jeanne Beta is under construction, still being developed and not finished

56:59 - Bob Dillon
Beta is the concept of a resource being in a big change phase.

57:08 - radney
@ Jeanne 2 The notion of beta comes from software design.

57:24 - Ben

57:36 - Peggy George

58:08 - Jeanne 2
@radney Thx!

58:25 - Peggy George
that sounds great!

58:37 - Peggy George (EdTech Team on Twitter)

58:52 - Peggy George
Will look forward to those Twitter chats!

59:10 - @plnaugle (Paula)
Thank you, Bob and Rebecca for sharing with us today.

59:21 - Anthippi Harou
Amazing ideas shared by the presenters and the attendees! Really inspiring webinar!Thanks, Peggy, for your tweet, and of course ... the links to the useful resources! :)

59:33 - @klirenman 2
THank you Bob and Rebecca. I love to listen to your thinking.

59:40 - Rebecca Hare
Thank you for having us!

59:47 - Bob Dillon
Thanks Karen

1:00:00 - Bob Dillon
Thanks everyone (eye)

1:00:34 - Rebecca Hare
So good to see you Karen!

1:00:37 - Laura Antichi

1:00:47 - Rebecca Hare
Thank you everyone for your time!

1:00:51 - ninapeery
Thank you for sharing

1:01:03 - Janet P
Many thanks!

1:01:04 - Peggy George (The Learning Revolution Network created by Steve Hargadon.)

1:01:04 - tam
thank you!

1:01:06 - Gisela
thanks lovely

1:01:11 - Anthippi Harou
Thank you! Bye, everyone!

1:01:12 - Debbie Tanner
Bob and Rebecca, thanks for all the great ideas!

1:01:13 - Peggy George (Host Your Own Webinar

1:01:13 - Ben
Thanks guys. Have a nice weekend.

1:01:21 - Peggy George (Classroom 2.0 LIVE survey link to request PD certificates for live or recorded webinars)

1:01:33 - Patti Ruffing 1

1:01:35 - Peggy George
and you can also request PD certificates for watching recordings :-)

1:01:44 - Peggy George
that survey link is in every Livebinder

1:01:51 - Peggy George
Thank you all for joining us today!!

1:01:58 - Tiziana Angiolini ( ITALY)
Thanks! Have a nice weekend!!:)