Collaboration Station

Creating Innovative Spaces

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Why Create Collaborative Learning Spaces?

  • Education environment hasn't changed, yet "real world" has
  • "Cells & Bells" environment prepares for 1950's jobs
  • Move from "teacher-centered" to "student-centered"
  • What does your classroom space say to your students?

How Do You Find The Space?

  • Consider unused/misused space around your campus
  • Storage closets, hallways, outdoor spaces
  • Clean out ~ Clear out ~ Remake your space!
  • What materials do you already have that that can innovate the way you work?
  • You as the teacher do less and have the students create the space and own it.
  • Design a Space contest!

Curtis Elementary Library Journey

MakerSpace Steering Committee

The Collaboration Station Vision

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What Will You Do?

  • Choose two places on your campus/in your classroom.
  • How can you revamp that space?
  • Add pictures/ideas to Google Slide below

Funding Sources


Look For Inspiration Everywhere!

Little girl channels Aretha Franklin in adorably sassy performance of 'Respect'

Racheal Rife

Former Principal of Curtis Elementary

Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, Weatherford ISD

Erin Griffith

2015- 2016 Brock ISD Elementary Principal, PCTX Organizer, Ed Blogger, 2013 Region 11 Secondary Teacher of the Year, BLC Presenter #Gueri11aEd