LSC Guide—Webinar I: Exploring common spaces

Tuesday, January 21, 2014
3:30 - 5:00 p.m. EST
Registration fee per institution: $100.  This fee includes access to a recording of the webinar.
To register, fill out the online survey.
LSC Guide—Webinar I:  Exploring common spaces: those agile and flexible enough to accommodate learners in groups large and small, before, after, and sometimes during scheduled class periods; those welcoming and transparent enough to shape a community of learners; spaces giving students authority to own their learning, their spaces for learning.   
Questions addressed:  What role do common spaces have in the ecosystem of learning spaces?  What role do they play in nurturing robust learning communities? What is a "common" space intended to do, to be [what is their job description]? What impact do such spaces have on 21st century learners?  How do we know?
Lessons learned and what works will be distilled from stories in the LSC Guide and from the field. 
Learning outcomes for the Spring 2014 LSC series of webinars on ecosystems
How to connect the dots between:
  • institutional goals for student learning--what learners are to become and the process of planning spaces for learning
  • research on how learning happens to the process of planning spaces for learning
  • the work of pioneering agents of change on other campuses and local efforts to shape and sustain an ecosystem of learning spaces
  • the process of planning spaces for learning and the institutional vision of its future.
Learning outcomes for this webinar
How to:
  • understand common spaces as the ultimate learner-centered spaces, spaces to be owned and re-purposed by students
  • take advantage of individual and informal spaces within a building and campus-wide as student-owned learning spaces (learning happens 24/7)
  • think about how the learner experiences learning beyond the formal classrooms and labs
  • shape institutional policies and practices focused on shaping an environment for learning that serves the community of learners on your campus.
  • Meredith Bostwick-Lorenzo Eiroa, Associate Director – Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP 
  • Kent Duffy, Principal - SRG Partnership, Inc.
  • Jeanne L. Narum, Principal - Learning Spaces Collaboratory
  • Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Susan Whitmer, Research Lead, Education – Herman Miller
  • Joe M. Williams, Director of Public Services, University Library – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Cathy M. Wolfe, Director of Campus Planning – George Mason University
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