Nexus of Practice.
Students of today are communicating and acquiring information in new and complex ways. With extraordinary advances in technology and a growing emphasis on creation and innovation, the educational needs of 21st century learners are constantly evolving. Pedagogical practices are not only being reinvented, but also reimagined to best support the rapidly changing needs of students. Educational programs and educators are searching for ways to support students to answer problems of global significance and to empower classes to engage in conversations with students in classrooms of the world. The interconnected relationships between Learning Space Design, Digital Learning Spaces, and Global Collaboration form a nexus of practice that brings the world to students and students to the world. Here, we hope to offer research-based information and tools exposing teachers to new technologies for connection, creation, and productivity to help them connect powerfully and internationally. By viewing learning as ceilingless and seeing the classroom as the entire world, the search for knowledge is limitless and virtually unstoppable.
Learning Space Design
Innovative Classroom Design
Seamless Integration of Technology
Creative Uses of All Spaces
Classrooms as Verbs
Virtual Learning Spaces
Digital Tools for Productivity & Creativity
Multimodal Literacy Tools
Importance of Digital Artifacts
Professional Learning Communities
Standards of Practice