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Thursday, November 14 • 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Designing Learning Spaces for a Mobile World

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Mobile technology is breaking the mold of teacher-student dynamics in the classroom. A teacher does not have to teach from the front of the classroom. There isn’t even a need for a “front” anymore. Students can share work with the class or classmates with a flick of their finger. A huge array of resources and tools fit into a device that weighs only a couple pounds and takes up no more space than a composition book. Students want to move and learn - not just sit still, lecture style. How do you redesign a classroom to take advantage of the opportunities mobility offers and tap into some of those essential skills everyone is talking about? This presentation describes the HillbrookiLab project, an experimental agile classroom, its expansion into other spaces at Hillbrook, and the continuation of research that asks the question: how does an agile classroom affect teaching and learning.

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Don Orth

Director of Technology and Strategic Partnerships, Hillbrook School
Don Orth, an Apple Distinguished Educator, is currently director of technology at Hillbrook School in Los Gatos California, received his BA from Tufts University and EdM from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has been working in public and private schools, both in the US and Europe, for over a decade in teaching and administrative roles. Currently he is working with Hillbrook and other Bay Area schools and organizations to bring... Read More →


Thursday November 14, 2013 1:15pm - 2:15pm
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