"The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn."----
Alvin Toffler

Use the articles below (you also welcome to research and find more) to learn the principles of a 21st century learning environment. Work with your group members to jot down important points in the space below.future.jpg

21st Century Learning Environments

Deconstructing 21st Century Environments
P21 calls for reevaluation of learning environments

Your Mythbuster Challenge!
Urban Myth: We cannot construct a true 21st century learning environment immediately due to administrative, parental, and monetary constraints.
1. Your group will attempt to design a 21st century classroom.
2. Your group will create a product demonstrating your classroom.
3. Your group will present the product.

Ideas for your product:
draw out a concept and describe orally
create a skit
make a (short) movie with pictures or interviews
a PowerPoint presentation
slideshare presentation
create a wiki to share with your group or school
whatever your big creative minds can come up with!

Group 1:

Group 2:
Keywords: flexible, community involvement, fully integrated technology, collaboration, social interaction
Concepts: Studio-based training, Pro amateurs, building relationships for effective learning, modified Dewey's Constructivism-passion-based learning; whole environment for the whole child; Going from "Learning to be" to "learning about"

Group 3:
Keywords: Flexiblity, Global, Community, Collaborate
Flexable Time, Schedule, Classes & Classrooms
Public Space
Community Involvement
Not a place, but an idea
Project Based - Student Centered
Library is a support to learning.
Students will need to gain new skills outside of the learning enviornment.

Group 4:
Keywords: flexible, whole child, collaboration, technology, community, positive human relationships, relevant learning, student engagment, interaction, inquiry based, comfortable