“A group of learners should be able to move from listening to one speaker … to working in groups … to working independently,”
— Nancy Van Note Chism former Indiana University education Professor
The traditional classroom design that many educators experienced when they were in school, with rows of desks facing the front of the room, was sufficient when lecturing was the primary method of instruction. But over the last few decades, the nature of teaching and learning has changed dramatically—and the design of classrooms is evolving to reflect this shift. This white paper explores how K-12 classrooms can be designed so they support multiple types of learning effectively and efficiently.