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Friday, March 8 • 9:00am - 10:15am
Classroom Design: Not Just a Seating Arrangement

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Natural versus fluorescent lighting; neutral versus vibrant colours; desks versus varied levels of seating; fresh versus circulated air. Over the past two years I have completed my Masters of Educational Studies through the University of Alberta, where I did my research assignment on classroom design at the middle years level. Through the literature, interviews, and my own experiences I found four elements of the physical environment affect students: lighting, ventilation, aesthetics, and furniture. Lighting in the classroom includes natural sources such as windows and skylights, lamps, and overhead lighting.  Ventilation refers to the physical temperature and air movement within classrooms.  Aesthetics deals with the general atmosphere of the classroom, including colours, and furniture is more than just a place to sit and work. This session will explore my personal journey through classroom design, moving beyond seating arrangements, and will offer educators simple solutions to creating engaging learning environments for students in the middle years.


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Lindsay Kate Anderson

Foothills School Division 38
Lindsay is a passionate middle years educator who is excited to have moved into the role of Instructional Coach at two middle schools in Foothills School Division. Miss Anderson brings with her a confident wealth of knowledge in engaging middle years students, primarily in ELA and... Read More →


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