Central Park Elementary STEAM  Logo
Campus Directory Our Diversity FAQ Ms. Kamstra's Blog Mission, Vision & Commitment Spotlight On Team Chameleon
Guiding Principles Collective Commitments Blended Personal Project Based Environment Arts & Music STEAM Making Purposeful Homework
Afterschool Activities CAC Calendar/Bell Schedule DELAC Education ELAC Emergency Kits Extended Day Google Groups Health & Insurance Important Dates Kindergarten Orientation 2017-18 Nutrition Services Organization Descriptions Parent/Student Handbooks PTA Remind School Site Council (SSC) Volunteer Forms
Chameleons Clip Art Library Library Lunch My new school Resources Make
Archive - JAN 2018 Archive - DEC 2017 Archive - NOV 2017 Archive - OCT 2017 Archive - SEPT 2017 Archive - AUG 2017 Archive - JULY 2017 Archive - JUNE 2017 Archive - MAY 2017 Archive APRIL 2017 Archive MAR 2017 Archive FEB 2017 Archive JAN 2017 Archive DEC 2016 Archive NOV 2016 Archive OCT 2016 Archive SEPT 2016 Archive AUG 2016 Archive JUN-AUG2016
Blogs Index Kindergarten 1st Grade 2nd Grade 3rd Grade 4th Grade Physical Education Garden Makerspace Project Cornerstone/Wellness Robotics Team
Donate Fundraising Volunteer DonorsChoose Thank You Supporters!

Environment

Active, Flexible, Learning Environments

The mind needs the whole body to learn.

 

The many spontaneous movements of everyday life are important for health and performance.

There is a strong relationship between brain activity and kinesthetic stimulation.

Active Environments

50% sitting (dynamic sitting on flexible chairs)

 

30% standing (e.g. standing desk)

 

20% walking around (movement games, active learning methods)

Giving students increased opportunities to move while seated triggers increased levels of attention and concentration.

Tables as a teaching tool

Flexible, Movable Storage

Outdoor Learning Spaces

 

Playscapes

Field Day

 

Central Park Staff Got The Groove!!!

 

More About Active Learning Environments...

Hokki Stools at Flatirons Elementary School

https://www.youtube.com/embed/iEGoyTVajNU?rel=0

 

 

 

 

Stanford d.school Case Study, Active Learning Environments

https://www.youtube.com/embed/NSjezj7_6mc

 

 

 

 

Learning Beyond the Classroom Walls

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UfKC5GAKCFw

 

 

 

 

 

Learning Expeditions: Rethinking Field Trips

by Edutopia

https://www.youtube.com/embed/ovbGNiGWeLM

 

 

 

 

More about Flexible Learning and Environments...

 

"Flexible Classrooms Providing Learning Environment Kids Need"

on Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/practice/flexible-classrooms-providing-learning-environment-kids-need

 

 

"Flexible Classrooms: Providing the Learning Environment That Kids Need" (video)

by Edutopia

http://www.edutopia.org/practice/flexible-classrooms-providing-learning-environment-kids-need

 

 

 

"Learning, Play, Creativity and Brain Compatible Education" (video

Talk by Dr. Kenneth Wesson & Dr. Shirley Heath

https://vimeo.com/104564707

 

 

 

 

 

 

"LEARNING & MEMORY: How Do We Remember and Why Do We Often Forget?"

by Dr. Kenneth Wesson

http://brainworldmagazine.com/learning-memory-how-do-we-remember-and-why-do-we-often-forget/

More About Outdoor Learning Spaces

Changing the Nature of Education - School Gardens (inspiring speech)

https://www.youtube.com/embed/hmmkEc6GcXw?rel=0